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Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
UPDATES & ALERTS
A. Armistice Day
Call to Act for Peace on Armistice Day, Nov. 11 (Petition – from Veterans For Peace)
~DIPLOMACY NOT WAR IN NORTH KOREA~
B. Congress is about to re-authorize the worst surveillance law in history – Petition to take a stand and OPPOSE this:
C. Israel lobby lawsuit against San Francisco State University collapses (November 8, 2017)
D. THE US SOUTHERN COMMAND’S SILENT OCCUPATION OF THE AMAZON (NOV. 9, 2017)
See item #15
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
ANNOUNCEMENTS of EVENTS
Friday, November 10 – Monday, November 13
+one Tuesday, November 14 Early morning event
Friday, November 10
1. Friday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Stop the #TrumpTaxScam! Demand Corporations Pay Their Fair Share
278 Post St.
We will not allow Republicans to pass tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations while they raise taxes on the middle class.
This past weekend, journalists began reporting on a leaked set of documents from a Bermuda law firm that helps corporations and billionaires avoid paying U.S. taxes. Dubbed the “Paradise Papers,” these documents unveil secrets of the ultra-elite
Over a dozen people from Donald Trump’s inner circle are named in the papers, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who is shown to have significant business ties with Russian oligarchs, previously undisclosed. Other clients of the Bermuda law firm, Appleby, include major U.S. corporations such as Apple, Nike, and Uber
Under the Republican proposed tax plan, these same corporations and billionaires who avoid paying what they owe in U.S. taxes will be rewarded with more tax cuts and also incentivizes them to ship more jobs offshore.
Join us outside Nike as we call for an immediate halt to consideration of the current GOP Tax Plan (or #TrumpTaxScam).
our call to action that:
Will highlight the need to investigate how corporations and billionaires use offshore loopholes to dodge taxes;
Will blast the Ryan-McConnell-Trump Tax Plan by emphasizing the negative impact of shipping jobs overseas; and
Will slam the GOP Tax Bill as a gift to corporations that will encourage them NOT to pay their fair share! Not only is this bill rewarding wealthy corporations, it’s elimination of the the State And Local Tax deduction (SALT) would be devastating to working Americans.
Sponsors: Fight For $15, Americans for Tax Fairness, CPD Action, Tax March
2. Friday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Candlelight Vigil for Peace with North Korea
Oscar Grant Plaza
(Frank Ogawa Plaza) (nr. 12th Street BART)
We are gathering to pray for peace with North Korea, and to assert that we do not want war with other nations.
We will also lift up people in the many nations where we already have a military presence.
All those who seek a peaceful resolution to our conflicts are welcome
Some candles will be provided but attendeees are free to bring your own if desired.
We will also set up an area where you can post handwritten messages of peace and bring a flower offering, if desired.
3. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Meet the Author of Women Fight Back
3543 18th St.
$3-$10 donation – no one turned away
Women Fight Back by Donna Goodman traces the historical evolution of a movement that has thoroughly transformed society and is in need of militant revival today. Goodman highlights the contributions of working-class, Black, Latina, queer and other oppressed women in the fight for women’s equality. The book compares the status of women in the U.S. and other capitalist societies with women under socialism and reviews the challenges of organizing today in the era of Trump and into the future.
Donna Goodman, a long-time partisan of the struggle for women’s liberation, recounts how women in the United States confronted a whole society – from the legal system to popular culture to home life — that was immersed in blatant sexism, discrimination and anti-woman violence.
Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation
4. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Averting U.S. War on North Korea
First Congregational Church of Oakland, CYF Room
AVERTING U.S. WAR ON NORTH KOREA: WHAT PROGRESSIVES MUST KNOW AND DO
The U.S. and North Korea are on a dangerous path towards a military confrontation that could kill millions and engulf the world in a nuclear holocaust. Trump has threatened, “to totally destroy North Korea,” and the United States has shifted massive military assets to Guam and Okinawa in preparation for a military first strike. North Korea is on track to launch a long-range missile with the capacity to strike Washington, DC, and Pyongyang has responded that it has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers – even outside their airspace for self-defense.
As part of our War & Liberation series, The Center for Political Education is proud to host a discussion with leading Korea peace activists and experts on the historical roots of this conflict. The panel will discuss what peace and social justice movements are doing and must do locally, nationally and internationally to avert war.
