Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Friday, Nov. 1 – Tuesday, Nov. 5 (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis

– Please post your events on Indybayhttps://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

    Thank you to all who are – See Indybay for other events.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! 

KiDS Friendly / Childcare: Include info

ARTICLES:

A. Whistleblower Ramsey Orta still in prison.

B. Kincade Fire: Approximately 300 farmworkers feeling stuck in Cloverdale without food, gas, power – October 29, 2019

https://abc7news.com/kincade-fire-approximately-300-farmworkers-feeling-stuck-in-cloverdale-without-food-gas-power-/5657320/

C. Media Silent as Nobel Prize Winning OPCW Found “Fixing” its Own Findings on Syria – October 29, 2019

D. Baghdadi’s Death Will Not Kill The Islamic State  – October 29, 2019

E. NLG IC statement on the arrest of Max Blumenthal, the attack on Venezuela and the repression of dissent – October 28, 2019

F. ‘Call It the Surge’: Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police  – October 28, 2019

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/28/call-it-surge-vowing-nationwide-crackdown-trump-touts-tougher-and-more-militarized

G. The Bombers Have Landed: B-1s Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Part of US Buildup – October 25, 2019

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/10/25/bombers-have-landed-b-1s-arrive-saudi-arabia-part-us-buildup.html?fbclid=IwAR2rMJSD-YzCFUrXIPtjU1kB6ePOXK9__5gjTIebIAnP_r-oHgvSo-XbTmA

ACTIONS:

1. Tell Hershey, Nestlé and Mars: Stop using child labor

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/stop-child-labor?t=4&referring_akid=34713.21110.czfQum

2. Stop Kevin Cooper’s Abuse by San Quentin Prison Guards!

  SIGN: https://www.change.org/p/san-quentin-warden-ronald-davis-stop-kevin-cooper-s-abuse-by-san-quentin-prison-guards-2ace89a7-a13e-44ab-b70c-c18acbbfeb59?recruiter=751964599&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=abi_gmail&utm_campaign=address_book&recruited_by_id=417db3b0-7614-11e7-8bdd-8d42c48e6dd1

3. Remove Military Troops from Chile’s Streets

  SIGN: https://www.change.org/p/president-sebastián-piñera-remove-military-troops-from-chile-s-streets?recruiter=478506210&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

EVENTS

Friday, November 1 – Tuesday, November 5

Friday, November 1

1. Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Dia de los Muertos: Procession and Lobby Day!

Meet at:

Coalition on Homelessness
280 Turk St.
SF

Join us in remembering and honoring the thousands of families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

We will be meeting at the COH (280 Turk) at 10am to make angel wings and signs.

From 11-12 we will have a brunch at COH

12-12:30 we will begin our processional to City Hall to honor our passed comrades

12:30-2pm: Lobby day at City Hall in support of pregnant, doubled up, and SRO families to be included in family homeless services!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/708120719663190/

2. Friday, 11:00am, Press Conference for Chesea Boudin (NEW)

Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Mothers on the March Against Police Murders will be present

3. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm,  Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – Weekly action

Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Protest Suzy Loftus as interim SF District Attorney!

DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

All are invited to join us (Even if it’s for a few minutes) to demand that interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus 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! Demand that Suzy Loftus charge police officers that have committed murder! Some of those named were killed while Suzy was president of the SF Police Commission!

Host: Mother’s on the March Against Police Murders!

Saturday, November 2

4. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Día de los Muertos Community Procession #ClosetheCamps

Meet at:

Mission Dolores Park
19th St. & Dolores
SF

MEET AT 19TH ST & DOLORES IN SAN FRANCISCO
PAINT YOUR FACES, DRESS IN BLACK & WHITE

A Day With Out Immigrants SF invites you to join a community procession in memory of the children and families who have died crossing the US-Mexico border and in the concentration camps due to the inhumane policies being enacted against our communities.

The procession includes: 10 handmade coffins created by local artists, San Francisco LowRider Council and more TBA!

We are in crisis with what is occurring at the border and at detention centers that are incarcerating children and adults in unbearable conditions!

WE ARE OUTRAGED & OUR COMMUNITY DEMANDS:
💀CLOSE THE CAMPS!
💀FREE THE CHILDREN!
💀AMNESTY & FULL RIGHTS NOW!
💀KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER!
💀ABOLISH ICE!
💀NO BAN, NO WALL!

Host: A Day Without Immigrants SF + 6 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/745547692556297/

5. Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Speak Out In Oakland Against Port Privatization & Attacks On Public Education

Mosswood Park
3612 Webster St.
Oakland

Defend Workers, Familes and Our Communities-Stop Privatization & Gentrification From The Port To Our Schools To Chile, Palestine & Mexico

Working people and their families are under attack from parents who have been beaten at the OUSD board of education to maritime port workers whose jobs are threatened with privatization of Howard Terminal for GAP billionaire owner John Fisher’s A’s stadium.

