Updates and New Announcements: Thursday 4/13 – Tuesday 4/18 (from Adrienne Fong)

Updates: 

A) Trump’s Syria Attack Sanctioned by the Media (April 12, 2017)

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=18856

Media critic Norman Solomon says US media’s uncritical coverage of Trump’s Syria attack is typical and has its roots in ratings spikes and in economic ties to the military-industrial complex 

B) U.S. drops “mother of bombs” in Afghanistan, marking weapons first used

 (April 13, 2017)

 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-drops-mother-of-all-bombs-in-afghanistan-marking-weapons-first-use/

C) Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions rise

(April 12)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/12/japanese-warships-join-us-fleet-north-korea?CMP=share_btn_fb

D) San Francisco District Attorney Clears Officers Involved in Fatal 2015 Shooting of Amilcar Perez-Lopez

 (April 12, 2017)

http://abc7news.com/news/sf-district-attorney-clears-cops-in-fatal-police-shooting/1865524/

     Amilcar Perez-Lopez – Was shot six times in the back by SFPD!

Demonstrators protest DA’s decision to exonerate officers in fatal police shooting

(April 12, 2017)

https://missionlocal.org/2017/04/demonstrators-protest-das-decision-to-exonerate-officers-in-fatal-police-shooting/

Update on Transportation to Creech AFB –  reservations must be in by Saturday, April 15.

Send items for posting by 12 Noon on Wednesdays to: afong@jps.net

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38 – NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 18

Thursday, April 13

1.  Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Banner & Sign Making for:  A Day Without Immigrants SF

2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th Street BART)
SF

Please support! Even if you can drop supplies off for this.

Banner & Sign making for May 1st A Day Without Immigrants.

Please bring your own things to use and share

Invite your friends!

Info: Michael Chapman
510.449.3655
mchapman@threemillionmissing.org     https://www.facebook.com/events/1885901481694528/1921898904761452/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity¬if_id=1492025072219272
 

Friday, April 14 

2.  Friday, 6:45am – 9:45am, Good Friday Witness at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

South Vasco  and Patterson Pass Roads
Livermore

Speakers:  Francisco and Christina Herrera.

On Friday, April 14, at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Ecumenical Peace Institute and the Livermore Conversion Project will offer a service of worship and nonviolent witness against nuclear weapons. 

Martin Luther King gave his “Beyond Vietnam” speech 50 years ago this spring. We ask, “Where would Dr. King be today?” We believe Dr. King’s spirit is with us at the Livermore Lab where new nuclear weapons continue to be designed

The service contains elements from Christian and other traditions

Following the witness at the gate, there will be a community gathering at nearby Asbury United Methodist Church to share our work and vision. Light refreshments will be served

Sponsor: Ecumenical Peace Institute

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/29/18797818.php

 3.  Friday, 8:30am – 10:30am, This System Kills Jesus: Good Friday Action

Superior Court of California
County of Alameda
1225 Fallon St.
Oakland

Accessibility: The action will take place on a sidewalk with cutouts at the curb. There will be no marching, but we will be standing for approximately an hour. A few chairs will be provided.

The criminal justice system failed Jesus on the original “Good Friday,” and it continues to fail Jesus today. 

Police terror, unjust sentencing, mass incarceration, capital punishment, degradation, deportation, and denial of opportunity are all used to crucify Black lives and Black life in America, and despite all our efforts to claim innocence and blame someone else, we all* have blood on our hands.

To ensure that you can participate as fully as you feel moved to do, please wear an outer layer of clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and/or stained. Light colors will work best.

All are welcomed.

Sponsors: Second Acts and Seminary of the Streets

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/186437355196445/ 

4.  Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Peoples Climate ART Build: giant flags for sister marches

Bridge Art Space
23 Maine Ave.
Richmond

Come to screeprint and paint flags to be used in Peoples Climate Marches In Washington DC, around the US, Canada and in the Bay Area. We will be working outdoors, so bring  protection. Wear your painting clothes. Snacks and drinks to share welcome. 
We are a short bike ride, but quite a long walk from Richmond BART. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124138534398124/

5.  Friday, 12 Noon, Mothers On The March Against Police Murders

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Weekly protest. All invited. Demand DA Gascon charge the officers with murder!

