UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS for Monday 5/14 – Wednesday 5/16 + Weekly and Monthly Events (from Adrienne Fong)

This will be the LAST  announcement  for awhile – unless there is an emergency action. Please encourage groups you are involved in to post events on Indybay. Not everyone has access to facebook. 

Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Listed are a few announcements for this week and a section for WEEKLY and MONTHLY events. 

UPDATES: 

A. Former SF Police Commission President Julius Turman dead at 52 (May 13, 2018)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Former-SF-Police-Commission-President-Julius-12911359.php 

BSF supervisors to question executives on botched Hunters Point soil cleanup May 13, 2018

   https://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-supervisors-to-question-executives-on-botched-12911104.php?t=68b6407114    

   See item # 2 

C. Advocates worry Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup woes extend to Treasure Island (May 13, 2018)

http://www.sfexaminer.com/advocates-worry-hunters-point-shipyard-cleanup-woes-extend-treasure-island/ 

D. Death Toll for Gaza’s March of Return Keeps Rising, Call for International Protection (May 11, 2018)

https://therealnews.com/stories/death-toll-for-gazas-march-of-return-keeps-rising-call-for-international-protection

   See items # 6 and 8

E. This is What They Don’t Want You To Know About Syria: Eva Bartlett on Dan Dicks’ Press For Truth

https://ingaza.wordpress.com/category/media-lies/ 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, May 14 – Wednesday May 16 

Monday, May 14 

1. Monday, 11:00am  5:00pm, Justice for Sahleem Tindle Rally & March

Meet at:

Alameda County Courthouse (Rene C. Davidson Courthouse)
1225 Fallon St.
Oakland

11:00am Rally

11:30am

  Address the inhumane justice system;

  Children speakers

1:30pm March to 2040 Webster St. (Where BART Board meeting is held)

2:30pm Dedication: Life and Spirit of Sahleem Tindle

4:00pm BART Board & Police Commission Meeting

The Sahleem Tindle family continues to fight for #Justice4Sahleem and demand that #OMalleyChargeMateu with murder. Joseph Mateu is the BART police officer who murdered Sahleem Tindle across from the West Oakland BART station on January 3, 2018. Despite clear video proof that Sahleem was not holding a weapon and was shot in the back, no charges have yet been filed against Mateu. In fact the BART Police Chief is considering Mateu for a promotion.

Sponsors: Love Not Blood Campaign Anti Police-Terror ProjectHebrew Cultural Community

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073083472844935/ 

2. Monday, 12:30pm – 4:00pm, Public Hearing! On Massive Fraud at Shipyard Superfund Site! 

Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

12:30pm – Press Conference

 1:30pm –  Public Hearing

Residents demand a full cleanup of radioactive and toxic contamination, and will hold government officials and corporations accountable for the cover-up, fraud, and botched cleanup of the site.

At 12:30pm we will gather on the footsteps of the SF City Hall to hold corporations and government agencies ACCOUNTABLE for the fraudulent cleanup of the Hunters Point Superfund site at the SF Board of Supervisors public hearing!

WHAT?
After years of ignoring the well documented allegations of fraud and improper cleanup of the radioactive and toxic contaminated Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be holding a long overdue public hearing on this issue.

WHY?
Billions of taxpayer dollars were spent on the cleanup and today, city, state and federal agencies all agree that evidence indicates Tetra Tech may have committed massive fraud on a unprecedented scale. This is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation and it poses a thread not only to the communities of BVHP, but to the entire Bay Area. 

Join communities and environmental groups in voicing the following demands:

1.) We want a comprehensive sampling/testing of the entire Shipyard site including parcels that have been transferred to the City and Lennar/Five Point. Testing must be conducted with independent community oversight.

2.) We demand a thorough and comprehensive clean-up of the radioactive and toxic waste to prevent contamination from entering our community and the Bay, and address the threat to the contamination site due to rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

3.) End plans to build homes at the Shipyard due to the widespread contamination and due to the government’s reckless plan to leave large amounts of radioactive and toxic contamination at the site.

We want agencies and officials to hear our voices. Bring your comments, bring your signs, posters and voices to help amplify our demands. #JusticeForBVHP

Call (415) 447-3904
E-mail greenaction@greenaction.org
Website www.greenaction.org

Sponsor: Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/167267203960449/ 

3. Monday, 2:00pm – 7:00pm, Nonviolent Moral Fusion Direct Action Sacramento – Rally & Demonstration 

California State Capitol
1315 10th Street
Sacramento

PLEASE RSVP AT THIS LINK IF YOU ARE COMING:
http://bit.ly/may14sacramento

California is one of over 30 states across the country and in Washington, DC heading to their state capitals on May 14 to force a serious national examination of the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy.

This is the first of six weeks of nonviolent moral fusion direct action across the country to show our elected leaders we will no longer allow attention violence to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.

The first week’s theme is “Somebody’s Hurting Our People: Child poverty, Women, and People with Disabilities, and Public Education 

Schedule for Upcoming Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign

https://www.facebook.com/pg/californiappc/events/ 

Sponsor: California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/424482201334761/

4. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor 

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. A conversation will follow between the author andJennifer Friedenbach, Executive Director of Coalition on Homelessness, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer of the Housing Rights Committee which co-sponsors the event.

Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is also the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/07/18809012.php

5. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Real Climate Leadership: How California Can Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground 

Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr.
Oakland

Tickets must be purchased in advance: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/real-climate-leadership

Hear Bill McKibbenPennie Opal PlantAntonia Juhasz, and Juan Flores in a panel discussion on how California can go fossil free and set the standard for real climate leadership.

Doors will open at 6:15, with the program starting at 7:00 sharp.

For more event information:
https://350.org/may14/

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/11/18809118.php

Tuesday, May 15 

6. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Rally to Commemorate the Day of the Nakba

Israeli Consulate – San Francisco
456 Montgomery St.
SF

On the streets to rally and protest 70 years of Israeli occupation. The Bay Area says no to occupation, no to war, and no to Zionism from here to our homelands.

Sponsor: Palestine Action Network

Info / List of endorsers: https://www.facebook.com/events/166843127350157/

7. Tuesday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Grill Your Government – BBQ at City Hall

Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland

The recent incident that took place at Lake Merritt surrounding charcoal grilling is not only an example of how the police are used to control African Americans, it also exemplifies the growing tensions for how Black Oakland experiences a changing city.

Join us in solidarity to protect Black Oakland and to push elected officials to do something about the abuse of city resources. We don’t want more meetings, forums or empty gestures – we want action so this doesn’t happen again.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/165861237418208/

Wednesday, May 16

8. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Protest Against Israel! Ehud Barak Not Welcome in SF!

JCCSF
3200 California (at Presidio Ave.)
SF

SF Muni lines #1, #2, #3, #43

Former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Barak will be in San Francisco. Barak has played an instrumental role in fragmenting the Palestinian people and was a general for the Israeli army during 1980’s. Join us to protest outside of his event, he is not welcome here!

Endorsed by several groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/527687277626386/

Wednesday, 6:00pm, Strategic Meeting for “No Justice No Deal” 

St. John’s
1661 15th Street (@ Julian)
SF

Info from Anand:

The goal of the meeting will be to assess the campaign thus far and determine next steps.

ICYMI, the Chronicle published a short piece on the contract: https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Arbitration-board-rules-against-effort-to-speed-12889842.php

I posted a short Twitter thread with some reflections, in case you’re curious. 

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Weekly Events

Thursday’s, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco

For information or to volunteer:  send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

Cookhouse:  Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).

Food Pickups: Help Needed!

Cooking:  3030B 16th Street–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!

Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!

Cleaning Up:  3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!

Friday’s, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders 

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Please join us to demand that DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder!

Friday’s, Melt ICE with UNITE HERE Local 2! 

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

All are welcomed to stand with Local 2 members in support of immigrants and against deportations!

Check 415-864-8770 ext 733 to be sure that they will be present.

Monthly Events 

The 7th of each month, 10:00am – 11:00am  – Celebration of the Life of Luis Góngora Pat.

Alter site:

Shotwell & 19th Streets
SF

Stand with Luis’s family and the community each month on the monthly anniversary of Luis’s murder by the SFPD. Check FB site near the date for

Updates and details. All are welcomed

The family is still waiting for DA Gascon to charge the killer cops who murdered Luis.

Civil trial will not be until April 30, 2018

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230409604013458/

The 21st of each month, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Stand with Alex Nieto’s parents, Elvira and Refugio Nieto 

Bernal Hill
SF

SF MUNI Bus line  # 67 stops within a short walking distance to the site where Alex was shot at 59 times by SFPD in March of 2014.

Join Elvira and Refugio each month. All are welcomed.

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