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A. Email Marked ‘Confidential’ by GOP Shows Kavanaugh Pushed for John Yoo, Legal Architect of Bush Torture Program, to Be a Federal Judge- 9/7/18
See Action Alert #1
B. Dianne Feinstein is being polite to Brett Kavanaugh. The left doesn’t like it. September 6, 2018
“Despite calls from activist groups for Democrats to take a stand against Kavanaugh as soon as President Trump nominated him, Feinstein has maintained her longstanding practice of not announcing her opposition or support for a nominee until after the confirmation hearing. “
C. . Israel to Sell Freedom Flotilla Boats to Support Settlers – September 5, 2018
D. Prosecuting homeless for sleeping outside may violate US Constitution-ruling – September 4, 2018
E. Army Capt. Bittany DeBarros Under Scrutiny for Tweeting Facts – 9/2/18
1. Senator Feinstein is leaning but has NOT come out to OPPOSE Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for Chief Justice
Email her legislative aide and let him know that you are OPPOSE to Kavanaugh’s confirmation for Chief Justice
Call her offices:
Washington, D.C. – Phone: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco – Phone: (415) 393-0707
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Sunday, September 9 – Wednesday, September 12
Sunday, September 9
1. Sunday, Sept. 9, 8:00am, Mon. 9/10 -8:00am, Tue. 9/11- 7:00pm, Soil Not Oil International Conference
Gray Area / Grand Theater
2665 Mission St.
This September 9 – 11, farmers, organizers, scientists, policy makers, and global citizens will converge for a deep dive into the world of implementable, community-powered solutions to Earth’s most pressing issues.
conferences have lined up scientists, farmers, elected officials and environmental activists including: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Rattan Lal, Andrew Kimbrell, Wenonah Hauter, Miguel Altieri, David Zuckerman, Adelita San Vicente Tello, Wenonah LaDuke, Starhawk, John Jeavons, Tim LaSalle, Penny Livingston, Paul Kaiser, and hundreds more.
This year the conference will take place on September 9-11 and will showcase agro-ecological practices –regenerative agriculture, no-till/bio-intensive farming, permaculture solutions-, as well as community powered solutions that people in the global south have creatively implemented to adapt and prevent the ecological and social impacts of climate change. Various venues are being used in the Mission District of SF for the conference and sessions
We trust the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and we honor the borderless collaboration among organizations leaded by women, caretakers of the land, elderly, youth and others that not always are fairly represented. This year our goal is to provide a platform in which the voiceless can speak in behalf of their communities on live-streamed presentations.
Monday, September 10
2. Monday, 8:00am – 12Noon, RISE Against Climate Capitalism
55 Cyril Magnum St.
You are invited to join us in a nonviolent action that will include prayer, teach-in, painting a street mural and direct action at one of the places where climate profiteers will be meeting prior to the Global Climate Action Summit.
Sponsors: Indigenous Bloc RISE Days of Action + 5 Other groups
3. Monday, 3:30pm, 9/11 Truth Live Video Streams for Sept. 11th Anniversary
No Lies Radio will be doing 3 live video streams for the Sept 11th anniversary.
The 9/11 Film Festival from Oakland
The NYC 9/11 lawyers’ petition to the Grand Jury
Washington DC capitol mall event
Details are here: http://noliesradio.org/filmfestival
4. Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, In the Wake of the Quiet Hours
Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.
Join us for a special screening of Isaiah Owens’ “Homegoings” as a part of our ongoing look at how social justice work includes fighting for the dead, includes grief work, includes community counseling and blessing, includes activation of all ancestors.
5. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, The Future of LGBTQ Rights In a Changing Supreme Court
SF LGBT Center
1800 Market St.
The deciding vote for LGBTQ rights at the Supreme Court is gone. Justice Kennedy’s retirement will likely result in a new, less-friendly majority.
What does this mean for rights like marriage that have already been won and the protections we’re still fighting for when it comes to employment, housing and public accommodation?