Sponsor: Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/

6.  Friday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, Fight the lies: Press event: Friday 4/14, Noon – Hall of Justice (See item #5)

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Now that DA Gascon has sided with the officers who killed Amilcar, it’s our turn. Tell DA Gascon we will not forget his cowardly failure to bring this case to trial. Tell SFPD we will no longer tolerate their murderous behavior.

Join us this Friday, April 14, noon, for a press event at the Hall of Justice, and then to accompany the Mothers on the March there in their weekly vigil.

Sponsor: Justice 4 Amilcar Perez Lopez

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/148102812387558/ 

7.  Friday, 12 Noon, Social Security for All, Make the Rich Pay into Social Security,

Oakland Social Security Office
360 – 22nd Street (3 blocks from. 19th Street BART – nr. Grand & Broadway)
Oakland

Some people are gathering outside the Oakland Social Security office.

They will have signs and fliers calling for:

Social Security for All, Make the Rich Pay into Social Security,

Increase Social Security Payments, Full Retirement at Age 65,

Take Money from War Budget for Social Security, and

The Federal Treasury Must Repay Its Loans From Social Security.

Email for more information at standtogether4all@gmail.com

8.  Friday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Fascism: What it is and how to fight it Study

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
SF

$2 – $5 donation

Trump’s election has given rise to an epidemic of Islamophobia and neo-Nazi activity. Some call Trump a fascist, but is he? Partake in an interactive study based on the writings of Leon Trotsky and his analysis of the rise of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s. Second of six sessions (all are welcome). 

Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/10/18798230.php

9.  Friday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Without Walls: Abolition and Rethinking Education

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison
Oakland

Featuring:
Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, UC Santa Cruz
Farima Pour-Khorshid, Education for Liberation/Teachers 4 Social Justice
Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium Coalition
Sharif Zakout, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Moderated by: Rachel Herzing and Isaac Ontiveros, Center for Political Education

Closing remarks from:
Melissa Crosby, People’s Education Movement

Organizing to get police out of your school? Working on responses to harm in the classroom and staffroom that do not involve criminalization? Want a curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine and build a world without prisons and borders? Building to protect students and families from immigration enforcement (ICE)?

panel discussion with K-12 educators and abolitionist organizers that will deepen learning between and across these constituencies and identify needed tools and resources.

Organized and co-sponsored by Critical Resistance- Oakland, People’s Education Movement (Bay Area), Education for Liberation, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Center for Political Education, Underground Scholars Initiative, and Ethnic Studies Summit.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/645494215660651/

10.  Friday, 6:30 – 9:00pm, Active Hope: Rise, Love, Resist with Joanna Macy, Antonia Juhasz

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist
1924 Cedar
Berkeley

. Suggested donation $5-$20, no one turned away

6:30 potluck dinner

7:00pm program

9 PM Wine, tea, dessert reception by donation to Codepink. Refreshments, information tables

Evening with Joanna Macy, ecophilosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory and deep ecology, author of 13 books 

A dozen groups will also present issues and action opportunities in a format that connects and unifies activists and the issues we care about.

Speakers/groups: Donald Goldmacher, director “Heist” and co-founder Berkeley Progressive Alliance; Indivisible Berkeley; April 29 Climate Mobilization; Shahid Buttar, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Linda Seeley, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (shut Diablo Canyon Nuke); Rev. Earl Koteen, Sunflower Alliance; Michael Goldstein, author Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country; Susan Harman, Friends of Public Bank of Oakland; Dr. Marc Sapir, Medicare for All; Mike Katz-Lacabe, Oakland Privacy Working Group; MIke Rufo, Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent; Move to Amend; Tri-Valley Cares; Veterans for Peace; Cynthia Papermaster,Codepink Women for Peace; Bay Area 350.org; Hands Off Syria; Yolanda Huang, Prison Project; more! Musicians LydiaViolet*, Betsy Rose, Gary Lapow, Mike Rufo, Francis Collins, Occupella.

Hosted by CodepinkGoldenGate/ and BFUU Social Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/190977408059995/

11.  Friday, 7:00pm – Refuse Fascism Meeting

Redstone Building
2940 – 16th Street (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

NO!

IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY

WE REFUSE TO

 ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA

Plans: Get ready – 10 DAYS OF RESISTANCE 4/22-5/1

See also Saturday, April 15, info on banner making party (Item # 19)

12.  Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The War on Syria, Russia & the Trump Regime

2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th Street BART)
SF

On April 7, Trump ordered missile strikes on Syria, escalating a war that has been going on for more than six years. While claiming to be fighting extremely reactionary forces like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, the U.S. leaders bombed the main force fighting the reactionaries—the Syrian army. Trump pretended to be motivated by the suffering of Syrian civilians, but every day the U.S. is bombing civilians in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, killing hundreds in the past month alone.

Where is this latest U.S. intervention leading? What are the dangers it poses for U.S.-Russia relations? How can we build the movement against war and oppression?

Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/285502201878213/

13.  Friday, 7:30pm – 8:00pm, Peaceful Vigil for Black Lives – This Friday!

Alameda City Hall
2263 Santa Clara Ave., #320
Alameda

Join your neighbors for a peaceful reading of the names of Black men and women killed in the US this year by police. None of these killings have taken place in Alameda; we perform this vigil once a quarter to remember those lives lost and to affirm Alameda’s commitment to the rights of Black people: for safety and justice and equality. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/401284100238406/

14.  Friday, 8:00pm – 12 Midnight, 2nd Annual Run4Salmon Panel & Benefit Show at La Peña

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley

Doors open 7:30pm.

A Panel & Benefit Concert to Restore Our Salmon Runs, Protect Our Waters, and Our Indigenous Lifeways 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: http://bit.ly/2oa1sBd
Early Bird Ticket: $10 before March 31 / $15 after March 31
Door: $20 at the Door / $15 Seniors & Students with ID

Esteemed Panelists include (8pm – 9pm):
Chief Caleen Sisk, (Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe)
Corrina Gould, (Chochenyo Ohlone tribal lands protector)
Hāwane Rios, (Protector of Mauna Kea)

Live Music by:

LoCura (Flamenco Reggae Fusion)
Bang Data ,(Groovy Hip Hop in English & Spanish)
Rupa & the April Fishes ,(Third Culture Rebel Music)
Hāwane Rios, (Kanaka Maoli Singer/Songwriter)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1799249127063883/ 

Saturday, April 15 

15.  Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, Emergency California Education Conference: Let’s Fight for Quality & Free Public Education (See item #17)

UC Berkeley
155 Dwinelle
Berkeley

Emergency California Education Conference: Let’s Fight for Quality and Free Public Education for All Students, Faculty and Staff 
Blueprints for a Future: Transforming Education Conference 

Emergency California Education Conference: 
Let’s Fight for Quality and Free Public Education for All Students, Faculty and Staff 

A strong public education system is the foundation of every just and democratic society. Yet for most working families—especially those from black and brown communities— the right to free, high-quality education seems further than ever: early childhood education is inaccessible to children whose parents can’t afford it; k-12 schools are starved of resources while the imposition of high-stakes tests penalizes low-income districts and the explosion of charters exacerbates segregation and inequality; college and graduate students are drowning in debt as tuition at the UC and CSU systems continues to rise; black and brown students are terrorized by police violence, constant raids, and ongoing deportations; LGBTQI students are brutally bullied for their sexual and gender identity; and most students today are delivered an education that does not embrace their histories and experiences and does not educate them for liberation. 

Sponsor: Labor Rising

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/03/18796991.php

16.  Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Defend the Bay! Bloc Party & Cookout

MLK Civic Center Park
Berkeley

The “Alt-Right” is coming back to Berkeley…

But we will gladly escort them back out! Let’s come together to enjoy music, food, speakers, and each other’s company while we drown out the embarrassing attempts of racists and nationalists to display their hate-fueled support for Trump. Let’s fill MLK park with our resilient bodies before these bigots can even show their faces, prevent their rally, and send the message that we aren’t down with the hate 

See sites for more detail

What to bring:

1.  Friends so that you can have each other’s backs if something were to go down. Even though our goal is to shut down the pro-Trump rally before it can even happen

2.  A MASK👺 – Masking up or otherwise concealing your identity helps protect you from the alt-right and the state.

Sponsor: Strike Against Gender Bay Area

3.  FOOD (if you can)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145195709341894/  or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/01/18797899.php

17.  Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Teaching Coal: A curricula hack-a-thon – workshop @ Education Conf. in Berkeley(item # 15)

UC Berkeley
Dwinelle Hall
2100 Berkeley Way
Berkeley

Join union teachers and other educators this Saturday, April 15th from 11AM-12:30PM at the CA Emergency Education Conference at Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley for a workshop on TEACHING COAL. 

