Articles ~ Actions ~ Announcements, Fri. 6/7 – Wed. 6/12 (from Adrienne Fong)

Periodic Announcements. Am currently NOT posting on a regular basis.

Please encourage groups you are involved in to post events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Thank you to all who are posting there!

     Check Indybay for other events that might interest you. There are some important events coming up that are listed there

ARTICLES:

A. No More Deaths trial: Warren waits after case sent to jury – June 7,2019

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/060719_warren_trial_closings/no-more-deaths-trial-warren-waits-after-case-sent-jury/

B. More Police Raids as War on Journalism Escalates Worldwide – June 5, 2019

C. SF to pay $400K settlement to mother of Mario Woods over fatal police shooting – June 3, 2019

D. Florida Launches Probe Into Group Behind Private Border Wall – May 31, 2019

https://www.theepochtimes.com/florida-launches-probe-into-group-behind-private-border-wall_2945750.html

E. Palestinians to be sacrificed for Israel-Gulf marriage  – May 29, 2019

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/palestinians-be-sacrificed-israel-gulf-marriage

F. Study Finds Misconduct Spreads Among Police Officers Like Contagion – May 27, 2019

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/police-misconduct-peer-effects/

G. Israel root cause of world instability, says Dr M

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/484541/israel-root-cause-world-instability-says-dr-m

6 – ACTIONS:

1. Petition: Demand presidential candidates oppose the first use of nuclear weapons

   SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-presidential-candidates-oppose-the-first-use-of-nuclear-weapons?source=direct_link&referrer=group-peace-action-2

2. Tell Congress to Clean Up the Contamination from Military Bases

   SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-to-clean-up-the-contamination-from-military-bases?clear_id=true&source=email-tell-congress-to-clean-up-the-contamination-from-military-bases

3. Release Jalil A. Muntaqim – 48 years us enough!

   SIGN: http://freedomarchives.org/Support.Jalil/Campaign.html

Jalil A. Muntaqim was a member of the Black Panther Party and has been a political prisoner for 48 years since he was arrested at the age of 19 in 1971. He has been denied parole 11 times since he was first eligible in 2002, and is now scheduled for his 12th parole hearing.

4. Stand With Kaiser Mental Health Patients and Clinicians

   SIGN: http://act.couragecampaign.org/sign/Kaiser_Strike_Petiton/?t=18&referring_akid=8208.79343.yO80F2

    Note: Kaiser in Northern & Southern CA might be going on strike later this month

5. Google, cancel Project Dragonfly!

   SIGN: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/google-cancel-project-dragonfly-1/?akid=56789.222562._dDg3Z&rd=1&source=fwd&t=15

Right now at least a million people are being detained in mass internment camps by the authorities in China simply because they’re Muslim. 

And yet, Google is currently developing a censored search engine for China.

Google is helping the government of China whitewash its brutal human rightsrecord —  and even Google’s own employees are fighting back.

6. Petition: Stop the displacement in Chinatowns across the U.S. and Canada

   SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-stop-the-displacement-in-chinatowns-across-the-us-and-canada?source=DK&link_id=2&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_561058&email_subject=victory-1-billion-in-disaster-aid-for-puerto-rico-signed-please-read

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 12

Friday, June 7

Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, SF Forum: The Fight for Public Education

PSL

2969 Mission St.

SF

$3-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. 
Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible

Public education has been under attack across the nation for decades. Claiming the need to balance the budget while raking in six-figure salaries, City College administrators are pushing faculty into early retirement and cutting classes, forcing students to delay graduation. At the same time, K-12 public school teachers — already struggling to pay Bay Area rents — are being forced to cover their substitutes’ pay when their sick leave runs out. In the richest region of the richest country in the world, why is public education under constant threat? How would education be valued differently under socialism? Join us for discussion of the crisis and help build the fight back movement.

Speakers: 
Evelyn Martinez, SF public school teacher
Claudia Drdul, CCSF student organizer

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/397135520875079/

Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Poverty Skolaz- A Theatre of the POOR/Teatro de los pobres

Redstone Building, on the Mezzanine

2490 16th St.

SF

Email poormag@gmail.com to reserve seats or jus show up at the door on the night of the performance –

tix $3-30 or whatever u can afford -benefit for #DeecolonizeAcademy summer mentorship for youth in Poverty

Reserve your seats for this truly powerFULL poor people-led theatre of the Poor /Teatro de Los pobres bi-lingual/multi-generational play inspired and including the concept/art/ theory and Words of the just released Poverty Scholarship Bookwhich hits the stage

About the Project:
What is a Poverty Skola?
Have you struggled/lived thru/survived poverty, homelessness, eviction, displacement, incarceration, racial profiling, police harassment racism, disability and/or colonization. This 4 week workshop is focused on healing, telling your story in your own words – for unhoused, criminalized, evicted, displaced, disabled, very low-income, bordered, and/or indigenous folks

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1163782387142820/

Saturday, June 8

Saturday, 12Noon, Oscar Grant Mural and Street Unveiling

Fruitvale BART

3401 E. 12th St.

Oakland

Please join the Oscar Grant Foundation & Oscar’s incredible Mom, Wanda Johnson, Saturday, June 8th 12 noon – 2pm Fruitvale Bart Station for the unveiling of Oscar’s mural By Refa Senay and the naming of Oscar Grant III Way.

