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A. Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi (January 1, 2018)
See item # 1
B. Crowded West Bank refugee camp is the most tear-gassed place in the world — Berkeley Law School study(December 30, 2017)
C. Nine Years After Oscar Grant’s Death, His Mother Continues to Speak Out (January 1, 2018)
D. Erica Garner, Activist and Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at 27 ( December 30, 2017)
Rest in Peace and Power ♥ Erica Garner ♥
E. Extreme poverty returns to America (December 21, 2017)
WARNING: The SF Police Officers Association is circulating a petition to place funding for TASERS on the June Ballot –
Please Don’t Sign it!! When the SF Police Commission had hearings on this the community – especially young people came out in mass against TASERS! Four of the seven commissioners did not listen to what the people were saying. Many who are circulating the petition are not informed on the topic and are getting paid for each signature obtained.
TASERS are lethal weapons!!
Wednesday, January 3 – Monday, January 8
Wednesday, January 3
1. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PEACE VIGIL – Focus this week: #Ahed Tamini & Imprisoned Palestinian Children in Israel
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 we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI
Themes vary weekly on local, national and global issues
All are welcomed.
Fliers / Signage are provided.
2. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Help Plan 96-Hours of Non-Compliance Over King Day Weekend
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.
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:
Wednesday 1/3 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday 1/6 1:00 – 3:30 pm
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
Thursday, January 4
3. Thursday. 12Noon – 1:00pm, International Day of Action To Defend Framed Lac-Mégantic Rail-Workers Stop One Person Trains
SF Canadian Consulate
580 California St.
Press Conference & Rally
day of action to defend three USW Canadian railway workers. Locomotive engineer Tom Harding is one of three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railroad employees along with operations manager Jean Demaître and railway traffic controller Richard Labrie who were each charged with 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death in connection with the deadly derailment and explosions at Lac-Mégantic that killed 47 people. As a direct results of the elimination of crews leading to a one person crew, this disaster was man made by the corporations which are eliminating railway safety protections and who control the politicians. The Canadian government in fact like the US government is controlled by these same rail bosses who are only interested in more profits at the cost of lives, communities and the environment.
Increasing rail wrecks and explosions throughout North American are endangering workers, members of the community and creating havoc. These so called “accidents” around the world are a direct result of deregulation, privatization and the attack on transportation workers and their unions.
The scheme to blame the workers for these disasters is a cynical ploy to shift the real responsibility for the growing number of transportation catastrophes taking place in North America and in country after country.
We call for the dropping of charges and for the real criminals who are the executives of MMA and the government officials to be prosecuted for endangering the community and the workers.
Host: Rail Workers United & Workers Solidarity Action Network
Friday, January 5
4. Friday, 3:00pm, Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants
SF Federal Building
90 7th Street
The Trump administration is threatening to remove Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Syrians, and Haitians and send them back to situations of life-threatening violence. Many came to the U.S. because of wars and natural disasters and have been here for years. Moving TPS will put hundreds of thousands of people at risk fo deportation.
Bay Area Coalition to Save TPS
RENASE- Red Nacional Salvadoreña en el Exterior; AHNCA- Asociaciòn de Hondureños de Norte California; Centro Latino Cuscatlan; Bay Area Chapter Committee in Solidarity of People of El Salvador (CISPES); SF Living Wage Coalition; African Advocacy Network; CARECEN- Central American Resource Center; Immigrant Legal Resource Center; SEIU United Service Workers West; Bay Area TPS Committee; Haiti Action Committee; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement-SF; Faith In Action; East Bay Sanctuary Covenant; Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Info: CISPEs 415-503-0789 firstname.lastname@example.org & https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/16/18805335.php
Saturday, January 6
5. Saturday, 11:00am – 1:30pm, Self Defense Training
2501 International Blvd.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL.
We will be giving an overview of the A.R.M.E.D. Combative System, covering concepts like
• Anatomy Of Intimidation
• Brave Breathing
• Composition Of Fear
• Hunters Mentality vs Hunted/Victim Mentality
Concrete self-defense for concrete conditions. Using the best of classical martial arts and real-world fighting techniques, we equip our students with concrete capabilities for self-defense.
Host: Armed Combatives
6. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, No Eviction w/o Representation Signature-Gathering Mobilization (pick-up petitions)
Democratic Socialist of America Office
350 Alabama St.
Only one month left to gather signatures to stop unfair evictions!
Tenants and activists have already gathered thousands of the signatures needed to put the No Eviction Without Representation Initiative on the San Francisco ballot for June 5, 2018! But we need your help to get the 17 thousand we need!
This historic measure would make SF the first city in California, and the second in the nation, to provide a right to counsel to tenants facing eviction.
Eviction is one of the main indicators of homelessness in our city, and responsible for the mass displacement of many of our neighbors and most vulnerable communities. No one should have to give up their home because they can’t afford a lawyer.