Saturday, November 11
5. Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Korea Peace Walk: No War on Korea
Telegraph & 23Rd Street
Telegraph & 44th Street with Rally
Since coming to office, Trump has threatened genocide against North Korea. His presidency exposes the deeply undemocratic nature of U.S. foreign policy, which grants the president unilateral nuclear launch authority. The time is more urgent than ever to protest the nuclear imperialism and unchecked militarism of the United States toward North Korea After almost seven decades of war—with the Korean War never resolved with a peace treaty—it is time for us in the United States to say “NO!” to U.S. warmongering!
Walk will cover 20 blocks of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California, an area of Korean business and historic sites of labor and Black Panther Party activism
Funds raised by the Peace Walk will benefit the work of KPI and HOBAK. Checks can be made to KPI with “KPI/HOBAK Peace Walk” (and, if relevant, the person whom you’re sponsoring) in the comment section. Please mail your donations to the Korea Policy Institute, P.O. Box 2281, Berkeley, CA 94702
You can also donate online at
6. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, SF: “No Fire and Fury” No Nuclear War! Trump / Pence Must Go!
Rally & March (check FB site for location of march)
NO “Fire & Fury Against North Korea or Iran
NO U.S. Agression in the Middle East
This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the NAME OF HUMANITY, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
In front of the entire U.N. general assembly, Trump told the world that this regime is ready, willing, and able to totally destroy North Korea. He has threatened “fire and fury” and continues to wage these threats during his trip to Asia. 26 million innocent lives are on the line in North Korea, and the planet could be thrown into the crosshairs of nuclear war.
Congress, the U.N., checks and balances will not prevent this war. ONLY THE PEOPLE can end this nightmare, and we must do this before it becomes too late.
To sponsor: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-253-5551
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism and Refuse Fascism Bay Area
7. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Rally, Speak-Out at San Francisco Japan Consulate; Stop Abe Government from Restarting NUKE Plants; Defend the Families & Children of Fukushima
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (nr. California St.)
Despite the denials by the Japanese Abe government, Fukushima continues to contaminate the population of the area and the world. The government has declared that the area has been decontaminated but the radioactive water continues to accumulate in thousands of tanks. The clean-up has failed to even remove the radioactive material from the reactors that melted down due to the deadly high level of radiation that has even destroyed robots. There is already 22 million cu. meters of contaminated waste yet the government continues to claim that it is safe to return and is pushing to restart additional nuclear reactors.
The government is also pushing ahead to demand that the residents including families return to Fukushima or face the removal of their subsidies. This despite the fact that the courts have ruled that TEPCO now controlled by the government is financially responsible for the costs of this disaster for the people.
The government at the same time has declared that it is preparing for a massive Nankai Trough earthquake on Japan’s Pacific coast that according to even the government’s own estimate might kill 320,000 people yet it is planning to reopen nuclear plants in the very places it says there is a danger of a major historic quake that would create many nuclear meltdowns and a massive nuclear cloud of radioactive contamination threatening not just Japan but entire humanity and the environment.
8. Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Decolonization, Herstory & DegentriFUKation Tour at Homefulness
8032 MacArthur Blvd.
Decolonization and DegentriFUKation Tour of the Sacred Lisjan/Ohlone Land in the village of Huchuin ( Oakland) on Blackarthur (MacArthur) that us landless and indigenous peoples call Homefulness.
A prayer, performance and herstory tour thru the untold stories of the roots of gentrification aka colonization, to 20th century intentional destruction by corporate devil-opers and corporate government to destroy poor people-of color neighborhoods like Deep East Oakland to the current revolutionary resistance of landless, indigenous people to “give-back” this land to Mama Earth, officially taking it off the “market economy” and build Homefulness.
Homefulness is a poor people-led solution to Homelessness, created, built and manifested by indigenous, displaced, and houseless mamaz, uncles and elders. POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE is a poor and indigenous people-led movement media, art and education and liberation
This project is part of the YBCA + Neighborland: Field Work program, made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creativity Connects.
Sunday, November 12
9. Sunday, 9:30am – 10:45am, UU Sunday Forum, – “Universal Health Care?”
Unitarian Universalist Church San Francisco
1187 Franklin St
9:00 am – Breakfast for nominal fee
Jeff Gee , MD is a primary care physician who attended UCSF Medical School and the San Francisco General Family Medicine residency program. He has practiced in Daly City and San Francisco (currently in the Mission district) for 35 years. A member of Physicians for a National Health Program, he has been actively organizing for single payer Medicare for All since 2012.
