UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Tuesday, Nov. 14 to Thursday, Nov. 16 (from Adrienne Fong)


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

A. CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking He’ll Put Them “In the Ground” (November 13, 2017)


B. Thousands Protest in Manila as Trump Hails “Great Relationship” with Philippines President Duterte(November 13, 2017)


C. Low-income SF students from Mission nonprofit ejected from Dreamforce conference (November 13, 2017)


D. What the Hell Does it Take to Convict a Cop of Murdering a Civilian in America?



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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board



Tuesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 16

Tuesday, November 14

1.  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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2010833422492971/ 

2.  Tuesday, 2:00pm (Pacific time) – 5:00pm (Eastern time), Webinar – Live From the UN Climate Talks




Join us as we come to you live from the United Nations climate conference in Germany during our Stop Funding Fossils Day of Action! We’ll discuss international fossil fuel subsidies, the World Bank, and the urgent need to reduce emissions. This webinar will be hosted by two of our global experts on these issues, Alex Doukas and Hannah McKinnon.

From: Oil Change International

3.  Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Show Us the Money: Forum on OUSD’s Budget Crisis

Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.

Wheelchair accessible

an instructive forum and organizing moment against OUSD’s “budget crisis.” This meeting is called Show Us The Money: From OUSD’s Manufactured Budget Crisis to Schools Oakland Families Deserve. We will present the real facts on our budget situation and how this is a crisis of priorities and not finances. Our admin and school board has thus far shown they prioritize admin salaries and exorbitant contracts over our students and children. Join us to fight this. We have the power to change this if we organize.

Food, childcare, and translation will be provided.

Host: Classroom Struggle

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862933107069382/

4.  Tuesday, 6:00pm, #Deport ICE – Hearing on West Oakland ICE Raid

Oakland City Hall, Dunakin Hearing Room
Public Safety Committee
14th & Broadway
Frank Ogawa Plaza / Oscar Grant Plaza

On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, but there were no actual allegations of sexual abuse, no juveniles were removed from the home and the solitary arrest was for being undocumented. The 25 year old arrestee is now in the deportation process. At an October 5th investigation and hearing that the OPD Chief did not attend, Oakland’s Privacy Commission concluded that the raid violated Oakland’s sanctuary city policy and several statements made by OPD chief Anne Kirkpatrick about the raid were false.

RSVP to attend: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action/10653/signup/?source=ppem_37606&t=1&referring_akid=37606.91606.xqkTa7

Sponsor: People Power Action 

5.  Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Free Workshop: Affordable- Housing Options for SF Artists

Mission Economic Development Agency
2301 Mission St., Ste. 203

learn about how to take advantage of the FREE affordable-housing coaching and financial services now available to San Francisco artists and cultural workers.

A San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) grant has made one-on-one counseling services available to SF artists to guide you through the affordable-housing application process, as well as provide a number of other important services, such as free financial counseling and free tax preparation.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/177931172780076/ 

6.  Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Report on Oakland ICE Raid W/OPD

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza

On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, biut there were no actual allegations of sexual abuse, no juveniles were removed from the home and the solitary arrest was for being undocumented. The 25 year old arrestee is now in the deportation process. At an October 5th investigation and hearing that the OPD Chief did not attend, Oakland’s Privacy Commission concluded that the raid violated Oakland’s sanctuary city policy and several statements made by OPD chief Anne Kirkpatrick about the raid were false.

City Council members Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan have now set this item for a committee hearing with the OPD Chief in attendance.
Oaklanders and other Bay Area residents who want sanctuary legislation taken seriously around the Bay should attend. Public comment will be taken

Sponsors: The Day We Fight Back, Restore the Fourth SF Bay Area, Oakland Privacy, StopWatchingUs, Asian American Advancing Justice –Law Caucus, Media Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/348393605609530/

7.  Tuesday, 6:45pm – 8:30pm, Dismantling Racist Housing Policies with Rothstein and Hernandez 

1721 Broadway

The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund (CaRLA) and East Bay for Everyone (EBFE) invite you to join a discussion with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, and Jennifer Hernandez on the origins of and solutions to the segregated housing landscape of most American cities with an emphasis on the Bay Area.

