Articles ~ Actions ~Announcements for Fri. 7/12 – Mon. 7/15 ~ “Lights for Liberty” events for Fri. & Sat (from Adrienne Fong)

Announcements are divided into two groups:

  1. general announcements

  2. actions for Friday & Saturday around “Lights for Liberty”

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

Thank you to all who are posting there! Check Indybay for other listings.

ARTICLES:

A. U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort – July 11, 2019

B. Deportation raids to begin Sunday: report – July 11, 2019

https://thehill.com/latino/452555-deportation-raids-to-begin-sunday-report

   See “Lights for Liberty” section

C. Migrants From Cameroon Protest Immigration Process In Tijuana – July 9, 2019

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/jul/09/migrants-cameroon-protest-immigration-process-tiju/?fbclid=IwAR1xKwqaGvx1kI5yQCWHkrBWf1LYFy4Ha7HLS_wKZwYkY-RtcS74Zc5R6T0

D. Mandela’s grandson at Palestine Expo: ‘We have a moral duty to support the BDS’ – July 7, 2019

E. The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone  – July 6, 2019

https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/57473-the-quake-to-make-los-angeles-a-radioactive-dead-zone

   See action # 6

F. Report Shows How War Profiteers Are Now Refugee Profiteers, Too – July 4, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/07/04/report-shows-how-war-profiteers-are-now-refugee-profiteers-too?fbclid=IwAR36XqsKFGqtRSe1YLhX0mPzRpyN-CHVMlS8wYkfHa-VjgyumeM4U0MBhqs

ACTIONS:

1. Crack down on Pentagon corruption

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/pentagon-ethics-ndaa?t=4&referring_akid=33165.21110.-PjWol

   “Crack down on the revolving door between the Pentagon and major military contractors. Support amendments 208, 226, 394, 555 and 556 to the National Defense Authorization Act.”

2. DEMAND THE STATE DEPARTMENT END POLICIES THAT CHILL FREE SPEECH

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/chill-free-speech/?source=group-the-nation&referrer=group-the-nation&action=FreeSpeechVisa

3. Axa: Divest from Israeli Apartheid!

  SIGN: https://www.bdsmovement.net/axa-divest-israeli-apartheid

4. Congress must stop Trump from starting a war with Iran!

  SIGN:https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-congress-must-stop-trump-from-starting-a-war-with-iran?source=2019NoIranWar_PAL&referrer=group-peace-alliance

5. Tell the National Sheriffs’ Association: Step Away from the Hate Groups!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-sheriffs-step-away-from-hate-groups?source=direct_link&referrer=group-united-we-dream-members&link_id=0&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_577367&email_subject=cut-the-ties

6. Gov. Newsome Test Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant for Safety

  SIGN: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gov-newsom-test-diablo

7. Fight for Your Online Privacy!

  SIGN: https://action.consumerreports.org/20190708ccpa?utm_campaign=20190708ccpa&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cr

   Ask your lawmakers to VOTE NO on industry-backed bills

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, July 12 – Monday, July 15

Friday, July 14

1. Friday, 7:30am – 8:00pm, Operation Support Curbside Community At Home Depot Oakland

E. 8th Street & Alameda Ave.

Oakland

We are asking the community to stand together to protect our curbside communities against hate, xenophobia and anti-homeless behavior.

Notorious local slumlord and Trump supporter Gene Gorelik is rallying support to “save Home Depot” and bully the curbside community at E.8th Street and Alameda Ave. (adjacent to Home Depot Oakland) on Friday, July 12, 8 AM. He has started a gofundme campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/f/operation-save-home-depot), FB event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2084439161860295/) and is running ads against the curbside community.

We stand against the new Oakland xenophobia that is against Black & Brown people. We stand against putting a multi-million dollar corporation over the well-being of unhoused Oakland residents. Instead of working to mitigate and improve any issues between Home Depot and the curbside community, Mayor Schaaf, Councilmember Noel Gallo and supporters like Gene Gorelik, want to evict the curbside community with no where to go, providing no adequate housing.