The politicians including Nancy Skinner and Rob Bonta with the support of Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf even got Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that will allow a tax on working people to pay for infrastructure for the crazy stadium on a working dock at the Port of Oakland.

There is no money for the thousands of homeless and people living in RV’s but we can have a tax to help billionaire John Fisher’s stadium.

There is no more money for our schools but we have a tax for a stadium that the owner promised to use his
own money for?

Fisher and his family fund and control Rocketship and KIPP charter schools and they want more in Oakland and
around the country to push charters and shutdown public education.

The port privatization development plans include more than 3,000 million dollar condos and you know they
won’t be for the present working-class residents of Oakland. It will further gentrify the city while removing African Americans.
We say keep the stadium at the Coliseum which has BART and the infrastructure!

This is an international attack on working people where the people of Chile have faced privatization of water, transportation,
pensions, and public education. The same attacks on taking place in Mexico and globally.

In Palestine, millions live in abject poverty and repression by the Israeli government-backed up and funded by our tax dollars.

Host: UPWA

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/29/18827721.php

6. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Trump/Pence Out Now! – Rally & March

Meet at:

24th & Mission BART
SF

March to Civic Center

Rally and march to get Trump & Pence out now! This is the second of weekly protests in the Bay Area. Every Saturday!

We have launched a series of national  protests, mass, sustained and non-violent, that come back week after week, spreading nationwide, and refusing to stop until the Trump/Pence Regime has been removed from power.

We will be wearing masks to shield ourselves from the dangerous smoke from the forest fires which will still be raging, which the Trump Regime fuels as it denies climate change; the masks will also evoke the powerful protests in Hong Kong, and around the world, as people stand up in country after country; and it is the Day of the Dead in the Mission, and this year’s procession honors Victims of the Trump Immigrant Camps along the US Border with Mexico.

We will march through the Mission, and through other neighborhoods in SF to Civic Center. We will have drums! Everyone bring pots and pans so San Francisco streets ring with the sounds now resonating through the streets of Chile.

Hosts: Refuse Fascism Bay Area, Vigil for Democracy, Resistance SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/726127974529868/

7. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Medicare For All Rally and March

Meet at:

UN Plaza
355 McAllister
SF

After the rally at UN Plaza, we will march to Yerba Buena Gardens. Limited bus transportation to San Francisco will be available from select locations in California.

Sign up now at bit.ly/sfrallymfa to let us know you’re coming and reserve your bus seat! Email your questions to info@medicare4all.org

Join us in San Francisco for a statewide rally in support of Medicare for All! Featuring speakers from the California Nurses Association / National Nurses United and other movement leaders.

We know that Medicare for All is the only true solution to the health care crisis. But we will only win when a mass movement of people stand up and demand it. We’ll be in San Francisco to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, which now has the support of over half of the Democrats in Congress.

Hosts: National Nurses United + 2 Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/392128415044005/

8. Saturday, 2:00pm, Global Day of Resistance for Rojava

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway
Oakland

In response to a call by the Internationalist Commune in Rojava and the Rise Up 4 Rojava platform, we are preparing a mass demonstration in solidarity with the brave fighters of North-East Syria

Seven years ago a revolution began in Rojava that was to radically change the lives of millions of people. The Kurds liberated themselves from the dictatorship of the Assad regime and began to organize themselves in self-governed councils, communes and cooperatives. In particular, the autonomous organization of women became the driving force behind the social revolution. Over the course of the struggle against the Islamic state, a unique multi-ethnic and multi-religious project developed, which today guarantees the peaceful coexistence of millions of Kurds, Arabs and Christians. The Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria is a unique example of the vision of a peaceful and democratic Middle East and has therefore always been a thorn in the side of both regional powers and imperialist states.

Today the Turkish Army started its operation and has started bombardment many places are under heavy artillery attacks. Their goal is to wipe out the Democratic Federation. Several civilians have been killed already and thousand of people have started escaping the danger of ethnic cleansing and Turkish fascism. At the same time ISIS is using the Turkish attacks for insurgency.

Hosts: Solidarity Against Fascism East Bay, Bay Area Mesopotamia Solidarity, + 2 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/705091999981704

9. Saturday, 6:45pm – 7:30pm, Protest “A Night of Heroes”, Friends of the Israel Defense Force Gala  (fundraiser)

Intercontinental Hotel
888 Howard St. (Btw. 4th & 5th Streets)
SF

We will have a presence outside the hotel as people are entering the event.

The Friends of the Israel Defense Force, are having their annual fundraising gala “A Night of Heroes”. Their keynote speaker is Ron Demer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.

Last year over 2 million dollars were raised for the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) in the SF Bay Area.

Announcement of  their event: https://www.fidf.org/bay-area-gala-dinners/home

The IDF has been involved in training police departments in the US and military forces in other countries such as the Philippines.