Elizabeth Gill, a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Northern California Foundation and the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project, will discuss recent Supreme Court cases and what’s in store. She will be interviewed by San Francisco Examiner columnist Joel Engardio
Sponsor: United Democratic Club
6. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Plan for Mass Action! Bay Area Emergency Planning Meeting
1590 Bryant St.
THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO!
Trump is a demented bully with his finger on the nuclear trigger – brazenly ratcheting up the danger of war from North Korea to the Middle East. Immigrants are terrorized and children are still separated from their parents. The Supreme Court sits on the verge of a pro-fascist majority, a pliant tool in the Trump/Pence regime’s drive to “Make America WHITE Again,” to impose Christian fascist theocracy, to accelerate the destruction of our planet, to deprive women of abortion and birth control, to slam LGBTQ people backwards, and to take away the right to dissent and eviscerate civil rights and civil liberties. And more, and far worse for generations to come.
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism
7. Monday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, September 10th: Non-Violent Direct Action Training
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
514 Valencia St.
*** PLZ NOTE: This will be a full training. We’ll have a brief update on the action plan for Sept 13 at the beginning. But the big action briefing will be Sept 11th.
This training will take participants through the
strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a know your rights training.This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming street actions around the Global Climate Action Summit in September.
Tuesday, September 11
17th ~ Anniversary of 9-11
8. Tuesday, 9:00am – 8:00pm, Sol2Sol Summit
La Raza Park
2827 Cesar Chavez
The Solidarity to Solutions Summit (#Sol2Sol Summit) will highlight frontline communities’ solutions that address the interlinked crises of climate, economic, and racial justice. Through cross-sector, solutionary strategy exchange, community leadership development, creative actions, and democratic popular assembly, we will provide direction on bold and transformative pathways for change and shift the narrative around false top-down market-driven solutions and techno-fixes.
9:00 am Registration Opens
10:00 am Ohlone Opening Blessing and Welcome
10:45 – 12:00 pm Opening Plenary – Solidarity to Solutions: From the Frontlines of the Crisis to the Forefront of Change (main stage)
11:30am – 6:30pm Food Trucks open on San Bruno Avenue
12:00 – 6:00 pm On-going Activities throughout the Park
• Arts and Culture
• Health and Healing
• Just Transition Demonstrations
12:00 – 1:00 pm Music/Dance Performances MC’d by DJ Davey D (main stage)
• Fogo na Roupa
• Alia Sharrief
• and more
1:15 – 2:45 pm Workshop Breakouts of the Four Main Thematic Areas: Energy Democracy Pathways;
Just Transition Strategies; Community Self-Determination; Protecting Mother Earth
3:00 – 4:30 pm Workshop Breakouts of the Four Main Thematic Areas: Energy Democracy Pathways; Just Transition Strategies; Community Self-Determination; Protecting Mother Earth
5:45 – 7:00 pm Closing Plenary – Connecting the Local to the Global: Indigenous Solutions to the Global Climate Crisis (main stage)
7:00-7:15 Transition to Field
7:15 – 7:30 pm Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca/Mexica Closing Prayer and Dance (In the Field)
Sol2Sol Week is taking place from September 8-14, 2018, parallel to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), where California Governor Jerry Brown and global business leaders will push corporate schemes as their answer to climate change.
At #Sol2Sol, we will illustrate how the most regenerative solutions to the climate crisis require not only decarbonization, but also strategies to decolonize, detoxify, demilitarize, de-gentrify and democratize our economies and our communities.
Sponsors: Urban Tilth + 15 Other groups
9. Tuesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Moving the Money Out of Fossil Fuels
The David Brower Center
Change Your Bank, Change Your Investments, Change the World
Come learn how you can stop supporting the fossil fuel industry with your banking and investments.
