After Data Shows Last Month Was Hottest June on Record, Sanders Says Maybe Now Is ‘Time to Start Treating This Like a Crisis and Not a Hoax’

 July 03, 2019 by Common Dreams

“It’s only the hottest June ever recorded on planet earth,” said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben with sarcasm. “So, nothing at all to worry about.”

by Jon Queally, staff writer

Map showing the anomalies in temperature during the 5-day period of 25-29 June 2019. (Credit: ECMWF, Copernicus Climate Change Service)

In response to news on Tuesday that a European Union satellite agency declared last month the hottest June ever recorded, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to start treating this like a crisis and not a hoax.”

In response to news on Tuesday that a European Union satellite agency declared last month the hottest June ever recorded, 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said, “Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to start treating this like a crisis and not a hoax.”

With campaigners across the world demanding leaders respond to the crisis of the rapidly heating planet as the “climate emergency” it is, Sanders was responding to a tweet by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben noting new data released by the UN-supported Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) that showed global temperatures last month were the highest ever recorded for June since records began in the late 19th century.

As the story by the Independent newspaper on the temperature data was poorly worded or incorrectly reported, McKibben later returned to Twitter to clarify the report’s findings, but he made it clear the reality should still be met with serious alarm:

According to C3S, average temperatures across Europe “were more than 2°C above normal” and the “global-average temperature for June 2019 was also the highest on record for the month.” 

Globally, the temperature average, the group noted, was about 0.1°C higher than that of the previous warmest June, in 2016, following a strong El Niño event.

While a widespread heatwave in the last weeks of the month pushed up the average for Europe, Jean-Noël Thépaut, who heads C3S, said that even as the heatwave itself cannot be directly attributed to the global climate crisis, it fits very much in line with what the scientific community has warned.

“Although local temperatures may have been lower or higher than those forecast, our data show that the temperatures over the southwestern region of Europe during the last week of June were unusually high,” Thépaut.  “Although this was exceptional, we are likely to see more of these events in the future due to climate change.”

With campaigners across the world demanding leaders respond to the crisis of the rapidly heating planet as the “climate emergency” it is, Sanders was responding to a tweet by 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben noting new data released by the UN-supported Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) that showed global temperatures last month were the highest ever recorded for June since records began in the late 19th century.

As the story by the Independent newspaper on the temperature data was poorly worded or incorrectly reported, McKibben later returned to Twitter to clarify the report’s findings, but he made it clear the reality should still be met with serious alarm:

According to C3S, average temperatures across Europe “were more than 2°C above normal” and the “global-average temperature for June 2019 was also the highest on record for the month.” 

Globally, the temperature average, the group noted, was about 0.1°C higher than that of the previous warmest June, in 2016, following a strong El Niño event.

While a widespread heatwave in the last weeks of the month pushed up the average for Europe, Jean-Noël Thépaut, who heads C3S, said that even as the heatwave itself cannot be directly attributed to the global climate crisis, it fits very much in line with what the scientific community has warned.

“Although local temperatures may have been lower or higher than those forecast, our data show that the temperatures over the southwestern region of Europe during the last week of June were unusually high,” Thépaut.  “Although this was exceptional, we are likely to see more of these events in the future due to climate change.”

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Economic Update: Rise and Fall of the USSR

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff goes beyond the simplistic, sterile Cold War debates of demonizers vs celebrants of the USSR as he delivers an in depth analysis of the USSR’s strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures from it’s revolutionary beginnings in 1917 to its implosion in 1989. The first episode of a special 2-part series where Professor Wolff gives the same in-depth analysis for the People’s Republic of China in the second part.


Economic Update: China’s Economic Record & Strategy

This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff follows up with part two of his in-depth analyses of the USSR and anti-capitalist governments by providing (1) an overview of China’s economic development mostly over the last 25 years (GDP, real wages, etc.), and (2) its economic strategy: learning but also differing from Soviet strategy along with some relevant, and interesting, historical context.