SHOW UP IN SUPPORT, SOLIDARITY, UNITY:
** Show up to rally, chant and counter-protest this Friday, July 12. Show up starting at 7:30-8 AM. Gene’s protest starts at 8 AM. 
** Park/meet inside private parking lot on E.8th Street and Alameda Ave (curbside community surrounds the lot). Look for driveway entrance on Alameda Ave. near corner of E.8th St. 

>>BRING coffee, tea, water, breakfast items to share with all
>>BRING bullhorns, noise makers, portable speakers with mics
>>BE ready to stand with curbside community residents and support their wishes and needs morning/day of

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2270162709865150/

2. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm,  Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – 152nd  Week!

Hall of Injustice

850 Bryant St.

SF

DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

All are invited to join us  to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. Since Gascon has been the DA in San Francisco, he has not charged any police officers.

Calling for Justice for:

Joshua Smith, Kenneth Harding Jr., Peter Yin Woo, Steven Michael Young, Dennis Hughes , Pralith Prolouring, Dale Stuart Wilkerson, Alex Nieto, Giovany Contreras Sandoval, O’Shaine Evans, Matthew Hoffman, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Alice Brown, Herbert Omar Benitez, Javier Lopez Garcia, Mario Woods, Luis Gόngora Pat, Jessica Nelson, Nicolas McWherter, Nicholas Flusche, Damian Murray, Keita O’Neil, Jesus Adolfo Delgado, Jehad Eid, and Derrick Gaines (killed by a police officer hired by SFPD)

The above named  all were killed by SFPD during DA Gascon’s reign – NOT ONE police officer has been charged! 

6. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Free Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange – weekly vigil

MacArthur & Fruitvale

Oakland

Basta! Free Chelsea and Julian! Vigil, Demo, Potluck, Music (7:00pm after party/meeting)

Link to Bay Area Action for Julian that includes Chelsea Support: https://bayaction2freeassange.org

See site for resources

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/11/18824587.php  or TEXT 510-541-3836

7. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Ed Night: What is Imperialism?

SF Bay Area C.I.S.P.E.S.

2940 16th St.

SF

This coming Friday we will be hosting an Ed Night to breakdown imperialism and help modernize it to present day international policies and the impact it has on the global climate in every sector.

DM us to RSVP for the reading material you will need before the event!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/527957331075144/

Saturday, July 13

8. Saturday, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Community Celebration Rally for Prop F passing!

Oak Street & Baker Street

SF

Join us at 10:30 am on July 13th at the foot of the Panhandle at Baker and Oak to Celebrate and continue our movement for tenants rights in District 5 and across San Francisco. Then we’ll hit the streets and tell every voter that we CAN rethink what’s possible in San Francisco. 

This is one of the most transformative policies in the nation for combating displacement. With the success of New York City’s Right to Counsel program, evictions in zip codes with a right to counsel dropped nearly in half just within a year by providing this necessary and critical resource in the struggle to fight for working class communities.

Dean Preston was the central proponent and author of last year’s historic measure, having drafted, funded, and passed the initiative alongside dozens of tenants rights groups and hundreds of volunteers across San Francisco.

This new right will do more to protect tenants from eviction than anything seen in a generation in San Francisco, which is in the midst of one of the worst affordability crises in our history.

Sponsors: Dean Preston, San Francisco Tenants Union & DSA – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/327919751443991/

9. Saturday 12Noon – 1:30pm, Lowrider Poetry at CCSF, MUB 380, Sat. July 13 at Noon!

City College of SF, MUB 380

50 Phelan

SF

Calling out all the Lowrider Poets! 

As a profe at City, I was able to book Multiuse Building Room 380, right next to the Alex Nieto King of the Streets Lowrider Show so that we can have a Lowrider poetry reading from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at City College of San Francisco. Before and afterwards you can check out all the lowriders and build community with all the students, educators, and gente!

Poets will be able to read for five minutes max. Please join the event page, comment in the discussion section, and message me if you have questions. All amor. 