Chantal Lunderville , MD, MPP
Chantal studied medicine at UCLA-PRIME, earning her Masters in public policy as well from UCLA, with an emphasis in health policy. She was involved with educational programming and health care literacy for day laborer organizations and worked for the UCLA pipeline program UCLA-PREP during her medical education. She is now a third-year resident in UCSF Family and Community Medicine and fights for ensuring access for her patients through the resident organization “Keep America Covered” which organizes around ACA protection, and with Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP) in the campaign for single payer healthcare and California’s SB 562. Next year she will be starting UCSF Family Planning Fellowship, where she will apply her policy experience towards reproductive justice and policy research.
10. Sunday, 10:30am – 11:30am, Reflection on Islam and Sufism
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar at Bonita
In this time of anti-Muslim propaganda, this is a good time to learn more about Islam and Middle Eastern culture. Join us for our Sunday service where our guest speaker will be Shaykh Yassir Chadly, a professor of Islamic studies who served as the imam (spiritual leader) of a Sufi mosque in Oakland. His talk, “Surfing the Waves to the Divine” will discuss the Muslim practice of Sufism. We will also hear Middle Eastern music performed by Issa Nessim (vocals) and Gary Haggerty (oud
11. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Russian Revolution Centennial 1917 – 2017: Part of a Weekly Series
Nieby-Proctor Marxist Library
ABSTRACT: The Russian Revolution of 1917 is universally recognized as one of the most important events of the twentieth century. We have assembled a group of scholars and activists to examine this world-shaking revolution from different perspectives. Their presentations reflect the speakers own views and do not represent a group consensus of members of The Institute for the Critical Study of Society.
speakers for this week, and their topics.
Moderator: Lew Finzel
• Gary Hicks: The Comintern and the US and South Africa
ABSTRACT: I am going to try and express some ideas about how we might look at the role of the Comintern in the building of the CPs of of the US and South Africa in the 1920s. This activity consisted of a decade of organizing, discourse, polemic on the part of a most international cadre of West Indian, South African, Soviet, Finnish, British, and North American comrades, participating in various commissions, organizations congresses, conferences
• Raj Sahai: Dawn of a New Era: The Russian Revolution and the World
ABSTRACT: The presentation will argue that: The February and October 1917 Russian Revolutions together heralded a new era for humanity, not just for the multi-ethnic peoples of the Russian empire. It ended monarchy as an institution governing society all over the world, which end was heralded in the French Revolution of 1789 but which remained incomplete. It began the end of colonial ownership of the world’s countries in Asia and Africa by the rich handful of European countries. It made the masses as active agents: makers of history on a global scale. It ushered in the era of liberation…the world will never be same again…Socialism is the future of the world despite the present reaction personified by Trumpism.
Raj Sahai is a Socialist & Anti-Imperialist War Activist, and a member of ICSS.
12. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, SF Forum “Lessons and Relevance of the Russian Revolution For Today” with Screening
SF Main Library
100 Larkin St., Latino Room (lower level)
One hundred years ago, the working class through the Soviets took power in Russia. The revolution had reverberations throughout the world including in the US, California and the bay area. While the Democratic party politicians today are wailing about the role of Putin and Russia, the US government actually invaded Russia with 20 other countries in 1919 to overthrow the new government. Longshore workers in Seattle also stopped the loading of rifles to Russia.
At the same time, a battle was going on within the labor movement in the US about what position the unions should take to the revolution and US capitalism. US workers today are under attack as the capitalists seek to privatize education along with all public services and destroy our unions while moving toward world war. The decline of US capitalism is also directly leading to the rise of Trump and other forces.
Screening of “From The Czar To Lenin”
George Wright, Russia,Trump, The Decline Of US Imperialism And The Danger of World War
Jack Heyman, Retired ILWU Local 10, Chair Transport Workers Solidarity Committee on US Workers And The Tasks Today
John Holmes, The Russian Revolution And It’s Impact On The Working Class and Unions In California
Steve Zeltzer, How Workers And Unions Need To Defend Their Gains and Go On The Offensive
Sponsored by : KPFA WorkWeek Radio ,United Public Workers For Action
13. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Forum for Rights & Options for TPS applicants and campaign to save TPS
St. Anthony’s Church, Santa Clara Room
3215 Cesar Chavez St.
The forum will be presented by Ricardo Calderon from the organization Carecen. Ricardo will be talking about rights and options for applicants and the national campaign to Save TPS.