Host: East Bay for Everyone

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/536577306686137/

8.  Tuesday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it?

Sierra Club
2101 Webster, Suite 1300

Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st, both of which are accessible for mobility devices

$5-$20 donation, sliding scale, which will go to support CJJC’s work challenging gentrification and fighting displacement.  no one will be turned away for lack of funds.”

space for 65 people. To reserve your spot in advance, please purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3121405

This SURJ workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You’ll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities.

Facilitators from SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area will present analysis based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Bay Area chapter, is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. However, all are welcome at this workshop regardless of identity.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/328610467612900/ 

9.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Willie Parker reads Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

Revolutionary Books
2444 Durant Ave. (off of Telegraph)

$5-10 donation, no one turned away.

Dr. Willie Parker reads from his memoir LIFE’S WORK: A Moral Argument for Choice. At a time when abortion rights are under attack like no time since the passage of Roe vs Wade, Dr. Willie Parker is performing abortions in several states, and speaking out in this memoir to debunk the reactionary myths around abortion with scientific precision and moral conviction.
“No one on earth expects a large, bald black man in sweats and a baseball cap to be a doctor at all, let alone one of the last abortion doctors in the south,” Parker writes in his memoir Life’s Work: a Moral Argument for Choice.

“It says something deep about Life’s Work and Dr. Willie Parker, that you learn first not about him, but the women he serves as patients. As a poor southern boy who became a great doctor, he shows us how race and sex bias limit and kill, how possible it is to undo that bias with kindness, and how Christianity might actually include women. I wish everyone in America would read this book.”– Gloria Steinem

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002389056710125/

Wednesday, November 15

10.  Wednesday, 8:30am – 10:30am, Press Conference: Racism in SFPD

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.

Officer Joel Babbs reported racism he witnessed in SFPD. SFPD and Internal Affairs reacted to this evidence by persecuting Officer Babbs, and doing nothing to correct the racist behavior which Babbs produced evidence of.

We are appalled but not surprised. We have always said SFPD cannot reform itself. We demand Charges for Killer Cops. We demand an Independent Investigation of SFPD. We support good cops willing to call out unacceptable and racist behavior. We demand #Justice4MarioWoods and Justice for all victims of police violence. #InvestigateSFPD

Host: Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice 4 Mario Woods

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/521522744863879/

11.  Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Sónia Vaz Borges – The Walking Archives: (Hi)Stories of PAIGC

San Francisco State University
Burke Hall 28

Join us to welcome Dr. Sónia Vaz Borges in a rare visit to the West Coast. Dr. Borges will be visiting the Bay Area as part of the Howard Zinn Book Festival. She will discuss her research on the linkages between revolutionary struggle and education as developed by Amilcar Cabral and the liberation movement of the PAIGC (Guinea-Bissau/Cabo Verde)..

Her presentation will focus on individual-collective biographic narratives of what she calls the ‘Walking Archives’, meaning an archive that is not fixed in one space, place and time and whose information is never constant or static in time. The memories of the Walking Archives and the diverse forms of expressing, and the factors that trigger them, are in constant change due to life contexts and environments

Co-sponsored with the Departments of Race and Resistance Studies, Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, and American Indian Studies

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/502101826828992/

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

One Post Street in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).

Themes vary weekly. Come flier with us!

Fliers are provided.

13.  Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Midtown Demolition Meeting #2 with Mercy, MOH, London Breed

Gateway High School, Auditorium
1430 Scott St.

Join us to demand that Midtown Park Apartments is not demolished!
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is bringing an architect to this meeting…meaning they are not hearing the tenants demands – NO Demolition of Midtown Park Apartments!
Bring signs, and demand that the city not demolish Midtown. Black homes matter! We need to preserve rent-controlled housing, affordable housing, and Save Midtown!

After recently receiving 14-Day Notices, rent striking households  are running out of resources and time.

We need independent contractors to assess the quality of Midtown and say what repairs need to really be made. We need the city to throw out the absurdly expensive report they gave at the last meeting and start over without grossly overestimating the costs of maintaining a relatively new building.

Hosts: Safe Midtown & Democratic Socialist of America San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1851888051789661/

14.  Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, All They Will Call You Presentation and Discussion 

California Historical Society
678 Mission St.

presentation and conversation on award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez’s new book, . The author will present a brief overview of the book followed by a conversation with independent journalist Gabriel Thompson

All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens-farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).”

Tim Z. Hernandez is a writer and performance artist

Gabriel Thompson is an independent journalist

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/05/18804192.php 

15.  Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Creating Safer and Welcoming Neighborhoods

Cloudflare – SF
101 Townsend St.

