Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, Aug. 15 – Sunday, Aug. 18 (from Adrienne Fong)

NOTE: The cypercops won’t let this email go through with the general announcement about the daily actions for August at ICE San Francisco. Please refer to the last email for info.

  There are still daily events from 12Noon – 1:00pm at ICE, 630 Sansome St., SF

Am not back 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 postings.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! 

KiDS Friendly / Childcare: Please include info

ARTICLES:

A. Palestinians denounce India’s Israeli-style tactics in Kashmir – August 14, 2019

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/palestinians-denounce-indias-israeli-style-tactics-kashmir?fbclid=IwAR0ZmLn6iNXcVZi8lIqbMDOitWw9RQQdbWYC8TGXjYoU669QwDAXlwffl54

B. Report: Navy altered Hunters Point cleanup to cover, not remove, toxic soil – August 14, 2019

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Report-Navy-altered-Hunters-Point-cleanup-to-14302320.php?psid=hH7gy

C. No charges for SFPD officer who shot fleeing man on a crowded street – August 13, 2019

https://missionlocal.org/2019/08/no-charges-for-sfpd-officer-who-shot-fleeing-man-on-a-crowded-street/?fbclid=IwAR1nnSE3j5n_uPHVOcx9SD7EJTR5_WHFz2b029XPftWHLMaTkRMTOPPfXgE

D. Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid  – August 12, 2019

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-rule-targets-legal-immigrants-who-rely-on-food-stamps-and-other-aid/ar-AAFHwLA

E. India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War – August 10, 2019

   See event items  # 3 & 11

F. Activists Confront 2020 Candidates in Iowa About Drones and War

7 ACTIONS:

1. Germany Must Not Join the War-Making Nations of the World.

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/germany-must-not-join-the-war-making-nations-of-the-world?link_id=1&can_id=1c3f9cd201500c5c32e051d205a799f0&source=email-germany-must-not-join-the-war-making-nations-of-the-world&email_referrer=email_594084&email_subject=germany-must-not-join-the-war-making-nations-of-the-world

2. Stop the attacks on low-income immigrant families. Reject the public charge rule!

  SIGN: https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-stop-the-attacks-on-low-income-immigrant-families-reject-the-public-charge-rule?detail=emailactionLL&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-100000-signatures-needed-stop-the-trump-administration-from-attacking-low-income-immigrants-2&email_referrer=email_595450&email_subject=100000-signatures-needed-stop-the-trump-administration-from-attacking-low-income-immigrants

3. Tell Congress and ICE to stop the raids!

  SIGN: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/ICEraids/?t=6&referring_akid=12720.8086.oTCoTa

4. Palantir, stop profiting from migrant suffering!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/palantir-ice    

   See event item # 5

5. Tell Congress: Pass the WIC Act!

  SIGN: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/WICAct/?t=5&akid=12716%2E8086%2Ep9Q-PW

6. Fight for CA’s Future. Demand Affordable Housing.

  SIGN: HTTPS://P2A.CO/8FQTQRF?UTM_SOURCE=FACEBOOK&UTM_MEDIUM=PAID&UTM_CAMPAIGN=ACQUISITION-2019&FBCLID=IWAR0PLAQWGRER_8UTMPL4IVXYVH5CWSCSFO84UU8G4Q8PWYMUU2MWB1PI1TQ

7. URGE CONGRESS TO REFORM OUR NATION’S CASH BAIL SYSTEM

  SIGN: https://www.signherenow.org/petition/bail-reform/dailykos/e/?link_id=3&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-re-criminal-justice-in-statefull-default-your-state-2&email_referrer=email_593652&email_subject=re-criminal-justice-in-statefull-default-your-state

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Daily

Vigil for Democracy at Speaker Pelosi’s SF Office

12Noon – 2:00pm

SF Federal Building

90 7th St.

SF

During the August congressional recess (July 29 – September 8, 2019).

 Participants are calling for a removal of corrupt criminals from all three branches of our government, and immediate lawmaking to protect our lives and liberty.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/985722828427772/

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EVENTS

Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18

Thursday, August 15

1. Thursday, 12Noon – 1:30pm, Street Sheet Writer’s Workshop

Coalition On Homelessness

468 Turk St.

SF

Not wheelchair accessible.

Join us for a Writer’s Workshop led by the Street Sheet’s Senior Editor and seasoned journalist TJ Johnston. This workshop will be a Journalism 101 course covering the basics of reporting, writing, and storytelling! It will focus on covering issues relating to poverty and homelessness.

TJ Johnston has been with the Street Sheet newspaper for over a decade, and has also been published in 48 Hills, the Examiner, and Invisible People, SF Public Press, and Street Spirit.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2562467707139289/

2. Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Youth Action Day against ICE!

630 Sansome St.

SF

With the human rights violations that are going on, community has to step up and take a stand. Historically, movements have been led by youth in order to effect change. 

