Updates ~ 2 Action Alerts ~ Announcements ~ 2 Upcoming Events (from Adrienne Fong)

This is most likely the LAST POSTING  for awhile until computer issues are resolved.

Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?year=2017&month=9&day=29


A.  Suspect killed by police after Nob Hill standoff is ID’d (September 27, 2017)


B.  US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th(September 26, 2017)


C.  Israeli arms maker picked to build prototype of Trump’s border wall


D.  Oakland police investigating in-custody death after officer used Taser (September 28, 2017)



TASERS / CEDs (Conducted Energy Device)

Will soon be voted on in San Francisco by the SF Police Commission for use by the San Francisco Police Department.


On Thursday, September 28, 2017, there was a TASER related fatality in the hands of the Oakland police of a person that was IN CUSTODY.(See Update “D”)

 WRITE  CALL – FAX – EMAIL the SF Police Commissioners and Chief Scott  to oppose the use of TASERS (CEDs) in San Francisco

Police Commissioners: President Turman, Vice President Mazzucco, Commissioner DeJesus, Commissioner Ong Hing, Commissioner Hirsh, Commissioner Melara, Commissioner Marshal, Chief of Police Scott

Police Commission Office
San Francisco Police Headquarters
1245 3rd Street, San Francisco, California 94158
Voice: 1-415-837-7070
Fax: 1-415-575-6083

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Tell Congress: END SAUDI’S WAR in YEMEN

Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has caused the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe

The ongoing Saudi-led war in Yemen has killed thousands, forced millions to flee their homes, resulted in the world’s worst cholera outbreak, and left 7 million people at risk of starvation. American made bombs – dropped by American made planes and refueled by American military forces – have been used by the Saudis and their allies to destroy crops, cut off access to ports, and wreak havoc on the people of Yemen

Congress has never authorized America’s involvement in this war in Yemen, yet America’s support has helped fuel the conflict and its horrific war crimes. With our support, the Saudis have bombed schools and hospitals and killed families sleeping in their homes and shopping in the market. American planes continue refueling the Saudi coalition planes dropping those very bombs.

Click below to send a prepared message that you can modify to your representative:

  Email your Representative now and ask them to support the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones resolution to stop US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.


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Saturday, September 30

1.  Saturday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, KEXU 96.1fm Open House / Launch Poetry Open Mike

POOR Magazine
8032 MacArthur Blvd

KEXU-PNN-96.1fm The CrossRoads- Poor Peoples Revolutionary Radio is launching on the sacred land us landless peoples at POOR Magazine call Homefulness– this is really real, very grassroots, Comm-UNITY radio in the tradition of Zapatista radio and Shackdwellers union in South Africa-

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/709292125930288/ 

2.  Saturday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Solitary Man – Benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

$10 – $25 – no one turned away

• To commemorate the September 30, 1991 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide that killed thousands of people and filled Haiti’s prisons
• To honor beloved sister and friend of Haiti, Lori Nairne
• In solidarity with Haitians presently being incarcerated and killed as they rise up against the imposed regime of Jovenel Moise

Haiti Action Committee presents a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison 
Performed by Charlie Hinton and Fred Johnson
Written by Charlie Hinton
Music by Fred Johnson
Directed by Mark Kenward

Hosts: Solitary Man My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison and Haiti Action Committee

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1710269639280624/

Sunday, October 1

3.  Sunday, 9:00am – 10:45am, Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum: “Implicit Racism”

UU Church, Martin Luther King room
1187 Franklin St. (@ Geary)

9:00: Coffee/socializing. Breakfast is available for nominal fee.

9:30: Program (see below)

10:30: Questions, Comments, Discussion

10:45: Adjourn

Speaker: Christopher Bridges

Christopher Bridges is a lawyer for the Equal Jusce Society, and organization transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science and the arts. He has a true calling to social justice and, in his own words, “a longstanding commitment to, and passion for, legal advocacy, community empowerment, and organizing alongside communities of color seeking equitable living, education, and decreased representation in the criminal justice system.”

He is the founder of It Takes A Village Nation, a social platform where activists, organizers, businesses and community members from all over the world can connect virtually. 

4.  Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30am, The UN Treaty to Ban the Bomb

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph


Andrew Lichterman

As the US Threatened North Korea, 122 Countries Voted to Ban Nuclear Weapons. Andrew Lichterman, a senior research analyst at the Oakland-based Western States Legal Foundation and an observer during the UN negotiations for the treaty, will give us a report-back and his observations on their significance in the broader context of work for peace and disarmament.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/09/26/18803232.php

5.  Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, The Alex Nieto 2/5 Mile Walk / Run


Bernal Heights Park
Bernal Heights Blvd.


