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A. Is Puerto Rico Being ‘Ethnically Cleansed’ for the Superrich? (November 21, 2017)
(See Item # 4)
B. Up to 30 gunmen under ISIS flag attacked Egypt mosque, killing 305 people – Public Prosecutor (November 26, 2017)
C. Egypt delays opening of border crossing with Gaza following terrorist attack on mosque (November 24, 2017)
D. Colin Kaepernick makes surprise appearance at ‘Unthanksgiving Day’ on Alcatraz
E. Police use of force down citywide; up in SF Mission (November 21, 2017)
ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY
Tell FCC you are for Net Neutrality. Here’s how: DO THIS NOW. THIS IS THE REAL THING!!
Follow simple directions below to contact FCC head. Much better than our senator’s petitions. Help Support Net Neutrality!! On your computer, not your phone, go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
Enter 17-108 on the first line under Proceeding, and in comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs.
Do this now if you support net neutrality!
Fill the form in carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose, because the new FCC head does not want to hear from you. Fcc him! Spread this message!
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Monday, November 26 – Thursday, November 30
Monday, November 27
1. Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, The Future of Tohoku – Hope after 3.11, Great East Japan Earthquake
Barrows Hall, #140
What do you come up with when you hear the date “3.11”?
Do you know what exactly happened on that day, and how did it have effect on Tohoku area, located in the northeast part of Japan?
On March 11th, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck Tohoku area, and left serious scars to many cities, villages and people’s hearts
About 16,000 people died, or are still missing.
Six years have passes since the disaster, and people have started to think that Tohoku area has already completely recovered. However, this is not true. A lot of people are still struggling with the scars
2. Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, No Cuts to Kids
La Escuelita Great Room
1050 2nd Avenue
5:30pm – Rally
6:00pm – board meeting starts
Join teachers, parents, and students to tell the OUSD School Board to Stop the Cuts to Kids. The OUSD School Board is considering mid year cuts to our schools. Students are the center of everything we do. Education essentials are needed to empower students to achieve excellence.
Host: Oakland Education Association
3. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, A Vigil for Harvey
Harvey Milk Plaza
2401 Market St.
The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting our annual Vigil for Harvey Milk.
Join us on the anniversary of Harvey’s assassination as we honor our hero, his legacy, and the decades of community activism that has followed in his wake.
There will be a short speaking program from legacy club members and community leaders. Then we will also open the mic for folks who would like to say a few words, then have a short candlelit walk to the spot of Harvey’s camera shop, now the HRC store. From there, we will head to The Mix for a mixer of our own.
Tuesday, November 28
4. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Report Back From Puerto Rico
Multicultural Community Center
MLK Jr. Student Union – UC Berkeley
2495 Bancroft Way, Suite 229
Two months have passed since Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico, leaving island residents scraping for survival. To date less than half 46.6 percent of Puerto Rico have power and over a third of the island is still without access to clean water.
Betsabe Castro and Pablo Parades Burgos will share photos from their recent humanitarian aid trips to post hurricane Puerto Rico and discuss current conditions, share stories of the response and the relief work, and situate this destruction within the context of climate change, colonialism and disaster capitalism.
Scroll down the FB page to see announcement.
5. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) – Holiday Card Party
1540 Market St., Ste. 490
Join us to send holiday well wishes to people we visit inside California women’s prisons. All are welcome!
6. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Fight for Medicare For All
155 Grand Ave.
New Member Orientation 6-7pm
The Fight for Medicare For All 7-8:30
Our country’s healthcare system is in crisis. There are 28 million uninsured people in this country, with many more underinsured and still more saddled with crushing medical debt. Meanwhile, insurance company CEOs take home an average of $20 million per year, working to maximize their profits and producing enormous social costs along the way. Insurance companies have stood between ordinary people and the care they need for too long, and it’s time to get together and do something about it.
Join East Bay DSA to learn about how you can get involved in the fight for Medicare for All alongside friends, neighbors, and organized healthcare workers
We’ll hear from National Nurses United Director Michael Lighty about what’s going on with SB-562 and Bernie’s Medical for All Bill, and talk local and national strategy with DSA National Political Committee Member Jeremy Gong and Jacobin Staff Writer Meagan Day.
Hosts: East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
7. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Deport ICE: Report on Oakland ICE Raid With OPD Part 2
Oakland City Hall
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plz, Room 5330
After the strong showing in Oakland on November 14, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf and OPD chief Anne Kirkpatrick got nervous and pulled a fast one, scheduling a special council agenda item on November 28 to discuss the ICE Raid and consider an OPD request for total impunity to work with HSI/ICE going forward – before the public hearing on December 5th – and before CM Kaplan and Brook’s resolution for non-cooperation with ICE can be heard. The Bay Area needs to respond.
