UPDATES ~ ACTION ALERT ~ Occasional ANNOUNCEMENTS Tues. 6/12 – Mon. 6/18 (from Adrienne Fong)

Thank you to ALL who worked on and voted for “No on H”

Items # 20 & 21, Monday & Tuesday transportation info listed for those intending to go to Sacramento – make your reservations now.

Please consider posting your events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Check Indybay for events not listed in this announcement that might be of interest to you.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE  ISSUE! 

UPDATES:

A. San Francisco police officer shoots man during North Beach foot chase (June 9, 2018)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-police-officer-shoots-man-in-North-12980905.php

B. Judge Stops Deportation of a New York Pizza Delivery Man (June 9, 2018)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/judge-stops-deportation-of-a-new-york-pizza-delivery-man/ar-AAyqZwk?ocid=spartandh

C. UN to hold emergency meeting on protecting Palestinians (June 9, 2018)

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180609-un-to-hold-emergency-meeting-on-protecting-palestinians/

D. San Francisco high schoolers skip senior trip, visit Afghan boy in ICE detention center instead (June 5, 2018)

http://www.ktvu.com/news/san-francisco-seniors-skip-senior-trip-visit-afghan-boy-in-ice-detention-center-instead

ACTION ALERT

Support AB 931 –Contact Senator Scott Wiener before June 19th. 

FLOOD Sen. Wiener’s office with calls between now and June 19 asking him to support AB 931 –

Call his district office at (415) 557-1300 or

Sacramento office at (916) 651-4011

AB 931 is up for a key committee vote (likely the most crucial vote it will face) on June 19, and SF’s Sen. Scott Wiener is going to be the key swing vote that will decide whether a strong bill passes, or the bill dies or is watered down

AB 931 changes the standard under California law for when police can use deadly force from allowing any “reasonable” force, to making clear that officer cannot use deadly force if they have any other reasonable options, that they must use de-escalation and other tactics where feasible, and making clear that decisionmakers like courts and police departments must consider the officers’ conduct in creating the need for the use of deadly force in determining whether it is justified.  It would make California law the strongest in the country when it comes to police deadly force.

See item # 21 for transportation info for June 19th to Sacramento

For questions contact: Jennifer Rojas JRojas@aclusocal.org or Peter Bibring pbibring@aclusocal.org

OCCASIONAL  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, June 12 – Monday, June 18

Tuesday, June 12

1. Tuesday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Defend the Berkeley 5 Anti-Fascists Protesters at Trial

Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 109
661 Washington / 7th Street
Oakland

Note: The trial begins Tues. June 12 and will likely go all week long.

The movement which Oakland and the Bay Area has built to defeat Trump and the whole right wing is a model for the nation. The Berkeley 5 are going to trial for protesting alt-right (neo-fascist) Trump supporters in Berkeley last year. In the era of Donald Trump, fascists are feeling emboldened and are attempting to grow. Courageous anti-Trump and anti-fascist protesters Taylor Fuller, Scott Hedrick, Nathan Perry, Jeff Armstrong, and Dustin Sawtelle (pictured above) are local heroes who stood up to neo-fascist attacks. But now they are being falsely charged by neo-fascists and local law enforcement to advance Trump’s agenda in the direction of a police state. The old traditional slogan, “cops and Klan go hand in hand” applies all too well in this case.

This trial boils down to whether Oakland, Berkeley, and the Bay Area can defend the rights of protesters and the Bay Area community’s proud role as a leader in the movement against the growth of fascism.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815609.php

2. Tuesday, 6:15pm – 8:45pm, Medea Benjamin on Inside Iran: The Real History and Politicis 

Veterans Building
401 Van Ness St., Rm. 210
SF

Speaking on her latest book: Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“As I travel around the country speaking about my new book I explain how the consequences of the 1953 CIA coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government persist to this day…” 

See Indybay for other Bay Area engagements

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/04/18815463.php

3. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Darnell Moore: Coming of Age Black & Free in America

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

wheelchair access

 advance tickets: $12 : : T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit

DARNELL L. MOORE
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America”

What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Where should they turn when history rejects their very existence? Darnell explores these questions in NO ASHES IN THE FIRE.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/21/18809312.php

Wednesday, June 13

4. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, SF Supervisors Public Safety Committee – End the Injunctions!

SF City Hall, Rm. 263
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

3:00pm – Rally on steps of City Hall – outside

The SF Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a hearing on the SF injunctions.

The City Attorney, Public Defender, District Attorney, and SFPD will testify. We need a strong showing of public support and as many people as possible to give public comment.

Sponsor: SF No Injuctions Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/205651553542996/

5. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Take Down White Supremacy 

SF City Hall, Rm. 416
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

The next full Board of Appeals meeting pertaining to this. IITC requests testimony at the SF Board of Appeals to request a rehearing to remove the early days statue.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/26/18815246.php

6. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Use of Force Panel 

Grace Cathedral, Gresham Hall
California & Taylor Sts.
SF

Free / open to public

District Attorney George Gascon discusses criminal justice reform and use of force.

