Please see events for Haiti # 3, 7 & 8 in Oakland, San Francisco & San Jose!
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Provided are more articles and actions than usual.
A. Migrant detention ruling: Judge blocks government effort to indefinitely detain migrant families – September 27, 2019
B. SF DA Candidate Loftus Fundraiser Protest with Demands of Justice Now-Chief Suhr A No-show – September 26, 2019
by Labor Video Project
Youtube in the article too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxytEvCUCYo
C. Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District – September 26, 2019
D. ‘It’s spectacular’: Climate activists paint stunning mural on two blocks of Montgomery St. – September 25, 2019
E. U.S. announces asylum deal with Honduras, could send migrants to one of world’s most violent nations – September 25, 2019
F. They’re Murdering My Son – Julian Assange’s Father Tells of Pain and Anguish – September 24, 2019
See events # 1 & # 5
G. An SFPD officer has a history of alleged hit and runs. Chief Scott just made him second in command. –September 24, 2019
H. UK Labour Party votes to stop arms trade with Israel – September 24, 2019
I. Manitoulin Island ‘water warrior’ Autumn Peltier nominated for international honour
J. 25 boulders from unknown source appear on Clinton Park sidewalk in apparent anti-encampment measure
1. Demand Congress grant Bahamians Temporary Protected Status.
2. Sign if you agree: health care is a right, not a privilege
3. Shut down section 215 of the Patriot Act
4. Justice for José Antonio: Families Demand Accountability for Mexican Teens Killed by CBP.
5. Sign on to End Nakamoto’s ICE Contract!
6. Tell GM: We stand with striking workers
7. Ban Facial Recognition
Saturday, September 28 – Monday, September 30
Saturday, September 28
1. Saturday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Worldwide Solidarity to FREE Assange & Manning
1 Sansome St. (cross Market St.)
Join in Solidarity with #FreeAssange supporters around the globe! Bring signs and come stand for freedom of truth, speech, journalism and our future. Please be present in protest of the plight of those persecuted for revealing the truth and please stand with us for our future freedoms.
have monthly protests in support of Julian Assange. We will join them in solidarity as they return to Belmarsh Prison after almost six months. We mark the end of Julian’s prison sentence for violating bail conditions whilst seeking political asylum to protect his life and work from US persecution. Sadly despite having served a most unfair sentence, Julian Assange will remain an inmate of Belmarsh in remand, awaiting his Court hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in February 2020 for the US Extradition Request
Host: Bay Area to Free Assange
2. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, San Francisco – Stand With Kashmir
SF Ferry Building
One Ferry Building SF
Rally in support of the right to self-determination for Kashmiris and ending the occupation of Kashmir.
Indian Prime Minister Modi will be addressing the UN General Assembly on Friday, September 27. In light of his presence at the UN, we call on allies to stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
To date, 70,000 people have been killed, 8,000 have disappeared, countless Kashmiri women have been raped, more than 6,000 are believed to have been killed and buried in unmarked graves, and more than 80,000 children have been orphaned in occupied Kashmir. These large scale human rights abuses by Indian occupation forces have gone unpunished.
Host: Stand With Kashmir
3. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
$10 – $20, No one turned away.
Event will feature the authors of a new report entitled “The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti.” Judith Mirkinson and Seth Donnelly will speak about the state-sponsored attack on a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince called Lasalin which has a long history of Lavalas grassroots resistance.
Come hear about the Haitian grassroots resistance as well as the repression aimed at stopping it. The U.S. arms, funds and trains Haiti’s military and police and only with U.S. support can the corrupt repressive Haitian regime remain in power.
Host: Haiti Action Committee
Sunday, September 29
4. Sunday, 9:00am, -“Racism and Immigration” & “A Report from the Border”
Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum, MLK Room
1187 Franklin St.
The Rev. Arlington Trotmanis an immigrant to the U.K. and a leader in the struggle for racial justice in England and Europe.
In the U.S. issues of overt racism and conflicts over immigration and asylum mirror issues that Rev. Trotman has faced in England and Europe. He is thus well equipped to speak on issues of peace and justice and has much to share. Born in Barbados, Rev. Trotman immigrated to England at 17. Under British colonial rule, he received only an elementary education, but saw his life as a Christian transformed in England. He enrolled in college, became an ordained Methodist minister and went on to become the moderator of Churches’ Commission of Migrants in Europe (CCME) an organization of churches and ecumenical councils from 18 European countries that advocates for migrants, refugees and minority groups. He has authored numerous publications and books. Due to Rev. Trotman’s schedule we will begin this Forum early. Please arrive by 9 am.
Report from the Border: Following Rev. Trotman we will have a live call-in report from El Paso/Juarez. UU member and Forum staffer Liduina Van Nes will report from the border where she will be spending several weeks helping refugees in the U.S. and Mexico. This will be a rare opportunity to hear directly from someone on the ground of the conditions for refugees on the U.S. – Mexico border.
5. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Forum – Assange/Manning: Their Fight Is Our Fight – Working Class Heroes
Niebyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
This forum is to deepen the discussion on how Chelsea and Julian have helped build awareness of who the real enemy is, who our real friends are, and how important Chelsea and Julian are to our survival.
Speakers will be presenting their analyses
Gerald Smith – Organizer for Oscar Grant Committee and Mumia Abu Jamal
Steve Zeltzer – Host of WORK WEEK KPFA, Labor Fest SF, and Labor Video Project
Cecile Pineda – Poet, award-winning writer, actress, and Code Pink activist
Ricardo Ortiz – Founding member of Frente Socialism de Puerto Rico and Labor Fest SF Collaborator
Host: Bay Area 2 Free Assange
6. Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, CLEAN UP Party: Climate Strike Street Mural
Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
23 Maine Ave.
We will wash containers and brushes used in the Climate Strike Street Murals to get ready for the next murals, for painting our future.
We will be working outdoors with some shade, but bring your sun protection too.
We will have water, and coffee, and some snacks, Snacks to share encouraged.
Come at any time–stay for as long as you like
Host: David Solnit
Monday, September 30
7. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Protest US Support for Haiti Regime! Stand with Lasalin.
Phillip Burton Federal Building (Old Fed. Bldg)
450 Golden Gate Ave.
Rally to demand an end to U.S. support for Haiti’s anti-democratic regime and state-sponsored massacres like the Nov. 2018 attack on the neighborhood of Lasalin.
September 30th is the anniversary of the first coup that overthrew Haiti’s first democratically elected Lavalas President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991 after only 7 months in office. Stand in solidarity with the Haitian people whose resistance to an illegitimate, US-backed regime has given rise to years of sustained protest against stolen elections, corruption, poverty, land grabs, rising prices, and 15 years of UN/US military occupation.
As resistance to the US-backed PHTK/Moise regime continues, so does repression aimed at wiping out Haiti’s broad-based popular movement, Lavalas. Police and paramilitary forces have responded with bullets, teargas, imprisonment and increasingly, massacres.
The U.S. funds and trains Haiti’s military and police, and only with U.S. support for widespread repression can this corrupt regime remain in power.
Host: Haiti Action Committee
8. Wednesday, 2:00pm, Octoboer 2nd in San Jose Rally to Stop the Massacres in Haiti
Peckham Federal Building San Jose
280 S. 1st Street