Moving money out of fossil fuels by changing banks and investments is a powerful act that helps signal the end of fossil fuels. In your personal life and in your community, you can align your money with your values. We will hear stories of successful municipal banking and divestment campaigns, followed by practical information about steps you can take to move your money out of polluting banks and investments.
Cheryl Davila, a member of the Berkeley City Council and author of two recent climate resolutions, details Berkeley’s climate and banking initiatives.
Alec Connon of 350 Seattle then recounts how community activism moved Seattle to announce a huge divestment from Wells Fargo.
Sandy Emerson of Fossil Free California will show how divestment has worked to create social change, and gives an overview of individual divestment. You will learn how to find clean local banking options and credit cards; and how to take the first steps to removing climate risk from your portfolio.
David Elliston of 350 Silicon Valley will introduce personal divestment. You will learn how to use online tools likeFossilFreeFunds.org and CleanPortfolios.com to build your own Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing portfolio.
Dr. Clair Brown, author of Buddhist Economics, is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley
Sponsor: Fossil Free California
10. Tuesday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, Solidarity With Our Unhoused Community
Oakland City Hall
One Frank H. Ogawa Plz
Brother Nino Parker to ask folks to come to City Hall and stand in solidarity with our unhoused community members. We are not leading this or doing the program. We have just been asked to bring bodies and stand in solidarity
11. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 8:30pm, Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice – SF Bay Area & Live Online
The War Memorial
Green Room – 2nd Floor
401 Van Ness Ave.
Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International on September 11th, 2018 for ‘Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change’ – an extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.
International advocates, grassroots, Indigenous, and frontline women leaders, and policy-makers, will discuss topics including the intersectionality of gender and environment; Indigenous rights; the just transition; women and forest protection and regeneration; fossil fuel resistance efforts; women and agro-ecology/soils; environmental racism; and women’s leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework.
This dynamic public Forum is being presented in parallel to the the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California. A list of key calls to action from the WECAN International, Women’s Assembly For Climate Justice will be presented to the leadership of the GCAS.
** Corrina Gould – (Ohlone) Spokesperson Confederated Villages of Lisjan, Co-Founder of Sogorea Te Land Trust, and Co-Founder of Indian People Organizing for Change
** Pennie Opal Plant (Yaqui & undocumented Choctaw & Cherokee) – Co-Founder of Idle No More SF Bay, Co-Founder ofMovement Rights, and Signatory on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
** Her Excellency President Hilda C. Heine – President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
** Honorable Mary Robinson – President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, former President of Ireland
** President Mirian Cisneros – (Kichwa) President of Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador
** Annie Leonard – Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
** Casey Camp Horinek – (Ponca) Ponca Nation Council-Woman, and WECAN International Advisory Council Member
** Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
** Jacqueline Patterson – Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program
** Kandi White – (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with theIndigenous Environmental Network
** Eriel Deranger – (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Executive Director and Co-Founder of Indigenous Climate Action, Canada
** Nina Gualinga – (Kichwa) Leader from the Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador
** Michelle Cook – (Diné) Human rights lawyer, and Founder and Co-Director of the Divest, Invest, Protect campaign
** Neema Namadamu – Founder of SAFECO Hero Women Rising – Maman Shujaa, and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo
** Antonia Juhasz – Energy author, investigative journalist and analyst, specializing in oil
** Wanda Culp – (Tlingit) Artist and forest defender, and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Tongass, Alaska
** Valéria Paye Pereira – (Tiriyó and Kaxuyana) Member of Executive Coordination for APIB (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) in Brasília/DF
** Dr. Gail Myers – Agri-Cultural Anthropologist, Co-Founder of Farms to Grow, Inc., and co-initiator of the Freedom Farmers Market in Oakland, California
** Miriam Nobre – Representative of World March of Women in Brazil, and member of the technical team of SOF (Sempreviva Organziação Feminista)
** Leila Salazar-López – Executive Director of Amazon Watch
** Bridget Burns – Co-Director of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
** Shannon Biggs – Co-Founder