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A. Brazil’s Amazon Fires Highlight The Threat Of Deregulation Amid Climate Change – August 22, 2019
See action # 2
B. Big data company Palantir renews its controversial contract with ICE that is worth nearly $50 million – August 21, 2019
See event # 4
C. Is Tokyo 2020 Olympics Safe from Fukushima Radiation ? Boycott 2020 Olympics? – YouTube – 10min.
D. Troops Who Deployed to the US-Mexico Border Are Getting a Medal – August 19
E. Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention – YouTube – 3 min.
See action # 1
1. San Francisco Against Child Detentions
H.R. 2407 will ensure that United States financial assistance is not used by the government of Israel to support the ill-treatment of Palestinian children detained by military forces and prosecuted in Israeli military courts without basic fair trial protections.
2. Demand BlackRock stop financing Amazon destruction!
3. Reject Trump’s plan to discriminate against transgender Americans
This is being heard at the Supreme Court
4. Tell Facebook: Don’t help the government spy on us
Friday, August 23 – Monday, August 26
Friday, August 23
1. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, From Warsaw to Palestine to the Rio Grande
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
630 Sansome St.
As part of the Month of Momentum, 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps, JVP, SURJ and IJAN are jointly organizing an action’
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.
2. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – 156th Week!
Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
All are invited to join us (Even if it’s for a few minutes) to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. This is a movement towards police accountability. If we keep accepting the way things are, we’ll, never make any true progress that benefits the people. 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!
Host: Mother’s on the March
3. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Vigil for Democracy at Speaker Pelosi’s SF Office (Daily event, even on weekends till Sept. 8th)
SF Federal Building
90 7th Street
The Vigil for Democracy is taking place at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco office 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.
4. Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Emergency Palantir Mass Mobilization #StopICETerror
100 Hamilton Ave.
Do you need help with rides from SF or East Bay? Message our facebook page. We’re setting up carpools.
EMERGENCY MASS MOBILIZATION. THE COALITION TO CLOSE THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS BAY AREA IS CALLING ON ALL THOSE THAT DENOUNCE AND REBUKE PALANTIR’S SHAMELESS ESCALATION TO IMMEDIATELY MOBILIZE THIS FRIDAY AT PALANTIR HQ IN PALO ALTO AT 4 PM FOR AN EMERGENCY ACTION
Palantir has renewed its ICE Investigative Case Management contract that allows ICE, the CIA, and more to track individuals’ every move until 2022.
On Tuesday morning, it was revealed that ICE’s Gotham Investigative Case Management contract with Palantir, originally set to expire on Sept 25, has been renewed through 2022.
Though the immigrant deportation and detention is just one part of its reign of terror, Palantir earns millions of dollars through its contracts with ICE. Through its facilitation of state surveillance, Palantir is enabling fascism.
According to research published by The Intercept, “ICM specifically allows ICE agents to access a vast “ecosystem” of data to facilitate immigration officials in both discovering targets and then creating and administering cases against them. The system provides its users access to intelligence platforms maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and an array of other federal and private law enforcement entities. It can provide ICE agents access to information on a subject’s schooling, family relationships, employment information, phone records, immigration history, foreign exchange program status, personal connections, biometric traits, criminal records, and home and work addresses.”
The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps-Bay Area condemns the renewal of the contract between Palantir and ICE for the use of the Gotham Investigative Case Management system. Our coalition of over 20 migrant rights and activists organizations have united for the goal of abolishing ICE and freeing communities impacted by the surveillance state that entities like Palantir have helped create.
5. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, SF Forum: Down with the Racist Prison System!
2969 Mission St.
$3-10 donation, no one turned awa.
Black August commemorates the prison struggles of the early 1970s and other defining moments in the Black liberation struggle. August 21 marks the 48th anniversary of the 1971 San Quentin prison rebellion that ended with the assassination of revolutionary prisoner leader George Jackson.
The trial of the San Quentin 6 that followed was the longest in California history up to then. Just 19 days after the San Quentin rebellion, prisoners took over Attica prison and held it for four days until a massacre was ordered by NY governor Nelson Rockefeller. Strikes and other action followed at prisons across the country
Join us for talks and discussion with special guest speaker Bato on “Reminisces of George Jackson and Black August Struggles.”
Saturday, August 24
6. Saturday, 11:00am – Sunday, 2:00pm, Decolonization/DegentriFUkation Seminar at PeopleSkool
8032 MacArthur Blvd
PLEASE DO NOT COME WITHOUT SENDING EMAIL TO PRE_REGISTER-Read on for more information
An application and sLiding Scale Tuition is Required and is the first part of each participant’s decolonizaiton. Please go towww.racepovertymediajustice.org to download an applicaiton for folks with Race,class and/or formal educaion privilege. We will go lower than the listed tution – as low as $1.00 per person and you can also make payments, but please pay what is truly possible
Decolonization/Redistribution & Community Reparations seminar at PeopleSkool on the sacred land we unhoused, bordered, criminalized and displaced peoples cal Homefulness- with the goal of launching more Self-Determed poor and indigenous peoples led land reclamation movements like Homefulness across Mama Earth in this time of so much poor people/white supremacist hate, settler-colonizer theft and Sacred land desecration
This two day seminar is geared to bring/teach the medicine of hoarded wealth/inherited blood-stained dollars redistribution, settler colonizer decolonization, and Community reparations to as many folks as possible because poltrickster solutons are NOT solutions and we MUST spread POOR Magazine’s poverty skola-led solutions in this time of so much mass distraction, unhoused, gentriFUKEd, criminalized, mass incarcerated,racism/wite supremacized miseducated, silenced and intentionally dismantled peoples
Day 1- Sat August 24th 11-4pm
Day 2- Sun August 25th 10-2pm
Day 1&2 (Both Days) is required for Folks with Race, Class & or Formal Education Privilege
Day 1 is the only day req’d for poverty/migrant skolaz
Hosts: POOR Magazine & 4 Other groups
7. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Stand 4 Julian & Chelsea
Powell & Market
Cable Car Turnaround
Protest against Julian Assange’s U.S. Extradition and Chelsea Manning’s imprisonment. We’ll chant for their freedom, distribute fliers and engage with the public over a two hour call to action
Protect our publishers and sources.
Host: Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange
8. Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Close the Camps – Sing Truth to ICE in SF
This is a child friendly action
Occupella, Thrive Street Choir and Idle No More SF Bay invite you to join us to abolish ICE, close the camps and reunite families who have been separated. The United States government is violating the human rights of migrants and those seeking asylum along the southern border. We demand an end to these violations.
Feel free to bring your voices and musical instruments.
Everyone is invited to join us in painting a street mural! Wear painting clothes.
Hosts: Occupella, Thrive Street Choir, Idle No More SF Bay & 3 Other groups
9. Saturday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Nonviolent Direct Action Training – San Francisco
Bethany United Methodist Church
1270 Sanchez St.
(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: DiRT –SF Bay Area
Sunday, August 25
10. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Black-Jewish Oppression viewed through the prism of the Leo Frank and Mary Turner lynches
6501 Telegraph Ave.
The asymmetrical oppression of a privileged Jewish factory manager and the African-American wife of an impressed in peonage convict laborer will be nevertheless interlinked to demonstrate the need for United Front struggle and mutual defense. Our comrade, Elazar Friedman, will explore this topic during his visit from Idaho. Another comrade, Gerald Smith, will speak briefly on the history of the Nation of Islam.
11. Sunday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Close the CAMPS -Calling Public Health & Healthcare workers
630 Sansome St.
The event will take place on a flat sidewalk on Sansome St. (630 Sansome St.)
0.4 miles from Montgomery BART
From Montgomery, the 12 or the 10 bus goes from Sansome & Sutter to Sansome & Washington (92 ft. away)
Family-friendly: Children, elders, and folx of all ages are welcome!
If you have specific access needs, you would like to share, please contact: DoNoHarm.Access@gmail.com
Calling all Public Health & Healthcare Workers to be in solidarity with Migrant communities to demand an End to ICE Raids & Closing of the Camps.
Organized by Public Health Justice Collective (formerly Occupy Public Health), Public Health Awakened, Do No Harm Coalition, Medicine for Migration at UCSF, and #WhiteCoats4BlackLives
12. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Free 1-on-1 Citizenship Workshop in SF
SF Main Library
5th Floor – The Bridge at Main
100 Larkin St.
**ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**
To make your appointment, call (415) 557-4388 to reserve your spot!
