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A. Implementation of ‘shock doctrine’ in Puerto Rico denounced (January 26, 2018)
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B. ICE tracking license plates using Bay Area company’s technology (January 26, 2018)
C. Nine Humanitarian Activists Face Federal Charges After Leaving Water for Migrants in the Arizona Desert
D. Indictments have been made against Hillary, Obama, Soros, Cheney, Bush and many morefor 9/11 in a Nevada state court. (From Pat Gray)
Monday, January 29 – Wednesday, January 31
Monday, January 29
1. Monday, 12Noon – 1:30pm, Gender Politics and Freedom Dreams During the United Farm Worker Movement
UC Berkeley Labor Center
2521 Channing Way
book talk with Christian Paiz, Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
Absent in farmworker historiographies are the voices of farmworker women who speak of patriarchal and racialized exploitation in post World War II California. For many, patriarchal power originated in domestic violence, strict gender roles and autonomy-denying social conditions. Using original oral interviews, this presentation foregrounds the patriarchal relations within the Mexican farmworker community, and traces its implications for the historiography on farmworker unionization in the 1960s and 1970s. More specifically, it argues for a direct confrontation with Mexican patriarchy so as to trace the racialized, gendered and classed power relations in California’s agricultural countryside. It further argues that only by engaging in this confrontation can we understand farmworker women’s experiences and recognize their political visions during the United Farm Worker Movement.
ICE is still planning massive raids targeting the Bay Area that could start anytime in the next few weeks. It’s on us to STOP these attacks on our immigrant sisters and brothers. Last Thursday we gathered outside ICE headquarters, and some people did non-violent civil disobedience to block ICE vehicles. But much more is needed!
Earlier this month ICE raided 7-11 stores across the country and arrested immigrant rights leaders. Now they are preparing for a major sweep in the Bay Area to deport more than “1,500 undocumented people,” and “conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites.” Thousands of human beings torn from their lives and loved ones! And the Department of (in)Justice is even considering arresting and prosecuting mayors and other public officials responsible for Sanctuary policies. THIS MUST BE STOPPED! When you attack immigrants, you are attacking us all!
In the coming days and weeks we will carry out political, non-violent actions to prevent these attacks on our immigrant brothers and sisters as we call upon the entire country to stand with us in resistance.
The mission of accompaniment is to build an intergenerational, cross-class, multiracial and multilingual team that walks prayerfully and compassionately with those who are facing deportation, living homeless in our rich city, or resisting exploitation by unfair bosses or landlords.
Come learn how to show up for for specific accompaniment events, such as court hearings, INS check-ins, or visits to detention centers. We will hear stories from those who have been accompanied and those who have provided accompaniment.
Action away from Bay Area:
4. Monday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, & Tuesday,1/30 – 6:00am – 8:00am, Occupy Beale AFB: Abolish Armed Drones!
Vigil 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Wheatland Gate, Intersection of S. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.
Dinner at local Marysville restaurant with celebration of Shirley Osgood’s Birthday.
And Peace Camping at Main Gate afterwards, 4675 N. Beale Rd.
(Parking at end of N. Beale Rd.)
Tuesday, January 30
Vigil 6:00 to 8:00 AM, Main Gate, 4675 N. Beale Rd.
Optional Breakfast, Debriefing and Future Planning in Marysville afterwards
Join us in the Circle of Life! We will stand in defense of the right of our muslim and non-muslim brothers and sisters to live safe from the harm of U.S. hellfire drone missiles, perpetual wars, and U.S. Occupation. DEMILITARIZE!
Chico: Chris Nelson 530-345-7590
Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution to protect our coast from offshore drilling and fracking/
On January 31, the struggle continues. Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi will mark her 17th birthday behind bars – as the next Israeli military court hearing is convened against her. Ahed is one of 360 Palestinian children in Israeli prison and nearly 6,200 total Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. As her birthday approaches, take action to stand with Ahed and demand her freedom and that of her fellow imprisoned Palestinians!
Organized the Palestine Action Network
Fingerprints over Frisco! San Francisco’s People’s Poet Tony Robles reads from his new book of short stories and poems Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike, a collection that honors the Frisco Five Hunger Strikers and those who fight to keep the soul of San Francisco intact through activism, art and day to day survival. “Make no mistake, this is an important compilation. They are masterful, unpretentious, and expressive of the dreams and aspirations we all share” says Neeli Cherkovski, poet and biographer of Charles Bukowski. This collection follows 2015’s Cool Don’t Live Here No More–A letter to San Francisco, poems and short stories from a native son of the city. Joining Tony will be poets Kayvan Zahiri and Jackie Ramos.
A book sale and signing will follow the readings.
The Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association and its sponsors invite you to join us for a film screening of “Deported,” a five-part documentary series on NBC Asian American Presents. Q&A with Director Sahra V. Nguyen and the Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus legal team, will follow. The panel will discuss the recent targeting of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees by ICE and the struggles faced by this community.
For too long, the San Francisco Police Officers Association (the police union) has taken hardline stances and used inflammatory tactics that destroy trust between residents and police. It has blocked or delayed common-sense reforms—like the city’s improved use-of-force policy—and has publicly attacked police accountability champions—including elected officials, prominent athletes like Colin Kaepernick, and its own police members. Unlike other unions focused on wages and benefits and reasonable working conditions for their employees, the SFPOA has used labor law to exert an enormous influence on public policy and public safety.
Right now, the SFPOA is negotiating a new labor agreement with the city. The city must not approve a new contract increasing police officer pay and benefits unless the SFPOA agrees to respect our values and increase public safety. The SFPOA shouldn’t be allowed to use its bargaining power to make San Francisco less safe.
We are a growing and diverse coalition of San Franciscans who care deeply about police accountability and community safety. We want to ensure the present negotiations of the SFPOA’s new labor contract reflects our values and our community’s need for safety. To influence these negotiations, we must act now before the contract is finalized by June 2018.
Ijeoma Oluo in Conversation with Denise Boston: So You Want to Talk About Race?
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
Pre-registration – $10
Members – $8
At the Door – $15
In her new book, So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America. She addresses head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word.
Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, So You Want to Talk About Race answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.
12. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, A Discussion of the essay from Bob Avakian: “Three Alternative Worlds”
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Is socialism better wages and healthcare? Or a radical rupture with ALL forms of exploitation and oppression, where not only are basic needs met, but society is characterized by the conscious expression and initiative of the masses of people – a transition to communism?