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A. Kurds accuse Turkey of using napalm and white phosphorus – October 17, 2019
B. More than 16,000 Kids in Chicago Public Schools Are Homeless. Teachers Just Went on Strike to Help Them – October 17, 2019
C. Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Lethal Police Violence – October 16, 2019
D. Zion, 8, saw his Aunt Atatiana Jefferson get shot. Family is trying to help him cope. – October 16, 2019
E. Gov. Newsom vetoes bill banning private arrests of imprisoned immigrants – October 16, 2019
F. Americans of colour find common cause with Palestinians – October 5, 2019
1. No Mercenary Force for MBS
Trump is deciding to accelerate the path to war by hiring out our troops as mercenaries for Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), exactly when the situation with Iran needs de-escalating
From Veterans For Peace:
2. Help Us Stop the Deportation of Veteran Jose Segovia Benitez!
3. Tell Congress: Shut down unlawful surveillance
Friday, October 17 – Tuesday, October 22
Join the effort to Close 850 Bryant and Build a Better San Francisco! Come to the hearing on Friday October 18th at 10:30am to hold our government accountable.
— Coffee and Comradery: Join us at 9:30am directly across from City Hall (Polk Side) in the Civic Center plaza to share in coffee, tea, and breakfast. Learn about the campaign and connect with other members of the coalition.
2. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders –Weekly action
Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
Today is Gascon’s last day as SF District Attorney!!
DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
Even though Gascon is resigning (last day is Oct. 18th) we still need to be present. Mayor Breed’s appointment of Suzy Loftus is NOT the solution!
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 Against Police Murders!
3. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, San Francisco Mental Health Consumers Working Group Meeting
Senior and Disability Action
1360 Mission St.
We are a group of San Francisco mental health consumers/peers who are joining together to discuss, advocate and organize around mental health services and other issues that affect us.
4. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Vigil / Music: Save Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange –Weekly protest
MacArthur & Fruitvale
5. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, SF Forum: Eyewitness Iran – Uncovering Media Lies
2969 Mission St.
$3 – $10 donation – no one turned away
While the U.S. continues to aggressively target Iran through sanctions and threats of invasion, the country has managed to continue building economic and political ties to Europe, Asia and its neighbors. Join us for an eyewitness report from Frank Lara, PSL member, ANSWER activist and public school teacher, who recently traveled to Iran and experienced something completely different than what U.S. propaganda claims.
Sunday, October 20
6. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Marxism and the National Question – the Case of Kashmir
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
On August 5, 2019, the government of India, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Hindu Nationalist BJP put Kashmir in a security lockdown and then moved in the Lok Sabha (“Peoples Assembly” – i.e. the Parliament, to revoke Articles 370 and 35A, which granted political autonomy to the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir and barred outsiders to purchase property in the state respectively. The upper house, known as Rajya Sabha (“States Assembly” – where representatives are elected from each state of India) ratified the new law.
Kashmir has been a dispute between India and Pakistan ever since British colony of India was split into two sovereign politically independent countries on August 15-16, 1947. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir, all three initiated by Pakistan, the first one of which in 1947-48 ended in a truce brokered by the UN, and which divided Kashmir ‘temporarily” between the two countries . The latest move of India has angered Pakistan, while India considers it as an internal matter.
Raj Sahai will present a historical outline and his analysis based on ‘Marxism and the National and Colonial Question’ developed by Joseph Stalin that helped successfully integrate the oppressed nationalities under the Tsarist rule in the socialist state of the USSR as partners and which success helped develop the backward nations and in turn also the USSR very rapidly and which helped vanquish the German invaders in 1945.
Raj Sahai has been associated with ICSS for the past 13 years and is a student of Marx’s ‘Capital’ as well as anti-war activist starting with the Vietnam War in 1968 to more recent wars imposed on small countries by developed Capitalist countries.
7. Sunday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Alternatives to Policing 6: Self- and Community Defense
First Congregational Church Oakland (UCC)
2501 Harrison St.
wheelchair accessible (use the graded sidewalk to access the blue door off the parking lot), and there are ADA restrooms, both binary and single-stall all gender. There is designated accessible parking; however, the accessible entrance is difficult to access if you are not coming by car
Part of our ongoing series of workshops designed to reduce our reliance on an increasingly militarized police force, this offering from Community Ready Corps (CRC) will cover basic principles and practices to help us keep ourselves and our communities safe.
What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of a violent situation? How can you safely get yourself and others out of that situation?