Hong Kong police evict protesters who stormed parliament

  • 2 July 2019 (bbc.com)

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Media captionThe BBC’s Nick Beake goes inside the Legislative Council

Police firing tear gas have evicted protesters who stormed and vandalised Hong Kong’s parliament.

Activists had occupied the Legislative Council (LegCo) building for hours after breaking away from a protest on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China from Britain.

After midnight (16:00 GMT), hundreds of police secured the building following a warning to protesters to clear it.

It follows weeks of unrest in the city over a controversial extradition law.

Hundreds of thousands took part in the earlier peaceful protest – the latest rally against a proposed law that critics fear could be used to extradite political dissidents to mainland China.

The protesters have also been demanding an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality during an earlier protest on 12 June.

Hong Kong’s embattled political leader Carrie Lam held a press conference at 04:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in which she condemned the “extreme use of violence” of those who broke into the legislature.

How did the day unfold?

Peaceful demonstrations had been planned for Monday, the 22nd anniversary of the handover of sovereignty.

A large-scale march, involving hundreds of thousands of people, took place in the city, and passed off in a largely peaceful manner.

Separately, officials from the government raised glasses of champagne at a formal ceremony celebrating the handover.

But at about lunchtime, dozens of demonstrators broke off and made their way to LegCo. They effectively besieged the building, as a large crowd of several hundred watched from a distance, before eventually smashing their way through the glass facade.

Protesters break the windows of LegCo
Image captionProtesters break the windows of LegCo after storming the building

Pro-democracy legislators at the scene had attempted to dissuade them from breaking into LegCo, warning them they could face serious criminal charges for doing so.

One of the lawmakers, 66-year-old Leung Yiu-chung, said their pleas were ignored, with many protesters telling him they were prepared to face the consequences.

Police warned the crowd they would use force and make arrests, but fell back to an interior gate before vacating the building, rather than engage the crowd. Hundreds more flowed in once the police left.

Protesters fix a British colonial flag to the parliament podium after they broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019,
Image captionThe defaced emblem of Hong Kong in the central chamber – alongside the colonial-era flag

Inside, they defaced the emblem of Hong Kong in the central chamber, raised the old British colonial flag, spray-painted messages across the walls, and shattered furniture.

Then at about midnight outside the building, protesters clad in plastic helmets and brandishing umbrellas retreated from a baton charge by riot police, who quickly overcame their makeshift barriers.

Inside, diehard protesters were pulled forcibly outside by their fellow occupants in an attempt to completely clear the building.

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Within an hour, the streets around the building were clear of everyone except the media and police. Officers then began searching the rooms of the LegCo building for any possible stragglers. No arrests have yet been reported.

Why didn’t protesters stay?

One pro-democracy legislator told the BBC that young protesters initially said they would stay all night.

“They’re saying that they would beat the police by sheer numbers, and that sounds very scary to me,” Claudia Mo said.

“I was a journalist and I did cover the Tiananmen bloodbath 30 years ago, and that’s exactly what those students said back then in the Chinese capital.”

Her colleague, legislator Fernando Cheung, had been inside with those occupying the building, and said he was glad they all left safely without encountering police.

Demonstrators batter their way into parliament

“If they resisted… I’m afraid there would be bloodshed, or I think the police wouldn’t be hesitant to use force to disperse them,” he said.

He praised those who came back and grabbed those who refused to leave. “They came back and they dragged them out. And we’re actually glad that happened,” he said.

What did Carrie Lam say?

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Ms Lam called a press conference in which she denounced the “extreme use of violence and vandalism” by protesters who stormed parliament.

Flanked by her security minister John Lee Ka-chiu and other officials, Ms Lam said the break-in “really saddens a lot of people and shocks a lot of people”.

