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For other events check Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
R.I.P. ♥ John Vision ♥. John was one of the witnesses that saw the SFPD murder Luis Góngora Pat. Please keep Stephanie G. and their baby in your thoughts and heart.
R.I.P. ♥ Heather Heyer ♥. Heather was murdered while protesting against hate in Charlottesville. Please keep her family in your thoughts and heart.
There were also two police officers killed in a helicopter crash who were monitoring the demonstration.
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A. Charlottesville: far-right crowd with torches encircles counter-protest group (August 12, 2017)
Cornell West “…“The crypto-fascists, the neofascists, the neo-Nazis now feel so empowered, not just by Trump but by the whole shift in the nation towards scapegoats. “I don’t like this talk about ‘alt-right’, that’s an unnecessary abstraction. These are neofascists in contemporary garb.”
B. Man charged with murder after car rams anti-far-right protesters in Charlottesville (August 13, 2017)
C. In South Korea we’re scared but we’ve normalised the fear (August 9, 2017)
Cancellation of event; 4 demos for C’ville today
Announcements for Sunday, 8/13 – Tuesday 8/15
Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Housing is a Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement EVENT CANCELLED
Workers World Party – Bay Area CANCELLED
1305 Franklin St., # 411
Housing is a Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement, Homelessness and Gentrification!
Join the discussion on the
– MacArthur Homefulness POOR Magazine project by Jeremy Miller,
– on-going attacks on renters rights in Alameda by Tristen Schmidt,
– and how housing can be managed under socialism, with examples from Cuba and other countries by Judy Greenspan.
– Let’s talk about what housing for all could look like under socialism and the struggle to get there.
Sunday, August 13
**** 4 Sunday Events for Charlottesville ****
San Francisco & Oakland
Site for actions nationally: http://act.indivisibleguide.com/event/stand-in-solidarity-with-charlottesville/search/
Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Stand against white supremacist Nazi terror in Charlottesville
24th & Mission St.
If you are heartbroken and enraged by the horrific fascist attack on righteous protesters in Charlottesville, join us to draw the line and say ENOUGH!
Mobs of white supremacists and Nazis are in the streets yelling “white lives matter,” “blood and soil,” “fuck you faggots,” attacking and even MURDERING our people! Tulsa 1921? Germany 1933? No, Amerikkka 2017.
This is an fascism: a regime ruling through reliance on open terror and violence (now threatening catastrophic NUCLEAR WAR!), trampling on what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, wielding the power of the state, and mobilizing organized groups of fanatical thugs, to commit atrocities against masses of people, particularly groups of people identified as “enemies,” “undesirable,” or “dangers to society.”
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area
Sunday, 3:30pm, Say No to Hate in the Bay
Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank H. Ogawa Plz)
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz.
We stand with Charlotte
Sunday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Emergency Rally in Support of DefendCville
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
We are coming together because we are needed.
We are coming together because we will not accept what happened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend as the “new normal”.
We are coming together to support and honor our comrades in Cville who bravely stood up to Nazis, Fascists and Klansmen–even at the cost of their lives.
We come together to show that we will not be silent or cowed by so-called “Alt-Right” terrorists.
Please come and bring a candle or a flashlight. Sunset is around 8pm on Sunday, so let us light up the night sky in front of City Hall to show our resolve and our unity.
Sunday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Oakland Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz
They are just starting to plan this now.
Sponsor: Hip Hop Caucus
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Sunday, August 13 Con’t.
Sunday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, US War Threats vs. North Korea: Trump Puts World in Crosshairs
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave. (nr.Telegraph Ave.)
On Tuesday, August 8th, Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury and … power the likes of which this world has never seen before,” if North Korea again makes what Trump interprets to be a verbal threat.
Using the rhetoric of “Armageddon,” Trump has in one threat directly put the world in the crosshairs of nuclear war.
Since Tuesday he has continued to threaten North Korea, tweeting on Friday that “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”
Learn the unknown history of U.S. aggression and bullying against North Korea, what lies behind the madness of Trump’s threats, and what people must do…
Monday, August 14
Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, RALLY for TRUTH & JUSTICE on International “Comfort Women” Memorial Day
275 Battery St.
The “comfort women” struggle for truth and justice is an international movement of education and redress mobilization to preserve the history of over 200,000 women and girls from 13 countries who suffered under the Imperial Japanese military system of sex slavery and trafficking during WWII and to secure government accountability and redress for these brutal human rights violations. Despite the passage of over 80 years, this unresolved WWII justice issue continues as an ongoing struggle against historical denialism and government impunity in the present context of increasing danger of war and growing militarization and violence against women in the Asia Pacific region.
August 14, 1991, is the day that Kim Haksoon halmoni shared her experience as a “comfort woman,” thereby breaking the silence and igniting the “comfort women” justice struggle.