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
Hosts: The Day We Fight Back, Restore the Fourth SF Bay Area, Oakland Privacy, StopWatching.Us, Asian American Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Media Alliance
8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Planning Meeting – Walk for Life Counter-Demonstration
3543 18th Street
On Saturday, January 27th, the “Walk for Life” is returning to San Francisco, bringing thousands from across the West Coast to descend on San Francisco and call for an end to abortion rights.
San Francisco has a proud history of countering their regressive message, protecting clinics in the Bay Area, and fighting for reproductive justice everywhere. Everyone is invited to come together to organize a counter-demonstration
Hosts: International Socialist Org. – Northern California
Wednesday, November 29
9. Wednesday, 9:00am – 12 Noon, Pack the Court to Free Floricel (Round 4)
630 Sansome St.
The court has delayed and rescheduled Floricel’s bond hearing multiple times over the last two months!
Though Floricel is a great candidate for Asylum, due to her previous deportation order at the border when she was fleeing violence in her home country, she qualifies for Withholding Only – an immigration form of relief which is harder to prove. For this reason, Floricel’s bond hearing is her strongest opportunity to reunite with her children and spend Christmas with them. Join community and faith leaders to pack the court and stand in solidarity with Floricel and her children.
If you can’t make it to Floricel’s hearing, here are other ways you can support:
1 – Donate! Her children are struggling on their own and don’t count with the resources to pay for the bond:Bit.ly/freefloricel
2 – Take a selfie with a poster #FreeFloricel and upload it on FB.
3 – Spread the word with all your networks
Host: Free Floricel
10. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, UC Berkeley, National Walkout / Rally to Save Higher Ed
10 am gather at Anthony Hall to make signs, have breakfast, and perform outreach about the bill.
We join in solidarity with graduate students nationwide to oppose the GOP tax plan. The tax plan targets higher education by taxing tuition waivers as income, drastically increasing the amount we pay in taxes and locking out continuing and future grads who can’t afford the cost.
At 12pm on Wednesday 11/29, join together with grads, undergrads, faculty, staff, and community members at Sproul Steps. Bring a sign, bring a friend, and come ready to make some noise!
Hosts: UC Berkeley Student Workers Union, UAW 2865, and UAW 5810
11. 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).
If it rains vigil will be below – downstairs.
Themes vary weekly. Come flier with us!
Fliers are provided.
12. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Open Mic & Film Showing: RACE: Stories from the Tenderloin
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Free; Food & Drinks provided.
Join Steven Sanchez, NAKA Dance Theater and ABD/Skywatchers for open mic performances by the Skywatchers Ensemble followed by the premiere of Steven Sanchez’s short documentary film about the artistic process for RACE: Stories from the Tenderloin
Steven Sanchez is a Chicanx activist-filmmaker who is dedicated to supporting social justice movements and building stronger communities through cultural work
NAKA Dance Theater was commissioned by San Francisco-based Dancers’ Group, and worked with ABD Productions/Skywatchers to produce RACE: Stories from the Tenderloin a performance work that provides artistic commentary on the disturbing trend of pushing poor and homeless people out of their cities in the name of entertainment and profit
13. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Year-end DIY Community Meeting
4799 Shattuck Ave.
6:00pm – doors open – Pizza, drinks provided
7:00pm Meeting promptly begins.
As the anniversary of the fire fast approaches, Safer DIY Spaces and Oakland Warehouse Coalition would very much like to check in with you, our community, to summarize what we’ve witnessed over the last year during our efforts to halt displacement, improve building safety, shore up DIY tenants’ rights, and fix a broken event permitting process.
New resources are slated to become available to aid struggling spaces
There will be no breakout groups for this event. After the event, members of Safer DIY Spaces and Oakland Warehouse Coalition will be available for consultations with anyone needing assistance.
Info / Agenda: https://www.facebook.com/events/161194871290930/
Thursday, November 30
14. Thursday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Rally at Wells Fargo: Divest From KXL & Dirty Pipelines! (Rally)
Wells Fargo Headquarters
464 California St.
Join us as we rally at Wells Fargo’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand that they divest from Keystone XL and other dirty pipelines. We will be delivering the tens of thousands of letters and divestment pledges from across the country to their doorstep, and we will make it clear that our movement will only grow louder and stronger if Wells Fargo fails to act now.
