Updates & Announcements Thurs. 6/29 – Tues. 7/4 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

  -Laborfest events for July are also listed on Indybay.


A.  EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Documents Show Jerry Brown Giving Big Oil a Seat in Drafting Climate Policy(June 28, 2017)

The California governor is selling himself as a climate advocate on the global stage, but behind the scenes, the fossil fuel industry appears to have his ear. 


B.  UN Engineered Cholera Epidemic: Help Haitians Find Justice Today  (June 28, 2017)


C.  Newsom’s lawyer says voters can’t be trusted (June 28, 2017)

In stunning argument, Lite Gov’s legal team says land use decisions should be taken away from voters — and that the Port’s future should be all about big-money development


D.  Tracking Twenty Years of Stockton Killings by Law Enforcement  (June 26, 2017)

   High Rate of Officer-Involved Killings in Stockton, CA



~ San Francisco ~ 

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board



(Thursday June 29 – Tuesday July 4)

Thursday, June 29

1. Thursday, 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Cuban Union Leader Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez in Berkeley

UPTE-CWA Local 9119 Union Hall
2855 Telegraph

For the first time since 2001, representatives from Cuba’s nationwide central labor organization Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC) were granted U.S. visas.

Victor Manuel Lemagne, is the 55 year old Secretary-General of the Hotel and Tourism union where he has served since 2011. As the leader of that nation-wide union he is also a member of the CTC Secretariat (executive committee). Lemagne is also a delegate to Cuba’s National Assembly (Parliament). He is Vice President of the International hotel and tourism union for the Americas and Caribbean affiliated with the World Federation of Trade Unions. 



Friday, June 30 

2. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Poetry for Peace and  Justice, a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave.

Wheelchair accessible

Donation: $10 – $30, no one turned away.

Readings by: Shanga Labossiere, Susan Griffin, Rafael Jesus Gonzalves,and Dennis Berstein

Followed by Open Mic

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (http://haitiemergencyrelief.org/) 
gives concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement 
and grassroots community groups 
organizing to meet Haitians’ needs directly. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/05/30/18799830.php 

3. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The Struggle for LGBQT Liberation in the Trump Era

2969 Mission St.

The struggle for LGBTQ liberation has achieved major victories in recent years. However, the collection of spiteful bigots, such as Pence, Sessions and DeVos that make up the Trump regime, have declared war on LGBTQ rights. LGBTQ people and supporters who struggle for a better world cannot rely on this government to protect us. How can the right-wing bigots be defeated and full equality be won?

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/253699365111280/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%228307834607353462784%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D

Saturday, July 1 

4. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Laborfest: Japanese American Internment: 75th Anniversary

1684 Post St.

Internment, Japanese Americans, Labor and The Lessons for Today 
This year is the 75th anniversary of the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese Peruvians in concentration camps during World War II under the executive order of Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Today the Republican Trump administration is justifying this action by arguing that it would be acceptable today for Muslims and other select groups be incarcerated again.


Charles Wollenberg, California historian and completing a book about civil rights attorney Wayne M. Collins

Laura Atkins, who is co-author with Stan Yogi of “Fred Korematsu Speaks,”

Grace Shimizu, is Director of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project and the Campaign for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese

     Latin American Internees.

Harvey Schwartz, ILWU historian, has written about the role of the ILWU in fighting discrimination after the war against Japanese Americans.

Larry Yamamoto, Bay Area artist, camp survivor, and retired ILWU longshore worker, will serve as commentator for the event. 

Peter Yamamoto, of the National Japanese American Historical Society will chair the program. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/11/18800076.php

5. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, What to a slave is the 4th of July?

Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck (@ Prince)

After a reading of the 1852 speech of Frederick Douglas to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, NY, we will discuss two of the political institutions bequeathed us by the slaveowners: the Electoral College and the U.S. Senate. 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/16/18800212.php

Saturday, July 1

6.  Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Beyond the Ban – Children’s Literature on Immigration (Another link)

Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave. (off of Telegraph Ave.)

Featured speaker: 
Sarah Cronin, Youth Educator and Freelance Journalist forTheAntiMedia.org.

Beyond the Ban: Stories 
of Immigrants and Immigration

Revolution Books invites readers young and old to join us for an afternoon of storytelling and discussion with Sarah Cronin, featuring five wonderful books for children. 

It’s not your typical bedtime story. Yet it is part of the political reality many children face in America. In the midst of an increasingly hostile atmosphere and legislation targeting immigrants, these kinds of books shed an important light on the stories, hopes and dreams of immigrants. 

Info:  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/25/18800425.php

Sunday, July 2

7.  Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Impeachment March  – San Francisco (Correct link)

Meet at

Justin Herman Plz.
San Francisco

Time and again, Donald Trump has shown callous disregard for the law. His refusal to divest himself from his business empire, his corruption and self-dealing, and above all his brazen obstruction of justice are offenses that cannot be ignored. His corrupt leadership, characterized by bluster, deceit and ignorance, demean the Office of the President and endanger the nation.

We demand that Congress stop enabling President Trump through an embarrassing and potentially catastrophic charade of normalcy. 

We demand that Congress do its job and launch a formal impeachment investigation immediately.



Tuesday, July 4

Tuesday, 1:30pm , Laborfest: SF Mime Troupe – WALLS

19th Street & Dolores

1:30pm – Music

2:00pm – Program

WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR! 
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years, Zaniyah is suddenly a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves? 

Check other schedule at http://www.sfmt.org/index.php  


Friday, July 7th – 15th month anniversary of Luis Góngora Pat’s murder by SFPD

  – We will re-build the alter at the site where he was killed on this day. – alter was removed on Monday.  More info to follow this week

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