Oakland developer Phil Tagami is planning to build the largest coal export facility on the West Coast right here in Oakland, despite a the City of Oakland having banned coal storage and handling last year. Tagami is currently suing the city in an attempt to move forward with his plan to bring dirty coal to our communities. 

Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel on Earth, greatly accelerates climate change, endangers workers, and poses severe public health risks (asthma and cancer, among others) to mostly working class neighborhoods and communities of color along the train tracks.

Sponsor: Climate Workers

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/102992446909841/

18.  Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm  Prison Industrial Complex & Abolition 101 for K-12 Educators

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

“Intro to the Prison Industrial Complex and Abolition” for K-12 Educators.* Organizing to get police out of your school? Working on responses to harm in the classroom and staffroom that do not involve criminalization? Want a curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine and build a world without prisons and borders? Building to protect students and families from immigration enforcement (ICE)?

This workshop will provide a space for educators to dig into CR’s analysis of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and identify practical and strategic ways to begin integrating abolition into their work. This workshop is a followup to a panel event, “Without Walls: Abolition & Rethinking Education,” happening the night before (April 14th, 6 – 8: 30 PM at the Islamic Cultural Center,

Sponsor:Critical Resistance Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1869243826668714/

19.  Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Sign & Banner Making Party

If No Rain

   Meet at Dolores Park (between 18th & 20th Street)
SF

If Rain

   Meet at  2940 – 16th Street
SF

Banner & Sign making for upcoming 10 Days of Resistance – Bay Area events

Sponsor Refuse Fascism – SF

20.  Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Tax March San Francisco & Rally

Starts at Civic Center – San Francisco

1pm – Organizational booths in Civic Center open up to the public
2pm – Rally in front of Civic Center with special guests, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, city supervisor Jane Kim,

          and the Trump Chicken
3pm – March down Market Street

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/644516582398449/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/10/18798231.php

21.  Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, What the Health

SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. 

https://youtu.be/Jf44vLndiRM 
The event is at the Koret Auditorium, Lower Level and scheduled as followed: 
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Introduction 
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Movie 
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Q&A 
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Raffles

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/15/18797448.php

22.  Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, California’s Medicare for All Legislation: SB 562

2940 16th Street
SF

A Panel of Single Payer Now Activists Discuss SB 562 – The Healthy California Act 
How does SB 562 provide health care? 
How can we campaign for SB 562? 

Trump and the Republican congress want to gut the Affordable Care Act, privatize Medicare, cut back on Medicaid, and privatize the Veteran’s Administration. 

Sponsor: Single Payer Now

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/10/18798233.php

23.  Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, World Premiere/Free Screening: Defender

Castro Theatre
429 Castro St.
SF

Free

Registration/tickets required: http://www.sffilm.org/festival/lineup/defender#

INVITATION to the WORLD PREMIERE of the new documentary film by Jim Choi, Chihiro Wimbush and Jeff Adachi

60th San Francisco International Film Festival
Screening Co-Presented by CAAM, Asian American Bar Association. 

DEFENDER tells the story of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi who takes on the case of 22-year-old Michael Smith, an African American man who pleaded not guilty in one of the first body camera cases in San Francisco when he was charged with battery on police officers and resisting arrest. The film also underscores the Public Defender’s fight to provide legal representation for detained immigrants facing deportation in the current political era.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1454259031272297/

24.  Saturday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Unified Muslim Community  Fundraiser Dinner (Build a Masjid)

13909 E. 14th Street
San Leandro

The UMC is the first place of worship for the Muslim community in San Leandro. It has also served neighboring areas. Our current space is not big enough to seat our congregagtion. UMC is looking to expand and complete a purchase of a new building; to support our growing community

$20/adult
Children: Free
All are welcome.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/814941651996365/

25.  Saturday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Project Drawdown Pre-Book Launch with Paul Hawken

Inpact HUB – Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland

Ten years after An Inconvenient Truth, no organization or individual has created a plan to reverse global warming, until now. 