Big banks like Wells Fargo help fund the companies behind dangerous fossil fuel pipelines — like Keystone XL, Line 3, and Dakota Access — that threaten Indigenous rights, the climate, and communities. If your money is invested with Wells Fargo and other Wall Street banks like them, it can be helping to fund these harmful projects that may not align with your values
Wells Fargo has an opportunity to move away from the financial and reputational risks of supporting dirty pipelines. This week, the preferred route for Keystone XL was rejected and another route was advanced — one that TransCanada, the company behind the project, has called unworkable. This pipeline has already been stopped and delayed for nearly a decade, and we will continue to fight back no matter what happens. Wells Fargo and others continue to loan billions of dollars to TransCanada, including two loans totaling $1.5 billion that are up for renewal this December.
This is a clear opportunity for Wells Fargo to cut off these loans and end its investments in tar sands projects.
Hosts: Sunflower Alliance, ClimateTruth.orgAction, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, Alliance for Climate Education
15. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Origami Modules and Visual Art by Incarcerated Individuals
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Ste, 290
Opening Reception with performance by Heiwa Taiko
FREE – Open to the public —
November 30, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Artists from inside San Quentin prison share their origami and other visual art as an important way to stay connected across prison walls. This self-expressive and healing practice has been ongoing since 2012, when instructor Jun Hamamoto first asked prisoners in support of global unity and world peace to fold origami to be placed on the World Tree of Hope.
16. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Immigration Town Hall: Oakland
975 7th Street
Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, CAIR and City Councilmember McElhaney for a Town Hall to discuss our community’s issues, with free legal screenings by immigration attorneys.
17. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Art for Abortion Access
The Back Room
1984 Bonita Avenue
$10 for UC/CSU students (need school ID) ***venmo/cash at the door***
$25 for non-students ***purchase via Eventbrite, see link***
Light snacks provided
Make unique & inspiring arts and crafts to support CA students’ access to ALL reproductive health services! Listen to an awe-inspiring guest speakers, including 2 healthcare providers from Planned Parenthood and a local comedian, discuss reproductive justice! Share your own #RightToAccess story! Most importantly, learn about Senate Bill 320, The College Student Right to Access Act, which would require all CA public university health centers to provide medication abortion services!
18. Thursday, 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Second Annual Bears for Palestine Gala
2475 Bancroft Way
Doors open 5:30pm
$20 – $230
Theme is: “Heroes of the Revolution: Palestinian Women” and we will be donating our proceeds to the Birzeit University Female Leadership Initative. The Female Leader Initiative aims to recognize female students for their leadership roles on and off campus. It targets female students from all majors who not only maintain a high GPA, but are also in need and active in their communities.
19. Thursday, 6:45pm – 8:45pm, Beyond the Bomb Bay Area Activist Training – Fight Nuclear War
1833 Page St.
Grassroots movements have their work cut out for them in the next 3 years. The Trump administration has escalated the nuclear threat in ways the country hasn’t seen in decades by continuing to flaunt the launch of a nuclear war with North Korea, rescinding the Iran Deal, and supporting increasing the nuclear arsenal for the first time in nearly half a century.
It’s crucial we build a movement for a world without nuclear war or weapons that’s ready to defend what we’ve won and fight for our future. Beyond the Bomb is organizing in cities across the country for mayors, councilmembers, and governors to demand Congress control the President’s ability to use a nuclear weapon whenever.
A training for community and student leaders in the Bay area to train on organizing skills, learn how to plug into the fight locally, and meet fellow activists.
20. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Lauren Markham discusses her book The Far Away Brothers
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
$5-10 suggested donation to support Revolution Books
Lauren Markham will read from her book, The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, the true story of teenagers, Ernesto and Raul Flores, identical twins, who flee the violence in their home country of El Salvador, a country which was torn apart by a 12 year U.S. backed civil war. This book is especially timely since the Trump/Pence fascist regime has demonized immigrants, making life a nightmare for millions who fear detention, deportation, and being torn from their loved ones. Thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed the border, leaving behind their families and their countries. This is a story of two of those children, the family they left behind, their dangerous journey and their life in the U.S. Lauren Markam is a writer and works at a high school for immigrant youth. “The Far Away Brothers is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham brings people and places to rumbling life.” The New York Times
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SAVE the DATE
Execution of Mario Woods
Saturday, December 2, 2017
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
3rd and Armstrong
March to site where Mario was executed
Join Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice 4 Mario Woods as we gather on the anniversary day where Mario Woods was senselessly executed by San Francisco Police.
Gather by 3:30pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on 3rd St. in the Bayview SF, after which we will march to the site where Mario was executed. We will memorialize Mario’s life and gather to show solidarity with Mario’s mother and family, and to show the city of San Francisco that we will NEVER forget and never stop seeking justice.
Justice for all victims of police violence