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced that 77 Palestinians were injured last Friday, October 25th,  as a result of the Israeli army (IDF) assault on the weekly marches in the eastern Gaza Strip. The ministry said in a statement that 31 of the wounded were hit by live bullets. reports Anadolu Agency.

Since the weekly Gaza marches/rallies  began in March last year, more than 320 protesters have been killed – and thousands more wounded – by Israeli troops.

Please stand in support of the people of Palestine! Signage welcomed

  END the OCCUPATION!

  STOP KILLING and MAIMING of, CHILDREN, WOMEN, MEN

  SUPPORT BDS

  FREE PALESTINE!

Info: afong@jps.net  

Sunday, November 3

10. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Impeachment, mass protest & the urgency to end the Trump Pence regime

Unitarian Universalist  Society of SF
1185 Franklin St
SF

UU Sunday Forum:

Speakers from Refuse Fascism and Vigil for Democracy, Barry Thornton and Dr. Amy Morgenstern will present why they think the street protests that have begun across the country led by their respective organizations can and must grow exponentially so that the power of a mass upsurge from below can bring an end to the Trump Pence government at the earliest possible time.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/30/18827731.php

11. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30Noon, Turkey, Syria and the Kurds

NPML – Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland

Our confirmed speaker is ICSS member Mehmet Bayram, freelance journalist, who currently writes for the Sendika.org news outlet, which has been shut down 62 times by the Turkish government. He has recently returned from Turkey

Preview: Turkish invasion of Syria serves many purposes for the Turkish regime.  It distracts the masses from the harsh economic realities of capitalism, it unites the Turkish people fed with nationalism behind the fascist dictator when his voter support has fallen below 40%, it kindles the old flame of building the Islamic-Turkish empire that died after the WW1, it legitimizes the barbaric attacks with the long held hatred against the Kurds, it demands funds from the West to keep the “hordes of refugees” from reaching the metropolitan centers of Europe, and, yes, it exposes the hypocrisy of imperialism, to be used as blackmail against Erdoğan’s bosses that created him.  Erdoğan is trying to capitalize on the contradictions within the imperialist camp and tries playing one against the other by forcing the issues that will benefit his presidency and him personally

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/31/18827751.php

12. Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, SF Solidarity Meeting For Iranian Workers

Bernal Library Community Room
500 Cortland St.
SF

Join our solidarity meeting to protest the long pris- on sentenses and torture against workers and labor activists in Iran issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary.

There have been major strikes including the Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate strike in which two strike supporters, Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholian were arrested

Additionally the Tehran Bus Workers’ Syndicate union activists Reza Shahabi and Hassan Saeidi have also been arrested and subjected to repressive actions

Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate, Iranian Teachers’ Trade association, Ahvaz steel workers and many other workers have been struggling for labor and human rights.

The struggle of Iranian workers is an issue for all workers including in the United States. We stand with our brothers and sisters in solidarity and de- mand that the government release the jailed trade unionists NOW!

Host: UPWA

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/23/18827565.php

Monday, November 4

13. Monday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Emergency Report Back and Teach-in on Rojava & Turkey’s Invasion

Place for Sustainable Living
1121 64th St.
Oakland

learn about Rojava’s history, organization, and current struggle.

Years after imperialist markings on a map separated their people and fragmented their territory, 7 years ago the Kurdish people realized a piece of their resistance and reclaimed territory in what is known as northeastern Syria, what has come to be known as Rojava.

A revolution led by women, based on ecological justice and anti-capitalism, that developed a political infrastructure for regionally nested direct democracy and a cooperative solidarity economy among an ethnically and religiously diverse population, Rojava is a beacon for anyone yearning for liberation from the forces of extraction, exploitation, and oppression that dominate global geopolitics.

Rojava is under constant threat from regional and global authoritarian and fascistic powers. With the recent US facilitated Turkish invasion, this threat is more real than ever. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2460938674186606/

Tuesday, November 5

14. Tuesday, 8:00am – 11:00am, Residents to Defend Wood Street Homeless Encampment as City of Oakland Attacks

West Grand and Wood Street

(2217 Wood St.)

Oakland

The United Front Against Displacement, an organization composed of Homeless and housed activists, is holding a rally

The residents have been repeatedly threatened by the City of Oakland with the towing and seizure of their vehicles, shelters and personal property.

The City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department have been harassing a local encampment on Wood Street, issuing them a series of “notices to tow” by claiming that their shelters were abandoned or inoperable, subject to tow and removal. Residents have been given three contradicting warnings to vacate.

Confusion has been heightened as city officials have backed away from previous promises of expanded services in the area.

At the Nov. 5 action, residents and homeless advocates will come together in an attempt to stop the evictions on Wood St. and West Grand Ave. and fight back against this latest upcoming attack on their community.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/28/18827675.php

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