Come hear Paul Hawken present the findings of his new book, DRAWDOWN

6:00PM 
Doors Open 
Food and drink by Calavera available for purchase 

6:45PM 
Presentation by Paul Hawken with special guests John Roulac, founder of Nutiva, and Vien Truong, Director of Green for All. 

8:15PM 
Pre-order Drawdown at the event and have a bookplate signed by Paul Hawken 

This event is sponsored by: Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva, The Fruit Guys, Lotus Foods, and Spirit Rock

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/03/06/18797093.php 

26.  Saturday, 8:00pm – 2:00am, SOUL TIME! Benefit for Save Midtown

The Willows
1582 Folsom St.
SF

Soul Time! is a night of pure rare soul, all original pressings and all 45’s, all night! Every month we select a local cause close to our hearts. We will have a donation bucket at the DJ booth and a $5 cover at the door. The Willows is not your typical south of Market dance club, this is a grub pub with a friendly atmosphere and a love for vinyl.**

This month we’ll be raising funds to support “SAVE MIDTOWN.” Your dollars will help pay for legal fees to support 139 families of Midtown Park Apartments fight the longest rent strike in SF history, against the City, the property manager and developer. Midtown is set for demolition 2018

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824026174516552/

Sunday, April 16 

27.  Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Life in Russia: the Soviet Union and After

Niebyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

There’s been a lot of discussion about Russia’s politics and foreign relations recently, but how about the everyday lives of ordinary Russians? Two comrades will describe their time in Russia: GG Winter who served as a tour guide in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and Paul Kangas who will talk of his experiences on the Trans-Siberian railway last summer. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/10/18798234.php

28.  Sunday, 1:00pm, Build a May Day General Strike

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
SF

12:15pm – home cooked brunch $ 8-$10.

Defend Labor, Immigrant and Civil Rights!

National immigrant rights organizations are calling for a “Day Without an Immigrant” actions this May 1, 2017. Many union locals are joining the effort by calling for a general strike that day. United, these forces have the potential to achieve a strike at a level that defends and extends rights and protections now threatened by the corporate powers in Washington. Join a discussion on what a general strike is, and how local union activists are advocating for one.

Sponsor: Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party

Info: 415-864-1278   baFSP@earthlink.net

29.  Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Liberated Lens film night: 1916 the Irish Rebellion

Oakland Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

$5.00 donation appreciated. No one turned away

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this award-winning, landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/10/18798225.php

Monday, April 17

30.  Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Stop Sheriff Ahern’s Cooperation with ICE

Glen Dyer Jail
7th Street & Clay Street
Oakland

Sheriff Ahern not only continues to cooperate with ICE by notifying ICE on prisoner releases, but he is also the head of the California Sheriffs’ Association, which promotes the same practices. He even signed a letter as the head of their political action committee to support the nomination of arch racist Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Keep the pressure on Ahern to stop cooperating with ICE! #NotMySheriff #StopICE
Please comment if you would like to endorse.

Sponsor: Workers World Party Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679499972067091/

31.  Monday, 5:15pm – 6:30pm, USF Criminal Law Society Presents: “Thin Blue Line” (this appears to be a  pro-police panel!)

University of San Francisco
Kendrick Hall, Room 100
San Francisco

Panelist:

Mikail Ali – SFPD Deputy Chief Special Operations bureau

Manny Fortes – Attorney for the SF Department of Police Accountability

Joe Marshall– San Francisco Police Commissioner

Moderated by: Criminal Defense Attorney John Hamasaki of Hamasaki Law

 Food Will Be Served

For questions please email usfcls@gmail.com

32.  Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Militarization of Police: What does it mean for Berkeley?

The Way
1305 University Ave.
Berkeley

Come take part in this forum on Militarization of Police in Berkeley, Discussion about agreements between local police and federal enforcement and surveillance agencies

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/144831299382274/

33.  Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Immigrants & Workers United: Forum on the Case for a May Day Strike

The Women’s Building
3543 – 18th Street
SF

Around the world, May 1 is known as International Workers’ Day. Before the protest actions planned this year, we’re hosting a panel discussion on the case for a strike.

As the Trump administration ramps up their attacks against immigrants, labor and immigrants’ rights groups are again declaring this year’s May Day “A Day Without an Immigrant.” 

Join SF United Against Trump along with speakers from unions and immigrants’ rights groups for a public forum on why everyone should “strike” on May Day. 

