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A. ‘The forest is also burning in Africa’: President Macron pledges to help fight infernos blazing across hundreds of miles from Angola to Madagascar after world’s leaders vowed to tackle blazes in the Amazon – August 26, 2019
B. The U.S. Border Patrol and an Israeli Military Contractor are Putting a Native American Reservation Under “Persistent Surveillance” – August 25, 2019
C. California ethnic studies curriculum delayed after attack on its comparison of Israel to South Africa – August 23, 2019
D. Amazon wildfires part of ‘genocide’ facing Brazil’s Indigenous peoples, advocate says – August 23, 2019
E. US Officials Admit To Allowing Israel To Bomb Iraq From US Bases Within Iraq
1. Governments of the United States, Australia, China, Great Britain, France, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, and Russia: Support Justice for Timor- Leste #justiceforTimor
This year we mark the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s historic referendum on independence. Although the Timorese people are free from foreign occupation, they have yet to see justice for the countless crimes they suffered at the hands of the U.S.-backed Indonesian security forces.
2. Demand BlackRock stop financing Amazon destruction!
Tuesday, August 27 – Friday, August 30
Tuesday, August 27
1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:30pm, Drivers Demand Dignity – San Francisco Action
1455 Market St.
It’s time for drivers to have a REAL voice at work! Join hundreds of drivers coming together to fight for a living wage and AB5 + a pathway to a union.
Join drivers in San Francisco for an action in front of Uber HQ. It’ll be one to remember!
This action is happening as part of a statewide driver caravan. Drivers will caravan from Los Angeles to Sacramento, stopping in Delano, Fresno and San Francisco. If you are a driver in San Francisco, join other drivers in front of Uber HQ.
Demand dignity for drivers.
Host: Gig Workers Rising
2. Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Close the Camps – Calling Adoptees
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
630 Sansome St.
The route to the action is on a slight incline, 6-8 blocks from the Montgomery BART station (about a half mile).
The action takes place on a public sidewalk in a flat area.
This action is Deaf friendly. No professional interpreter.
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. Then we can work together, at the root.
This action is part of the Month of Momentum: 30 days of actions in August
3. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Boycott Manny’s – Weekly protest
16th & Valencia St. (outside)
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 supports 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.
4. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, OneNation Unite Against Public Charge Rally
Madison & 8th Street
The public charge final rule has been released, and will harm 26 million Americans, keeping them from accessing healthcare, food and housing assistance. Our communities will unite as #OneNation to protest this inhumane policy.
We encourage the use of public transportation to get to the rally, such as the nearby Lake Merritt BART Station.
Info about “Public Charge” rule: https://www.nilc.org/issues/economic-support/pubcharge/
Hosts: North East Medical Services + 7 Other groups
5. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Outrage isn’t enough: We Must Drive the Trump/Pence Regime Out! – Organizers Meeting
Sports Basement – San Francisco
1590 Bryant St. (@ 15th Street)
“The Trump/Pence regime’s plan to remove any limit on how long families with children will be detained by the government while their asylum claims are heard means many thousands will be held in hellish conditions indefinitely,” reads an August 21 Press Advisory by RefuseFascism.org. Trump says he will end “birthright citizenship” for children of immigrants, gutting the 14th Amendment.
The new regulations released by the White House on Wednesday gut special protections (known as the Flores Agreement) for immigrant children. “It is a wholesale attack on kids in custody,” said Jennifer Podkul, policy director of Kids in Need of Defense.
This is just a small part of what is happening to the immigrants; and beyond that, does not include the assault on the environment, on Black people, on women, the threat of war… Is It Not Time To Call It Like It Is And Act Accordingly?
Host: Refuse Fascism – SF Bay Area
Wednesday, August 28
6. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Fat & Disability Communities Unite to CLOSE the Camps!
Immigration Customs and Enforcement
630 Sansome St.
This action is on a public sidewalk in a flat area. It’s 6-8 blocks from BART. We are investigating nearby parking and transportation. We will have ASL interpreters.
GETTING THERE FROM BART
Folks will be gathering with Lindsay at MONTGOMERY BART at 11:30, and start rolling/walking together to ICE at 11:35.
The walk from MONTGOMERY BART is about a half mile, a slight incline.
Do you need a ride from BART? Let Max know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Fat people, all Disabled people, all Seniors, all our loved ones, and anyone who has experienced being separated, shut away, controlled, disposed of, incarcerated in prisons, nursing homes, fat camps, psych institutions, or generally told they are the problem for society’s woes 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. We know Disabled POC are at greater risk for incarceration and deportation. And we know that part of disability justice means we must absolutely hold community members whose impairments are created intentionally as a result of state terror, incarceration, border policing, war, and so many tools of domination. As Disabled and Fat people of many communities, we know and therefore must insist:
NO BODY IS DISPOSABLE!