We will be asking for a voluntary donation to support the vital work of Community Ready Corps. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
CRC is a liberation organization that combats white supremacy and actively builds & supports self determination in disenfranchised communities. Their work focuses on nine areas:
Politics, Economics. Family. Health, Education, Art, Media
Traditions & Ways, Self Defense
Sponsors: UCC + 3 Other groups
8. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Free Our Prisoners! From Palestine to the US
518 Valencia St.
5,150 Palestinians political prisoners are waging multiple hunger strikes to protest torture, administrative detention and abusive conditions of confinement in Israeli prisons. Imprisonment and globalized weaponry trade between the U.S. and Israel are closely linked, fueling repression against Black, brown and immigrant communities in the U.S. and globally.
Join us for an afternoon of discussion and an in depth look at imprisonment from Palestine to the U.S. and how we can build solidarity between our freedom struggles. Lana, from ADDAMEER Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the West Bank, will explain the current political situation in Palestine and will be joined in conversation with people doing work against mass incarceration and detention in the U.S
Lana Ramadan was born in Dheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem in the West Bank. After being actively involved in community activities, Lana studied Human Rights and International Law in the joint Al Quds University and Bard College program. After graduating, Lana went directly into a master’s program at the London School of Economics. She graduated with a Master in Human Rights in 2016. Lana worked with Badil Refugee Resource Centre. She worked as a researcher, specifically focusing on forced displacement and the creation of coercive environments by Israeli policies.
With local community organizers:
Annie Paradise (CCWP)
Nathaniel Moore (Freedom Archives)
Lubna Morrar(PYM Facilitator)
List of sponsors: https://www.facebook.com/events/531464994349905/
Monday, October 21
9. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar
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.
10. Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Do No Harm Coalition – Debate with candidates for DA
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall
250 Campus Way (Mission Bay)
San Francisco, CA 94158
RSVP – dinner included – Open to public
Questions will be community/audience-submitted!
Tuesday, October 22
11. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Hearing on Status of SFPD Reform Implementation
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl, Room 250
Join the SF Board of Supervisors at 3pm on October 22nd to hear presentations from SFPD Chief William Scott and the California Department of Justice on the implementation status for the 272 recommendations for the SF Police Department, in the areas of use of force, bias, community policing, accountability, and recruitment, hiring, and personnel practices. It has been over 2 years since there was an update at the Board of Supervisors on the status of these critical reforms, and it’s long past due that the community hears from the department. This hearing, called by Supervisors Sandra Fewer and Shamann Walton, will begin at 3pm; after presentations, public comment will heard.
12. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Reclaiming Hong Kong
Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St.
ADA Accessible; will attempt to provide low scent environment.
Earlier this year, Hong Kong’s people rose in mass resistance to the proposed China Extradition Bill. Protests continue to escalate despite increasingly brutal crackdowns by the government. While the city edges toward martial law, the protests have gained attention and support around the world. Join CPE, CPA, and Bauhinia Project for a discussion featuring organizers involved in the uprisings and Bay Area-based organizers. The speakers will discuss what caused and continues to fuel the uprisings, as well as what the future of this organizing may be from Hong Kong to the Bay.
Featuring: Kai Yui Samuel Chan, Wawa, Jose Ng, Adrian Leong
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2 Upcoming DA Forums:
Friday, October 25th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, San Francisco District Attorney Youth-Led Forum
Bayview Opera House
4705 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
RSVP – dinner included
Submit any questions you would like to be asked, here!
I don’t see Suzy’s photo in the advertisement, but I’m not sure if that means she’s definitely not coming?
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Wednesday, October 30th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, San Francisco District Attorney Candidates Q&A
Impact Hub San Francisco
1885 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Bay Area Black Journalist Association
The San Francisco District Attorney Candidates will be participating in a one on one Q&A forum moderated by Davey “D” Cook. Confirmed candidates to attend are Suzy Loftus, Chesa Boudin and Nancy Tung.
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SAVE the DATE
Time to go Puerto Rico: Trump/Pence OUT NOW!
Saturday, October 26th
1:00pm – 3:30pm
24th & Mission
Speakers & Music, 24th & Mission
March to Dolores Park
Closing Rally, Castro & Marke
Bay Area Protests Start October 26, Continue Every Saturday Until the Fascist Trump/Pence Regime is Driven OUT
We must seize on the impeachment crisis now erupting, taking history into our own hands and turning dread for the future into a force for hope!
This is a moment when we – people of many different views and experience – must act together in mass, sustained, non-violent nationwide protests that continue until the Trump/Pence regime is removed from power. We begin with protests in NYC and LA on October 19 that announce four more consecutive Saturdays of protests in cities and towns across the country that gather more people and momentum so that in the weeks and months that follow, the movement grows.
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America. Join Us
Sponsors: Refuse Fascism Bay Area and Vigil for Democracy