Sponsor: Comfort Women Justice Coalition
Monday, 12Noon – 1:30pm, Preserve, Improve and Expand Social Security, Rally and March
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
14th Street & Broadway (nr. 12th Street BART Station)
Rally and Two-Block March to Federal Building
Confirmed Speakers to date:
Alex Lawson: Executive Director, Social Security Works
Norman Solomon: Author, Columnist, Activist
Social Security is alive and well now, but just like Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security is under attack.
We must defend it. Join us on Social Security’s 82 birthday to celebrate it, and re-dedicate ourselves to defend and improve Social Security and all these vital programs.
Over its 82 years, Social Security has provided income and dignity for hundreds of millions of retirees and people with disabilities, their spouses and children, and for deceased workers’ spouses and children. For two thirds of seniors, it’s over half their income. Half of women and people with disabilities would be in poverty without Social Security. Almost 10% of children get it.
Social Security is entirely funded by we who work. Not a cent comes from the government!
In fact, our $2.8 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund is invested in loans to help the government run
Sponsor: California Alliance for Retired Americans, 510-663-4086
Monday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Rally to Stop the Deportation of Maria & Eusebio Sanchez
1411 E. 31st Street (in front of Highland Hospital)
There are free shuttles from the Lake Merritt BART station to Highland running every 12 minutes all day (look for the “Alameda Health System” logo on the side of the bus).
Maria and Eusebio are Oakland parents who have lived in the US for over two decades. After years of fighting to remain in the US, they received an ultimatum to leave the country in 90 days, and have booked a flight to Mexico City on Tuesday.
Maria and Eusebio need more time. Maria’s union are organizing an action to stop their deportation on Monday and East Bay DSA are coming out to support
Sponsor: East Bay Democratic Socialist of America
Monday, 5:00pm (PDT), SOA Watch – second Webinar for Border Encuentro 2017
SOA Watch’s second webinar is on Monday, August 14 at 8:00 pm ET. During this session we will talk about Plan Merida and Plan Frontera Sur, in Mexico, the Human Rights Crisis in Honduras, the Alliance of Prosperity, in Central America, and the consequence for local communities, as well as migrants and refugees, as part of the expansion of the US Border Militarization to the Americas.
Monday 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Community meeting regarding proposed Phillips 66 expansion
City of Benicia City Hall Recordings
250 E L Street
Supervisor Monica Brown will hold a meeting regarding Phillip 66 proposed expansion. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is accepting comments regarding the scope of the Draft Environmental Impact Report. Last year’s spill of Phillip 66 had a negative impact on Benicia and Vallejo. Comments are being accepted by BAAQMD until August 28. BAAQMD staff will be at the meeting
Tuesday, August 15
Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Save St. Luke’s Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility and Sub-Acute Services Unit – meeting
SF Health Commission Public Hearing
101 Grove St., Rm. 300
STOP MORE CUTS in Services for Seniors and Other Vulnerable Populations!
Speak-up during public comment.
Sutter-CPMC is planning to close units at St. Luke’s that provide comprehensive inpatient care for adults with high needs, such as post-hospital rehabilitation and ventilator-dependent patients
Due to the lack of available services in San Francisco, they would have to relocate to facilities outside of San Francisco, some as far away as Sacramento. Other units serving vulnerable patients and their families, such as the Skilled Nursing Facility, are also being considered for closure.
Call/Email Sutter CPMC CEO Warren Browner:
Sponsor: Coalition holding Sutter CPMC Accountable
Info: Contact JWJ at solidarity [at] jwjsf.org or ( 415) 840-7420.
Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Emergency Protest: “No New War on Korea”
Powell & Market Street
No New Korean War!
President Trump has threatened the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” – a new nuclear war aimed at annihilating the DPRK. We must say NO to a devastating new war in Korea!
Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition
Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Workers & the Fight Against Coal: A Climate Workers Meet up
3411 E. 12th St., Suite 200
At this month’s Climate Workers member meet up, we’ll get an update on the fight against coal, learn how other communities have fought extractive industry (and won!), and lead a power map / brainstorm about what workers bring to the fight against coal in Oakland.
Now Phil Tagami is suing the City of Oakland, seeking to overturn the ban and to bring 10 million tons of coal through our city annually – escalating climate change and poisoning the lungs of working class communities of color in the path of the coal trains. Meanwhile, the jobs Tagami promised our communities are nowhere to be found. Instead, he’s forcing the city into a costly lawsuit at a time when we need our public tax dollars to fund vital community services.
Info: Brooke Anderson at email@example.com
Tuesday, 7:00pm, Treasure Island – Navy’s next Restoration Advisory Board (RAD)
One Avenue of the Palms, Building 1
Meeting is open to the public – come ask your questions!
The meeting will take place at One Avenue of the Palms, Building 1, Treasure Island. This is the administration building located just inside the main gate. The meeting will be on the first floor in room 171.
For meeting minutes from past meetings and other Treasure Island information, see the Navy’s website:www.bracpmo.navy.mil. Click on the map and select Former NS Treasure Island in the Prior BRAC dropdown menu. You can also call and leave a message with your questions about the cleanup (415) 308-1458.