WE ARE RESILIENT AND STILL HERE!
WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE ERASURE OF IMMIGRANTS!
7. Wednesday, 12:15pm – 1:45pm, Immigrant Rights are Human Rights
SF General Hospital
Mother & Child Statue
Adjacent to Potrero (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
We unite together as community members, hospital staff, clinicians, and advocates to stand in solidarity with immigrants in our clinics, our community, and our country.
Join us to demonstrate unwavering support for the rights, health and well-being of immigrant communities. This is an open event for anyone interested.
This event is in solidarity with the Month of Momentum: 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps (links below), including actions coordinated by health care workers on 8/18 and 8/25.
8. 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs
The food sharing at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza is changing days to Wednesday.
We will have a Free Fresh Farm Stand every Wednesday at 6 PM.
We will serve a Home Cooked Meal on only the 4th Wednesday of the month.
The next one will be on August 28, 2019 at 6 PM.
We always need volunteers. More information here: https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/
Please contact us at email@example.com with any ideas or offers of additional cookhouses.
9. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Rosa Del Duca – Breaking Cadence – reading & signing
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Rosa del Duca is a writer, teacher and musician. She grew up a tomboy in rural Montana, where she joined the Army National Guard at seventeen. During her six-year contract, she became not only a conscientious objector, but a feminist and unlikely rebel. That tumultuous time is the focus of her memoir.
Host: Revolution Books Berkeley and Ooligan Press
10. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, P.E. Moskowitz: The Case Against Free Speech: The First Admendment
First Congregational Church – Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s.
$15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events
P. E. Moskowitz wrote the renowned bestseller, “How To Kill a City,” which revealed the systemic forces behind the gentrification ruining such major American cities as San Francisco, New York, New Orleans and Detroit. Now, with “The Case Against Free Speech” he exposes the powerful forces and political machinations currently defining free speech, a term that has been defined and redefined to suit those in power, to give them the right to push their agenda.
What’s more, our investment in the First Amendment has long obscured an uncomfortable truth: free speech is impossible in an unequal society in which a few corporations joined with the ultra-wealthy can bankroll political movements that disenfranchise millions of voters, while our government routinely silences critics of racism and capitalism.
Thursday, August 29
11. Thursday, 12Noon -1:00pm, Close the Camps-Free Our Children
630 Sansome St.
A Day Without Immigrants SF is hosting this event to protest the inhumane treatment our people, our children in particular, are treated at the border and in the U.S. concentration camps. We urge all Raza organizations and gente to turn out for an hour and join the protest. Bring signs, instruments and lift up your voices and demand that the Camps are Closed, and our children set free!
Friday, August 30
12. Friday, 9:00am – 11:30pm, Eagle ~ Condor Prayer Action for Brasil: CALL OUT
300 Montgomery St.
The Amazon is burning at an unprecedented speed. Ranchers and cattle farmers are burning territory clearing it and creating pastures for cattle, and big agriculture to take over and buy their property. If a section of the rainforest is burned to the ground, it is then open for takeover. Indigenous people, animals, plants, everything is losing their homes and lives in this historic decimation of the lungs of our planet.
there has been a very public escalation of violence, murders and intimidation of indigenous people and villages in the last couple of months. Uncontacted tribes are being photographed, and witnessing the outside world, deforestation of the Brasilian Amazon is at unprecedented high, leaders are being murdered and the government is lying to the world about all of this and we must take action.
This action is standing in solidarity with all Indigenous people and territories in the Brasilian Amazon.
This is a call out for all native people to bring us your songs, to brings us your dances, to please come and lay down your prayers for your relatives fighting for their lives in Brasil. This will be an action of prayer offerings from the North to the South.
We will be blocking off the street in front of the Brasilian Consulate again, and again will be doing a street mural. We will have many signs again, puppets and music. This action is all about prayer so please only bring prayer and love.
Host: Brasil Solidarity Network + 6 Other groups
13. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Journalists Against Detention Camps
630 Sansome St.
Calling all reporters, writers, photojournalists, videographers, producers, investigators and media makers to take a stand against the inhumane conditions of migrant detention camps and the institutional racism of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
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. It’s time to speak out.
Members of the press have been a constant target of the current administration, especially those who cover immigration. Come stand in solidarity with us outside the ICE office in San Francisco.
Everyone is welcome.
Speakers confirmed as of 08/26:
– Alexis Terrazas, Editor-in-Chief of El Tecolote, the longest-running bilingual newspaper in the southwest
– Ela Banerjee and Alexa Gelbard of Voice of Witness, who will be reading excerpts from the book “Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America”
– Stuart Schuffman, Editor-in-Cheap of Broke-Ass Stuart and columnist at The San Francisco Examiner
– Steve Zeltzer, host of WorkWeek on KPFA Radio
This event is part of the Month of Momentum: 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps.
14. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – 157th 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