Come at 11 for the festivities, to learn to gather signatures, and turn in petitions, but note that a staff person will be there until 4. If you’ve come before, PLEASE bring your old clipboards and badges to reuse!
Hosts: SF Right to Counsel Committee, Democratic Socialists of America – SF, SF Tenants Union
7. Saturday, 12Noon – 6:00pm, Refuse Fascism California Student Conference
1590 Bryant St.
CALLING ALL STUDENTS IN CALIFORNIA! Students have played a major role in almost every movement for social and political change and this is needed now more than ever.
Are you tired of the Trump/Pence Regime? Are you tired of hearing about human rights and the environment being under attack daily? Tired of hate speech and bigotry filling your campuses and communities? Most importantly are you tired of feeling helpless against a system that seems larger than you?
If any of the above applies to you than join us for this statewide organizing conference. This conference is part of the Refuse Fascism national tour, in the Bay Area Jan. 5-10.
8, Saturday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Help Plan 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over Kind Day Weekend
2501 International Blvd., Suite D
See item #2 for details
9. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, City Rising: Public Land for Public Good
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Free – Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-rising-public-land-for-public-good-tickets-41373122122
join First Congregational Church of Oakland and KCET City Rising for a screening of the new documentary special, CITY RISING, examining gentrification in California, followed by a discussion about the use of Public Land in Oakland.
The multi-platform documentary series shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States that have disproportionately impacted and continue to impact marginalized communities. The film follows the journey of California communities that are fighting displacement and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state.
Following the film, a group of local advocates from the Citywide Anti-Displacement Network will speak about the work they are doing to end displacement in Oakland.
10. Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Walk a Mile Storytelling by Marginalized People
Oakland Women’s Center
2811 Adeline St.
$20. Ticket info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-a-mile-storytelling-by-marginalized-people-tickets-41033926579?aff=es2
Join Women’s March Oakland and Spirit of Oakland as we “Walk a Mile” or attempt to by learning a few empathetic listening tools. Popular Storytelling host Ted Lee will set the stage as people living in encampments share their stories.
Each giving season people routinely feed the homeless but not so much after. This season we will dine together as organizations like Feed the People and Alpha Omega Foundation share their stories of trial and triumph in serving meals daily and securing land to build shelters. This will serve to empower us with information to help or at least no longer harm systemically marginalized communities in our society.
Sunday, January 7
11. Sunday, 10:00am – 11:00am, 1Y + 9M, Life of Luis Celebration with Rosca de Reyes
Altar at Shotwell & 19th Streets
HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! This is an important year for the family of Luis Góngora Pat! Gascón needs to make the right decision and the civil trial starts Oct. 22nd. We would like to start off the year right by breaking bread with you. Rosca de Reyes to be precise! See you on Sunday the 7th at the altar.
12. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Demonstration First Aid For People with Medical Experience
RSVP for location: email@example.com
RN? MD? NP? PA? Paramedic? Student of one of the above?
Want to put your skills to use but not sure about the specifics?
Don’t believe the hype around the “Alt -Left”, and want to keep those fighting fascism safer in the streets? Excited to participate in the 96 hours of action for MLK day but not sure how to best plug in and be helpful?
Come to a street/community medic training happening in Oakland for folks with medical training to use their medical knowledge in the street and other emergency situations. In moments when we are so intensely under attack, the need to keep each other safe becomes even more heightened.
No street/protest first-aid experience is necessary, just a desire to bring your medical knowledge outside of the 4 walls of the clinic/hospital.
The training will be participatory: primarily hands on practice. We will cover scene safety, chemical weapons, penetrating wounds, blunt trauma and other timely scenarios.
13. Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Mass Meeting with the Refuse Fascism National Tour
1590 Bryant St.
Nearly one year after the 2017 presidential inauguration, it is clear that Refuse Fascism’s initial analysis was right: the Trump/Pence regime is a fascist regime, and it will destroy millions of lives soon, ultimately humanity and the planet itself, if it is not driven from power. Since the Muslim ban, since Charlottesville, since the threats of “fire and fury” against North Korea, many have woken up to the reality and imminence of this danger.
While millions of people want Trump and Pence gone, they haven’t acted in a commensurate way. Why is this? What has been holding people back from taking to the streets? What is the role of the Democratic leadership in keeping this regime in power? What can we do to break the silence of normalization and give people a way to make real change?
These are some of the questions we’ll discuss at a mass meeting with the Refuse Fascism NATIONAL TOUR! Volunteers will travel to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York to organize and strengthen Refuse Fascism, and this meeting is your chance to hear a presentation and engage in discussion with national representatives of the organization working to stop Trump and Pence.
Hosts: Refuse Fascism Bay Area
Monday, January 8
14. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Help Plan 96 Hours of Non-Compliance Over Kind Day Weekend
2501 International Blvd., Suite D
See item #2 for details