She contrasted Monday’s tumultuous events with the annual peaceful march on 1 July, which she said reflects “the core values we attach to peace and order” in Hong Kong.

Media captionHong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns protesters who stormed parliament

The press conference, held outside Hong Kong’s police headquarters, was frantic, with a chorus of reporters shouting questions at Ms Lam.

Ms Lam responded calmly, showing little emotion as she stressed the importance of maintaining the rule of law in Hong Kong.

“I hope the community at large will agree with us that with these violent acts that we have seen, it is right for us to condemn it and hope society will return to normal as soon as possible,” she told reporters.

In an apparent warning to protesters, Ms Lam said Hong Kong’s authorities would “pursue any illegal acts” carried out by protesters.

Why is there unrest?

Hong Kong enjoys a “one country, two systems” deal that guarantees it a level of autonomy, and rights not seen on mainland China.

However, it does not have full democracy, and pro-democracy events are held every year to mark the handover.

This year, however, the annual event follows weeks of protests which have seen millions take to the streets over the planned extradition bill.

On 12 June, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up an unauthorised demonstration outside LegCo, where a debate about the bill was due to take place – but critics said it used excessive force.

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters
Image captionPolice fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters in Hong Kong on 2 July

In the wake of June’s protests, the government apologised and suspended the planned extradition law.

However, many protesters said they would not back down until the bill had been completely scrapped.

There have also been smaller demonstrations by the territory’s pro-Beijing movement.

On Sunday, thousands of pro-Beijing protesters rallied in support of the Hong Kong police.

Sanders Marches In Nashua, New Hampshire, Pride Parade

By JOSH ROGERS JUL 1, 2019 (nhpr.org)

Bernie in Nashua, New Hampshire, Pride Parade

Bernie Sanders marched in Nashua’s Pride parade on Saturday. When Sanders arrived, he posed for selfies and praised Mayor Jim Donchess for backing the parade.

“Hey, congratulations,” he told Donchess, “You got a nice group of people here.”

Sanders borrowed a baseball cap with a rainbow unicorn logo, asking, “A unicorn is politically correct?”

Then he marched, keeping a brisk pace under a blazing sun. 

Sanders then opened a campaign office and addressed a Democratic dinner in Hollis, kicking of a weekend of events. 

Highlights Of The Democratic Primary Debate Day 2

Friday 12:25pm SEE MORE: DEMOCRATIC DEBATES (theonion.com)

Illustration for article titled Highlights Of The Democratic Primary Debate Day 2

On Thursday night in Miami, Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang participated in the second of two nights of the party’s initial primary debates. The Onion highlights the most important moments of day two of the Democratic primary debates.


Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tussle over differing views on race, immigration, and what it looks like to prepare for a debate.


Candidates raise their hands throughout the night but fail to get any kind of wave going.


Eric Swalwell interrupts Kirsten Gillibrand to deliver her opening statement.


Pete Buttigieg apologizes for police shooting a black man in South Bend but concedes it’ll probably happen again.


Marianne Williamson promises 10% off your next Blue Apron order when you use the promo code MIRACLE.


John Hickenlooper makes case that if Democrats embrace socialism they risk losing to Trump in a slightly different way than they would otherwise.


Michael Bennet apologizes after accidentally introducing himself as Tim Ryan.


Kirsten Gillibrand appeals to women with a front-facing camera video impersonating what girlfriends in movies are like.


Chuck Todd repeatedly interrupts candidates to say he’s being ignored and demands more time to speak.


Kamala Harris accidentally reveals her “That Little Girl Was Me” commemorative shirt minutes before she actually said that onstage.


Michael Bennet finally acknowledges that his last name would indeed look better with two t’s.


Marianne Williamson invites other nine participants back to her Himalayan salt cave for a ritual purification orgy.