Come out and support the young folks leading this action for 30 days of action against ICE! There will be performances and speakers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/790098014721245/

3. Thursday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Vigil for Kashmir

SF City Hall

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

SF

Details about the event: 
– August 15th marks the 72nd year since India won its independence from England. Yet the world’s largest “democracy” is not guaranteeing the same freedom from colonialism that they fought for to the ten million Kashmiris being tortured and held hostage in their own land. On August 8 2019, thirty thousand troops were added to the already stationed 50K troops in Kashmir. Internet was suspended. Kashmiris were jailed in their own homes.These new rules will ensure that the demographics of Kashmir are completely changed and India becomes a purely Hindu nation. 
This is a blatant disregard for laws and civil rights to say the least.

Please wear red to show your support for Kashmir and condemn the blood which India now has on its hands.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2374766629280130/

4. Thursday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Emeryville Hotel Workers: “One Job Should Be Enough”

1800 Powell St

Emeryville

Join workers at the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, picketing to protest stalled contract negotiations. Hilton Garden Inn management cancelled the first bargaining session and has not responded to repeated requests to reschedule. The workers are ready to fight for a livable wage, real job security, and affordable health care. “Every day the bosses are making more money but they don’t want to give us anything,” said Maria Martinez, a housekeeper at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Last fall, Marriott employees went on a historic strike in Oakland, San Francisco, and at 21 other hotels around the country. They won a groundbreaking deal includes substantial wage increases, protections for workers against harassment, and preservation of quality family health insurance. Hilton Garden Inn employees are fighting for the same deal.

Sponsor: UNITE HERE! Local 2850

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/534871070385418/

Friday, August 16

5. Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, 2019 Bay Area Health Disparities Symposium: Housing, Human Rights, and HIV

The Health Education Center

Samuel Merritt University

400 Hawthorne Ave.

Oakland

Free get tickets by Aug. 16th

  Tickets / Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bay-area-hiv-health-disparities-symposium-housing-human-rights-and-hiv-registration-63992828272?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3cVn-Y_klNpaKxq_WSy1Kk4M0cTVDyc-D4Ze2e3BNb1CTlcHmKyo0d6KY

Please join the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research for an exciting one-day meeting on health disparities in HIV, Housing and Human Rights in the Bay Area. The goal of this meeting is to increase awareness and collaboration between public health departments, community-based researchers and implementers, and academic centers. This year’s meeting will take a deeper dive into the drivers of HIV health disparities within homeless populations. Topics to include:

* Housing and healthcare as a human right
* Stories from current and former homeless persons
* Housing provider perspectives
* County/government perspectives
* Syndemics; STIs, HIV, Hep C, Substance use and Mental Health
* Hidden populations

Info/Speakers: https://www.facebook.com/events/427906421161321/?active_tab=about

6. Friday, 12 Noon – 3:00pm, Emergency Mobilization: Palantir, Drop the ICE Contracts!

Palantir

542 High St.

Palo Alto

When we said we’ll be back, we meant it. Join us for an immediate response rally, speakout, and action at Palantir.

Palantir provided the technology ICE used to steal 680 people during the largest single-state immigration enforcement action in US history last week. Hit the streets for an immediate emergency response rally in Palo Alto THIS FRIDAY 8/16

We know that Palantir Technologies, listed as a “mission critical” software in uncovered ICE documents, is the tech backbone fueling the deportation, detention, and war machine — and we REFUSE to be complicit. Palantir Tech makes workplace raids like the one that victimized 680 people and their families in Mississippi last week possible. As the growing threat of fascist white supremacy emerges in deadly outbreaks all across the country, we must target and hold institutions that embolden and produce this violent escalation responsible. Palantir Technologies cannot continue business as usual in Palo Alto as asylum seekers die in ICE detention and children continue to sit in cages.

Sponsors: Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps, Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, PSL – SF, Oakland Privacy, DSA- Santa Cruz, Mijente

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/527261228027358/

7. Friday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, End the Genocide in #Yemen

SF Federal Building

90 7th St.

SF

The war in Yemen has been called the “worlds worst humanitarian crisis in decades” and “the forgotten war”. Since 2015, U.S. forces­ have provided logistical and intelligence support to the Saudi-led coalition. We have also until recently been providing mid-air refueling of coalition warplanes that have been bombing Yemen. Furthermore, the U.S. has been the leading arms supplier to Saudi Arabia. Trump on arm sales to the Kingdom: “calling the Saudis important regional partners and praising weapons sales as an important source of US jobs”. Our bombs are killing Yemenis, who we are also banning.

Please ask your Reps and Senators to end US support to the Saudi-lede coalition thats been bombing #Yemen for over four years AND to Ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia/UAE, by calling 202-224-3121. Talking points and messaging can be found here:http://bit.ly/2zqg9rg.

