Occasional list of ~ updates ~ announcements
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ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE ISSUE!
A. Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’
B. Police broke into Chelsea Manning’s home with guns drawn – in a “wellness check” (June 5) 2018)
C. U.S. Senator Turned Away From Detention Center for Migrant Children (June 4, 2018)
D. Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the ‘business of war’ (June 1, 2018)
Add your name: Abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) –Petition
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) major responsibility is to detain and deport immigrants. Contrary to Donald Trump’s bloviating, the agency isn’t targeting gang members or people who are a threat to public safety. They are deporting people with Down Syndrome,veterans, business owners, caregivers and so many others who do not pose a risk to the U.S.
Monday, June 11
13. Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s Campaign: Everybody’s Got the Right To Live
California State Capitol – West Steps
EVERYBODY’S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. ** RVSP http://bit.ly/PPCwk5 **
WEEK 5 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks.
12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at West Capitol steps
In the 5th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are fighting for Everybody’s Right to Live: education, living wages, and housing. In the richest nation ever to exist it is immoral for people to go cold or hungry. When 3 Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 50% of the countries population combined, we have a problem.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.
Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento
Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm
Remaining dates and themes for actions are:
Week 5 June 11 – Systemic Poverty Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Jobs, Income and Housing
Week 6 June 18 –Challenging the Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative – A New and Unsettling Force
Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter
14. Monday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 71st Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Demand Justice For Children And Families of Fukushima, No Restarting of NUKES
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (nr. California St.)
Join No Nukes Action on the anniversary of our 71st rally to defend the families and children of Fukushima, Oppose the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants and against militarization and nuclear re-armament.
The Abe government continues to reopen nuclear plants and is also demanding the families and children to return to Fukushima saying that it is now safe and has been decontaminated. This despite the fact that the melted nuclear rods still remain at the reactors and it is still creating a massive crisis with radioactive water continuing to be produced.
Join our rally and speak out to demand justice for the Fukushima children and families, against any forced evacuation and against the restart of Japan’s nuclear plants.
Sponsor: No Nukes Action
15. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop
1885 Mission St.
RSVP here: bit.ly/sanctuary11
Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home.
This workshop will include:
– Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights
– Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary
– What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood
– Networking with others in your neighborhood
– Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 – 8:30 pm)
Sponsors: training is organized by Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods, a project initiated by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, Hand in Hand, Immigrant Liberation Movement, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, La Colectiva, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER and Xicana Moratorium Coalition.
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Friday, June 15
Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace
Lake Merritt Columns
Koreans in diaspora and on both sides of the DMZ want peace and an end to this war that has marked generations of our families. The past 70 years of hostility, division and dangerous proximity to nuclear war must finally end. After President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Panmunjom to declare their shared intention to end the Korean War and initiate the process of reunification, Koreans all around the world feel hope for seeing a reunified Korea in our lifetime.
Join us for a teach-in and vigil for #KoreanPeace: What does this moment mean for us now as Koreans in diaspora of different experiences and histories? How does this moment intersect with other [transnational] movements for justice like the current South Korean #MeToo movement? How can we move towards an end to war and militarization while also demanding an end to patriarchal violence and other forms of marginalization?
Since the April inter-Korean summit for peace, the US has made threats about attacking North Korea with nuclear bombs and statements that North Korea could “end like Libya” and has also gone back and forth about meeting with the DPRK to negotiate a way forward. The path forward to Korean peace and reunification remains unclear. Whether or not the June 12 US/DPRK summit comes to pass, we invite communities across the Bay Area to gather with us for peace and reunification.
Sponsor: Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans