Additional important announcements for Wed.11/29 & Thurs. 11/30 (from Adrienne Fong)

ACCESSIBILITY – Please Include Accessibility Info for events! This is a JUSTICE issue.

Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

UPDATES:

A.  There’s a Strategic and Deadly Attack Aimed at the US Republic, But It’s Not the Russians (Nov. 27, 2017)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/11/27/theres-strategic-and-deadly-attack-aimed-us-republic-its-not-russians

B.  The Myth Of The “Clean War” (Nov. 26, 2017)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48288.htm

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, November 29

1.  Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Supervisors Hearing on Subacute Patients at St. Luke’s Hospital

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

Wheelchair accessible

12Noon – 1:00pm Rally / Press Conference – SF City Hall steps

1:00pm, SF Supervisors Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Cmte. 2nd Floor

At Supervisors Hearing, Advocates and Families Will Demand CPMC Accept New Subacute Patients.

California Pacific Medical Center and San Francisco City agencies will report on their progress in solving the City’s critical shortage of hospital-based Subacute Skilled Nursing beds.

CPMC, SF’s biggest and richest hospital chain, yielded to public outrage in September 2017 and abandoned its plans to dump 23 highly frail long-term Subacute patients out of town. However, CPMC refuses to accept new subacute patients. St. Luke’s is licensed for 40 Subacute beds and will be open until at least June 2018. St. Luke’s is the only Subacute unit in San Francisco, so if Subacute patients cannot get admitted into the St. Luke’s unit, they are sent out of town, away from families

CPMC and other hospitals avoid Subacute patients because they pay less than regular hospital patients: it’s all about putting profits over patients.

Concerns about declining quality of care are justified.  There are already cuts at St. Luke’s subacute to Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Also, CPMC has staffed the Subacute Unit with new LVNs and CNAs who are not experienced in the needs of these frail patients, many of whom are on ventilators or have tracheotomies.  Instances of patient neglect will be described at the hearing.

Concerns about past and growing out-of-town transfers are also justified. So far, the Health Commission has left the solution for the Subacute crisis to the Post Acute Care Collaborative, a hospital industry group with no community input. PACC and the Health Commission have consistently endorsed “regional solutions,” a euphemism for sending patients out of town, away from their families where they are more likely to die.

All hospitals in San Francisco admit to sending patients, especially Medi-cal patients out of town.

Info: From Michael Lyon (SF Gray Panthers) 

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

JOIN US Tonight at Montgomery and Market                                                         

   for our weekly (most Wednesdays)

 At the huge PEACE banner

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

Theme this week is on DRONES / Beale AFB

  The use of DRONES has tripled in the last several months!

All are welcomed. 

3.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Case for Palestine

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street
SF

Come hear a case for Palestine from a socialist perspective!

100 years ago, Britain’s Lord Balfour, the foreign minister in a Conservative Party government, issued a declaration pledging support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” The Balfour declaration encouraged mass emigration to Palestine and the construction of a settler community that three decades later carried out the expulsion of the original inhabitants of Palestine to create the state of Israel.

Host: International Socialist Organization – Northern California

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2012069535704631/ 

Thursday, November 30

4. Thursday, 9:00am – 11:00am, STOP URBAN SHIELD in San Francisco

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

Wheelchair accessible

9:00am – 10:00am Rally outside on steps – Polk St. side

10:00am – Room 250 – Budget and Finance Committee Meeting (there is public comment)

Please note, to enter City Hall you must pass through metal detectors. No ID is required. Do not bring backpacks

November 30th marks the end of the current agreement between counties to hold and fund Urban Shield. Join us to rally, learn about Urban Shield in SF, and then testify to the Board of Supervisors.

San Francisco is set to sign a contract to continue as partners in Urban Shield and to lock themselves in as fiscal sponsor through 2021. This contract prohibits the City from making any conditions on the program, including around racial profiling or militarized policing. We cannot allow SF to be a financial accomplice to the violence of Urban Shield.

We have three demands to the SF Board of Supervisors.

1. Reject the current contract
2. Demand control as fiscal sponsor over how the funds are used
3. Pull SF out of Urban Shield!

**Save December 13th, Wednesday, for a teach-in on policing: https://www.facebook.com/events/144524486307683/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/135444353893619/ 

5.  Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Plaza 16 Volunteer Action Night

Impact Hub San Francisco
1885 Mission St.
SF

Food, childcare, and bi-ligual interpretation provided.
Contact Maria@plaza16.org  for more info.

A night of volunteer action for Mission community!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/160732041200596/

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