of Movement Rights
** Elizabeth Kaiser – Regenerative farmer, Owner/Operator of Singing Frogs Farm in Sebastopol, California
** Doria Robinson – Executive Director of Urban Tilth, Representative of the Climate Justice Alliance
** Amira Diamond – Co-Director of WEA – Women’s Earth Alliance
** Crystal Huang – Coordinator of Energy Democracy National Tour and Founder of CrossPollinators
** Morissa Zuckerman – Representative with Sunrise Movement
** Karina Gonzalez – Women Speak Program Coordinator for the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
** Emily Arasim – Communications Coordinator for the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
** Osprey Orielle Lake – Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
Full speaker biographies available here: wecaninternational.org/pages/sept11presenters
Sponsor: Women’s Earth Climate Action
12. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Learn From Fukushima-Stop Restarting Nuclear Plants & Defend The Fukushima Children and Families
275 Battery St. (nr. California)
Press Conference / Rally
The recent typhoons and earthquake in Hokaido are further evidence of the great danger of the danger of more Fukushima type meltdowns. The Abe government continues to push to re-open dozens of old nuclear plants. If the Hokaido plant had been re-opened there could have been another meltdown because of the nearly 7 point earthquake. The growing number of typhoons and earthquakes as a result of global warming are a warning that we must immediately close all nuclear plants not only in Japan but throughout the world.
The Abe government also claims that the site has been “decontaminated” but the melted nuclear rods have not been removed from the reactor container and there are thousands of tanks filled with radioactive water. They want to release the radioactive water with tritium despite the deadly dangers and Japanese fisherman are opposing this criminal plan that would threaten the Pacific Ocean and spread to all countries on the Pacific rim as well as all life in the oceans.
The government is also seeking to remove article 9 in the constitution which prohibits offensive war and is arresting and threatening anti-nuclear activists including last month at the commemoration of Nagasaki and the Hiroshima nuclear bombings by the United States.
There will be report on new developments and the international fight against nuclear power and radiation. Also on the growing push for further militarization.
Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee
13. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 10:00pm, 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
The film festival will be streamed live at noliesradio.org/filmfestival.
Seventeen years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance will hold its 14th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival, featuring Peter Phillips as keynote speaker, films on the research into the tragic events of 9/11/2001, the recent efforts to get a genuine inquiry into the events, and film excerpts revealing information new evidence about the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, exonerating the accused assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.
Peter Phillips has been a professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University since 1994, the former director of Project Censored from 1996 to 2010, and president of Media Freedom Foundation from 2003 to 2017. He has been editor or co-editor of fourteen editions of Censored, co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006), and editor of two editions of Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism (1999, 2004). His most recent book is Giants: The Global Power Elite from Seven Stories Press (August 2018), in which he discusses individuals who hold the purse strings to the majority of the world’s wealth.
Filmmaker David Hooper will introduce the bonus scenes from his docu-thriller investigation into 9/11, “The Anatomy of a Great Deception,” as well as a preview of part 2 of his latest film. The film festival, will be hosted by Bonnie Faulkner and Peter B. Collins.
The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance is one of the first 9/11 truth groups in the country and has been organizing since 2002. The group’s mission is to seek and disseminate truths about the terrible crimes committed on September Sept. 11, 2001, exposing gaps and deceptions in the official story.
14. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Discussion panel: Climate Change and U.S. Public Lands
The Box SF
1069 Howard St.
Register – FREE event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-public-lands-turning-a-climate-problem-into-a-climate-solution-tickets-49259046133
Join The Wilderness Society during the week of the Global Climate Action Summit for a moderated discussion about the intersection between public lands and climate change, both how they are both part of the problem and how they can be part of the solution.
15. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, FFI Bay Area Monthly Training
Berkeley Finnish Hall
Monthly training for new volunteers for Freedom for Immigrants Bay Area. Covers current immigration system, local detention facility status, our volunteer programs, and how to get involved.