This is presented by Faith in Action, and the Bay Area Coalition to Save TPS.
For more information please call 415-410-7566.
14. Sunday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Showing up for Each Other: Bystander Training with CAIR
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has documented hate crimes to have spiked 91% in the first half of 2017 as compared to the same time period in 2016. At Jewish Voice for Peace, we believe an attack on any one of us — Muslims, Palestinians, People of Color, immigrants, Jews, LGBTQ folks, folks with disabilities — is an attack on us all.
Join JVP-Bay Area for a Bystander Training led by CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization working to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Bystander Trainings offer us practical tools for enacting solidarity in the moment, nonviolently: putting our beliefs into practice, to defend and protect one another.
During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence and practice specific de-escalation techniques in a variety of scenarios. While learning practical skills, we’ll build our political analysis, learn about various organizing efforts in our community, and connect with different ways to become active against Islamophobia.
Monday, November 13
15. Monday, 8:00am, Protest ADL Terrorism Against Professors Critical of Israel & Training of U.S. Police by Israeli Racist Apparatus
Grand Hyatt – San Francisco Union Square
345 Stockton St.
the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will be having a “Summit On Anti-Semitism” to supposedly oppose anti-semitism and discriminationo .https://www.neverisnow.org
The ADL presents itself as an organization fighting anti-Semitism and discrimination however the reality is far from their claims. During the rise of the Nazis, the B’nai Brith which established the ADL opposed the boycott of Nazi Germany and organized in the US against actions to demand the entry of Jews into the US who were escaping the Nazis.
This was at the same time that the Zionists in Palestine were inviting war criminals like Eichmann to support the establishment of a Jewish state which is what the Nazis wanted as well.
During the McCarthy witch hunts in the 50’s, the ADL collaborated with McCarthy and helped him get witnesses to testify against Communists and Leftists. They also were supporters of the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Targeting of Palestinian Professors, African American Professors and College Critics of Israel
The ADL also had a black list of hundred of professors who were critical of Israel including African American professors. Using their national Zionist network and tens of millions of dollars they targeted professors from the US and Canada for harassment and firing by college administrators.
This terrorism continues. They now are working with Zuckerberg at Facebook to frame-up professors like Anthony Hall at Lethbridge University in Canada and they are harassing and terrorizing Palestinian students throughout the country charging that they are anti-semitic. The harassment of professors including San Francisco State professor Rabab Abdulhadi by the ADL and other Zionist organization continues along with her students who have been targeted with propaganda accusing them of being terrorists.
On top of this they are also pushing US police departments to get proper training to fight “terrorists” by the use of Israeli police.
We demand that no government agency collaborate with the ADL and that they be stopped from targeting critics of Israel.” Their support for the apartheid regime gives a lie to their propaganda that they are against discrimination. They are also working to pass laws throughout the US that illegally discriminate against Americans who want to support the boycott of Israel.
Sponsored by: United Public Workers For Action
16. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, BAN Trump from the Bay all the way to the Philippines Rally
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street
US President Donald Trump will be visiting the Philippines between November 12-14, 2017 for the first time. It will be one of many stops Trump has planned for his Asia Pacific tour as he participates in the Association of South East Asian Nations’ East Asia Summit (EAS), where leaders from 18 countries will be present– including China and Russia, US imperialism’s two main competitors–to discuss their plans for expanding neoliberal globalization and domination of the region. Underneath the summit table are trade wars, the US military pivot to Asia, aggressive expansion of China, warmongering on the Korean Peninsula, growing territorial tensions the East and South China Sea, and other local and regional issues.
To assert its own hegemony and contain China’s expansion, total defense spending of the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific is forecast to hit US$533 billion per year by the end of the decade, up from US$435 billion in 2015. The region will likely account for one in every three
dollars spent on defense by the early 2020s.
Meanwhile, embattled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host the East Asia Summit as he chairs the ASEAN on its 50th year. Amidst his fascist wars on the poor, martial law in Mindanao, and extra-judicial killings, Duterte will play out his precarious balancing act in foreign diplomacy, which to-date has amounted to placating to foreign interests including the U.S. and China
TRUMP! STOP using our tax dollars for U.S. intervention and human rights violations! We demand:
1. U.S. Troops out of the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific NOW!
2. End the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)
3. End the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)
Trump, WE WANT our tax dollars used on resources for jobs, housing, education, healthcare, and services!