Are you eligible for U.S. Citizenship? Join us for Lawyers in the Library, where immigration attorneys will be on hand for FREE one-on-one consultations and to help you with your citizenship application!
COME FOR FREE:
• Step-by-step review of the naturalization process
• Assessment of your eligibility to naturalize
• Application preparation & documentation
• Packaging, if eligible to naturalize
• Application review by an immigration attorney or qualified legal representative
• Accessing financial assistance and community resources
WHAT TO BRING:
• Your green card & all current and expired passports
• List of addresses, work and schooling (last 5 years)
• List of trips and dates outside the U.S. (last 5 years)
• Information of your current spouse, ALL prior marriages for you and your spouse, and ALL your children (name, address, date/place of birth, date/place of marriage, SSN, immigration status and A#, if any)
• If you have been arrested: Bring ALL arrest and court documents, even for dropped charges and expunged records
• Application Filing Fee: Check or Money Order for $725.00 made out to “US Department of Homeland Security” (if 75 or older, the fee is $640), UNLESS you qualify for a fee waiver*
• *Fee Waivers: You must bring recent written proof that you receive public benefits, like SSI, Medi-Cal, food stamps, WIC, CalWorks, cash aid, general assistance, etc.
• Men only: If you were living in the U.S. between ages of 18 and 26, please bring evidence of Selective Service registration if you have it. You may verify registration at www.sss.gov, or (888) 655-1825
Questions? Contact the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative for more information and leave a message on one of our multilingual hotlines:
This event is presented in partnership the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.
13. Sunday, 2:00pm – August 26 – 1:00am, Musicians In Solidarity With Immigrants Benefit Concert
The Plough and Stars
116 Clement St.
Bay Area musicians are coming together to show solidarity with all immigrants and to raise some money to help in any way. This will be a fantastic days entertainment and a for great cause. Please give generously.
Donations will go to: raicestexas.org
14. Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Immigrant Solidarity Teach-In
1270 Sanchez St.
Led by immigrant congregations and communities, thousands of people across San Francisco have successfully organized to accompany immigrants in personal, practical and political ways: defending against deportations with courtroom and street presence, answering hotlines and responding to ICE raids, providing support for families, freeing detainees, and more. The urgency of this moment requires all of the above — and additional new strategies for solidarity work.
Experienced community leaders will offer a range of free workshops and share skills to meet the current challenges. Topics covered will include: how to sponsor someone for release from detention; what it means to provide housing for immigrants in your home; community organizing models for congregations; an overview of the immigration system and current legal landscape; and more.
Hosts: SURJ – SF & Shalom Jewish Community
15. Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
An Evening with Poets Laureate on Social Justice:
–Julia Connor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2005-2009
–Sally Ashton, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate 2011-2013
–Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present
–D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019
–Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2018-present
–and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
5 Poets Laureate read their poems on social justice.
Monday, August 26
16. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Remembering Amilcar: A blessing to start his mural
24th & Capp Streets
(NW Corner) –home of Calle24
Monday, August 26 will mark four-and-a-half years since Amilcar was killed by SFPD, and this time, we’ll remember him by joining some amazing community leaders in launching the start of his mural.
Yes, after seemingly endless delays, our gifted team of muralists is almost ready to grab their paintbrushes and start to work!
Our coalition will join not only these talented muralists, but also leaders from Mission Housing, the Danzantes, HOMEY, Calle24, and Mission Nightwalks, all of whom have played important roles in bringing this mural to light.
17. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Women’s Equality Day Speakout & Rally
24th & Mission Streets
In the first half of 2019, abortion bans have passed in 6 states. 38 states have granted some sort of personhood to a fetus and the criminalization of miscarriage is growing. The charges brought (and then dropped after much outcry) against Marshae Jones for a miscarraige that resulted from being shot is only the latest evidence of this. The campaign against access to abortion over the last two decades has shifted to an outright campaign to overturn Roe v Wade.
The PSL invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of an earlier victory for the right to vote, with a speakout to build the struggle for reproductive justice. Women’s right to vote was won thanks to the fierce decades long struggle. It was an organized movement that won the right to vote, just as it was a militant, organized women’s movement that won the Roe v Wade decision 50 years later.