Sponsor: Freedom for Immigrants Bay Area
16. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Sept 11: Mass Action Meeting for September 13th
955 7th Street
On September 13th, we’ll be sending a message to Jerry Brown and the climate profiteers gathering at Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit that we “Stand with Communities, Not Corporations.”
In preparation for Sept 13th, organizers of the action will be holding a mass action briefing and action council meeting to update and make final plans for the morning of the 13th.
This meeting is for both people organized into affinity groups as well as unaffiliated individuals wanting to get informed and involved. It will be also include a final legal briefing.
Sponsor: Idle No More SF Bay Area, DiRT
17. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Amy Goodman at Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice
Green Room, 2nd Floor
Amy Goodman will join the closing panel at the daylong event, “Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change.” This event is free, and is open to the public. RSVP encouraged but not required. It will also be livestreamed
Wednesday, September 12
18. Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:30pm, Protest Bank of Montreal’s Support for Coal
Marriot Marquis Hotel
780 Mission St. (at 4th St.)
Informational event with leafleting, street theater, music outside the meeting of Principles for Responsible Investment.
The Bank of Montreal (which claims to practice socially responsible financing) has been instrumental in attempting to raise money to finance the proposed coal terminal on the Oakland waterfront. They lobbied to get $50 million from the state of Utah and proposed to raise $200 million from pension funds, perhaps without disclosing that coal is involved.
During the meeting of Principles for Responsible Investment, which a bank representative is attending, we want to expose the bank’s role and warn pension funds and other investors that they may be targeted for this toxic and risky investment. If there is no funding there will be no coal terminal!
Sponsor: No Coal in Oakland
19. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, From Shifting the Trillions to Funding Local Climate Actions
530 Bush St.
This is an affiliate event of the Global Action Summit
panel discussion on:
From Shifting the Trillions to Funding Local Climate Actions: How to Address the Global-Local Disconnect in Climate Finance Discourses and Approaches
Post-2015, the landmark Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030 provide the framework for global action toward low-carbon and climate resilient sustainable development. Local climate actions must become a priority in order to provide benefits and support to the hundreds of millions of people in developing countries already severely affected by climate change impacts.
What investment and financing vehicles, principles and priorities can help in better aligning global green investment with local financing needs that contribute to people-centered low-carbon and climate-resilient sustainable development? What role can various stakeholders, sectors and institutions such as investors large and small, businesses, climate funding mechanisms, banks or governments play in supporting such a global-local climate finance re-connect? And can American stakeholders, even without the Federal Government, play a global leadership role?
A panel of experts from a variety of backgrounds (including governments, private sector financial institutions, UN agencies and civil society) will offer their views and concrete recommendations
20. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Climate Leadership from the Grassroots
Covo Coworking Space
981 Mission St.
From California residents working to create a just transition off fossil fuels by solarizing their neighborhoods to Indigenous peoples protecting their territories from oil extraction in the Amazon, many of the most innovative solutions to climate change come from those most impacted by climate change and fossil fuel extraction.
This panel will feature an Indigenous leader from Ecuadorian Amazon, a community organizer from California, and a First Nations activist from Canada speaking to their experiences defending their lands from fossil fuel development and finding innovative ways to accelerate a just transition to renewable energy.
**Samaï Gualinga** Communications Coordinator of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku
**Eriel Deranger** Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action
**Isabella Zizi** Organizer with Idle No More SF Bay and Stand.Earth
Moderated by Amazon Watch campaigner Zoë Cina-Sklar
21. Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Robert Kennedy Jr. in Conversation About His New Book the CIA Kennedy Assisinations
McRosky Mattress Factory – 3rd Floor
1687 Market St.
$5.00 donation requested
Who better than David Talbot, author of Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, to sit down with Robert Kennedy, Jr. and talk about Bobby’s new book, American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family; about his recent visit with Sirhan B. Sirhan at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility; about the success this August as plaintiff attorney for Dwayne Johnson, a local school groundskeeper, against agri-giant Monsanto; and about whatever David, journalist and media man, might want to explore.
