Updates ~ Announcements, Tuesday 8/1 – Friday 8/4 (from Adrienne Fong)

Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/event_week.php?day=30&month=7&year=2017&topic_id=0®ion_id=0&news_item_status_restriction=0

Updates:

A.  Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande

     Federal officials plan to start construction this fall on 3 miles of border barrier through a South Texas wildlife refuge.

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/28/construction-first-border-wall-segment-begin-november-along-rio-grande/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

B.  New Netanyahu “peace” plan is straight out of apartheid South Africa (July 28, 2017)

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/new-netanyahu-peace-plan-straight-out-apartheid-south-africa

C.  Petition: Disavow Trump’s Call For Police Brutality

  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/273/909/257/disavow-trumps-call-for-police-brutality/

    Please see item #2 Demonstration for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1st

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, August 1 – Friday, August 4

Tuesday, August 1

1.  Tuesday, 8:30am – 10:30am, Pack the Court: Free Sidney – Mother, Survivor of Domestic Violence

100 Montgomery St., with Judge Nelson
SF

**Special Courtroom Access Instructions** 
1) You can access the building from the Montgomery St. side, the entrance is right next to ‘Proper Food’
2) Go up to the 4th Floor
3) Access courtroom #20

Sidny has been schedule for bond hearing for Tuesday, August 1st at 9am in Suite #800 with Judge Nelson. 
RSVP HERE IF YOU CAN SUPPORT HER NEXT COURT: 
http://bit.ly/packthecourtsidny

Sidny is a community member from South Central LA who was violently picked up from her home by a Border Patrol Raid in Los Angeles. 

She is the mother of 2 children and a survivor of domestic violence in her home country. She has spent more than 2 months away from her children at Mesa Verde Detention Center in Bakersfield! 

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895298747401713/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%228713890019632218112%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

2.  Tuesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Demand SFPD Denounce Trump’s Call to Police Brutality At Police Night Out

Mission Playground
19th & Linda Streets
SF

This is in response to President Trump’s speech given on Friday, July 28th, advocating for rough treatment of people in police custody.

Demo is being called at Mission District, however “Night Out” is being held at various districts by SFPD:http://sanfranciscopolice.org/nightout

This will be at an event that the San Francisco Mission Police Station will be hosting as part of the annual “Night Out”, which is ”…an annual community-building campaign designed to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strengthen the relationship between police and communities to help make our neighborhoods safer to live.”

The event is a nationwide community-building campaign, launched to build relationships between police and their communities, in an effort to make neighborhoods safer.

SFPD will arrange for arts and crafts, games, music, food and a chance to meet a K-9 unit at the event:https://missionlocal.org/2017/07/neighborhood-police-event-to-take-place-at-mission-playground/

Article: Bay Area law enforcement taken aback by Trump’s speech (July 28,2017)

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Area-law-enforcement-taken-aback-by-Trump-s-11656489.php

  Note: There is nothing in this article from Chief Scott, SF Police Commission, nor the SF POA

Info for demo: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/29/18801136.php

3.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Other Voices: The Saudi – Iran Conflict and the Trump Factor

Midpen Media Center
900 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto

A Middle East Update With Foreign Correspondent Reese Erlich 

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world. Since the 20th century, it has experienced several wars, uprisings, and invasions. Today there are four failing states and three ongoing wars. 

But underneath all the conflict, there are two common actors: Saudi Arabia and Iran. They are bitter rivals, whose feud goes back almost 40 years. Each country believes it is the rightful leader of the Middle East and feels threatened by the other. But they’ve never declared war on each other. Instead, they support opposing groups in other conflicts, like the civil wars in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. This has only created more violence across the region, and the feud continues to escalate with no end in sight. 

(Text source: ‘The Middle East’s cold war, explained’ at vox.com 

Added to this combustible mixture is Donald Trump’s obvious contempt for Iran and his vow to tear up the historic nuclear accord negotiated with that country by Trump’s predecessor. Is a new Middle East war brewing? Perhaps even a new U.S. Invasion? 

