UPDATES~ALERT~ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sunday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 20 (from Adrienne Fong)

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 

UPDATES:

Say Her Name: Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Politician Who Fought for Women and the Poor, Was Killed. Her Death Sparked Protests Across Brazil

https://www.theroot.com/say-her-name-marielle-franco-a-brazilian-politician-w-1823812564?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=The_Root_facebook

VIRAL VIDEO: North Carolina student is only one from school to participate in Walkout day (March 15, 2018)

http://abc11.com/viral-video-nc-student-participates-in-walkout-day-alone/3216781/

‘A badge of honor’: Some Chicago-area students are getting disciplined for walking out to protest gun violence(March 16, 2018)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/downers-grove/news/ct-met-downers-grove-high-schools-protesters-detention-20180316-story.html

   To call the school: their number is 630-719-5860 Christian School to tell them not to punish children for protesting murder.

Eric Reid says owners haven’t signed him because of protests

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22783800/free-agent-safety-eric-reid-says-protests-national-anthem-keeping-finding-new-team 

ALERT: Support Hasta Muerte Coffee Shop & other progressive establishments. 

Hasta Muerta Coffee Shop
2701 Fruitvale Ave.
Oakland

Fascists were outside Hasta Muerte, a latinx collectively owned coffee shop  earlier this a.m. Hasta Muerte has asked for support until they close at 2pm; Community People showed up. The shop has received attention and an outpouring of community support after being targeted for refusing to provide service to the police in the interest of keeping themselves and their community safe. Show up if you can and let that support be on going!

Alert from: Causa Justa Just Cause

 Please support this coffee shop.

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday – CLOSED

Article:

 https://m.eastbayexpress.com/WhatTheFork/archives/2018/03/12/oakland-community-floods-hasta-muerte-coffee-with-support-amid-controversy-over-police-officers

UPDATE @ 12:45pm:

Nazis @ Oakland Farmers Market this morning. Expected @ Revolution Books Berkeley this afternoon. See item #5

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday, March 19 – Tuesday, March 20

+ one early Wednesday announcememt 

Sunday, March 19

1. Sunday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Demonstration for Efrin / Halabja

Meet at: 

BART Station
Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Riseup4Afrin Stop Afrin Genocide
Remembering the Halabja Massacre

Yesterday
Thirty years ago, on March 16, 1988, the regime of then-President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, committed one of the worst atrocities of the modern era: the murder by poison gas of thousands of civilians in the Kurdish-Iraqi town of Halabja.

Today
Massacre in Afrin: Civilians killed in Turkish airstrike

Host: California Kurdish Community Center

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/331396120685593/

2. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, March Monthly Branch Meeting 

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.
SF

12:15pm, COME EARLY for a delicious home-cooked Lunch, served for donation.

Among the topics to be discussed are development of an anti-fascist rapid response network, the Freedom Socialist campaign for U.S. senate in Washington state, plans for a study group on Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution, and evaluation of a Black History month film showing of “I Am Not Your Negro.”

The Freedom Socialist Party is a feminist, working-class organization with people of many races, nationalities, sexual orientations and ages. We are activists and educators fighting for an end to all capitalist exploitation and oppression.

We welcome your participation!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/203365683753722/

3. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Potluck & Study Group: Outrage & Optimism 

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

The women’s movement has often been divided over the question of confronting racism and imperialism. Large sections of the women’s movement are co-opted by the Democratic and Republican elites to justify their reactionary policies targeting poor and working women at home and abroad.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation’s women’s magazine, “Breaking the Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation,” presents a revolutionary perspective on the women’s movement which responds to other trends in the women’s movement who promote racist and imperialist agendas not only through outrage but through action. We know that the answer to the oppression women face is to build a stronger, anti-racist, anti-imperialist movement to uproot the source of women’s oppression: capitalism.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/588679631482497/ 

4. Sunday, 4:00pm PT; 7:00pm ET, National Organizing Call: “End the Wars At Home And Abroad 

It is necessary to register. We invite all peace, justice and environmental organizations to have their representative on this call.

Please click here to register for the call

During our first call, on which we had 68 people representing groups from across the country, we agreed to have regional actions on the weekend of April 14 & 15. Since that conference call, actions have been called for the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC and Atlanta. There are also some local areas that are not close to these regional centers that will be having actions.

All actions, endorsers, some flyers and other information can be found on the web site of our Spring Action 2018 Coalition: http://springaction2018.org.

5. Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Emergency program: Why do fascist want to burn down REVOLUTION BOOKS 

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

Featuring Andy Zee,  Spokesperson for Revolution Books and Co-initiator, RefuseFascism.org

Why do fascists want to burn down REVOLUTION BOOKS – a place about knowing and radically changing the whole world?