Ben Bac Sierra

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/408410143113097/

Sunday, July 14

10. Sunday, 10:00am – 12 Noon, CoalOuttaRichmond — Art Build!

2540 MacDonald Ave

Richmond

1 spot left – must RSVP

Help create stand-out visuals for a key rally in the campaign to get coal out of Richmond. And get this classy t-shirt! 
On July 18 we need a huge crowd to tell the Planning Commission to approve the proposed ordinance to phase out all coal handling and storage in Richmond within three years.

Sponsor No Coal in Richmond + 4 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/879567895738881/ 
.

Monday, July 15

11. Monday, 12 Noon – 1:30pm, Amazon: Cut All Ties to ICE! Amazon: Corten todos lazos con ICE

525 Market St.

SF

While Amazon launches “Prime Day,” offering discounts to its millions of customers on July 15th, we demand Amazon end its relationship with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Protection)! Amazon has promoted it’s facial recognition technology “Rekognition,” to local law enforcement agencies and ICE nationwide, facilitating the use of the technology to target undocumented immigrants in a largely unregulated industry.

Join us for an action at 525 Market Street outside Amazon’s office downtown. bring your noisemakers, bullhorns, and signs for a protest of Amazon’s profits while thousands of children and families suffer in isolation in one of the hundreds of detention centers across the country.

Sponsors: Bay Resistance + 2 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/324670178475719/

12. Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Stop the Deportations! US Hands Off Iran and Venezuela!

Oscar Grant Plaza

14th St. & Broadway

Oakland

Join us in Oakland to participate in a national day of action against ICE, the incarceration of and attacks on migrants at home and US war plans abroad.

Sponsors: End the War at Home and Abroad – Spring 2018 + 8 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/403958897129513/  or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/18824569.php

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Friday, July 12 & Saturday

“Lights for Liberty”

List of Eventshttps://www.lightsforliberty.org/localevents

A few local events:

1. Friday, 11:30am – 12:30am, Compassion Has No Walls: Mend the Past, Transform the Future

ICE

630 Sansome St.

SF

Join us in front of the ICE building for our monthly interfaith vigil! We will nourish our spirit and call for the dismantling of ALL forms of detention and incarceration. Let us turn our collective energy to mend the past, heal the present, and transform the future!

We resist the detention of immigrant children in concentration camps, like what was done in the past to Jewish communities, indigenous communities, and Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II. We stand with members of the Japanese American community who are calling for the closing of all detention centers: “Never Again Is Now.”

Join us on Friday to hear powerful testimonies from:

** Ben Stern, 97-year-old Holocaust survivor (see below for article in KQED) 
** Chizu Omori, 89-year-old World War II incarceration survivor
** Sindy Flores, mother who recently arrived from Honduras and experienced family separation

This vigil is a part of the national “Lights for Liberty” campaign happening across the country demanding an end to detention: https://www.lightsforliberty.org/

Sponsor: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

co-sponsored by: Bend the Arc, Tsuru for Solidarity, and Japanese American Religious Federation.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/437933363708869/

2. Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, STOP ICE

ICE

630 Sansome St.

SF

Responding to the call for a week of action against ICE from July 8th to 12th, we choose to rally outside their SF office.
WHAT DO WE WANT? The camps closed, the families reunited, and immigrants left alone!

Sponsor: RISE UP JULY 12Th

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349774258983604/

3. Friday, 4:30pm, Close the Concentration Camps: Bay Area Event

555 High St.

Palo Alto

On July 12, activist organizations, migrant rights groups, and community members will mobilize at Palantir’s HQ in Palo Alto. Palantir’s contracts w/ ICE make our mass detention of migrants in concentration camps possible. We demand justice NOW!#CloseTheCamps #AbolishICE #LetThemAllIn

If you or your group agrees with the call to #CloseTheConcentrationCamps, let us know. DM for questions or to join the coalition.

