Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Thursday, Aug. 22 + List of remaining events @ ICE (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back postingon 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. Banned From Israel, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Hold Press Conference to ‘Humanize’ Palestinian Experience Under Occupation – August 19, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/19/banned-israel-ilhan-omar-and-rashida-tlaib-hold-press-conference-humanize

B. Philippine police are executing people with Israeli weapons

C. Appeals court allows Trump asylum rules to take effect in New Mexico and Texas  – August 16, 2019

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/court-allows-trump-asylum-rules-to-take-effect-in-new-mexico-and-texas

D. Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid– August 15, 2019

https://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/ap-news/advocates-mississippi-plant-fires-workers-left-after-raid

E. Native American tribe claims nuclear waste can’t be stored on its land – August 15, 2019

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/aug/15/native-american-tribe-claims-nuclear-waste-cant-be/?fbclid=IwAR1V89WNY6cHGV9vJrc7yjsMGvY8H5Mzk4J6Ymy5PpiyuCUZQokEHaKpsvU

F. Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict– Aug. 14

https://portside.org/2019-08-14/why-kashmir-suddenly-potential-global-point-conflict

G. Colin Kaepernick Marks 3rd Anniversary Of Protesting Police Violence With Video – August 14, 2019

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-3rd-anniversary-anthem-protest-video_n_5d5486a4e4b056fafd0707e7

H. 5G Radiation Rebellion Grows

5 ACTIONS:

1. Tell Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair, to stop profiting off migrant children and concentration camps

  SIGN: https://action.18mr.org/wayfairwalkout/?source=direct_link&referrer=group-credo-action

2. Take Action to Lower Drug Prices

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-take-action-to-lower-drug-prices?source=direct_link&&link_id=0&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_599385&email_subject=action-needed-help-take-on-the-big-pharmaceutical-corporations

3. Stop the SF Department of Public Health from displacing the mentally ill from the Behavior Health Center’s Adult Residential Facility and outsourcing healthcare worker jobs.

  SIGN: https://seiu1021.good.do/arf/arf/?v=e2a1557e&fbclid=IwAR0HVgOgCUiG_sblFEMdEWSSeIi-S0mbCF2PXGJAupLA8BGxmMkSEROV7Wk

  See event # 13

4. Stop Trump and Bolton dismantling of the entire global nuclear arms control regime

  SIGN: http://act.winwithoutwar.org/sign/New-START-nuclear-treaty?akid=s58334..ej5QtW&fbclid=IwAR3oKu_onGLEFd-5h7la2VUoyUKxWnih9j0jM9pNLxJ9jGA6VO2-KBYs7F4

5. Don’t let Trump and Big Oil dredge the San Francisco Bay

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/dont-let-trump-and-his-oil-company-cronies-dredge-the-san-francisco-bay?source=email&

EVENTS

Tuesday, August 20 – Thursday, August 22

August 20 – September 8, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Vigil for Democracy at Speaker Pelosi’s SF Office

SF Federal Building

90 7th St.

SF

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.
Join us at the following address every day during lunch-time: bring snacks, water, sunscreen

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/985722828427772/?event_time_id=985722905094431

Tuesday, August 20

1. Tuesday, 11:00am, “LOWER DRUG PRICES NOW” San Francisco Rally

SF Federal Building

90 7th St.

SF

The rally will demand a comprehensive plan to hold drug makers accountable, end drug monopolies and guarantee all patients can get affordable medicines they need. It will also urge Congress to vote no on the revised NAFTA unless terms locking in high U.S. medicine prices are eliminated.

Thousands of us flooded Congress with calls last week demanding the elimination of Big Pharma giveaways from Trump’s renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

we’re joining more than 30 organizations under the banner of “Lower Drug Prices Now” for a coordinated Day of Action in over 50 cities and towns across the country, including San Francisco!

If you can’t attend, can please take a minute or two to make a phone call to Rep. Pelosi and demand “No Vote Until NAFTA 2.0 is Fixed!” 

1-855-973-4213

Click here for a helpful call script, and don’t forget to let us know how the conversation goes!

Sponsor: Replace Nafta.org

Info: http://replacenafta.org/?link_id=3&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-san-francisco-people-over-pharma-profits-rally-tomorrow&email_referrer=email_599492___subject_781975&email_subject=affordable-medicines-rally-in-san-francisco-tomorrow  

2. Tuesday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Stop the Sweeps: Hearing on HSOC

SF Main Library

Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin St.

SF

The Local Homeless Coordinating Board will be holding a special hearing on the Healthy Streets Operation Center (HSOC).

