A) Thank you to all who came out at the last minute to the demonstration outside at Dianne Feinstein’s town hall. (apparently this is the first one she had since the early 90’s) Special appreciation to Michael S for standing up inside the town hall denouncing WAR
B) A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas (Thanks to Bob G. for info)
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/critique_white_house_fabrications_syrias_alleged_use_of_lethal_gas_20170414 (By Theodore A. Postol)
C) Amilcar Perez-Lopez, click here: Response by Civil Rights Attorney Ben Rosenfeld
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Tuesday, April 18
1.Tuesday, 3:00pm – 6:30pm, Support the Calle 24 community appeal against Axis
SF City Hall, Rm. 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
Come tell the supervisor to uphold our EIR appeal. Talking points will be provided at City Hall.
Axis Development (Axis of Evil) 2675 Folsom St 117 units @ 23rd and Folsom. Next to Parque Ninos Unidos.
Votes are needed to have the project sent back to the Planning Department for further analysis – but nothing is guaranteed, and that’s why we need to make a good showing at the hearing.
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District has near 700 units of luxury units coming near and with-in its boundries. The district was set up to help with the effects of gentrification and displacement and to preserve our cultural assets that includes, small mom and pop merchants, arts organizations, events, murals and our vulnerable populations.
Sponsor: Our Mission NO Eviction
2.Tuesday, 3:30pm – Defund KXL March to SF Board of Supervisors
Justin Herman Plaza (Chelsea Manning Plaza)
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
3.Tuesday, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, City of Oakland Demands Sanctuary Workplaces Now!
Oscar Grant Plaza
4:30pm Rally & Street Theater
5:30pm City Council Meeting – Oakland City Hall
JOIN – former Woodfin housekeepers and community allies in the historic Woodfin struggle – for a rally, street theater performance, and city council resolution honoring the workers and calling for SANCTUARY WORKPLACES in the City of Oakland!
Sponsor: UNITE HERE Local 2850
4.Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Protest Radiohead’s Berkeley Concert
Hearst Greek Theatre
2001 Gayley Road
Calling on fans of Radiohead and all supporters of Palestinian human rights to pressure the band to cancel their planned concert in Tel Aviv. Palestinians have asked international artists to avoid playing in Israel until the Israeli state stops its violations of international laws and respect the Palestinian demands for justice and equality.
Join us at the entrance of the Greek Theatre to raise awareness of Radiohead’s shameful plan to lend their name to legitimize the status quo of the occupation with leaflets, banners and flags. We will be asking fans to tweet, post to facebook, sign the growing petitions and spread the message by all means possible.
Write a letter to Radiohead here:
Sign this petition:
5.Tuesday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock
518 Valencia St.
Teo Calli – Mexica Traditional Dancers
Native drummers – Mission Creek Singers
Dave Welsh Went to Standing Rock in December
Tony Gonzales American Indian Movement West
Jacqueline Fielder Working on S. F. divestment from DAPL
Elizabeth Milos Working on Union divestment from DAPL
Other activists defending Indigenous lands and waters
All proceeds benefit legal defense for water protectors
Co-sponsored by Task force on the Americas and AIM West
415/924-3227, or 415/994-3661 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 19
6.Wednesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, “We are the Tenderloin” Muralism Workshop
Glide Memorial Church
331 Ellis St., Freedom Hall
GLIDE and Veterans Alley are joining forces to bring community expressive art to the Tenderloin. For five weeks beginning in late April, esteemed neighborhood muralist and Veterans Alley founder Amos Gregory will be hosting a weekly workshop at GLIDE to teach the art of muralism to the local community. All are welcome and Amos will personally mentor anyone interested in making the commitment to take on apprenticeship during the project.
7.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 or IMPEACH banner
Theme this week: “March for Science”
Rain or Shine
8. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, The Drive to War Against North Korea and the Danger of World War III
247 Dwinelle Hall
Not since the height of the Cold War has the danger of a war between major nuclear armed powers been so great.
In the past two weeks the Trump Administration has fired cruise missiles at a Syrian base with Russian military personal operating out of it, fired the largest non-atomic weapon in history to intimidate its adversaries, and, now, has threatened North Korea with assassinations and a pre-emptive strike. The Democratic Party and media, which has opposed Trump on the basis of his attempt at a rapprochement with Russia, now bursts out in ecstatic praise for Trump’s recent spate of warmongering.