Sponsor: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/28/18801105.php   /  http://www.peaceandjustice.org/saudi-iran/

Wednesday, August 2 

4.  Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery & Market Sts.
On the steps facing Market St., below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART / MUNI station
SF

Join us at the large PEACE or IMPEACH banner!

Topic varies each week but are related to Peace and Justice issues

All are welcomed!

5.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Housing is a Right: Why the Market Won’t Fix the Housing Crisis

The Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
SF

People require shelter, which means that housing should be a basic human right.  Nobody should be outbid for a roof over their head. We desperately need to put forward the idea that homes are not commodities, and neither is the ability to move about and live healthy lives in our cities.

There is a crisis of affordable housing, which the vast majority of us are pushed into competition for.

Join the International Socialist Organization for this public meeting on “YIMBY” and socialist housing perspectives.

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895490144109979/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%225402571518334992384%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

Thursday, August 3 

6.  Thursday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, You’re Invited: Free City Launch Celebration

1170 Market St. (@ UN Plaza)
Plaza outside City College Civic Center
SF

Supervisor Jane Kim and the Free City Coalition invite you to CELEBRATE FREE CITY. Residents of San Francisco made history when they voted to make City College free. Our City is the first in the nation to provide universal higher education for its residents.

SPONSORS: The Free City Coalition is AFT 2121, San Francisco Labor Council, Community Housing Partnership, Jobs with Justice San Francisco,San

 Francisco Rising Alliance , and the CCSF Solidarity Committee. Free City is a partnership between City College of San Francisco and the City & County of San Francisco, backed by the voters of San Francisco.

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1401948356568975/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%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

7. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Youth are the Truth Climate Justice Summit

Oakland City Hall, First floor, Room 3
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

Free – Food & Drinks provided

Come hear the youth of Oakland share our stories and solutions for environmental and climate justice.

We’ve been working all summer with the Rose Foundation’s New Voices Are Rising Program’s Climate Justice Youth Leadership Academy, in partnership with Rooted in Resilience, to learn about solutions for justice, for people and for the planet.

Info

https://www.facebook.com/events/457858141239867/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22sid_reminder%22%3A%22832201547696832512%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

8.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Presentation & Discussion: A Communist Analysis of Fascism

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

A presentation and discussion about what is fascism and bourgeois democracy and why both are different forms of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. We will get into what needs to be done to drive the Trump/Pence Regime out of power and to prepare for revolution. 

The discussion will be based on “Some Points on Strategic Orientation for the Next Period,” by the Central Committee of the RCP and two works by Bob Avakian: “The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era” and “The Truth About Right-Wing Conspiracy…and Why the Clintons and the Democrats are No Answer.”

For more event information:  http://www.revolutionbooks.org/    /  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/30/18801157.php 

Friday, August 4

9.  Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, “Mother’s on the March Against Police Murders”

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Vigil every Friday on the steps of the Hall of Injustice. Demand DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder.

10.  Friday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, The History of American Trotskyism – Study Group

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

The origins of this U.S. homegrown revolutionary movement are full of lessons for today’s new wave of resistance. The study is based on a history written by its principal organizer, James P. Cannon. It covers struggles in the labor movement, campaigns to defend political prisoners, and work with international radicals in the years 1928-1938. 

Free. Books available for purchase.

Sponsor: Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party

Info: 415-864-1278  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/07/15/18800861.php

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SAVE the DATE

Wednesday, August 9

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

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave.
Livermore

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/302501973535810/?active_tab=discussion&__xt__=33.%7B%22logging_data%22%3A%7B%22profile_id%22%3A302501973535810%2C%22event_type%22%3A%22clicked_view_event_posts%22%2C%22impression_info%22%3A%22eyJmIjp7Iml0ZW1fY291bnQiOiIwIn19%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22www_events_permalink%22%2C%22interacted_story_type%22%3A%221058178634193603%22%2C%22session_id%22%3A%220f56c10b289b97d1cce8441ab5e7db27%22%7D%7D

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