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A. US Attack Syrian Army Position, Death Toll Rises to 40 – June 18, 2018
B. Trouble-hit nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan resumes operations June 16, 2018
C. Navy releases plan to retest part of SF shipyard after botched cleanup – June 15, 2018
D. Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents
E. Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison for DAPL protests – June 13, 2018
E. Video shows police chasing man in North Beach, outraged witnesses after shooting
Oliver Barcenas remains hospitalized in critical condition
Notes & Videos is SFPD’s version of latest officer involves shooting:
Notes Used During SFPD Presentation at the June 14th, 2018 Town Hall to Address the June 9th, 2018 Officer Involved Shooting 18-077(a)
2 – ALERTS:
1. Tell Congress: Don’t Abandon Puerto Rico
Demand Aid for Puerto Rico!
Last fall, Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico, destroyed the island’s electric grid, killed thousands, and left thousands more homeless and out of work.
Now, the 2018 hurricane season has begun and 22,000 people in Puerto Rico are still without power, putting businesses, families, and public safety at risk. This is unacceptable.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. Citizens, and we cannot abandon our fellow Americans. Add your name and tell Congress we cannot forget about the people of Puerto Rico.
2. Boycott Emirates to Save Yemen’s children
As you read this 300,000 terrified children are being bombed, millions of lives are at risk and a famine-struck country’s food aid is being cut off.
And it’s happening because Trump just gave the green light!
After a thumbs-up from the White House, United Arab Emirates jets have just launched a full-scale attack on Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, where half the residents are children and 80% of the aid arrives.
Tuesday, June 19 – Friday, June 22
Tuesday, June 19
1. Tuesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Fight Racist Attacks Against SF City Employees and All Working People
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl. (Polk St. side)
Fight Racist Attacks Against SF City Employees And All Working People
Commemoration of Juneteenth At San Francisco City Hall
Stop Systemic Racism and Workplace Bullying At City and County Of San Francisco And All Work Location and the Community
Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Today in the United States over 153 years later, there is an explosion of racist attacks on African Americans including hanging noose incidents and systemic racist discrimination not only in private jobs but in public institutions like and city and county of San Francico, DPH and the SFUSD. The open racist hysteria being whipped up by the Trump administration is spilling over to every community and work location in the United States as African American, Latinos, Asians and immigrants are being targeted and terrorized.
The San Francisco Labor Council has spoken out against the systemic racism and discrimination in the City and County of San Francisco and for the return of SEIU 1021 Potrero Hill Health Center member Cheryl Thornton to her job and this issue will be addressed by the rally as well as the treatment of African American and Latino by the San Francisco police department and other work locations.
Supervisor Jane Kim has introduced a resolution, co-sponsored by Mayor-Elect London Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin, calling for a hearing to get to the systemic issues leading to the unfair treatment of workers of color
Sponsored by SEIU 1021 General Hospital Chapter and SEIU 1021
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/16/18815703.php //https://www.facebook.com/events/2141778816065862/
2. Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, STOP Ripping Children from their Parents! Trump/Pence MUST GO!
Market @ Post & Montgomery Sts.
May march to ICE in SF
This is a moment of great outrage and urgency. The Trump/Pence regime is ripping children from their parents. Putting these children and babies in tent cities. Throwing them into cages. Terrorizing them. If we accept this now, we cannot ask how people accepted Nazism in Germany in the 1930s. Nobody with a spark of humanity should tolerate this.
Now is the time for all organizations and people of conscience to come together in massive nonviolent protest to reject this.
And, we must work together to turn the outrage that millions feel right now into a movement of massive sustained protest that stays in the streets day after day
Immediate mass protest against family separation must happen now, before today’s outrage become tomorrow’s normal.
Bring kids’ shoes or other materials to contribute to an installation depicting the terror befalling the children of immigrants being locked in concentration camps.
More dates & times to be announced — let us know if you are planning or learn of other protests!