Join us to speak out against the police-led response to homelessness, HSOC. HSOC is a highly coordinated effort led SFPD, working in conjunction with the Dept. of Public Works, the Dept. of Homelessness, the Dept. of Emergency Management, and the Dept. of Public Health.

For more info, contact Sam Lew at slew@cohsf.org

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2510763269153178/

3. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SF Gray Panthers Meeting: Happy Birthday, Maggie Kuhn

SF Public Library – Park Branch

1833 Page St.

SF

Street floor – no stairs

celebrate the 114th birthday of Maggie Kuhn. Forty-nine years ago, Maggie and five friends founded the Gray Panthers. Their idea became an organization of thousands, demanding an end to ageism and racism, an end to war, promotion of civil and social rights, defense of Social Security and equal health care for all.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/12/18825437.php

4. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Non-Violent Action Training

180 Capp St.

SF

Please RSVP here to guarantee a spot: http://bit.do/e39so

Green Earth, Extinction Rebellion, and Diablo Rising Tide are hosting a training in anticipation of September’s Climate Strike Week of Action.

This FREE 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.

While some snacks will be provided, we encourage you to bring snacks and drinks to share.

Sponsors: Green Earth, DiRT, Extinction Rebellion – SF Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2515804748477771/

5. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Next Organizers Meeting: ‘Never Again’ Events Coming Up

1590 Bryant @ 15th St.

SF

THIS IS FASCISM
It Must be Stopped NOW. 2020 is too late.
Join Us! Step into the streets with Refuse Fascism!

Dates:

Sunday 8/25, 2:00pm — Disturb the Air! Call or write us for more info about this event
NorCal@RefuseFascism.org 510.926.8144

Monday 8/26, 10:30am — San Francisco State University first day of classes, meet outside the Main Library

Wednesday 8/28, 11:00am — UC Berkeley first day of classes, meet at Telegraph and Bancroft on the edge of campus

Thursday 8/29, Mission College, Santa Clara, time and place TBD

We Demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must GO! The appeals Holocaust survivors have been making to us for decades — and the few left are desperately sounding alarms about it now, by the way — is to stop fascism BEFORE so-called “detainee centers” become outright death camps, says contributing editor to RefuseFascism.org Sarah Roark

In the Name of Humanity: We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America

Sponsor: Refuse Fascism

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2545811632137111/

6. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism – An informal class

Peoples Alliance Bay Area

1305 Franklin, #411

Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

A four part informal review of a couple of chapters of Lenin’s Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (chapters 3 “Finance Capital and the Financial Oligarchy”, 4 “Export of Capital” and 8 “Parasitism and Decay of Capitalism”): https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

And Vince Copeland’s Expanding Empire: The global war drive of big business and the forces that will stop it
https://www.workers.org/cm/empire.html

We’ll do some summaries of above and then throw it open to group discussion

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/780752815655177/

Wednesday, August 21

7. Wednesday 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Speaker Pelosi: We can’t wait. Impeach Trump now.

InterContinental Hotel

888 Howard St.

SF

RSVP now: credo.cm/impeachTrumpSF

Calling all Bay Area progressives: Join us in San Francisco on Wednesday, Aug. 21 to demand Speaker Nancy Pelosi use her power to impeach Donald Trump.

Speaker Pelosi is the most powerful Democrat in the country, but when it comes to reining in Trump, she is failing us. We are gathering in San Francisco to tell her in person that our families, communities and democracy can’t wait any longer for her to lead.

Hosts: CREDO Mobile, PDA, March for Truth, Yemeni Alliance Cmte

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2250497345261173/

8. Wednesday 5:15pm, Ask Nancy Pelosi to Join San Francisco & Support Single Payer Medicare for All HR 1384

Meet at:

888 Howard St

NE corner of 5th & Howard St

SF

Hope you can join Single Payer folks to hold banners asking Congress Member Nancy Pelosi to support HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019.  

Pelosi will be at the InterContinental hotel at the corner of 5thSt and Howard.  The event begins at 6pm.  We want to be there at 5:15 with banners asking for her support. 

Please let us know if you can help.We will make a banner for every 2 people who can help.

Contact: dbechler@earthlink.net

9. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force Meeting

Southeast Community Facility

Five Keys Room

1800 Oakdale

SF

5:30pm Dinner

6:00pm – 8:00pm Meeting

Read here to view the minutes from the July EJ Taskforce meeting

Click here for the agenda for this

Info: Greenaction (415) 447-3904 – bvhp.ivan@gmail.com

10. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar

Bernal Hill

SF

Public transportation # 67 MUNI. Catch it on 24th St. at Mission across from McDonalds

On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder, gather with the Nieto’s at Alex’s altar site on Bernal Hill.