Highlights Of The Democratic Primary Debate Day 1

Thursday 1:12pm

Illustration for article titled Highlights Of The Democratic Primary Debate Day 1

On Wednesday night in Miami, Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, and Elizabeth Warren participated in the first of two nights of the party’s initial primary debates. The Onion highlights the most important moments of day one of the Democratic primary debates.


In a blatant display of liberal bias MSNBC features 10 Democratic candidates and not a single Republican.


Viewers got a chance to hear what the candidates will interrupt like as president.


Miraculous fundraising emails sent by candidates even as they spoke onstage.


Second hour of the debate delayed after NBC encounters a technical glitch with Jay Inslee’s suspension harness.


Beto O’Rourke betrays some nervousness as he places both arms in front of his face and begs the moderators to stop asking him questions.


President Trump tweets out that despite competing visions for the future of the country, he appreciates a vigorous debate between passionate citizens as being the bedrock of a functioning liberal democracy.


Most candidates pledge to stand up for the people who hate their fucking job but stay for the healthcare.


Cory Booker reaches out to Latin communities by vigorously flamenco dancing with a rose in his teeth.


Everyone in the audience sings “All Creatures Of Our God And King” as the donation plate makes its rounds during the offertory.


Amy Klobuchar touts a more moderate approach where Americans have a choice of whether to opt in to societal progress.


John Delaney stuns in a sexy navy suit and sizzling powder-blue tie ensemble. Show it all off, De-De!

People Are Not Happy About Kamala Harris’ New Campaign T-shirt

By Brendan (promo marketing magazine)

July 1, 2019

There is a very fine line between a clever and timely commemoration of a noteworthy moment and going too far. In the case of Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, her latest T-shirt release is teetering on that line after her campaign team created a T-shirt that references a rebuttal directed toward Joe Biden during the first round of debates.

During the debate, the topic of Biden’s past relationship with pro-segregation legislators came up. Harris told Biden that she was one of the students that was bused to newly-integrated public schools in California.

“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day,” Harris said. “And that little girl was me. So I will tell you on that, on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously.”

The Harris camp wasted no time pumping out merchandise for Harris’ mic-drop moment with “That Little Girl Was Me” T-shirts, depicting a young Harris.

The problem, for many observers, was that Harris’ point loses some of its genuineness and impact when it’s turned into something people can buy or a tool to raise money. The moment feels more artificial or manufactured, and Harris has so far received a flood of disappointed or angry comments on Instagram.

“Hmmmm man I was like so about her at the debate tonight and everything felt and seemed so authentic, and then I come on here and she already has a T-shirt ready to sell,” one Instagram user wrote. “This just made me mad uncomfortable. Like I legit just second guessed wanting to vote for her after seeing this lol.”

“Kamala—commercializing what I (and probably many others) believed to be a beautifully emotional/off the cuff comment to Joe Biden so soon afterwards makes your thoughtful words seem hollow and calculated,” another wrote. “Please don’t give anyone reason to believe you’re disingenuous!”

It does seem a little disingenuous. Obviously, things can happen fast in the promotional apparel world, and as we’ve seen with micromoment merchandise, it’s possible to pump out apparel and other products quickly and in large quantities. But this wasn’t a sports championship or a viral tweet—it was what appeared to be an emotional response to an important political issue. Commercializing it so quickly makes it feel like a calculated move, undermining the moment by giving the impression that it was a planned talking point rather than a genuine moment.

Had Harris waited a few days to give off the impression that her team hadn’t already planned on using this remark as a way to sell shirts, it would’ve appeared much more organic. It could’ve been a “Wow, what a great line. Let’s run with that!” moment, rather than a “Make sure you say this so people understand why we’re selling a shirt with a childhood photo of you” moment.

It’s a fine line to walk, and the Harris team didn’t quite stick the dismount here. Is it the most egregious mistake a presidential candidate has ever made? Hardly. But, in a race like this where it’s still anyone’s game, this could be costly.

EBrendan MenapaceAuthor’s page

Brendan Menapace is the senior digital editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.