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area, Resistance SF
3. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Families Belong Together – Shut Down ICE
630 Sansome St.
Please join in standing up to this moral horror of family separations and imprisonment of immigrants and refugees at ICE’s SF headquarters,
Bay Area must come together against family separations, deportations, raids, and the fascist goon squad of ICE.#iceprotestSF
Sponsor: Bay Resistance
4. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, We Need Universal Long-Term Health Care
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.m Fireside Room
SF Gray Panther Meeting
Tens of millions of seniors and people with disabilities need, or will need, long-term care, yet this care is ruinously expensive, or exhausting for family members, and is often inadequate.
Learn more about the problem and how senior/disability activists, personal attendants, and people hiring them, are working together to win quality and affordable long-term care for all who need it in California.
How can we meet growing and unmet long-term care needs of today’s and tomorrow’s seniors and people with disabilities? Our speakers:
Steve Kaye is a Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging.
Lindsay Imai Hong is a leader of the SF Care Council, a group of senior, disability, and domestic worker activists pressing for affordable, quality long-term care for all need it, and creation of a new workforce of care workers with good pay and working conditions, dignity, training, and legal protections.
Both Steve and Lindsay are part of the group that put together San Francisco’s Support at Home program, a pilot program of subsidies to help pay for home care for SF residents who do not qualify for In-Home Support Services because their income is slightly above IHSS limits. San Francisco’s Support at Home is a step toward universal long-term care, just as Healthy San Francisco is a step toward universal healthcare in California.
5. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, No to luxury housing and yes to affordable! Save Mission St.!
SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
This project is going to be heard at the Board of Supervisors. This will be a big fight and we need everyone at this meeting.
Help protect Mission St., Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission as a whole. The Mission District is over the amount of market rate housing that was calculated in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan in order to maintain a healthy housing mix. We are in dire need of affordable housing. This project uses the state density bonus program that allows developers two extra floors in exchange for lower affordable units maximizing their profits. In one of the most vulnerable and weakened neighborhoods this development will continue the pressures of displacement and advanced gentrification, pushing us to exclusion. This project provides 75 Luxury units, only 8 affordable and is 8 stories high.
6. Tuesday, 5:30pm, Tribunal on The Death, Crimes and Cover-up at Treasure Island
5:30pm – Join whistleblowers and public health advocates for the Tribunal before the RAB meeting
7:00pm – Navy’s Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting
One Avenue of the Palms, Building 1,
Treasure Island. This is the administration building located just inside the main gate.
The tribunal will expose the illnesses befalling Treasure Island residents, and the criminal cover-up that has ensued, while the development continues despite the deadly contamination.
info: United Public Workers For Action, 415-533-5942.
Wednesday, June 20
7. Wednesday, 10:30am – 11:30am, Tell First Republic to stop financing displacement in Oakland
First Republic Bank Headquarters
101 Pine St. (nr. Montgomery BART)
First Republic Bank has financed more displacement than any other bank in Oakland.
Join us to tell First Republic that they have a duty to our community and must stop driving people out of Oakland. Since 2000, Oakland has lost 30% of its black population. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in 2016 was $3,284. Over 130 buildings have been removed from rent control in the past six years. Homelessness in Alameda County increased 36% in just one year.
First Republic has made hundreds of loans to property owners who filed hundreds of evictions in Oakland. First Republic underwrote loans to property loaners based on them charging tenants higher rents, rather than current rents
Send a strong message to First Republic and all banks – they must sign our Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct and cease displacement financing.
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Sponsor: Californa Re-investment Coalition
8. Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, June Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force meeting
Southeast Community Facility
Alex Pitcher Room
1800 Oakdale St.
Local, regional, state and federal government officials will be present to hear your concerns about pollution in the community.
Let them know you care and what you want them to do about it.
Info: Task Force c/o Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice (415) 447-3904 Ext. 105 / firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Living Wage Meeting
2940 16th St., Suite 301
Between Mission & South Van Ness (nr. 16th Street BART)
The Living Wage Coalition is building a grassroots movement of low-wage workers and their allies to win economic justice. Anyone who works full time should be able to survive on what they earn and support themselves and their children. We are engaged in a transformative rethinking of the economy that makes the goals of public policy living wage jobs for all. Come to be a part of discussing next steps in pursuing an economic justice agenda.
