Updates ~ Announcements: Friday 7/28 – Monday 7/31 (from Adrienne Fong)

Laborfest events for July are  listed on Indybay.    

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

A.  McCain kills Senate health care bill (July 27, 2017)


B.  ‘Shackled & Chained’ with Eugene Puryear (July 23, 2017)

From On Contact – Chris Hedges


C.  Fighting for Okinawa — My Home, Not a Military Base (July 27, 2017)



~ San Francisco ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board



Friday, July 28 – Monday July 31

Friday, July 28

Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am, Call to Action: Make SF Streets Safe for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Masonic & Geary Blvd.

For over twenty-five years… –Seniors and people with disabilities have had to navigate poorly maintained sidewalks, potholed and poorly patched streets. –Seniors and people with disabilities have been forced to use crosswalks designed primarily for the able-bodied pedestrians. As a result, every year hundreds of pedestrians are injured or killed by vehicles and the majority of those injured or killed are seniors and people with disabilities.

It is Time for the City of San Francisco To Make the Streets Safe and Accessible for All Seniors and People with Disabilities!!

Sponsor: Senior & Disability ACTION

Info: : Pi Ra, Senior and Disability Action, 415.546.1333, srira@sdaction.org

Friday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Say NO! To Nike Sweatshops

278 Post St.


2:30pm, start meeting as a group in Union Square at the corner of 333 Post St. across the street from Apple Store.

2:45pm, details of the action will be discussed

3:00pm, cross over to Nike store.

Join United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) to call for worker justice at Nike stores in 25 cities in the U.S. and around the world. In solidarity with workers fighting back against Nike’s anti-worker practices, we call on everyone to join us at Niketown in Union Square, San Francisco

Don’t buy #NikeLies! Nike will have you believe they promote #equality and empower women, but continue to exploit the labor of working women inside their factories.

What does Nike have to hide? 
Since restricting independent factory inspector, the Workers Rights Consortium, Nike has pulled production from factories where workers are organizing, across Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala and most recently Honduras where 400 workers lost work after Nike pulled from their union factory. 

Tell NIKE to Not Hide Abuses at Its Factories

Petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-nike-to-not-hide-abuses-at-its-factories?source=website

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1881647832158721/

Friday, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Solidarity & Resistance Mural Unveiling

Manzanita Seed
2409 E. 27th St.

After a month of learning and painting, 67 Sueños invites your company to unveil our Solidarity and Resistance mural to the community! 

Each year, through our mural, we seek to uplift the powerful stories of our people, shed light on social injustices impacting our cities, and hold each other sacred as we fight against police brutality and institutional racism. 

Through the love for our community and the need to uplift solidarity, 67 Sueños youth decided to paint a mural of solidarity and resistance, honoring all the sheroes and heroes who have fought and are still fighting for the liberation of their people. We honor leaders from the middle east, from Africa and African Diaspora, from Latino America, and South East Asia. 

Youth will discuss the mural and shed light on some of the leaders we painted on our wall. 

Dinner: Pupusas and aquas frescas will be served as well as dessert

Sponsors: AFSC Bay Area and  67 Sueños



Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Municipalism: Building a Socialist Movement to Create People Power

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street


Part of the Winning San Francisco panel series!!

Municipalism calls for a radical, participatory democracy to reclaim the commons in the name of economic equality, racial justice, queer liberation and feminist movement. It has been used successfully in cities across Spain, and more recently in Richmond, California and Jackson Mississippi. By building a neighborhood- and community-based network of people, engaged in democratic and direct action to transform local politics, we can take back our city.

Panel 1: 
Municipalism: Building A Socialist Movement to Create People Power

How can we create this model in San Francisco? Join the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Bay Resistance, San Francisco Rising Alliance, International Socialist Organization (ISO) and the San Francisco Berniecrats with an introduction from Jovanka Beckles of the Richmond Progressive Alliance. 



Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The People’s Congress of Resistance and the Struggle to Defeat Trump

Party for Socialism and Liberation
2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th Street BART)

Wheelchair accessible

$3 -$10 donation – no one turned away

The Trump regime and its collaborators in Congress have launched an all-out attack on working people trying to destroy social programs that tens of millions of people depend on to live, while vastly increasing the military budget and tax cuts for the super-rich. What is the best way to resist? Are Democrats really fighting back? Is trying to impeach Trump based on his ties to Russia the way to build a movement against his program? 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/26/18801059.php

Saturday, July 29

Saturday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Visualizing Sea-level Rise – Berkeley

McLaughlin Eastshore State Park

Meet at corner of University Ave. and Frontage Road

CESP will create a scientifically accurate educational display to show where the new shoreline will be after 2-meters of sea rise. The event aims to engage the public in a dynamic visual display to show where the new shoreline will be, if we do nothing to address sea level rise. 

The Resilient Shoreline Program is a natural extension of CESP’s 30-year effort to protect open space and develop a unified shoreline park along the Bay’s eastern shoreline. 

What is Resilent Shoreline? A Resilient Shoreline relies on preserving and strengthening the natural shoreline, including expanded marshes, systems to address rising sea levels due to climate change, storm surges and King Tides.

Programs will be offered to increase public awareness about climate change and its impact on the Bay shoreline and continue to organize a Grand Coalition of public leaders to implement timely solutions.  

Sponsor: Citizens For Eastshore Parks



Saturday, 3:00pm, Campaigning for Medicare for ALL – Next Steps

518 Valencia St. (nr. 16th Street BART)

Campaigning for Single Payer Healthcare Next Steps.

   -Why is SB 562, the Healthy California Act stalled in the State Assembly?

   -What has been the SF Chronicle’s coverage of SB 562.

   -What are our next steps to winning Medicare for All.

Panel discussion:

   Jim Cowan – Single Payer Now and Progressive Democrats of America Activist

   Laksh Bhasm – Chair of SF Berniecrats Health Committee

Sponsors: Single Payer Now and the ESIFund

Info: dbechler@value.net  or 415-695-7891

Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Refuse Fascism Potluck / Picnic

Mosswood Park Recreational Center
Corner of MacArthur Blvd. & Broadway (Close to MacArthur BART Station)

After our important beginning on July 15: Join Refuse Fascism Bay Area for a potluck style picnic and gathering. This will be a chance to get to know each other, and build a community of resistance and a collective spirit of determination to drive this fascist Trump/Pence regime OUT! 

*Bring food or drinks if you can! 

*This is a fundraiser for Refuse Fascism, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds



Sunday, July 30

Sunday, 11:30am – 2:00pm, Yezhov vs. Stalin: The Truth About Mass Repressions and the So-Called Great Terror

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph

Professor Grover Furr will talk about his new book, Yezhov Vs. Stalin,  the first accurate account of the so-called “Great Terror” in the Soviet Union in 1937-1938. In this book, Grover Furr answers the central questions concerning the mass repressions known as the “Ezhovshchina” or, by anticommunists, the “Great Terror.” 

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/10/18800738.php

Sunday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Abolition & Gentrification: AEMP Presentation & Discussion

Museum of Capitalism
55 Harrison St.


The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) is a data visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting the dispossession and resistance of Bay Area residents upon gentrifying landscapes. Maintaining antiracist, feminist, and anti-capitalist politics, the project produces empirical work used in local spatial struggles. 

members of the AEMP will present work from a yearlong project excavating and analyzing Oakland eviction data of different genres, from that of the Rent Board to those of oral histories and community power mapping (http://arcg.is/2bU6vQH).Linking this work to new research projects in Oakland, we will also question how abolitionist politics might bolster anti-eviction ones, theorizing connections between private property, whiteness, and liberalism (abolitionjournal.org/in-the-time-of-trump-housing-whiteness-and-abolition/).



Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Film: Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody

SF Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.

“Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody” is a documentary film by Terry Sterrenberg and Laurie Simons, about what’s happening with America’s healthcare system and what you can do about it. 

Jeff Gee, MD, from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Barb Ryan, RN, from California Nurses Association (CNA), and a representative from the Healthy California Act (SB 562) will participate in a panel discussion. The event is free and everyone is welcome

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/06/18/18800248.php 

Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Commemoration of Student Massacre of 1975

Redstone Labor Temple
2940 16th St. (btw. Mission & South Van Ness)

A panel discussion on how the events of 1975 mobilized resistance

$5.00 donation – no one turned away. Benefit to send a group of Bay Area delegates to CISPES Convention

Raffle, prizes, music & food.

All are welcomed.