(Note: DA Gascon has not charged any police officer involved in shootings since he has been the DA) Community folks standing for justice / accountability will be attending   

Moderated by Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director, Bar Association of San Francisco.

Guests include Dr. Shirley Weber, California State Assembly; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley Law; and Pete Walsh, SFPD Commander.

Sponsors: Grace Cathedral, Bar Association of San Francisco, SF District Attorney’s Office

7. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Emergency Community Meeting

1101 Fairfax Ave., Huntersview Phase 1 Community Room
SF

SF Bay View, Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates
and Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee and Greenaction are calling for an Emergency Community Meeting for Bayview Hunters Point in response to last months public hearing on the massive radiological fraud at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site.

Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors held a special hearing in response to the massive radiological fraud at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site. The Supervisors sent a loud and clear message to the Navy, Tetra Tech, state and federal regulatory agencies, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. However, now that they have been put on notice, it is imperative that we do everything in our collective power to ensure the Hunters Point Superfund site remediation is comprehensive, transparent, trustworthy, and community-led.

DEMANDS:
Our rights to a clean and healthy environment will NOT be overlooked! We must continue to come together to demand a full and comprehensive cleanup of the contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard and to keep lifting our voices to protect our health, our children and the environment! We will gather to discuss community demands, answer class action lawsuit questions, and plan our next steps

Sponsor: Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Info:  (415) 447-3904 greenaction@greenaction.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578012555655198/

8. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Beds 4 Bayview – Community Organizing Meeting

SF Public Library – Bayview/Linda Brooks/Burton
5075 3rd St
SF

If an interpreter or ASL is needed, please contact us asap.
Library is wheelchair accessible.

An ongoing community discussion addressing the needs of unhoused residents of District 10, Bayview-Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, Ca.

Bayview has long been ignored services, most notably a shelter for unhoused residents. We demand beds 4 bayview and an immediate stop to street sweeps.

June 6th and June 13 meetings will be dedicated to organizing Juneteenth actions in response to the neglect of our community.
Allies, please join us at the table!

Leading the discussion will be Mother Brown’s Gwendolyn Westbrook and local activist, Tony Kelly.

Sponsors: Beds 4 Bayview & Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339615736564588/

9. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Mexican Political Horizons in the Time of Trump

Women’s Building
San Francisco

Mexico is heading into a presidential election in the face of 30 years of attacks on workers’ living standards and a failed drug war. And at a time when Trump is escalating his attacks on immigrant families crossing the Mexican border, the time to build solidarity with working people in Mexico is now. Join us as we host Fausto Reyes from the Mexican Partido Revolucionario de Trabajadores to discuss what is happening in Mexico and how we can support each others’ struggles across borders.

Sponsor: International Socialist Organization

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/911301945743399/

10. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 34th Indigenous Women New Moon Ceremony 

César Chávez Park
Berkeley

This will be the 34th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015. The ceremony is led by signatories on the Treaty. Everyone is invited.

“We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom.” These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas – Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.

Read the entire Treaty here: www.IndigenousWomenRising.org

Sponsor: Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039540332853714/

Thursday, June 14

11. Thursday, 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!

12. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, World Refugee Day: Watch, Listen, Act

Kiva Headquarters
875 Howard St.
SF

RSVP is NECESSARY for this event. Please register at our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-refugee-day-watch-listen-act-tickets-46547490798

In honor of World Refugee Day this year, Kiva is hosting a short documentary screening, a refugee panel discussion, and call to action at our HQ office.

Documentary: REFUGEE directed by Clementine Malpas and Leslie Knott, run time 23 min

Call to action: guests will learn about how Kiva loans can empower refugees around the world, and receive promo codes to make a loan at the event.

Refreshments will be served

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056778804586373/

Friday, June 15 

13. Friday, 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! Stand with ALL the families that have been impacted by police murders. 

14. Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Juneteenth Call To Action! – Beds 4 Bayview 

5pm meet @ Newcomb and Lane St in Bayview, to march to Mendell Plaza.
SF

Mother Browns (United Council of Human Services) and Coalition on Homelessness call on our communities to join forces, bringing voice to the constant neglect of our community.

WE DEMAND BEDS FOR BAYVIEW. For years Mother Browns has been asking for shelter beds for Bayview. Not one bed is available to our unhoused residents, although we have 40% of the unhoused population. Bayview has the 3rd highest population of unhoused residents in San Francisco and only receives 6% of services.

WE DEMAND A STOP TO STREET SWEEPS. San Francisco is sweeping our residents into jail to “accept services.” The rich get richer and the poor get jailed. We are spending 20 million a year to SFPD to just move people along, inducing trauma and criminalization on our residents, disproportionally our black and brown residents.