Articles ~ Actions ~ Announcements for Tuesday, 7/2 – Friday, 7/5 (from Adrienne Fong)

A few items that might be of interest. Am still NOT posting on a regular basis.

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 events that might interest you.

ARTICLES:

A. Trump Says Delayed Immigration Raids Will Start After July 4 – July 1, 2019

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-says-delayed-immigration-raids-will-start-after-july-4/ar-AADHLo5

  See items # 1, 3, & 11  and Article F

B. Senate Rejects Effort to Prevent Trump from Attacking Iran Without Congressional Approval – July 1, 2019

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/7/1/headlines/senate_rejects_effort_to_prevent_trump_from_attacking_iran_without_congressional_approval

  See Action # 1

C. Protestors block 2019 SF Pride Parade, bring festivities to a halt

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Protestors-block-2019-SF-Pride-Parade-14062339.php?fbclid=IwAR2aMyYIR1ixulmtrXKlYGn-UlIaqK4wEzh0hHSVAvWL3GNHZyxyCSE6IJ0

D. Israeli forces kill one, injure 95, attack doctors, nurses, for Nat’l Garden – June 30, 2019

E. Adante Pointer Delivers Powerful Closing Arguments: Santos & Vizzusi Responsible for Anthony’s Death – June 28, 2019

https://www.justiceforanthonynunez.org/post/adante-pointer-delivers-powerful-closing-arguments-santos-vizzusi-responsible-for-anthony-s-death?fbclid=IwAR25v7QEwCmtIKEBZ1hxSBDdf0nCK3U6pyVohftFCWT2YN10CIho0DulGkU

 On July 4, 2016Anthony Nuñez,18 years old was murdered by the San Jose Police Dept.  at his own home after 2 calls for help were made. No one should die at the hands of the police when help is asked for.

The case went to civil trial. On Friday, June 28th the case went to the jury for deliberation. Please hold Anthony’s parents, Sandy and Jesse and their family in your thoughts as they seek

 ♥JUSTICE for ANTHONY!

F. Mother pleads for help in harrowing video from Mexico detention centre: ‘My son is dying’ – June 27, 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mexico-woman-help-detention-centre-video-feria-mesoamericana-a8977326.html

G. U.S. Wants to Dredge San Francisco Bay to Aid Oil Shipping – June 27, 2019

https://www.kqed.org/science/1944034/trump-administration-wants-to-dredge-san-francisco-bay-to-help-oil-shipping?fbclid=IwAR2NecVLT3lcYmiIyU2Yjh64sDUd7gl68fSBgu6p-QgaMIVAg6FJfOkptJo

H. Army officer suspended for confronting Japanese-Americans protesting Fort Sill’s role in migrant detention – June 27, 2019

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/06/27/army-officer-suspended-for-confronting-japanese-americans-protesting-fort-sills-role-in-migrant-detention/

3 ACTIONS:

1. Add Your Name: The power to authorize war belongs to Congress, not TRUMP!

  SIGN: https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/forms/add-your-name-the-power-to-authorize-war-belongs-to-congress-not-trump?detail=emailaction&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-sign-my-petition-the-power-to-authorize-war-belongs-to-congress-not-trump&email_referrer=email_573332&email_subject=sign-my-petition-the-power-to-authorize-war-belongs-to-congress-not-trump

2. Act Now to Save Mumia’s Eyesight and to Demand His Release

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/emergency-appeal-for-mumias-health?clear_id=true&source=email-on-july-3rd-take-action-for-mumia-abu-jamal

3. Demand Phoenix Police Chief Williams and DA Montgomery Fire Violent Officers NOW

  SIGN: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/fire_phoenix_officers_assaulted_black_woman/?t=4&referring_akid=33788.797581.wqJfmW

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, July 1 – Friday, July 5

Laborfest events for July listed on Indybay:

https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Tuesday, July 2

1. Tuesday, 12Noon, Emergency Rallies #CloseTheCamps – Families Belong Together (Called by Move-On)

Enter your zipcode to sign up for event near you: https://www.closethecampsnow.org/event/close-camps-now/search/

   San Francisco Protest: Senator Feinstein’s Office

     1 Post St. @ Market St.

      SF

2. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Boycott Manny’s – Weekly protest!