All are welcomed

On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 to 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. The officers who killed Alex Nieto are: Sgt. Jason Sawyer (then lieutenant. He is also the killer of John Smart in 1998!), Officer Roger Morse, Officer Richard Schiff, and Officer Nathan Chew.

11. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, APTP Monthly Membership Meeting

East Side Arts Alliance

2277 International Blvd.

Oakland

Wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any additional accessibility questions or concerns.

This month we are featuring a Q&A session with Scott Morris on continuing deaths, abuse and more at Sheriff Ahern’s notorious Santa Rita jail. Scott is an “Independent journalist in Oakland and San Francisco covering police use of force, civil rights, protest and neighborhood news.” He was recently interviewed on UpFront about the latest in-custody death there, and what really happened to #DujuanArmstrong.

Additionally, there will be an active shooter response training presented by Community READY Corps.

Host: Anti Police – Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/445891739346129/    or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/17/18825530.php

Thursday, August 22

12. Thursday, 7:30am – 10:00am, Pack the House: DNC Vote on a Climate Debate

Hilton Hotel – at Union Square

333 O’Farrell St.

SF

 RSVP:

  Sunrise site:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/pack-the-house-dnc-vote-on-a-climate-debate

  Or

  DNC Public Registration link: https://my.democrats.org/page/s/2019-dnc-summer-meeting-general-registration-form 

Young people across the country have made it clear: after years of inadequate attention, we need a presidential primary debate focused 100% on the climate crisis. Despite resistance from DNC leadership, sustained public pressure has pushed the DNC to vote on this issue

On Thursday, August 22nd at 8 am, the DNC Resolutions committee will vote on a resolution to hold a climate-focused debate. Members of the public are allowed to attend the meeting, but not speak.

Join us as we pack the house with young people and allies of all ages to show how important it is that the DNC dedicate their sizable political microphone to the climate emergency!

Info: Climate Hawks Vote

13. Thursday, 12Noon – 12:30pm, SFGH Rally To Stop the DPH from displacing the mentally ill from Behavioral Health Center

SFGH Behavioral Health Center

887 Potrero (between 21st & Potrero)

SF

Stop the DPH from displacing the mentally ill from the Behavioral Health Center’s Adult Residential Facility and end outsourcing healthcare worker jobs.

On Thursday August 22 at 12:30 there will be protest rally against the displacing of the mentally ill and outsourcing at SF General Hospital Assisted Residential Facility. The DPH and London Breed are closing 37 permanent housing beds.

The SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is displacing severely mentally ill residents that are permanently housed at the Behavioral Health Center’s Adult Residential Facility (ARF) to make way for a Homeless Navigation Center with temporary shelter beds. The DPH administration sent a letter informing Behavior Health Care Workers that the adult population will be shrinking by 41 beds to only 14 permanent beds. In addition to residents being displaced, SFDPH administration is also displacing city workers by outsourcing their work to an outside non-profit.

Currently, the Adult Residentail Facility (ARF) houses SF’s most vulnerable clients who have serious and persistent mental illnesses, and cannot live independently. These clients cannot prepare their own food, do their ..

Hosts: IFPE Local 21, SEIU. 1021

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/19/18825553.php

14. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Discussion of “Life of George Washington” Mural

Revolution Books – Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.

Berkeley

Art, politics, the “founding fathers” and what it will take to get beyond this world of oppression

with

Dewey Crumpler – Associate Professor of Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute and artist who created the “response murals” at George Washington High School

Matt Gonzalez -Chief Attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He previously served as president of the SF Board of Supervisors. He is the author of the article “Don’t whitewash history: Historic murals depict uncomfortable truths about our nation’s past”

Rafael Kadaris – Revolution Club & author of the article “Identity Politics Hustlers Sanitize “Life of George Washington”

Lope Yap Jr. – filmmaker and vice president of the George Washington High School Alumni Association.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/902242653479131/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/08/18825292.php

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Month of Momentum:

 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps (ICE SF)

A month of daily actions every day in August from Noon to 1pm

(Unless otherwise specified)

ICE – San Francisco

630 Sansome St

SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/Month-of-Momentum-GROUP-PAGE-106526597364095/

Calendar: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs  

#ClosetheCamps
#AugustAction
#FamiliesBelongTogether

Each daily action is conducted by a different sector or community group. Actions are whatever a group would like, with their own specific message — it’s up to each group.