Sponsors: Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – Bay Area + 15 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/671633279931276/

4. Friday, 5:30pm, Lights for Liberty – Oakland & East Bay Families

2301 Telegraph

Oakland

At 5:30 on Friday July 12, during Oakland First Fridays Art Walk, we will hold a family-friendly, educational, engaging, and empowering community building event against immigration detention camps. Kids and families will learn in an age appropriate way what is happening, connect to what’s happened in history like this before, and what they can do to take action in solidarity. Activities include paper airplane letters to families in camps, glass jar intention setting, and lemonade stand fundraiser planning.

at 7:00, at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, please join us for a vigil to stand in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and in protest of detention and family separations, followed by speakers. Together let’s be the change and stand up for compassion and human rights.
Partners: Alphabet Rockers and Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe

Organized by Solidarity Sundays, Bay Area Breadwinning Mamas, Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence, & many others.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196239710473300/

5. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Close the Camps FREE the CHILDREN

Meet at:

24th & Mission

SF

See info in message in the body of facebook page

Sponsor: Organizing  Committee for September 16, 2019 – Mexican Indpendence Day

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/472523519986600/?active_tab=about

6. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Bernal Hill Lights for Liberty

Location:

Bernal Hill

meeting the top if the hill by the swing and bench.

SF

Bring a candle and as many friends as possible. 
Our Mission: FREEDOM

We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/421232188723264/?active_tab=about

7. Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Lights for Liberty San Francisco

Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround

SF

Our Mission: FREEDOM.
Lights for Liberty: https://www.lightsforliberty.org/

We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity.

We are partnering with national, regional and local communities and organizations who believe that these fundamental rights are not negotiable and are willing to protect them.

Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2321405664768515/

8. Friday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Lights for Liberty: Lake Merritt, Oakland CA

Lake Merritt Amphitheater

South side of Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt Boulevard between 12th Street and 1st Avenue (across the street from the convention center).

Oakland

join us for a silent vigil to stand in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and in protest of detention and family separations, followed by speakers. Please bring signs and electric candles or flashlights for the vigil.

For families, earlier in the evening, at 5:30, we will hold a family-friendly, educational, engaging, and powerful protest against immigration detention camps at a separate location. Kids and families will learn in an age appropriate way what is happening, what’s happened in history like this before, how others have ended practices like this, and what they can do to stand up for everyone. Activities include paper airplane letters to families in camps, glass jar intention setting, and lemonade stand fundraiser planning.

Organized by Solidarity Sundays, Bay Area Breadwinning Mamas, Teachers Take Action Against Gun Violence, with support from many others.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/478734486196691/

9. Friday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Lights for Liberty: Marysville, CA

Yuba County Jail

200 – 216 6th Street

Marysville

In an effort of helping those who need rides. We want to encourage all of those who either need a ride, or can provide a ride to the event to please fill out the following form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgeCneHAP_7qnaxcJ0PWIVh1Sl-2Iebdds0BwSZn-7D69IcA/viewform

Gathering around the country to say no to migrant detention. Please join us at the Yuba County Jail, which is contracted with ICE to detain approximately 170 immigrants, and is the last remaining detention center in Northern California. 

Bring a sign or an electric candle, and come meet advocates and organizers from a number of local organizations engaged in the fight for migrants rights.

Sponsors: NorCal Resist + 11 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/358753358169130/  

10. Friday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm, Lights for Liberty: Berkeley CA pedestrian bridge

University Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

Over Interstate 80

Berkeley

NOTE: The vigil will occur on the pedestrian crossing over I-80 (Not on University Ave.)

Indivisible East Bay is proud to join the wide coalition of groups presenting Lights for Liberty events! We will co-host an event on the evening of Friday July 12 with Together We Will-Albany Berkeley and El Cerrito Progressives. 

We will gather on the University Avenue pedestrian bridge in Berkeley, over I-80. Please bring a candle for the vigil. (We have a few.) Large signs are preferred so cars on the freeway can read them until it gets dark. Signs should reflect the inhumane conditions of refugees, detentions, and camps. After dark, we will light our candles against this darkness in our count

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2924594807764801/

Saturday, July 13

11. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Lights for Liberty Rally for Kids at Migrant Detention Centers

Civic Center Park

2150 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley

The reports of torturous conditions for children at migrant detention centers demand our urgent action and attention. 

Let’s come together as a Berkeley community – and in solidarity with the https://www.lightsforliberty.org/ National Day of Action – to demand that children are cared for in humane, sanitary conditions. 

No human being is illegal and families belong together. Let’s turn out and send a message to Close the Camps Now!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2364561867164921/

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