16th & Valencia St. (outside)

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 center 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, Stop the Displacement of Black and Brown People from the Mission, help us denounce Zionism and help STOP the GENOCIDE of the Palestinian People by the state of Israel.

3. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, For the People – Crisis at the Border

Artillery Gallery

2751 Mission St. (@ 24th St.)

SF

Information about what’s going on at the borders- please join us for a discussion

Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law and Migration Studies was part of a Flores inspection team that was permitted to interview minors detained at a border patrol processing facility in Clint, Texas. After three days of detailed conversations with many detainees, he came away disgusted and appalled. The declarations of minors collected by Professor Hing and others on the inspection team are being used in negotiations today with Department of Justice attorneys to close down the facility.

Professor Hing had conversations with several teen mothers with infants as young as five and nine months. He also had individual conversations with 5 and 8 year old boys, three sets of siblings—a 14 year old girl and her 10 year old brother, brothers, ages 12 and 4, and another sister and brother, ages 15 and 13. Several cried as they talked about the conditions and missing their parents.

#StopTrump #NoOneIsIllegal #CloseDetentionCenters #ReleaseTheChildren #community#communitymeeting#NoOneIsIllegal

Hosts: Bianca Starr, Isabel Gutierrez from Hecho in California

Wednesday, July 3

4. Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Pack the Court for Prop C!

400 McAllister St.

SF

Three business organizations (Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, CA Business Roundtable & the CA Business Properties Association) representing big corporations such as Chevron, Albertsons & Sutter Health, have filed suit to invalidate Prop C – Our City Our Home. 

We refuse to allow a small group of corporate interests tear down a bill that can help thousands of exit homelessness by providing housing, homelessness prevention, mental health services + shelter.

A court date set for our case and is scheduled for Wed, July 3 at 400 McAllister — time TBD. Come out with us to Pack the Court in support of Prop C!

Sponsors: Yes on C Our City Our Home SF + 7 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/595431910978959/

5. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Peace Vigil

Powell & Market Sts

SF

Look for the PEACE Banner hanging from the wall on the side going to BART

Themes vary each week on Peace & Justice issues

This week’s theme: The border children/concentration camps,

Thursday, July 4

6. Thursday, 10:00am – 11:30am, Standing on this land together: Indigenous, settlers & migrants

1900 4th St.

Berkeley

This July 4th, join members of the indigenous Ohlone, interfaith and immigrant community for prayer and ceremony on sacred Ohlone territory at the West Berkeley Shellmound site. This 4th of July, we honor the ancestors and 1st nations of the Bay area.

~ We reflect on what does it mean to be a guest on indigenous land?
~ How is the invisibility, displacement and harm towards indigenous peoples and immigrants connected?
~ How can we create new meaning together in celebration of our interdependence?

In a gesture of reparations and making amends for the continued occupation of indigenous land, non-indigenous peoples are invited to make a donation to support:

1) Shellmound Legal Defense Fund: https://shellmound.org/donate/ 

(2) Shuumi Land Tax: https://sogoreate-landtrust.com/shuumi-land-tax/

** If standing for 1.5 hours is uncomfortable, please bring a camping chair.
** After the Ceremony, for those who can stay, we will walk over to the water at the Berkeley Marina and have a picnic. Please bring something to share!
** Be mindful that the Berkeley Marina will be having their annual July 4th all day festival beginning at 12:00pm

Sponsors: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity + 3 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/839915856407521/

7. Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Candles for Assange Independent Action @ Mime Troupe – Dolores Park

Dolores Park

Dolores St. & 19th St.