A legacy in the making.

Host: Oscar Grant Foundation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/313049566247080/

Saturday, 8:00pm, Candlelight Vigil Honoring Miles Hall

Civic Park

Walnut Creek

Accessibility: Civic Park is open to the public & wheelchair accessible

Miles Hall (Feburary 15 1996 – June 2 2019), 24 years old was shot and killed by Walnut Creek Police Department. Vigil this Saturday – candles will be provided, but please bring any kind words you would like to share in remembering Miles.

Sunday, June 9

Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, The Road to Medicare for ALL: A Panel Discussion

The Women’s Building

3543 18th St.

SF

entrance, auditorium and restrooms are ADA accessible

Medicare for All is gaining momentum — today, 70% of Americans support the single-payer policy. But in order to win it, we’re going to have to overcome the powerful private interests that want to defeat it. Already, establishment Democrats are cowing to private insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers by attempting to replace Medicare for All with lookalike legislation. As the new Democratic House majority begins to hold hearings and cohere around a healthcare policy, we need an uncompromising mass movement that demands nothing less than a universal, comprehensive, free-at-use Medicare for All

Join Sanders Institute Fellow Michael Lighty and a panel of healthcare organizers

Sponsors: Democratic Socialist of America – SF & E.Bay

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2355970207976056/

Sunday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Soar, Torian, Soar with Filmmaker Q&A!

Roxie Theater

3117 16th Street

SF

Ticketshttps://bit.ly/2WCrayU

Audrey Candy Corn is a West Oakland native, “Sister LoveOlutionary,” and organizer for justice. When her son Torian is murdered, she uses her phone to document her own darkest moments. While laying bare her struggles with grief, poverty, and raising her remaining two children, the film reveals the enduring spirit of a woman who went on to request leniency for her child’s killer.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/304771123?fbclid=IwAR1RLitkJMGz2FeoIa2qQEU9syJKWL7WgP2Xawzto6oiYbZO6IXJ7Ftvy2s

Q&A  with Audry Candy Corn and Peter Menchini,

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/429793221147446/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/08/18823322.php

Sunday, 5:00pm -6:30pm, Forum: Stop 5G Cell Antennas

Nieby-Proctor Library

6501 Telegraph

Oakland

Panel Discussion featuring health educator Sarah Aminoff, scientist Lloyd Morgan, and author Gar Smith.

Come hear why and how we’ll get 5th Generation “small” cells banned in residential neighborhoods. Oppose 5G to protect our local pollinator, bird, wildlife, and human populations. A ban on 5G wireless won’t impede wireless services but will: 
Protect privacy and security, 
Reduce unsightly and hazardous industrial clutter in our neighborhoods, 
Prevent 5G’s increased energy use, 
Reduce harmful health impacts, 
Prevent related fires, 
Make our cities more resilient when disaster strikes by preserving our reliable communication network, and 
Defend local sovereignty and the public interest from Big Telecom greed.

If things proceed as Big Telecom plans, 5G will adversely affect privacy, safety, property values, weather prediction, etc. There are far superior alternatives (cable and fiber optic) which are more reliable, more secure, faster, and more affordable.

Sponsor: Green Party of Alameda

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/03/18823710.php


Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Homeless First, Liberated Lens’ documentary premiere!

Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Ave

Oakland

Free – donations to FTCFH

Come check out out latest Liberated Lens production: Homeless First, a documentary about First they came for the homeless, a self organized drug and alcohol free encampment in Berkeley that provides safe space for people on the streets to get out of homelessness.

Film by Anka Karewicz and Travis Schirmer

Juggling performance by Stacey, report from Houseless People Walking To Salem For Justice march and panel with camp members after the screening.

Sponsor: Liberated Lens & Omni Commons

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/422996671611872/

Sunday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Earth First Journal Roadshow

East Bay Media Center

1939 Addison St.

Berkeley

The Earth First! Journal, purveyor of news and cutting edge strategy of the radical environmental movement made their cross-country move to Oregon this year.��Join other rabble-rousers and earth defenders to welcome and support this grassroots media collective in its 40th year.

The Earth First! Journal is a quarterly print magazine that prints biocentric news, movement analysis, how-to’s, direct action earth defense, prisoner support, pipeline campaigns, antifascism, action report backs, campaign updates and so much more. The Earth First! Journal is a movement magazine made by the movement and for the movement. We distribute globally as well as to incarcerated individuals all over the country

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/528908507642039/

Sunday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Todd Miller – Storming the Wall, Climate Change, Migration, DHS

Revolution Books – Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

Millions of people, all over the planet, driven from their homes by climate change (and war and poverty) make desperate journeys to other lands. Seeking to survive and find a better life, they risk their lives and are then hounded and killed in militarized high-tech border zones. Trump is STILL separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border – and this is going on all over the planet.