Three futures are sharply posed: fascism consolidating in the world’s most powerful country with echoes internationally; the system that has given rise to fascism once again; and the potential for a radically different and better world. Revolution Books is the political, intellectual, and cultural center of a movement for an actual revolution to bring about that better world.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/13/18807366.php

Monday, March 19 

 6. Monday, 8:00am – 12Noon, No Tar Sands in San Francisco Bay

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St.
SF

Protect the Water – Join Idle No More SF Bay to say NO TAR SANDS IN OUR BAY!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a permit to the Phillips 66 Refinery for the Refinery Expansion Project. This is the first part of a project leading the refinery to process more Alberta tar sands and bring in over 93 oil tankers a year filled with tar sands (also called oil sands or dilbit). Tar sands are impossible to completely clean up when accidents occur.

The issuing of the permit came as a complete surprise. The groups working on stopping this permit had no idea that a DEIR had been put out for public comment which resulted in the only comment coming from Phillips 66.

Oil tankers spill. This would be a disaster in our beautiful bay. Join your Indigenous water protectors and land defenders to protect and defend the Bay!

Feel free to make your own signs – suggestions: No Tar Sands in SF Bay, Transparency in BAAQMD, Can’t Clean Up Tar Sands, Save the Bay, No Phillips 66 Expansion, No Phillips 66 Wharf Expansion, We Are Here To Protect The Bay, No Tar Sands Oil Tankers, Stand Up to Big Oil, Tar Sands: Keep It In The Ground

Hosts: Idle No More SF Bay, Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486616894780693/

7. Monday, 6:15pm, Meet with HOMEY youth and Precita Eyes in creating a beautiful mural for Amilcar! 

HOMEY
2217 Mission St. (18th & Mission)
SF

Join the youth from HOMEY and Precita Eyes in discussions about the mural. Listen to what the mural means to the youth from HOMEY, and throw out ideas of your own!

Here’s a flyer.  

The mural will link Amilcar’s family in Guatemala with our fight here for justice in San Francisco. It will powerfully tell what Amilcar’s story means both to the youth from HOMEY and to us.

All are welcomed!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/884372491687477/

8. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Public Meeting with EMPOWER: a Thai Sex Worker Collective 

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland

Presenters Include:
Four Women from Empower
Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes

Empower Foundation is a sex workers collective in Thailand which for 30 years has been promoting rights and opportunities for sex workers, especially access to education, health and legal advocacy. Over the years 50,000 sex workers have passed through including migrant women from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from sex workers as well as from grassroots women in the Global South who are organizing for survival across different sectors of society.

The English Collective of Prostitutes is a UK based group, founded in 1975, which helps sex workers defend themselves against unjust charges and spearheads campaigns for decriminalization, safety, and for resources so that sex workers can leave sex work if and when they want.

US PROStitutes Collective is a Bay Area based organization, founded in 1982, which won parity for sex workers in compensation claims and with others got policies establishing immunity from arrest for sex workers reporting violence.

Sponsored by Global Women’s Strike/Bay Area, GWS Oni Collective, In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project, US PROStitutes Collective and Women of Color/GWS.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/22/18806923.php

9. Monday, 7:00pm, Planning meeting for: End the Wars at Home & Abroad Spring 2018 Action 

Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

Rally and March are for April 15, 2018

Join us to rally and march to end wars at home and abroad.

Gather at 11 AM at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Rally at 11:30 AM
March to Oscar Grant Plaza at 12:30 PM
Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, 14th and Broadway at 1:30 PM
Speakers and program TBD

Host: End the Wars at Home & Abroad Spring 2018 Action

Info / Endorse: https://www.facebook.com/events/187473998692994/?active_tab=about 

Tuesday, March 20 

10. Tuesday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Equinox: Prayer Ceremony and Save the Shellmound

1900 4th Street

Berkeley 

ALERT: The campaign to #SaveTheShellmound is escalating, and your support is needed now. Ohlone families are maintaining their resolve to defend the West Berkeley Shellmound burial ground and sacred site. But cynical developers looking to buy and build on this priceless land are now trying to use a new law, SB35, to expedite approval in 90 days — under the guise of affordable ($80k/yr income) housing.

“Blake Griggs plans to construct a 260-unit apartment complex, half of which would be affordable to households earning 80 percent of area median income, which is $80,400 for a family of four.”

Blake Griggs Properties needs to understand that their divide-and-conquer tactics will not work. Community is asked now to send a strong, clear message that this land is SACRED and off-limits for their development 

***Please come out on the Equinox,*** joining Ohlone leader Corrina Gould and others, to gather in the parking lot on this small part of the larger shellmound.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650042878365730/

11. Tuesday, 1:00pm, Gray Panther Meeting: “Gray Panthers and Women’s History” 

Unitarian Center, Fireside Room
1187 Franklin St.
SF

Conversation among Gray Panthers members and friends on experiences on women’s history. In the face of sexism, misogyny from Washington, there has been resistance to Women’s Marches, the #metoo movement and the successful W. Virginia wildcat teachers strike. 

12. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Demand OPD Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder 

Oakland Police Headquarters
7th & Broadway
Oakland

We’ve all seen the video! How is it that BART police officer Joseph Mateu has not already been charged with the murder of Sahleem Tindle, after he shot the 28 year old in the back three times? OPD is responsible for the investigation of this murder, since it happened outside of BART property, across from West Oakland BART. Join us to demand that OPD do their job and charge Mateu for murder. Arrest him now!

Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. He is now back on the job, after only a two week leave. The family demands: fire, arrest, charge and prosecute Joseph Mateu!

Sponsors: Love Not Blood Campaign, Mothers Fight Back #Justice4Sahleem, & APTP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2555888424635645/

13. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Welcome Water Protector SiouxZ 

Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd.
Oakland

Potluck reception and discussion with Water and Land Protector Vanessa Dundon aka SiouxZ Desbah, and Water Protector Legal Collective, co-sponsored by AIM-West, Intertribal Friendship House, National Lawyers Guild- SF Bay Area Chapter, and Oakland Law Collaborative.

SiouxZ, Diné / Navajo, is a lead plaintiff in a civil rights class action lawsuit challenging the use of fire hoses, explosive grenades, and other violence against the indigenous-led #NoDAPL movement at Standing Rock. A mother of 4, she is also the founder of Missing Flowers: Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Men; an organizer of Honor Life – Protect Bears Ears; and is participating in The Longest Walk 5.3. SiouxZ was shot in the eye while trying to help a journalist to safety during the police attack on water protectors at Backwater Bridge in 2016, and suffered a permanent vision loss. There will also be a legal update from WPLC.

Sponsors: Rachel Lederman and Siouxz Dezbah

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1987599241502971/ 

14. Tuesday, 7:00pm, Navy’s Next Environmental Clean-up Meeting of Treasure Island 

One Avenues of the Palm
Building 1, Administration Building (just inside the main gate)
Treasure Island

For meeting minutes from past meetings and other Treasure Island information, see the Navy’s website:www.bracpmo.navy.mil.  Click on the map and select Former NS Treasure Island in the Prior BRAC dropdown menu.  You can also call and leave a message with your questions about the cleanup (415) 308-1458.

15. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Sunaina Maira: BOYCOTT! The Academy and Justice for Palestine 

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar
Berkeley

Wheelchair accessible

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 OR independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the United States in the past five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? Why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and many others are answered in this short essential book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement’s implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing, and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization, and neoliberal capitalism.

Sunaina Maira has been a leader in the BDS movement, where she is greatly respected for her kindness, insight, maturity, and devotion. These same qualities can be found in her scholarship, as this book shows

Sunaina Maira is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Hosted by Vylma V.

Co-Sponsor: KPFA and  Middle East Children’s

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/15/18807398.php

16. Tuesday, 8:00pm – 10:00pmPSW Day 2: Film Screening: The Wanted 18 

UC Berkeley
179 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley

Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, the Wanted 18 is a 2014 animated documentary that tells a true-life tale of the Palestinian town Beit Sahour in 1988 during the first Intifada.

The film visualizes the matrix of control enacted by the Israeli state. We hope to both highlight and educate ourselves about Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Please come out and be in community! Food and refreshments will be provided.

Sponsor: Bears for Palestine and Students for Justice in Palestine – UC Berkeley

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/172916973354968/

Wednesday, March 21

Early Morning 

Wednesday, 9:00am, #NoJusticeNoDeal- Community gathering and public hearing at City Hall about the POA contract.

Meet outside @ 9:00am

SF City Hall, 2nd Floor Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Right now, San Francisco is negotiating a new contract with the police union (Police Officers Association). Usually these negotiations happen behind close doors.

SFPD has abused and killed to many young people of color, Keita O’Neil and Jesus Adolfo Delgado are just the latest victims.

The POA continues to resist needed police reforms.

If the POA want higher pay and benefits they must STOP blocking reforms. No Justice, No Deal!

Prior to the hearing, the community will gather to remember the victims of SFPD violence, most especially the most recent victims, Jesus Adolfo and Keita (Icky) and their families. We’ll share stories, song, poems. We’ll also check signals and share any important information before entering the public hearing itself.

The community gathering begins on the front steps of City Hall at 9am. We’ll then move into the building together.

The hearing, convened by Supervisor Cohen, starts at 10am in Legislative Chamber, Room 250. 

Letter to Mayor Farrell – All can sign on to it even if you live outside of San Francisco.

  https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/nojusticenodeal?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1517936018

Host: NoJusticeNoDeal

Info: https://www.facebook.com/NoJusticeNoDeal/

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