UPDATES ~ ALERT ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS fr. Monday, Jan. 8 – Wednesday Jan. 10 am (from Adrienne Fong)

Next Announcements will be posted late Tuesday, Jan. 9th. Have info in by 8:00am. 

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on Events! This is a JUSTICE issue

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


A. Moon calls sex slavery deal ‘wrong’ (January 5, 2018)


B. Thousands Of Black People Given 90 Days To Leave Israel Or Face Prison (December 31, 2017)


C. 20 groups that advocate boycotting Israel will now be denied entry (January 7, 2018)


D. US Seen Airlifting ISIS Leaders to Safety to Reconstitute America’s Proxy Army in Syria (January 4, 2018)


ALERT – Petition: Act Now: Stop Trump’s Offshore Drilling Disaster!


     President Trump’s Interior Department announced plans to open up oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States marine waters, putting more than 100 million offshore acres under imminent threat from the Trump administration and Big Oil. The administration is legally required to seek public input on this dirty plan, so we all have to weigh in.


Monday, Jan. 8 – Wednesday Jan. 10 (early morning) 

Monday, January 8

1. Monday, 6:30pm, Legal Observing Training (for 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over King Day Weekend

Berkeley Law
215 Bancroft, Room 100

2. Monday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum, How Bay Area Service Workers Can Gain Power From Tech Boom and Low Unemployment Rate 

SEIU Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave.


 Gifford Hartman, an adult educator, labor trainer, working class historian, and has been a rank-and-file militant in various industries (organized by the SEIU, ILWU and IWW)​,​ and presently teaches EFL/ESL in the unorganized adult education sector. He is a founding member of the Global Supply Chains Study/Research Group

Ever notice all the HELP WANTED or NOW HIRING signs in windows of service industry establishments — like cafes, restaurant, bars, stores and shops — throughout the Bay Area? The current unemployment rate in San Francisco is 2.3%, its at an all-time historical low. The causes are various, but it’s clearly due to the tech boom and astronomically high housing costs creating a massive labor shortage.

This situation gives workers an incredible amount of power, which has largely gone untapped. This inquiry draws on participants​’ own employment situation, borrowing from Beverly Silver’s ideas of workplace power (from her monumental book Forces of Labor), to find ways to leverage this condition — of low unemployment and high demand — to the advantage of the working class.

Examples will be given in the presentation.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/06/18805714.php 

3. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Help Plan 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over King Day Weekend 

ACCE Action
2501 International Blvd., Suite D

96 Hours of #NonCompliance Over #King Day Weekend

Bay Area! For the fourth year in a row, for #96hours over the King Day Weekend, the Anti Police-Terror Project calls our comrades into the streets to stand in solidarity and say no to white supremacy, say no to state sponsored terror, say no to development over people, say no to misogyny, say no to homophobia and transphobia, say no to the targeting of immigrants, say no to the targeting of Muslims. We call on you to join us and show the Trump-Schaff Regimes that WE WILL NOT COMPLY with their corporate agenda.

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Current asks:

·   Friday afternoon demonstration for womxn’s empowerment and liberation from sexual violence, is currently seeking musicians, speakers, and anyone else interested in helping put together a noise demo.

·   Solidarity with Durham is interested in organizing a light projection to accompany solidarity action, as trials for 11 charged with toppling the confederate statue start 1/11

·   Media/Comms – researchers, graphic designers, videographer volunteers – contact aptpinfo@gmail.com

·   March committee – volunteers for accessibility-related needs, food/water distribution, outreach, and art building

·   SURJ – volunteers for the billboard demo on Friday morning

·   Join, share and invite your friends to the event page March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy

Current offers of resources/assistance: 

·   Indybay is currently seeking photography and offering to contribute photography for the actions.

·   Evaluate What You Tolerate willing to help coordinate a street blockade, possibly with music

·   Interfaith For Black Lives is coordinating interfaith support of actions

·   Media/Comms – contact aptpinfo@gmail.com for publicity support for your actions

·   Digital security trainings – gauging interest, contact Camille from Lucy Parsons lab

·   Art/painting – local artist Dakota

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A message from the National Lawyers Guild:

The NLG have asked that anyone planning a demo/action, even a secret one, reach out to them to ensure legal support.

    415-285-1011 FROM JAIL ONLY

    415-909-4NLG OUTSIDE CALLS

We call upon groups large and small, well-established or brand new, to plan your own action(s) within a commonframework:

On Friday, January 12, 2018, we are calling for actions that focus on State-Sponsored Violence.
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, we are calling for actions that focus on Housing.
On Sunday January 14, 2018, we are calling for actions that focus on Indigenous/International Solidarity.
On Monday, January 15, 2018, we reclaim MLK Day.
Our #96hours culminates with a mass mobilization, and we ask everyone to come together for the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March through the streets of Oakland. 