Sponsor: SF United Against Trump

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/425752181092546/

34.  Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Race & Mizrahi Jews In Israel – And What It Means for Us

Solespace
1714 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland

Speaker: Reuven Abergel

is an icon of the Mizrahi struggle in Israel. One of the founders of the Israeli Black Panthers in 1971, Reuven Abergel has been involved in social justice movements with an international framework. As a Moroccan Jew, he has worked with Palestinians for an end to Israeli occupation, oppression and dominance

Through activism and advocacy, Abergel has extended solidarity to the struggles of Palestinians, Ethiopians, and African asylum seekers. In 2003, while Ramallah was being besieged by Israeli forces, Abergel visited Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at his headquarters in the city.

Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/102960493588623/

Tuesday, April 18

35.  Tuesday, 3:30pm – Defund KXL March to SF Board of Supervisors

Meet at:

Justin Herman Plaza (Chelsea Manning Plaza)
Embarcadero
SF

Join us as we call on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to divest from banks financing Transcanada, the company constructing the Keystone XL pipeline right through Lakota lands of The Great Sioux Nation. We also demand the City conduct a feasibility study for a municipal bank so we can rid ourselves of these parasitic banks

We will be marching along Market Street, home to many branches of banks financing DAPL and Keystone XL, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America

Sponsor: SF Defund DAPL Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/752458551595649/

36.  Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Climate Workers May Day Art Build

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 – 7th Street
Oakland

Come enjoy the food, drink a beer, and listen to some tunes while painting banners for May Day and getting to know other workers and labor organizers who care about climate justice. 

You do NOT need to be a Climate Workers member to attend, however we’ll start the evening with a brief orientation to Climate Workers and an opportunity to join, followed by the art build. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/261040047656830/

37.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, SURJ presents Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Educator and Author

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

Tickets $10 – $50, no one turned away: http://www.surjbayarea.org/tim_wise

Acclaimed anti-racism author and educator Tim Wise will speak at a benefit to raise funds for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children(LSPC) and All of Us or None’s statewide mobilization to Sacramento on May 7 & 8 – “Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day.”

LSPC Executive Director Dorsey Nunn will also speak about the importance of this mobilization for formally incarcerated people, families of incarcerated people, and their supporters.

Sponsor SURG Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/252647791810247/

38.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Frontlines Are Everywhere: Grand Jury Resistance Tour

Qilombo
2313 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland

This Spring, NoDAPL water protectors and legal team members will be facilitating trainings across Turtle Island sharing knowledge about resistance to the grand jury convened against water protectors at Standing Rock. We want to build our capacities for strong movement defense against state repression. 

As extraction becomes the norm and the government ramps up its repression against those who stand in resistance, this workshop holds valuable information for those who struggle for Indigenous sovereignty, earth liberation and a future without oppression.

This two-hour workshop is open to all who have participated in the movement at Standing Rock; those who have supported the efforts on the ground from their homes and territories elsewhere; as well as all those who wish to continue fighting on the many frontlines that continue emerging across Turtle Island. 

hosted by Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew,Qilombo Oakland and Antirepression Crew

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924787961141603/

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3rd ANNUAL SHUT DOWN CREECH   

April 23 – 29, 2017

National Mobilization to Resist Militarized Drones and Perpetual Wars 

At

Camp Justice Peace Encampment

 across from one of the most key drone control bases in the U.S.

(Alternatives to camping are available) 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/354272504948358/

Join us April 23-29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for the 3rd Annual national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it. 

Drone strikes and casualties are escalating under President Trump

Transportation Update Reserve by Saturday, April 15

Michael Wehle is offering 2 seats in his car, leaving SF on Sun, April 23 and returning on Wed. Apr. 26

FMI:  email Michael,  mwehle@wehle.org

We also have a van and car reserved from the East Bay. (For all or part of the week)

Seats available!

Gas & Rental are paid for!  (Reserve by Saturday, April 15)

For van reservations: Toby Blome,  ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net,  510-215-5974

 WEBSITE and REGISTRATION FORM   Though not required, Registration better enables us to serve everyone’s needs.  Please assist us by registering ASAP

Sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!

Info:

Toby Blomé, SF CODEPINK, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net  510-215-5974 (h) 
Brian Terrell of VCNV and NDE, brian@vcnv.org  773-853-1886 

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