DUTERTE! STOP THE KILLINGS! We demand an end to the 3 all-out wars on the people:
1. War on Drugs, where over 13,000 people, overwhelmingly from the ranks of the poor, have been killed with no due process.
2. War Against National Democratic Cause, where activists and people who expose and oppose the government’s corrupt practices are targeted for human rights violations, include extrajudicial killings, imprisonment, abduction and torture.
3. War Against the Moro people, where Muslim people are pegged as the enemies which everyone should be fearful of, rather than those whose rights are constantly violated. U.S.-imperialism uses this as basis to have military presence under the guise of the U.S. War on Terror.
1. TAKE ACTION in the streets confronting the US military & economic pivot!
2. Have your organization ENDORSE these days of actions by filling out this: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kcVooV2e3FuUqtjmggv5J2nM3YuQPnD4H_YZoItv-vE/viewform?edit_requested=true
Sponsor: BAYAN USA Northern California
17. Monday, 6:00pm Re: City College of SF –Keep Public Land in Public Hands! Balboa Reservoir CAC Meeting –
CCSF – Ocean Campus
MUB, Room 140
On the agenda is a developer-led discussion on the process going forward, the proposed master plan, and public open space.
The meeting’s agenda is posted online at http://sf-planning.org/brcac
Info from Save CCSF
18. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Intro to SURJ – San Francisco Meeting
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
This meeting is a great way to get an introduction to SURJ and our work and to meet other people ready to take action for racial justice.
For the activity section of this meeting, we will facilitate a session on Calling In for the Holidays! How can we have constructive conversations about issues of race and racism with our loved ones, even when we might disagree? We know it’s not easy but it’s an important way white allies can show up for racial justice. At this session, we’ll share some tips, imagine a few scenarios and practice how we might be in those conversations
Sponsor: Showing Up for Racial Justice –SF
19. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Catalan Chessboard: An Anarchist Perspective
The Long Haul Info Shop
3124 Shattuck Ave.
A Catalan activist from Barcelona will give background information about the Catalan fight of independence from Spain. He will show some recent video footage and speak about the history of the struggle and the latest developments: the referendum, the resulting Spanish police repression, peoples’ self-organization, imposition of new elections – it is a big chessboard with many players and agendas. How do Catalan anarchists position themselves in this fight while holding ideas of abolishing nation states?
Tuesday, November 14
20. Tuesday, 8:15am, Pack the Courtroom in Support of Justice for Josiah!
James R. Browing United States Court of Appeals Building
95 7th Street (across the street from the new SF Federal Building)
Court Room @2 on the 3rd Floor in Room #330
@8:15am We will meet outside James R. Browning US Court House to enter together.
Make sure everyone brings photo ID.
@ 9:30am be in Court Room #2 on the 3rd floor in room #330
Press Conference Immediately Following our Court Date.
San Francisco Anti-Police Brutality Activists come out and support our San Jose friend Laurie Valdez and her familia on their appeal court date on Nov. 14th! Her loving partner Antonio, father of her child Josiah, and the only father her daughter Angelique ever knew, was viciously murdered by SJ state university campus police when he was walking back home from work because he had his work tools in his hand! There is even bodycam video which is damning evidence of wrongdoing by police, which the lower court kept under a gag order. Laurie will not give up! She is one of the most powerful family spokespeople you’ll get to meet. Her fuel is love.
Laurie will be away from her City and not all of her regular supporters can make it over here! We can be there for her! We are all together in the same fight! She would and has done the same for us
Host: Adriana and Laurie
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SAVE the DATE
SleepOut to End Homelessness!
Thursday, November 16th
Powell St. Cable Car Turnaround
With the adult shelter waitlist at 1000+ people long and as the City continues to criminalize homeless people living in tents and on the streets, we invite all community members to join us for a #SleepOut to bring light to this issue. Bring your sleeping bag, food & supplies to share and your friends!
Questions or want to help contact Kelley Cutler at email@example.com or (415) 346-3740 x 312
Note from Kelley… If you are looking for ways to contribute it would be great to bring food & drinks (water, coffee, hot cocco, etc). Hit me up if you would like to help!
Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness