Updates ~ 4 Action Alerts ~ Announcements for Thursday, 9/13 & Friday, 9/14 (from Adrienne Fong)

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A. Former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, Warns of Pending War Propaganda On Commission of Inquiry Report to UNHCR – September 12, 2018


B. US threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court, will close PLO office in Washington – September 11, 2018


C. Largest U.S. Border County Cancels Federal Grant Requiring Collaboration with Border Patrol – September 7, 2018



1. Tell the National School Boards Association: No More Monsanto Roundup Weedkiller!

SIGN: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-the-national-school?akid=216029.675518.yGut0i&cohort=1&rd=1&source=mo&t=15 

2. ICE is manipulating Congress to fund its terror (Trump stole from FEMA to supercharge ICE)

SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/block_ice_funding?t=2&akid=30017%2E21110%2EZp9me5

3. CALL Congress: Vote NO on 38 Billion to Israel

 CALL  the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your Congressional rep. (If you don’t know who that is, put your zip code in here.)

  Israel partisans are sneaking through 2 bills

The largest aid package in U.S. history.

A bill for a special envoy who will monitor criticism of Israel world wide.

1) VOTE NO ON S.2497

·       S. 2497 – Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018. The House number is H.R.5141

·       This gives Israel $33 billion on top of the $5 billion that was recently voted.

·       It also mandates that NASA work with the Israeli space agency, despite accusations that Israel stole classified information.

·       More information  here.

2) VOTE NO ON H.R. 1911 

·       “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2018”

·       This “special envoy” works to monitor criticism of Israel.

·       More information here. 

4. Tell S.C. Gov. McMaster to evacuate the prisons!

With Hurricane Florence fast approaching, there are thousands of people behind bars with no ability to evacuate on their own.

Federal and state authorities must provide full emergency assistance now for all states in danger!

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has so far refused to evacuate prisoners. Specifically under threat are the inmates at the Lieber Correctional Institution in Dorchester County and Ridgeland Correctional Institution in Jasper County.

Call and Tweet the South Carolina authorities now, to demand that they evacuate the prisoners

  • South Carolina Governor’s Office: 803.734.2100
    Twitter- @HenryMcMaster
  • Legislative Liaison/Special Assistant to the Director Dexter Lee: 803-896-1731 


Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13 

1. Thursday, 7:00am – 12Noon, Mass Action: Stand With Communities, Not Corporations!

Meet at:

Jessie Square
736 Mission St.

Governor Jerry Brown is convening the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco to promote his “real climate leadership” credentials on a global stage. But Jerry Brown’s promotion of continued fossil fuel production, carbon trading markets and other incentives to oil, gas and other polluting corporations, perpetuates climate change and decimates Indigenous communities and Native nations, communities of color and other working class peoples throughout California and around the world.

Such perverse subsidies for “climate capitalism” will turn frontline communities into sacrifice zones for decades to come. Despite Brown’s efforts to show he is different from Trump and the forces of climate denial, his “climate leadership” promotes a similar corporate agenda – aimed at expanding the dig, burn, drive, dump industries, and the banks and tanks economy destroying our communities and the air, land and water we depend on.

Our actions will be wrapped in prayer and committed with love for all we hold dear. We call for all peoples around the world to join us on the streets of San Francisco as we tell Jerry Brown and his friends that “real climate leaders” stand with people, not the pollution profiteers.

Sponsors: It Takes Roots + 6 Other Groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/571268929956792/

2. Thursday, 9:00am – 12Noon, BART Proposes New Surveillance Dragnet Part 2 

BART – Board of Directors
2040 Webster St.

On August 9, BART dropped a multi-million new security dragnet proposal with only three days notice. The Bay Area responded with 2 full hours of passionate public testimony leading to the tabling of 5 components of the plan, including the PSIM information platform and rumors of the possible adoption of facial recognition technology, as mentioned to the press by one BART director.

On September 13, part 2 gets underway.

After an unannounced and controversial installation of automated license plate readers at Macarthur BART in 2016, BART agreed to adopt a surveillance transparency ordinance, but after nearly two years of meetings, they had not done so and took advantage by trying to rush through a huge upgrade with little transparency, and no use policies or civil rights assessments.

The ordinance will make sure there can be no mass surveillance upgrades on 3 days notice ever again, and that the community will get a say on what security measure we want – and which we don’t want.

But we need you there to make sure it is passed and make sure it is strong and doesn’t get watered down. Passing these ordinances is how we keep from having to mobilize on 3 days notice over and over and over again.

BART is currently planning to use the same platform that was proposed as the “brains” of the Domain Awareness Center (PSIM). The plan calls for 2000 CCTV cameras to be converted to IP-based for geospatial tagging and advanced real-time video analytics.

Sponsor: The Day We Fight Back + 7 Other Groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/311604236265739/


Lincoln Park Community Center
901 Brunswick St.
Daly City

VIGIL starts at 1pm
Lincoln Park
(901 Brunswick St. Daly City CA.)

Followed by RALLY/WALK to
Daly City City Hall
(333 90th St. Daly City CA.)