SF

join us as we fight for the freedom and very life of Julian Assange. We will be a part of a WORLDWIDE – ALL 7 Continent, 15 Country, 29 City #Candles4Assange Vigil to STOP the WAR on JOURNALISM! Bring candles (we’ll have flameless for safety)

We will record a clip of singing Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday to send to Julian/for a world montage. We will be there to educate and pass out information regarding the plight of Julian Assange. Join us on this “day of Independence” as we fight for the freedom and very life of Julian Assange- as well as our own constitutional freedoms being eroded.

Stay for the show: “Treasure Island” – part of LaborFest

Sponsor: Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/24/18824205.php

8. Thursday, 6:00pm, SF Food Not Bombs Food Share 

16th & Mission BART Plaza

SF

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!

Webpage: https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/

9. Thursday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Anti-July 4 Open Mic: Envision a world Without America!

Revolution Books – Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

Poetry, songs and other unpatriotic & revolutionary offerings. Contact Revolution Books to participate! Can you imagine a world without America???

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/379686222668731/  orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/24/18824208.php

Friday, July 5

10. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm,  Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – 150th 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! 

11. Friday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Speak-out & Protest: Stop ICE Raids! Stop Detentions!

SF Federal Building

90 7th St.

SF

On June 17, President Trump announced raids to deport thousands of immigrants from cities across the country, including San Francisco. Although the sweeps, to have begun June 23, were postponed, immigrants, their supporters, and working people in general need to demand an end to all ICE raids and detentions.

The profit-driven policies of both Democratic and Republican politicians over the years have driven the economic, political, and environmental devastation that forces migrants and refugees to cross the U.S. border for survival. It’s time to reignite the movement to defend immigrants and hold the federal government accountable. Officials have shown that they cannot be trusted to respect the human and legal rights of migrants, so it is up to us to take action as supporters. 

Join with other community members, advocates and activists to demand that Senators Harris and Feinstein, and Representatives Pelosi, Speier and others withhold all funding for deportation raids, shut down ICE, close detention centers, and reunite families.

Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729640304001115/   or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/30/18824320.php

12. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Free Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange – Oakland Weekly Friday

Fruitvale & MacArthur

Oakland

Vigil Demo Potluck Music (7pm after party/meeting)

WE HOPE TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OUR ON GOING CAMPAIGNS IN THE BAY ARE here is a link to the bay area action for julien which includes CHELSEA SUPPORT PLEASE SIGN UP 
https://bayaction2freeassange.org

PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO CHELSEA (only hand written and no post cards no pictures do not write any thing on the outside of the envelope.

 Chelsea Elizebeth Manning 
William G truedale adult Detention Center 
2001MILL ROAD 
ALEXANDRIA VA 22314

Check with Orion to be sure vigil is happening – ohohorion99@gmail.com

Debt Angels: Ex-Bill Collectors Erase Strangers’ Medical Debts With John Oliver & Occupy Wall Street

Freethink Jun 28, 2019

Americans are being crushed under a trillion dollars of medical debt. These bill collectors woke up to the brutality of their industry – and used their insider knowledge to save strangers from $600 million in debt. Jerry Ashton was a debt collector working on Wall Street when the Occupy Wall Street movement started. He became interested, and eventually partnered with them and his friend Craig Antico to help abolish strangers’ medical debts as part of their “Rolling Jubilee” fundraising campaign. Using their insider knowledge of the debt collections business, they were able to help buy medical debts for pennies on the dollar and then forgive them. After Occupy moved in a different direction, Jerry and Craig struggled to continue the momentum – but after John Oliver did a show highlighting their work, they gained fresh momentum and have now eliminated nearly $600 million in medical debts. What do you think? Is debt forgiveness the right path or are there other ways we avoid so many people being burdened by debt? What would you like us to do a documentary on? Let us know in the comments and subscribe for more videos of people moving the world every week.

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