Sponsors: Yemini Action Cmte + 3 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/913298249019070/

8.. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, BASTA!! FREE CHELSEA AND JULIAN (Weekly presence)

 

Fruitvale Ave. & MacArthur Blvd

Oakland

Vigil, potluck, meeting/music/ afterwards

Info: ohohorion99@gmail.com

9. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, SF Forum: The Fight Against White Supremacy & Racist Violence

PSL

2969 Mission St. (nr. 25th St.)

SF

$5-10 donation, no one turned away
Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.

What is the real function of racism and xenophobia? 
Trump claims he has “Made America Great Again”. However, for millions of Trump voters, especially working class whites, life is no better now than in 2016. So Trump is using racism in all its ugly forms — travel bans, demonization of immigrants, tirades against Congresswomen of color, and excuses for recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton — to mobilize support for his pro-corporate, anti-working class agenda and 2020 re-election. 

Racism and white supremacist ideology is the most powerful weapon the ruling class uses to divide workers. The U.S. working class needs a mass movement to fight back. Join us for discussion and analysis of recent events

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2442749952453206/    or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/14/18825486.php

Saturday, August 17

10. Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am, Protest Rally Against Gun Violence in San Francisco

SF City Hall

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

SF

Recess Rally Against Gun Violence

While our senators are back home, we’re going to demand that they take action to end this gun violence epidemic without delay.

We Are Everytown for Gun Safety 

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

Sponsors: Mom’s Demand Action & Student’s Demand Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825439.php

11. Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Nonviolent Direct Action Training – East Bay

East Bay Community Space

507 55th St.

Oakland

(Facebook RSVP’s do not guarantee a spot. Please REGISTER in advance here: https://forms.gle/LcZoL7uKySCghnMP9

This training will take participants through many of the strategies, tools and considerations of non-violent direct action, including power and privilege, de-escalation, blockades, legal, direct action organizing models, and the opportunity to form affinity groups. This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming actions around the Climate Strike Week of Action beginning on September 20.

Host: Diablo Rising Tide – SF Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/807385059663419/

12. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Stand With Kashmir – Bay Area Protest

SF Ferry Building

One Ferry Building

SF

​By bringing together the Bay Area Kashmiri diaspora with allies and partner organizations, we aim to build awareness and solidarity with the people of Kashmir who have been demanding their right to self-determination for decades. We will spotlight Kashmiri narratives relating to life under occupation. We will also invite our allies to share their narratives as they relate to settler colonialism and militarism.

If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email: swkbayarea@gmail.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1179458262238426/

13. Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides

Revolution Books Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

A presentation and discussion with Mitchel Cohen, editor of the new book, The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides 

Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment – The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup looks at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against the purveyors of poison and the governments that enable them.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/08/18825291.php

Sunday, August 18

14. Sunday 11:45am – 1:45pm, CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE

11:45 am:  Gather at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Parking available on all 4 “corners”,  just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge.  Arrive early for best parking.

Noon:  Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle.  Short, silent vigil in the middle.

1:00 pm:  Rally on SF side after the bridge walk.

Theme: Gun Control

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/10/18825338.php

15. Sunday, 1:00pm – Trump: Racist and misogynist, but fascist? The danger of crying “wolf”

New Valencia Hall

747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)

SF

(Home-cooked lunch served at 12:15pm for $8-10 donation)

Monthly meeting

People are saying Donald Trump is a fascist leading a Hitlerite regime. But what is fascism, and why is it dangerous to label someone a fascist when they aren’t one? Veteran anti-Nazi fighter Luma Nichol leads a discussion to answer these questions and others. Come share your thoughts.

Info: 415-864-1278 · bafsp@earthlink.net·

16. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, San Francisco (CA-12) Medicare for All People’s Assembly

Women’s Building

3543 18th St., #8

SF

RSVP HERE!:
https://actionnetwork.org/events/san-francisco-ca-12-medicare-for-all-peoples-assembly

Join us for a People’s Assembly for Medicare for All in San Francisco (Congressional District 12)! Demand Speaker Nancy Pelosi cosponsor H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019!

The U.S. health care system is utterly inhumane. It covers less, provides lower quality care, and costs more than any other developed nation’s health care system. Meanwhile, insurance and drug companies continue to make record profits at our expense. 

It’s time we move to make healthcare a right in this country, and pass Medicare for All!

We’ll talk about what’s at stake, our plan to win, and what you can do to take action and get involved.

Sponsors: Fight to Defend Medicare for All + 7 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2455198954536434/

17. Sunday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Faruq on Black August

Niebyl Proctor Library (Upstairs)

6501 Telegraph

Oakland

From Nat Turner (1831) and George Jackson (1971) to the breakthrough California prisoners’ hunger strikes (2011-13) initiated at Pelican Bay 

Faruq was a Marxist-Humanist correspondent and participant in the historic 2011-13 hunger strikes at Pelican Bay’s notorious short corridor of the Security Housing Unit (SHU).

He will discuss the relation of Black August to these events and what is new in this chapter of the history of the struggle for liberation.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/10/18825359.php

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