Presentation from Neighbors for Racial Justice whose work in Oakland has received national attention, and learn how you can join the campaign to take action here in San Francisco

Racial profiling thrives in so-called “pursuit of safety” efforts throughout our communities. From social media spaces to crime watch programs and other policing efforts, people of color are profiled with insidious regularity. Our campaign aims to raise awareness and take action against both implicit and explicit racial bias in San Francisco public spaces.

Host: SURJ – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294810504346152/

16.  Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Climate Change: Soil and Science in a Hungry World

Women’s Building
3543 18th Street

Join us in this amazing presentation that includes Anuradha MittalMiguel AltieriMarcia Ishii and Adam Scow.

What’s Next in the Environmental Movement?

This will be the first in series of monthly events focused in building a strong coalition for the 2018 Soil Not Oil International Conference to take place in September 2018 in San Francisco. After the presentation there will be time for Q&A and information on how to get involved.

Host: Soil Not Oil Coalition, Alianza Lationamericana, Biosafety Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/159341067993521/ 

17.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Jerusalem: Our hope will never die.

University of California – Berkeley
Dwinelle Hall, Room 215

Recent Developments in Jerusalem
Speaker: Fayrouz Sharqawi

Fayrouz Sharqawi is the Advocacy coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem. Within this capacity she has led campaigns and supported community events and activities. She will provide political analysis of the recent developments in Jerusalem and the Palestinian resistance to oppressive policies under the Israeli occupation

Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine, Norcal Friends of Sabeel, Bay Area Jewish Voice for Peace, Middle East Children Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1811966392427768/

18.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Education for Liberation 

The Greenlining Institute
360 14th Street

Education for Liberation: The Role of Political Education in the PAIGC’s Struggle for Independence and the Lessons for Today

Center for Political Education and LeftRoots are proud to host a conversation with thinker and activist Sónia Vaz Borges. Sónia, who is of Cape Verdean descent, is a leading scholar on the education programs at the core of Amilcar Cabral’s national liberation struggle in Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau during the 1960s and 70s. Sónia will help us develop a useful understanding of what militant education is, how it worked in the international struggle against colonialism in Africa, and its lessons for movement building today.

Steve Williams of LeftRoots and Rachel Herzing of The Center for Political Education will join Sónia to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for theory, strategy, and unity facing our movements in the Bay Area and beyond.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/129940374392656/ 

19.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, China and the Russian Revolution: Maoist Perspective

Nieby-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph

Sui Hin Lee, is bringing a delegation of young Chinese activists in a tour of the United States., visiting Oakland as well as other centers of working class activity. They will discuss their views, mostly Maoist, of the Russian Revolution and its Centennial.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/13/18804519.php

20.  Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project – General Meeting

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd

It’s time to start planning the 4th annual 96 hours of action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Join us and bring your ideas as we kick off the planning.

The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/385971008490228/

Thursday, November 16 

21.  Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, IYSSE Special Event: The Danger of Fascism: Political Lessons from 1930’s Germany

UC Berkeley
370 Dwinelle Hall

A lecture by German Trotskyist Johannes Stern

Throughout the world, far-right movements are on the rise: The Trump administration in the United States, the Alternative for Germany, the UK Independence Party, the National Front in France. Organizations promoting extreme nationalism have benefited from a political vacuum created by the absence of any challenge to the capitalist system from the left.

The growth of fascistic movements has provoked anger and opposition throughout the world. However, workers and young people face critical political questions: Why is the far-right benefiting from the crisis of capitalism? What are the social and political origins of fascism, and how can it be combated? What are the lessons of history?

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/11/13/18804515.php 

22.  Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:15pm, Special Mission Night Walk with Jobs with Justice

Meet at:

St. John’s
110 Julian Avenue @ 15th Street

Jobs with Justice, representing over 30 labor unions and community organizations, will join this week’s Nightwalk. Wonderful to join our voices (and feet!)  in delivering our simple, clear message: We care! Stop the violence!.