The Alex Nieto 2 to 5 Mile Walk and Run October 1st, Bernal Heights Park, Donations to go to the Alex Nieto Memorial, registration starts at 9 a.m., Walk and run begins at 11 a.m., Food and entertainment and lots of fun.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/608843652619511/

6.  Sunday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Challenging White Male Supremacy Workshop

Sierra Club
2101 Webster St., Suite 1300

Wheelchair accessible

Please register by September 23rd at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenging-white-male-supremacy-workshop-tickets-37111612833

Are you (or do you know) a (self-identified) white man who can contribute to racial, gender, and economic justice? Yes? Great! There’s room for you. We need you. But what can you do, and how? Join us for an afternoon to explore how we can show up with integrity, imagination, and our whole selves. Is there one answer, one path? Definitely (and thankfully) not! We’re not going to judge or tell you what to do. Instead, we’ll learn how we’ve gotten to the moment we’re in, and discuss ways you can leverage your position as a white man to help create a world that’s more equitable and less oppressive. See site for more info.

Hosted by STAND: White Men for Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1922532454663389/

Monday, October 2

7.  Monday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Oct 2 Bring down  the “Pioneer” Statue NOW!

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

join us for our own agenda item on october 2, 2017 at 2pm at SF City Hall where the arts commission will be able to respond and vote on tearing down this statue! Come during public comment to demand this “pioneer” statue be tore down as recommended by the SF Human Rights Commission in 2007 in their Report.

  1. Call and email the Arts Commission, those calls and emails and showing up to a committee got it on the full commission agenda
  2. . Sign this petition. https://www.change.org/p/san-francisco-arts-commission-tear-down-the-pioneer-statue-in-downtown-sf-now (It will be presented to the full commission on oct 2)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1721120078192047/

8.  Monday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Conducted Energy Device Stakeholder Meeting (TASERS)

Public Safety Building, Room 102
1245 – 3rd Street


Item #1: Opening Remarks

Item #2: Presentation by SFPD regarding changes made to SFPD CED draft policy

Item #3:  Discussion with stakeholders regarding CED draft policy dated 08/25/17

Item #4:  Adjournment

Host: SF Police Commission

Info http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-october-2-2017-agenda 

9.  Monday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Special Hearing on the Travel Ban: Immigrant Rights Commission

SF City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place

The San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission invites you to share your personal American story with us on October 2nd. The San Francisco Bay Area stands united against xenophobia and hate! #NoMuslimBanEver 

Language services are available for this meeting. 
Please contact the Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs at (415) 581.2360 to arrange for language assistance.

Sponsor: SF Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1908296459433787/ 

Tuesday, October 3

10.  Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Ai Weiwei: Human Flow

Climate One
110 The Embarcadero

This event is sold out, but will be live on Facebook:: https://www.facebook.com/climateone/videos/10150918972284987/

Ai Weiwei is an artist who uses many canvases to express himself. From art installations to architecture, social media to the big screen, Ai is one of the most transcendent figures in the world. His latest project, Human Flow, details human migration and the refugee crisis.

The film was shot over the course of a year and covers human movement in 23 countries, people looking for safety and shelter. Whether they’re fleeing from war, politics or climate disruption, Human Flow is a thought-provoking, poignant journey through a harsh reality that large parts of the global population are not yet free.

Join us for a discussion with Ai Weiwei about Human Flow and how climate change plays a role in population movement.

Host: Commonwealth Club of Calif.  and Climate One

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/487553564939888/

Thursday, October 5 

11.  Thursday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Tell Gap to #DropTheChamber

2 Folsom St.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is by far the nation’s largest lobbying group, have spent almost $1.4 BILLION lobbying the federal government over the last two decades on behalf of giant corporations.

The Chamber’s reactionary agenda is anti-worker, anti-consumer, and anti-environmental. And now that President Trump and the GOP Congress control the levers of power, the Chamber is one of the driving forces behind the Trump agenda of giving ever more power to corporate interests.

Where does the Chamber get all of its money? Much of it comes from big corporations, including Gap. Despite claiming to be in favor of action on climate change and equal pay for women, Gap continues to fund the Chamber, which opposes action on climate change as well as legislation to prevent pay discrimination.

Hosts: Contra Costa MoveOn and 11 other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544707348916542/ 

12.  Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolution

Workers World Party Bay Area
1305 Franklin St., Suite 411

Join a presentation and discussion with the author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions”, John Catalinotto. He will be with us by Skype, but it will be fully interactive, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/turngunsaround/?ref=br_rs 

Saturday, October 7

13.  Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, 1.5Y Life of Luis Commemoration and Thank You Picnic

Gather 10am at Alter

Shotwell & 19th Streets

Saturday October 7th, 2017 will mark the one year and a half date of Luís Góngora Pat’s murder by police. Luis’s family would like to mark this important date with a thank you picnic for supporters. 