Spokescouncil schedule of meetings:

we call upon both individuals and groups in our community (whether you’re planning an action or not) to come together in a series of spokescouncil meetings in order to coordinate and support the many actions that will be planned:

Monday 1/8 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 1/10 7:00 – 9:30 pm
(separate Facebook events will be posted for each meeting)

Host: Anti Police-Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024513577701947/

Tuesday, January 9 

4. Tuesday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, Demand a Fair San Francisco Mayoral Election and Succession

In front of:

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

– Email your Supervisor now: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/sf-needs-open-democratic-process-for-next-mayor?source=direct_link
– Gather at 12:00 p.m. in front of City Hall
– Speak during Public Comment, sometime after 2:00p.m. in the Board of Supervisors meeting

Demand a Fair Mayoral Election and Succession
Stand up for fair elections and separation of powers, and come together to fight for democracy and transparency.

Whoever is the SF Mayor for the next six months will have the potential to sway our June Mayoral election, impacting us all for the next two to ten years.

We respectfully demand the Board of Supervisors appoint a “caretaker” interim mayor who will not run in the June 2018 election—through a transparent process, with community input—in order to ensure an equal playing field for all candidates.

Host: San Francisco Progressive Alliance

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/01/07/18805722.php

5. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Dr. Robert Lustig: The Hacking of the American Mind 

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.

What’s the difference between pleasure and happiness? How does dopamine and serotonin affect your brain? Dr. Lustig will talk about his new book, The hacking of the American mind : the science behind the corporate takeover of our bodies and brains. It’s about how industry uses the science of neuromarketing to manipulate everything from what you eat to how you spend your time.

Book sale / signing

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/30/18805578.php 

6. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Deport iCE: The Resolution to End Cooperation With ICE 

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will debate a resolution from Desley Brooks, Rebecca Kaplan and Noel Gallo to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE, after assistance in an August 16 raid violated the city’s sanctuary policy.

Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid

Host: The Day We Fight Back and 8 Other Organizations

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/758631214332796/

7. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression 

955 7th Street

RSVP: http://www.surjbayarea.org/restore-the-vote-2018-01-09

This workshop will provide the context for the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act of 2018, including essential understanding of voter suppression history in the United States and California. Learn concrete actions you can take over the next several months to help restore voting rights to 162,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California. This effort is led by Initiate Justice.

Host: SURJ Oakland Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/409331822834499/ 

8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Science and Revolution: Presentation on the New Communism 

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.

“Science and Revolution, Why Knowing What’s True Has Everything to Do With Getting Beyond This World of Horrors, A Presentation on the New Communism Developed by Bob Avakian.” Presenter: Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC

Bob Avakian is the architect of a whole new framework of human emancipation, the new synthesis of communism. This new synthesis is a continuation of, but also a qualitative leap beyond, and in some important ways a break with, previous communist theory.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/545722339096155/

Wednesday, January 10 

9. Wednesday, 8:30am – 11:30am, Courthouse Rally to Stop Coal Lawsuit

Philip Burton Federal Building
450 Golden Gate Ave.,

8:30am –  Rally outside

10:00am – Hearing on 17th Floor, Courtroom 2 (Judge Chhabria)

Must have government-issued picture ID such as a driver’s license.

Join No Coal in Oakland for a rousing rally before the court hearing that could put an end to developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. We are planning a presence outside the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco at 8:30 a.m. The hearing will begin promptly at 10 a.m.; we encourage No Coal in Oakland supporters to arrive early to participate in our rally and have a good chance of getting a seat in the courtroom.

Wear red T-shirts in the courtroom to show our strength.

OBOT’s, the City of Oakland’s, and Sierra Club/SF Baykeepers’ Motions for Summary Judgment will be heard in the courtroom of US District Judge Vince Chhabria. At this hearing, Judge Chhabria could decide the case and call off the trial if he considers that one side or the other is entitled to prevail as a matter of law. If he decides that a trial is needed, this hearing will be followed by a Pretrial Conference at which the final details of the trial starting on January 16 will be set. 

For more information about the legal issues, see our report at https://nocoalinoakland.info/city-strikes-back-with-msj/,

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1903703666611648/

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Save the Date

4th Annual March to Reclaim King’s

Radical Legacy 

Monday, January 15, 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Meet at:

Oscar Grant Plaza

14th Street & Broadway

(Nr. 12th Street BART)


Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1753494438292045/

Join us for the Fourth Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy….A mass mobilization. We ask everyone to come together for the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March through the streets of Oakland. It’s the culmination of our #96Hoursof Direct Action.

This year’s theme is #NonCompliance with the Trump/Schaaf regimes’ corporate agenda. Stay tuned for more info about the march, which will be a family friendly event.

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