Todd Miller traces how the roots of current policies go back decades, and points to emerging resistance. This will be an urgent and important discussion.


Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2289661214631185/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/24/18823603.php

Monday, June 10

Monday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm, Pass The People’s Budget – Rally & Speakout

Frank Ogawa Plaza

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, #299

Oakland

Last month, Libby Schaaf presented her budget for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Despite a citywide survey that revealed Oakland’s two top priorities are homelessness and affordable housing, Libby’s budget increased spending for her office and the police department. And it decreased spending on everything else including public works, libraries, social services, parks & rec and race & equity. On Monday, June 10th, Council President Rebecca Kaplan will present her amended budget for community response.

The Refund Coalition has spent the last several months creating a budget that reflects our values as a city and ensures our most marginalized populations have what they need to thrive in Oakland.

Sponsors: Refund Coalition and 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823387034706030/

Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Boycott Manny’s

16th & Valencia St.

SF

From Black & Brown For Justice Peace and Equality / Mothers On The March Against Police Murders.

Why Are We Boycotting Manny’s?

The owner of Manny’s is occupying a place that the Latino community fought for! Residents of the Mission community have fought for many years to make sure that community organizations create venues/space that would benefit the black and brown community. We believe that this should be a cultural cener for the youth of this area, especially at a time when so many are being displaced.

The owner of Manny’s also support the occupation of Palestine by a so-called Zionist state of Israel that is committing genocide of the Palestinian People. Zionist also are involved with training police in the US.

Join us, help us denounce Zionism and help STOP the GENOCIDE of the Palestinian People by the state of Israel.

Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm,  Stop Restarting of Japanese Nuke Plants & Olympics in Fukushima

San Francisco Japanese Consulate

275 Battery St. (nr. California)

SF

Join No Nukes Action NNA on it’s 81st action at the San Francisco Japanese Consulate to protest the continued Japanese Abe government to force Japanese children and their families back to Fukushima. The government claims that Fukushima has been “decontaminated” but the three reactors still have melted nuclear rods which they have not been able to remove. In addition that is over 1 million tons of contaminated radioactive tritium water in thousands of tanks surrounding the broken nuclear plants in Fukushima. The government is pushing to release the water in the Pacific Ocean despite the opposition of fisherman associations and the public.


There are also thousands of bags in Fukushima filled with radioactive waste with no place to go and these bags are spread throughout the region

the Abe government has lied to the Olympic committee that not only is Japan safe but Fukushima should host the baseball games and special Olympics. It is spending tens of millions of dollars preparing the Azuma sports stadium to push a big lie that everything is OK.

Check Indybay for future listing.

Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, 40th Anniversary of Rent Control!

Gray Area Art + Technology

2665 Mission St.

SF

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets are $45 but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Formed in 1970 as a group of volunteers called the Tenants Action Group, we fought for one of the strongest rent control laws in the country. Our collective spirit continues, with volunteers counseling tenants most days and steering committee members advocating to ensure tenants are secure in their homes. We have successfully defended rent control from attacks by the real estate industry statewide. With your help we continue to make our laws better.

With your generosity, the Tenants Union can continue to:

* Produce the definitive tenants rights handbook and counsel 9,000 tenants a year
* Draft and lobby for pro-tenant legislation, ballot measures and land use policy
* Hold our electeds accountable to tenants and other vulnerable populations.

Sponsors: SF Tenants Union & Gray Area Art + Technology

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/442225266593205/

Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Stop Collaboration With Trump/Pence Fascist Agenda

Sports Basement – SF

1590 Bryant St.

SF

Abortion is being criminalized in state after state, with complete bans in some, “heartbeat” bills in others, with the sole purpose of slamming women back into forced motherhood and full out male supremacy. This is a war on women – these laws have been created to make it to the fascist-majority Supreme Court and overturn Roe v. Wade.

At a time like this, what is the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) doing? Protecting incumbent Democrats at all cost:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-cheri-bustos-democrat-incumbents-lipinski-newman-20190506-story.html

Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2123491491275884/

Wednesday, June 12

Wednesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Emergency Action: No U.S. Extradition of Julian Assange – Free Speech

SF Federal Building

90 7th Street

SF

The attack and arrest by the British government and police on Julian Assange with the direct support of the US controlled Ecuadoran government and the US government is an attack on all journalists, whistleblowers, and democracy. It is aimed at closing down all alternative media. While there is no prosecution of the war criminals exposed by WikiLeaks, Assange, Chelsea Manning and other journalists and whistleblowers are under attack and imprisoned.

info@BayArea2FreeJulianAssange.org

bring signs and any bull horns you have

More info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/18/18823502.php

Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Peace Vigil (Most Wednesday’s)

Post & Montgomer Sts.

SF

Due to construction at our long held vigil site,

   we’ll be on the Post Street side of the station,

   down the stairs in the plaza near the 

   escalator from/stairs to BART/MUNI.

   Join us in handing out fliers or simply stand with us in solidarity.

Topics each week are on Peace & Justice issues

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