Behind the US threat to North Korea lies the more fundamental conflict with China, which American officials and military strategists see as a major long-term economic and geopolitical competitor. At the center of the campaign on the Korean peninsula is the effort to force China, which also possesses nuclear weapons, to accept US hegemony over the Asia-Pacific region.
The war drive of Washington, backed by Seoul and Tokyo, has no progressive content. They have no regard for the suffering of the North Korean people or for the potential of even greater suffering in war. US and Japanese imperialism, backed by South Korea, seek to deepen their hegemony in the region
9. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump – meeting
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the surveillance state, against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland and Berkeley City Councils.
We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted City, County, State and Federal Governments.
10. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, S. Korean labor shipyard activist Jinsook Kim & Screening of “Island of Shawdows”
University Lutheran Chapel
2425 College Ave.
Tour of South Korean labor activist, Jinsook Kim, re-known for her 309 day sit in atop a crane to protest repression of workers at Hanjin Shipyards in 2011 and screening of a documentary film on that struggle, “Island of Shadows,” by director Chonggun Kim, followed by Q & A with Ms. Kim and director Kim
Ms Kim, a female welder who spearheaded the struggle to democratize the union in the mid-1980s, was eventually fired by the company, and has been waging a persistent battle for reinstatement since then. She emerged as a key figure in the “democratic” labor movement of South Korea over the 1990s as one of the most committed leaders of the metal workers’ union movement and in the recent decades has become the champion of irregular workers.
Sponsored by University of Washington, Center for Korea Studies, UCLA, Center for Korea Studies, UCB, and the Korea Policy Institute.
11.Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Future of the Left: Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest
401 Van Ness
The San Francisco Chronicle presents “Chronicle Chats”-an on going series of evenets, featuring throught-leaders, influencers, newsmakers and trend-setters.
First in the series is “The Future of the Left: Can the Trump Resistance Grow Beyond Protest?” which will be hosted April 19 at the Herbst Theatre. Columnist David Talbot will lead a panel of experts in a discussion about the current political landscape and how it affects the Bay Area.
– Alicia Garza (Co-Founder Black Lives Matter)
– Becky Bond (Senior Advisor, Bernie 2016)
– Laura Guzman (Founder Mission Neighborhood Resource Center)
– Dan Schnur (Political Analyst and Professor of Communications)
Sponsor: SF Chronicle
12.Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Omar El Akkad: American War (novel)
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave.
advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit info: kpfa.org/events.
OMAR El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in Doha, Qatar, until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantanamo Bay, the Arab Spring Revolution in Egypt, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.
13. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Talk about May Day + Sign Making Party
3543 – 18th St.
Join the Democratic Socialists of America and the International Socialist Organization for a discussion about the radical history of May Day and why socialists, unionists, and immigrant workers are attempting to revive this working-class tradition.
Then hang out, have a drink, and make a protest sign after the discussion. We’ll have the national rye bread from the early Soviet Union and be learning the lyrics to leftist/labor songs.
14.Wednesday, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/162478017605095/ or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/04/09/18798156.php
Thursday, April 20
15.Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Court hearing on lawsuit to overturn Oakland’s coal ban (in SF)
United States Federal Court
450 Golden Gate Ave., 17th Floor, Courtroom 4
This is the first hearing in the lawsuit by developer Phil Tagami attempting to overturn the City of Oakland’s ban on coal storage and handling at the former Oakland Army Base.
The Court will hear a motion by Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to be accepted as “intervenors” so that they can participate as full parties supporting the City’s effort to defeat Tagami’s lawsuit.
In addition, the court will consider two motions to dismiss sections of the lawsuit—one seeking dismissal of Tagami’s claim for breach of contract and one seeking dismissal of Tagami’s claim that his constitutional rights were violated by the City’s ban because it discriminated against out-of-state commercial interests and unduly burdened interstate commerce.
Sponsor: No Coal Oakland
16.Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Banner & Sign Making for: A Day Without Immigrants SF
2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th Street BART)
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
17.Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Oakland Voices for Trade Justice: A NAFTA Town Hall
Citizen Engagement Laboratory
1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor
***RSVP HERE: http://bit.do/OaklandNAFTATownHall ***
Trump has declared he wants to renegotiate NAFTA this year. So far, his rhetoric has blamed Mexico for the evisceration of the American middle class. But we know the enemy isn’t Mexico