Info: 863-1225 or email email@example.com or visit www.livingwage-sf.org
Thursday, June 21
10. Thursday, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco
For information or to volunteer: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookhouse: Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).
Food Pickups: Help Needed!
Cooking: 3030B 16th Street–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!
Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!
Cleaning Up: 3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!
11. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar
Public transportation # 67 MUNI. Catch it on 24th St. at Mission across from McDonalds
On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 to 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. The officers who killed Alex Nieto are: Sgt. Jason Sawyer (then lieutenant), Officer Roger Morse, Officer Richard Schiff, and Officer Nathan Chew.
On the monthly anniversary the Nieto’s gather at the altar site on Bernal Hill. All are welcome !
12. Thursday, 6:30pm, “Rapid Response Alert” Community Meeting. Come discuss how to respond to far-right rally in SF
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)
Tommy Robinson, co-founder and former member of the Islamophobic, fascist English Defense League (EDL), was recently jailed on disorderly conduct and contempt of court charges while engaging in his usual activity of publicly vilifying Muslim immigrants. His actions have incited a significant amount of anti-immigrant violence in England in recent years. With Robinson’s incarceration, many far-right-wing agitators around the world view him as a political prisoner and have been rallying for his release.
One such group of right-wingers is planning a rally to “Pray for Tommy Robinson’s Freedom” at the British Consulate in San Francisco on the afternoon of Saturday, July 7th.
Now is the time for anti-fascist groups and individuals to discuss a possible response!
Bring your ideas to a COMMUNITY MEETING!
Sponsor: Communities Against Racism & Fascism
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13. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Resisting Attacks on Labor, Migrant Workers, & Their Communities
2940 16th St
Workers of the World: Defending Against Attacks on Labor, Migrant Workers, and their Communities
Kung Feng, Jobs with Justice San Francisco/ Bay Resistance
Kristina Hillman, Labor Lawyer
justin king, Bay Area Black Worker Center
A conversation linking the defense of unions and worker organizing to the defense of organizing in migrant communities.
Part of The Center for Political Education and National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter‘s series of events on defending ourselves, each other, our communities, and our movements against state repression.
14. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Kids torn away from Parents & in Cages-This system must GO!
Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Any system that tears kids from their parents’ arms and throws them in cages, and justifies it with the Bible, is a system that has no right to exist! This system must be overthrown – we need a #REVOLUTION!
Friday, June 22
15. Friday, 9:30am, Defend TPS – Press Conference & Court Hearing
US District Court
450 Golden Gate Ave.
9:30am – Press Conference
10:30am – Court hearing
The NorCal TPS Coalition and the National TPS Alliance will convene in San Francisco for the first hearing in the federal lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s efforts to end TPS for Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan. This hearing is the first step in determining if the lawsuit will move forward.
There are over 400,000 persons legally living in the United States with TPS—many have been here for years or decades. It is essential for the Bay Area community to come out and show support for TPS holders and their families.
The NorCal TPS Coalition is proud to join the National TPS Alliance, NDLON, ACLU, CARECEN LA and plaintiffs in the lawsuit for the press conference
For more information on TPS and the lawsuit, please visit https://www.savetps.com/tpsjustice.
16. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Families Belong Together Action Planning Meeting
National Nurses United
155 Grand Ave.
People around the country are rising up to demand an end to the Trump Administration’s cruel policy of family separation at the border. We’ve turned out for rallies – what’s the next step?
Join Bay Resistance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Faith in Action, California Nurses Association, and other Bay Area social justice groups to learn about the background of human rights abuses at the border and the ongoing work of immigrant-led organizations. And brainstorm powerful actions we can take in the Bay Area and beyond!
Bring snacks and drinks to share if you can. Children welcome (there will be a kid-oriented space separate from the main meeting).
CAN’T MAKE THE MEETING BUT WANT TO BE INVOLVED? Send us a message with your email address and we’ll add you to a post-meeting message!
DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION WANT TO ENDORSE? Let us know!
Sponsors: Families Belong Together – East Bay, CAN, Bay Resistance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Faith in Action