There are some FB sites set up by each group.

See FB site for all listings / details. Listed are remaining events/actions at ICE for August. Descriptions are provided of groups that have made event pages on FB. A few have posted on Indbay.

Remaining EVENTS for August at ICE in San Francisco:

Tuesday, August 20, Comedians, Improvisers, Actors: Close the Camp

   Check back for info!

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/860420027690936/

Wednesday, August 21, Lawyers, Legal Workers  – End the Raids, Close the Camps No More Deportations

  It is critical for members of the legal profession to stand up and demonstrate our resistance because we have witnessed the ways in which immigrants are traumatized (and re-

  traumatized), devalued, and oppressed by the day-to-day workings of a legal system that is designed to reinforce this nation’s legacy of white supremacy, systemic violence, and

  colonialism.  This legacy not only manifests itself in the heinous conditions at detention camps or the unconscionable separation of families at the border, but also in the everyday

  practices of legal systems like Immigration Court.  

Thursday, August 22, San Mateo County Activists

   Join San Mateo county groups and individuals at ICE SF to show our support for immigrants and to rally against the administration’s cruel and inhumane policies and actions. Bring

   your signs, banners and let’s make noise

  Organized by: Pacifica Social Justice

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/453264845271194/

Friday, August 23, From Warsaw to Palestine to the Rio Grande

  Join us in making the connection between the forced displacement of asylum seekers and refugees coming into the US and their confinement in US concentration camps with the

  on-going forced displacement of the Palestinian people, as a result of the founding and on-going colonization of Palestine by the state of Israel, and the confining of Palestinian

  people into walled ghettos, refugee camps and the large  concentration camp of Gaza.

  As Jewish people, our collective histories and understanding of ethnic cleansing and genocide move us to stand with the people of Palestine and those seeking asylum at the US

  border. We welcome all those who want to stand with us in solidarity.

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/502080200600197/

Saturday, Noon – 3:00pm, August 24, Ocupella, The Thrive Street Choir & Idle No More

  Sing the truth to ICE! Bring your voice, musical instruments, creative signs and be ready to paint!

Sunday, August 25, Health / Public Health Workers

   Calling all Public Health & Healthcare Workers to be in solidarity with Migrant communities to demand an End to ICE Raids & Closing of the Camps.

   Access needs will soon be available

   Organized by Public Health Justice Collective (formerly Occupy Public Health), Public Health Awakened, Do No Harm Coalition, Medicine for Migration at UCSF, and

   #WhiteCoats4BlackLives

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/321141835253102/

Monday, August 26, Kehilla and Or Shalom Day

  Immigrant children are dying in federal custody. Children in detention are being denied soap, showers, clean water, blankets, decent food, clean clothes. Our neighbors are afraid

  to take their kids to school, go shopping, attend church.
 These detention centers are not death camps – but our history as Jews teaches us that this is how it starts: demonizing people, rounding people up, separating families. It’s up to

  US to STOP IT – Never Again means Now!

  Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/366373854035475/

Tuesday, August 27, Adoptees – Close the Camps

   Calling all adoptees to be in solidarity with migrant communities.. Adoptees know the devastating consequences of family separation. And we see clearly that separation through

   adoption and immigration, and other unjust government systems, are deeply linked. When adoptees stand with migrant communities, we expose those connections.

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/685587698580749/

Wednesday, August 28, Fat & Disability Communities Unite to CLOSE the Camps!

   No Body is Disposable! Calling all Fat people, all Disabled people, all our loved ones, allies and accomplices to unite in solidarity with migrants. Together we demand an end to the

   brutal treatment of migrants, an end to concentration camps, and an end to ICE.

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/935115990173369/

Thursday, August 29, A Day Without Immigrants

Friday, August 30, Journalists Against Detention Camps 

   Calling all reporters, writers, photojournalists, videographers, producers, investigators and media makers. As journalists we are expected to remain neutral, unbiased. But we can

   no longer remain neutral in the face of atrocities committed against asylum seekers and undocumented Americans.

   Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/328517764702891/

Saturday, August 31, Culmination of EVERYONE! 

  After 30 days of daily protests outside ICE to close the camps, we invite EVERYONE to attend a culminating protest on Saturday, August 31 at Noon.
  Music by Emma’s Revolution, Diana Gameros, Betsy Rose & Bonnie Lockhart, and others TBA, speakers, food …
  More info to come.

  Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2369611056425319/

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