Robert Kennedy Jr. is an American environmental attorney, author, and activist. He is president, Waterkeeper Alliance.
David Talbot was the founder, former CEO and editor-in-chief of Salon, and has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The San Francesco Chronicle and other publications. He is the author of the bestseller The Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love.
co-sponsored by McRoskey Mattress Factory and The Green Arcade.
22. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Community Speak Out: Trump/Pence Must Go!
SF Federal Building
90 7th Street
Join our protest and speak-out to demand that Kavanaugh’s confirmation be STOPPED and that the entire Trump/Pence regime MUST GO.
We Must Not Wait to Act!
Trump is bully with his finger on the nuclear trigger – brazenly ratcheting up the danger of war from North Korea to the Middle East. Immigrants are terrorized and children are still separated from parents. The Supreme Court sits on the verge of a pro-fascist majority making it a fully pliant tool in the Trump/Pence regime’s drive to ratify, protect and enforce its agenda.
This regime is advancing a program to: “Make America WHITE Again;” impose a Christian fascist theocracy; accelerate the environmental destruction of our planet; deprive women of abortion and birth control; slam LGBTQ people backwards; and as a concentrated manifestation of fascism, strip away the right to dissent and eviscerate civil rights and civil liberties. All that more, and far worse for generations to come.
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism
23. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Last Hearing to take down the Racist Pioneer Statue
SF City Hall, Room 416
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Last hearing to come out and speak out agianst the pioneer statue! Tell the Board of Appeals how we want this racist statue taken down now!!!
IF you cant come please email the Board of Appeals at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Email the San Francisco Board of Appeals at boardofappeals.sfgov.org
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Subject Line: Remove the Pioneer Monument and Stop Upholding Manifest Injustice!
I am writing to request that the appeal for the Pioneer Monument is denied and that the white supremacist statue is removed.
1) SFAC did not have to obtain a permit to remove the statue, therefore the Board of Appeals has no jurisdiction over this issue and violates the SFAC’s Charter Authority by upholding the appeal;
2) To leave the statue in such a prominent place continues to perpetuate the manifest injustice that indigenous people and people of color have experienced at the hands of colonization and white supremacy – it is the responsibility of government to make decisions that do not cause harm to it’s citizens. By upholding the appeal you are directly responsible for perpetuating trauma against indigenous people.
3) Two City commissions, the Human Rights Commission, the late Mayor Ed Lee, the former Mayor Mark Farrell, current Mayor London Breed and all the elected members of the Board of Supervisors, who represent EVERY voting citizen of San Francisco, have gone on record to support the removal of this monument that does nothing more than glorify genocide and the near annihilation of the California indigenous population.
I am also requesting that my personal information is redacted in the event of an information disclosure request.
24. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:00pm, PEACE VIGIL
One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
Look for the PEACE banner!
Themes vary each week on topics for PEACE & JUSTICE
All are welcomed.
25. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Tickets: $15, 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $18 door, Benefit KPFA Radio, Info: kpfa.org/events
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
America: The Farewell Tour
Hosted by Norman Solomon
America, The Farewell Tour is a book that should disturb and anger all of us. It is a profoundly sobering, upsetting portrait of our country as it is, not as we wish it to be.
Chris Hedges shows us a country that should shame us, a land of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling and pornography, of xenophobic scapegoating – a country where the super rich exploit the poor and vulnerable. He is calling us out for having become a corporate state where the dignity and worth of the individual no longer matter.
This is a profound and provocative examination of America in crisis, convulsed by pathologies that have risen from the sense of hopelessness.
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has reported from more than 50 countries. He spent 15 years at The New York Times as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief. He is the author of twelve previous books