Ricardo Calderon, professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of El Salvador in 1975

Ana Fisher, student at the University of El Salvador in 1975

Cecilia Guidos, founding member of the Cultural Documentation and Investigation Center of El Salvador (CODICES)

Romeo Gilberto Osorio, one of the founders in 1975 of El Comité de Salvadoreños Progresistas which published “El Pulgarcito” in San Francisco


On July 30, 1975, students from the National Autonomous University of El Salvador were marching to protest repression by the military, which had taken over the campus in Santa Ana on July 25. General Arturo Armando Molina ordered the Salvadoran National Guard to suppress the protest with machine guns and tanks. The estimates of university and high school students killed range from 12 to more than 100 and wounded from 23 to more than 100. The exact number is not known because the military loaded up bodies, and live students, in its vehicles and disappeared them. This was one of four massacres in just over a year of escalating repression.

Mothers of the victims started joining together to search for their children—some of whom were jailed and interrogated. Encouraged and supported by Archbishop Oscar Romero, The Committee of Mothers and Family Members of Political Prisoners, the Disappeared and Assassinated (CO-MADRES) quickly made a name for itself as a vocal activist group—staging sit-ins and marches, occupying embassies and churches, and documenting human rights violations.

Sponsor: Bay Area CISPES

Info: bayarea@cispes.org 

Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Abolition & Community Defense: Social in the Park

Mosswood Park Rec Center
Corner of MacArthur Blvd. & Broadway

Bring a dish or drink to share! This will be an afternoon to kick it in the park with good people and to connect with projects rooted in…

Instead of just hold to our own notion of a presentation, we’d rather hear from all of you, provide the platform for other people in projects rooted in Abolition or Community Defense to present on what they are up to. 

Anchoring our informal program will be a presentation from Oakland IWOC’s guest, Niecee X from the Black Women’s Defense League out of Dallas, TX

we’ll also be hearing from Oakland IWOC about their ongoing work plus get the news from the inside on the coming national wave of prisoner action slated for the week of August 19th.

Sponsors: Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Black Women’s Defense League



Sunday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Occupy the Farm Screening

Student Organic Garden
Corner of Virginia St. and Walnut St.

The Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) would like to invite you to our screening of Occupy the Farm

 We are currently facing threats of development from UC Berkeley. This night will be for learning about the history of UC Berkeley-owned land, to understand the context we are operating in, to learn about actions students, faculty, and community members have taken in the past, and to discuss our current situation at Oxford Tract and SOGA.

 Evening  begins at SOGA (corner of Walnut and Virginia Streets) at7pm  with snacks and a garden tour complete with land use history.

 At 7:30pm, we will walk 10 minutes to Ridge House (2420 Ridge Road) where we will be hosting the screening



Monday, July 31

Monday, 12 Noon – 1:30pm, Youth MOJO Rally: Healthcare Is Our Right

California State Building (front of it)
455 Golden Gate Ave

Under the Trump administration, the right to healthcare is at risk. Health care coverage for lower and middle class communities are in dire threat, and at the same time politicians are giving tax breaks to the rich, insurance companies and prescription drug manufacturers.

At Chinese Progressive Association’s Youth MOJO (Youth Movement of Justice and Organizing) program, we believe that healthcare is a human right for all regardless of class, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and immigration status.

By not protecting health care for all, we as a community are hurting CA youth and our families each and every day. This is why we stand together as youth to call on Governor Jerry Brown- take a stand and fund universal health care for all TODAY!

Join us for CPA’s Youth MOJO for our “Guaranteed Healthcare Is Our Right” Rally!

Sponsor: Chinese Progressive Assoc.



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Wednesday, August 9

Wednesday, 8:00am – 11:00am, August Action: March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave.

Meet at Corner of Vasco & Patterson Pass Roads for Rally

Shuttle from Dublin-Pleasanton BART station

   – Must make reservations in advance call(925) 443-7148

8:00am – Rally (Corner of Vasco & Patterson Pass Roads)

9:00am – march to gates of Livermore Lab

Rally, March & Nonviolent Direct Action

Commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where new US nuclear weapons are still being developed today; Change the future! where those who choose will peaceably risk arrest. RSVP for Peace Camp the night before at Lake Del Valle. All ages are welcome!

Info: (925) 443-7148


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