Whether you came to the altar one day, walked with us, helped with our homeless outreach Rosca de Reyes, brought your students, you took interest in Luis’s life, helped make the One Year Anniversary Commemoration of Luis’s stolen life significant, donated funds to the family, you were his friend, and the countless other community efforts with which you have accompanied us. Join us! Details forthcoming, but we will meet at the altar as always at 10am on Shotwell and 19th, and will likely march like we did the very first time we marched with the family of Luis to Dolores Park to enjoy homemade cochinita pibil and other delicious Mayan Yucatecan food. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/188511985024893/ 

14.  Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Defend Our Space: Know Your Enemy

Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.

Join CRC and CRC (Allies & Accomplices) for a community teach-in about the Alt-Right and how you can participate in resistance their White Nationalist agenda. 

Intro to White Nationalism: Past Present & Future workshop. If you missed the first one, this is your chance to get caught up and plugged into anti-fascist organizing work! 

Community Ready Corps (CRC) is organizing to protect Black spaces & communities from racist intimidation, harassment, and violence, and to provide security & self defense trainings. 

Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, White Nationalists with genocidal aspirations against Black people, Muslims and Immigrants are organizing in the Bay Area.

Who are the organizations and individuals making up the “Alt-Right”? Where did they come from? What do they believe? How has their movement picked up so much steam? What did Berkeley mean for the Alt-Right, and where do we go from here? 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/365102173924549/

Monday, October 9 

15.  Monday, 5:00am – 9:00am, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz 

Alcatraz Island
B201 Fort Mason

Tickets: https://store.alcatrazcruises.com/SearchEventDaySpan.aspx?date=10-09-2017&qty=2  Scroll down on page (this is not the typical tours) 


WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.
Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Speakers will include:
Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
William “Bill” Means (Oglala Lakota)
Leonard “Lenny” Foster (Dine)
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
MC Lakota Harden (Lakota/ Ho Chunk)
And other special guests!

Ohlone Welcome, All Nations Drum, Intertribal Ohlone-Pomo dancers and updates on protecting sacred lands and pipeline struggles from across Turtle Island. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/357851897979847/

16.  Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Band Together Vigil: #NoMuslimBanEver

Civic Center Plaza
355 McAllister

Just a few weeks shy of the October 10 hearing, the Trump administration announced its third iteration of the Muslim Ban. Three new nations were added to the list of countries facing restrictions—Chad, North Korea and Venezuela—and one country, Sudan, was removed from the list. In light of this development, the Supreme Court removed oral arguments from its calendar and asked for additional briefing from the parties. 

The Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and inhumane in the same vein as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American incarceration, and special registration after 9/11. 

The addition of non-Muslim majority countries to the ban, namely North Korea and Venezuela, does not negate its inherent anti-Muslim intent. 

Please join us for an evening vigil, to uplift the voices of those most impacted. Speakers from the original 6 impacted countries, refugees, and allies, and poetry and music from ASWAT Bay Area Arabic Music Ensemble. We also hope to include and uplift the voices of those impacted by Trump’s newest Ban, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.

Hosts: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, AROC, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, CAIR Bay Area, & NIAC

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427286337385134/ 

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2 -Upcoming Events

March for Justice

From San Francisco to Sacramento City Hall

October 6 – October 14

Begins 2:00pm, Oct. 6th


San Francisco Hall of Justice

850 Bryant St.


95 mile march over 14 days

March will be going though 11 different cities: – Mill ValleySan Rafael, Petaluma, Novato, Sonoma, Napa, Fairfield, Vacaville, Dixon, Davis, Sacrament

Members of the Black & Brown movement from the community of San Francisco have come together to march from San Francisco to Sacramento City Hall on October 6th,2017. This action is taking place to bring awareness to the countless murders by the San Francisco Police Department without any accountability or consequences, we are demanding that Attorney General Xavier Becerra does what District Attorney George Gascon is having such a difficult time doing, while that is him having difficulty in charging the police officers that have taken the lives of our brothers and sisters with murder! 

Black & Brown is about empowering ourselves to decide what is it we want for ourselves and our children. Black & Brown is about getting back our voices in an organized way, struggle to educate our community, unite our communities, and fight for right as a Black & Brown community with dignity and respect. We invite you to join the movement to build a better world for ourselves and our children! 

For questions; endorsements contact: Email: michaelchapman849@gmail.com 

Host: Hunger for Justice SF and March for Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/267411830437867/ 

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AIM International Film Festival

Tuesday, October 10th & Wednesday October 11

Tuesday – doors open at 2:00pm

With Ted Kalli

Mexica Traditional Dancers

3:00pm – films both days start showing

ANSWER Coalition

2969 Mission St.


Info / Listing of films: 415-557-1492


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