Host: Mission Night Walk

Info: www.missionnightwalks.net

23.  Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Khoon DIY Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail)

UC Berkeley,
Stephens Hall 10 (ISAS Conference Rm)

Speaker: Iffat Fatima, Documentary Filmmaker
Moderator: Angana Chatterji, Visiting Research Anthropologist; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Center for Race and Gender

About the Documentary
The film Khoon Diy Baarav enters the vexed political scenario in Kashmir through the lives of families of the victims of enforced disappearances. The film is a non-sequential account of personal narratives and reminiscences ruptured by violence, undermined by erasure and over-ridden by official documents that challenge truth. Made over nine years it explores memory as a mode of resistance, constantly confronting and morphing- from the personal to political, individual to collective. Discussion after film.

About the Filmmaker
Iffat Fatima is an independent documentary filmmaker and researcher from Kashmir, based in Delhi. Since 2006 she is working in Kashmir on the issue of enforced disappearances in collaboration with the Association Of Parents Of Disappeared Persons (APDP

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/10/31/18804091.php

24.  Thursday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Resistance and Renewal: JWJSF Annual Gala 2017

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 15th Street (@Julian)

5:00pm Mission Night Walk
6:00pm Dinner and Program

Individual tickets: $25-$100 sliding scale. BUY TICKETS NOW!


COME CELEBRATE A YEAR OF VITAL RESISTANCE AND SOLIDARITY! This year we defended our rights and each other. Just weeks after Trump’s election, Jobs with Justice co-convened the Bay Resistance Network—bringing 50 organizations together to prepare for key emergency actions.

CELEBRATE OUR WINS! With labor and community working together, we won free tuition at City College for all San Francisco residents and saved the sub-acute unit at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Father Richard Smith, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Angela Chan, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Light dinner and drinks will be served.

JOIN US AT 5PM FOR A MISSION NIGHT WALK TO UPROOT VIOLENCE – Led by honoree Father Richard & JWJ E-Board member Carlos Gutierrez

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/284780898702767/

25.  Thursday, 5:00pm, SleepOut to End Homelessness 

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround

Join us for a #SleepOut during Homelessness Awareness Week to end homelessness!

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 kcutler@cohsf.org or (415) 346-3740 x 312
If you are looking for ways to contribute it would be great to bring food & drinks (water, coffee, hot cocoa, etc)

Host: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/159029338021692/

26.  Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, What is a Community Land Trust? An Introduction Workshop

San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St.

Learn more about Community Land Trusts and the ways that SFCLT is using this model of community land ownership to fight displacement in San Francisco.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/574379546226844/

27.  Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, The Peoples Study Group – Capitalism and Housing 

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

The People’s Study group is a grassroots effort to reclaim Black and Brown peoples’ struggles against capitalism and create a collective analysis of our current situation. We will be exploring texts from past and current revolutionary movements and thinkers.

We live in the Bay Area, a region affected by skyrocketing costs of living and stagnant wages and opportunities.
A revolutionary social movement has to take into account the relationship between housing and capitalism; as anti-capitalists we have to dissect its devastating impact on working class communities of Color.

Suggested reading (but not required) beforehand: goo.gl/qhtgJH

The People’s Study Group is a new project of some residents of the Fruitvale District. We are not a large organization and will be asking for donations to cover the cost of the space

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/128243641263583/  Contact: peoplesstudygroup@gmail.com 

28.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Building Solidarirty Against Militarization 

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.

A Panel on Political Prisoners and Incarceration from Palestine, the US and the Philippines, with Sahar Francis of Addameer (the Palestinian Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association)

The full panel will include speakers from:
Critical Resistance
Freedom Archives
Ella Baker Center
AnakBayan- East Bay
Malcom X Grassroots Movement

Host: Palestinian Youth Movement

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/135007450488273/

29.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Watch: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Talk by Bob Avakian 

Revolution Booksm Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave. (off of Telegraph)

The film of Bob Avakian’s new speech addresses the most urgent question of the day: how to understand, and what to do about, the threat to humanity itself posed by the Trump/Pence regime

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744498062511488/ 

30.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Strong Communities: Reclaiming Community Safety from Policing

Sequoia Elementary
3730 Lincoln Ave.

Dimond neighbors join the Neighborhood Council and Critical Resistance Oakland to discuss community, policing and safety:

• How can we turn back to our communities and strengthen community-based systems to create safer neighborhoods?
• What is an alternative approach to the more common way we typically deal with building community safety?
• How can community safety move from systems that rely on the criminal justice system as a solution?
• How can everyday people such as neighbors, family, friends, co-workers, members of community organizations, and businesses take action to build safer communities?

Host: Critical Resistance Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/975082909317305/

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