Speakers:
Gwendolyn Westbrook – Mother Browns / United Council of Human Services
Kevin Williams – Ruth Williams Family/The Big 5
Dauras Cyprian – All Of Us Or None
Maria Cristina Gutierrez – Mothers On The Marc

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184812575509097/ 

15. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Nightwalk, Friday, 6/15, 6pm 

Meet at:

16th & Mission
SF

During our walk, we’ll spend part of our time with Roberto and Carlos in their new HOMEY office on Mission. They’ll share some of their own stories, talk about HOMEY’s work, and update us on some of the latest developments in the neighborhood.

Our simple, clear message, as always: We care! Stop the violence!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175879655978397/

16. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace 

Lake Merritt Columns
Oakland

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?

Sponsor: HOBAK

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376769069509956/

17. Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Stranger Fruit – a screening & discussion 

Revolution Books
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

The new film, Stranger Fruit, by Jason Pollock, documents the police murder of 18 year old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, onAugust 9, 2014. Interviews with witnesses describe how he was shot multiple times with his hands up. Shocking footage of the immediate aftermath of the murder shows how police left his body in the middle of the street for over four hours.

It shows the upsurge of outrage that swept across the country and the world: the heartbreaking grief and loss the Brown family suffered, like many Black and Brown people whose children or other family members have been murdered by police while the cops walk free. Stranger Fruit tears the cover off the lies and distortions pumped out by the murdering pig Darren Wilson, the chief of police, the mayor of Ferguson, and by city, state, and federal government officials.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/10/18815599.php

Saturday, June 16 

18. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening.

Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.

Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black communities and forcing thousands of long-time Oakland residents into the streets. We believe public land should serve the public good – not generate profit for developers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/639535986388542/

Sunday, June 17 

19. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Partners in Crime! Rally & March from Pelosi’s House to Feinstein’s Mansion

Meet at:

Congresswomen’s Nancy Pelosi’s home
2640 Broadway (nr. Scott St.)
SF

March to:

Senator Feinstein’s mansion
2460 Lyon St.
SF

Time For Justice And Accountability
Senator Diane Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Partners In Crime

On Father’s Day To Remember The Fathers Who Have Been Poisoned And Died Because of the Criminal Cover-up Of The Hunters Point Shipyard $1 Billion Eco-Fraud

There is a massive $1 billion eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard. Tetra Tech and Test America have falsified testing and fired whistleblowers who exposed this falsification of testing. Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi were contacted by these whistleblowers who provided factual evidence of the criminal cover-up of the faked shipyard testing. These two politicians along with other refused to do an investigation and continue to support the development of Lennar/5 Points of the Hunters Point Shipyard and contaminated Treasure Island where there was also radioactive contamination and toxic poisons which have been harming the residents.

We demand that the San Francisco US attorney start a criminal investigation and prosecution of these two politicians for obstruction of justice, fraud on the American people and RICO for criminally conspiring for financial reasons to continue the development.

Feinstein’s husband Blum financially supported the development of the shipyard and one of his companies has a contract with Lennar to build condos on Treasure Island. Pelosi’s cousin Lawrence was with Lennar and supported the development of the Hunters Point ship Yard.

Note: on Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30Pm: Tribunal On The Death, Crimes and Cover-up At Treasure Island with Whistleblowers and Public Health Advocates 

Building A
Treasure Island
The RAB on Treasure Island will be meeting at 7:00 PM
This operation is run by the Navy which is using Tetra Tech to run the fraudulent hearings.
There will be a tribunal to expose the illnesses and criminal cover-up by Tetra Tech and San Francisco government officials and other officials to conspire with Lennar for the development despite the deadly contamination.

Sponsors: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815623.php  Tel: 415-533-5942

Monday, June 18 

20.  Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s CampaignA New Unsettling Force

California State Capitol – West Steps
Sacramento

A New Unsettling Force

Remaining date and theme for action:

WEEK 6 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.

In the 6th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are showing up to Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative of our time.

JOIN US FOR THE FINAL WEEK IN THE LAUNCH OF THIS MULTI-YEAR MOVEMENT, 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at North Capitol steps

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.

Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1MaXjGt9n-3LN8tA1QDjwKZwexEIIw3ylEP1kxI0LX_gug/viewform

 Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm

Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087690524591942/

Tuesday, June 19

21. Tuesday, PASS AB 931! Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19

Transportation info:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesZwJoMGT0JTzlfjVp5zMCXcF4p9HjtR8yQh3U0g7yIEtEVQ/viewform

From Oakland:

Bus will leave Fruitvale BART approximately 6:00am

3401 East 12th St
Oakland

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931 the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! Please answer the questions below to register for the mobilization and sign-up for travel support.

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support!

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On Call Action 

Day of Action – #StandWithMuslims in San Francisco (On-Call)

San Francisco

In mid-late June, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Trump v. Hawai’i—deciding the fate of Trump’s Muslim Ban.

No matter what the Supreme Court decides, it’s crucial that we have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda. The #NoMuslimBanEvercampaign is calling for a national day of action whenever the decision is announced.

This is an ON-CALL protest as we await the decision expected in mid-to-late June. Invite your friends and stay tuned to this page for more details! Next decision day will be Thursday, June 14 and Monday, June 18

Sponsors: MPower Change, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260352077428756/

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