Let’s come together in support of my brother while we wear his favorite color RED!!! Bring your posters, any shirts you may have of his face, or just be there to support! Let’s let his face be seen and his story be heard!

Come join the Family of Warren Ragudo,and the community as we rally, and fight for justice to jail the killer cop from the Daly City police department be charged with murder.
Warren Ragudo was tased to death when he was cuffed on his stomach in his own living room in front of his father and sister on January 17th,2018

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186629361582067/

4. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm 

16th & Mission Sts.

We will share free hot food in the 16th & Mission BART plaza at 6pm until the food runs out. We welcome help! Talk to us at the sharing if you’d like to help us cook, serve, or clean up. We cook from 3pm to 6pm. Contact this page with any questions.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152402445380927/

5. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, El Cerrito Shows UP 

7000 El Cerrito Plz
El Cerrito

Come with your sign and join Judge Judy as we ask you and all commuters to declare your verdict. Guilty or Not Guilty. This will be a special El Cerrito Shows UP as our country, environment, families, and future are under assault.

Host: Indivisible East Bay and El Cerrito Shows Up

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2082240928693521/

6. Thursday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Fall of the International Hotel: Screening + Q&A 

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

Event Details:
– Doors open at 7:00pm, film begins at 7:30pm
– Free food and drinks will be available
– Event will be held in the Omni Common’s Ballroom
– Space is wheelchair accessible
– Free posters, zines, and other good stuff

TANC and Liberated Lens Presents: Screening of “Fall of the International Hotel” followed by question and answer session with a participant of the struggle!

In 1977, tenants of the “International Hotel” faced eviction. A massive struggle ensued. While they were ultimately evicted, the details of the struggle hold lessons and inspiration for today’s housing problems.

Three participants of the International Hotel struggle for a Q&A. One of the participants was a part of Wei Min She—a radical Marxist Asian American collective. We’ll hear about their experiences struggling against eviction, along with original photographs from the struggle.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2290155951014058/

7. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Insurgent Supremacists: Building Power Against the Far Right 

Mission Center – City College of SF
1125 Valencia St., Rm. 109

From the highest branches of the federal government to the streets of cities and towns across the US, the far-right has been on a seemingly unrelenting and violent drive for power. But how consolidated is their initiative? How sure are their victories? And how should the left confront them? The The Center for Political Education is excited to host Matthew N. Lyons to talk about his new book INSURGENT SUPREMACISTS: The US Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire. Matthew will be joined by local organizers Sarah Kershnar and Mohamed Shehk to discuss the contours of the far right political project and the critical work of communities in struggle to defeat fascism and authoritarian populism.

Matthew N. Lyons
Sara Kershnar (International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network)
Mohamed Shehk (Critical Resistance)

Moderated by Maisha Quint (CPE)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450247232161031/

Friday, September 14

8. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – 102nd  Week!

Hall of Justice (InJustice)
850 Bryant St.

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.

They have been out there every Friday. This will be the 102nd week!!

9. Friday, 3:30pm and 7:00pm, P is for Palestine: Bay Area Book Tour

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.


East Bay Booksellers:
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

‘P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book’ is the first book in independent publisher Dr. Bashi’s’ Diverse Children’s Books Series. It is also the world’s first English-language ABC storybook about Palestine, told in simple rhythmic rhyme with stunning illustrations to act as an educational, colorful, empowering reference for children, showcasing the geography, the beauty and strength of Palestinian culture.

P is for Palestine–a book for children of all ages! Most recently, P is for Palestine was chosen as 1 of 4 recommended books by the panel of judges for the 2018 Palestine Book Awards, The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) in London.

Sponsors: Bears for Palestine + 8 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/585063365223757

10. Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, AROC 10 Year Anniversary: Strength and Resilience

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aroc-10-year-anniversary-strength-and-resilience-tickets-48385047981?aff=efbeventtix

$30 – $75

AROC 10 Year Anniversary Dinner
10 Years of Community Defense, Movement Building and Resistance


DJ Emancipacion
Al Juthour Dabke Troupe

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/205118233529824/

11. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Hasta Muerte Movie Night: #PrisonStrike Screening of “Attica”

2701 Fruitvale

We will be capping off the 2018 Prison Strike with a free screening of “Attica”, a documentary about the prison uprising in the New York that led to a massacre of prisoners following intense state repression to their revolt. ( read more here:https://libcom.org/history/1971-the-attica-prison-uprising)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/452374041916256/

12. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, What White Supremacists Want and How to Stop Them – New Book by Matthew Lyons

Green Arcade Book Store
1680 Market St.

In this major new study, Matthew N. Lyons takes aim at rising neofascist threats and revolutionaries of the far right: neo-Nazis, Christian theocrats, Proud Boys, and the alt-right. Intervening directly in debates within left and antifascist movements, Lyons examines both the widespread use and abuse of the term “fascism,” and the relationship between federal security forces and the paramilitary right. He offers an analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right’s shifting responses to it. This discussion on Insurgent Supremacists will provide powerful insight to understand the far-right and tools to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today. Published by PM Press

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817243.php

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