Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Saturday, Nov. 9 – Wednesday, Nov. 13 (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis

– Please post your events on Indybay: https://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! 

ARTICLES:

A.  16 Texas Senators urge Governor Abbott and parole board to stop execution of Rodney Reed – November 8, 2019

   Please see Action item # 1

B. U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack  – November 7, 2019

https://www.newsrust.com/2019/11/us-envoy-in-syria-says-not-enough-was.html

C. Migrant in ICE custody removed from life support over family’s objections  – November 5, 2019                                  

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/4154071002?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1U0WZIVpSR2OPDSY5qgFa7UQ7T-YOa_uhvbCIpgu0rLGNTm9dESmdgLCk

D. Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents in Missouri Community – October 31, 2019

E. An undocumented man was killed when cops went to the wrong home. The city claims he had no rights September 27, 2019

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Miss-town-claims-undocumented-man-killed-when-14472563.php?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR3W30qZy4sx1ZQkzPiWAZ3cQeVjHnvFF4vQM3q7_I59kEgS-vqlIl_B5kU

4 ACTIONS:

1. The State of Texas is Scheduled to Execute an Innocent Man on November 20, 2019

  SIGN: https://www.freerodneyreed.com/?source=ads-dd-facebook-20191105-org-a003&fbclid=IwAR0UXAIfgQ_Uv2miFficlID8-jc_mWVNsfaRvVYf82j5na-gbxcm2SJ3WaU

    Provided also are names and telephone numbers of people to call

2. Support of the UN Resolution Against Unilateral Coercive Measures

  SIGN: https://peoplesmobe.org/petition-in-support-of-the-un-resolution-against-unilateral-coercive-measures/?link_id=2&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-urgent-call-to-action-support-the-un-resolution-against-economic-sanctions-3&email_referrer=email_658007&email_subject=urgent-call-to-action-support-the-un-resolution-against-economic-sanctions

3. Dismiss Charges Against Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Facing 25 Years

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-global-petition-to-dismiss-charges-against-anti-nuclear-plowshares-activists-facing-25-years?source=direct_link&

4. Pass the Climate Displaced Persons Act

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/climate-refugee?t=4&referring_akid=34744.21110.aM-6ua

EVENTS

Saturday, November 9 – Wednesday, November 13

Saturday, November 9

1. Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, March 4 Education: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose

San Francisco: 11:00am – meet at Plaza outside Asian Art Museum

   12Noon March down McAllister to SF Board of Education (ends 1pm)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-march-for-education-rally-for-our-futures-nov-9th-2019-tickets-73780594745

Oakland: 11:00am – meet at Lake Merritt Amphitheater

   12Noon – March down 14th St. to Oakland City Hall (ends at 2:00pm)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-march-for-education-rally-for-our-futures-nov-9th2019-tickets-73781503463

Join our youth-led action for our education, and for our futures. Our education system here in California has been left in the dust for far too long. Teachers and students are bearing the brunt of the consequences. With the 5th largest economy in the World but one of the worst states in the U.S for per pupil spending – we need to stop spending more on prisoners than we do on students.

Climate Justice and education are the two foremost issues affecting the next generation

With teachers whom are barely floating above the poverty line, with undergrads whom are being crushed under the weight of their student debts, and with high school students being dumped with millions and millions in budget cuts, education reform is now, more than ever, a necessity

The November 9th March for Education is completely student-led, student-run, and student organized.

Host: GEN-Up

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/11/18827209.php

2. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, OUT NOW! – The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!! – Rally & March

Convene at:

San Francisco Civic Center (Northwest lawn – Polk & McAllister)
SF

March to TWITTER Headquarters

CALL OUT for volunteers for:

  – Holding large lettered-signs spelling #OUTNOW!

  – Being Handmaids (Costumes will be loaned out)

       Let us know if you are interested in being a ‘Handmaid’

 Share with others that might be interested!

At Civic Center, we will rally.  We will have a procession and present portraits of the children who have died in the concentration camps.  We will have a procession of people in Handmaids costumes – NO to Gilead, NO to Theocracy. We will have drums, and call on everyone to bring pots and pans so the San Francisco streets ring with the sound now resonating through the streets of Chile.

– we want to use the Civic Center lawn and the ornate and gilded backdrop of City Hall to present a vivid picture that people in the Bay Area refuse to accept this regime, and refuse to accept its many and increasing crimes.  And after that we will march to Twitter Headquarters, where we will protest how Trump is using twitter as a giant fascist megaphone.

Your welcome to bring your own creative ideas and props that bring to life how the Trump/Pence regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet with its concentration camps; environmental devastation accelerated; danger of war, even nuclear war; white supremacy; fascist mobs and racist mass murders; truth and science erased; right to abortion near gone; the rule of law and democratic and civil rights stripped away.

Hx:

#OUTNOW! began by starting five weeks of protest to launch, spread, and grow an unrelenting non-violent mass movement – protests that continue week after week to demand that the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go – NOW!

We the Bay Area are now in week 4. Even since the we called for “OUTNOW” we have seen things escalate – in response to impeachment proceedings, Trump echoes calls for civil war, threatens treason charges against whistle blowers, defies the rule of law by ordering officials and former officials to refuse to testify in impeachment proceedings.

Spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/RefuseFascismBayArea/  @SFrefusefascism

Hosts: Refuse Fascism Bay Area and Vigil for Democracy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/388217082060809/   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/04/18827849.php

3. Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Debbie Bookchin: Revolution in Rojava

Tamarack Oakland
1501 Harrison
Oakland

The Emergency Committee for Rojava and Tamarack are pleased to present a report by journalist and author Debbie Bookchin, who has recently returned from the autonomous Kurdish-led region known as Rojava. She will talk about why it is critical to defend this feminist, ecological, democratic project from the ongoing onslaught by Turkey and its jihadi allies as well as the Syrian regime, and how ideas of social ecology have influenced the Kurdish freedom movement

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/547974645956682/

4. Saturday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, US Economic Policy: What’s in Store for the 99%

South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St. (nr. Ashby BART)
Berkeley

$5.00 admission – no one turned away.

How are the billionaires multiplying and making profits world-wide, and on whose backs? What’s behind this so-called “recovery”? What can we expect in the near future – is the economy rushing toward a deeper crisis?

Come hear Jack Rasmus tell it like it is. There will be a short presentation followed by discussion and refreshments.

Jack Rasmus is a professor of economics and politics, host of the weekly radio show Alternative Visions, former union activist

Host: Speak Out Now

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/21/18827509.php

Sunday, November 10

5. Sunday, 11:45am – 1:15 pm, Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk: Bridges Not Walls

Please dress in  black. White masks will be provided

11:45am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walk way of GG Bridge

12 Noon: Walk on eastern walkway from north or south ends – converge in the middle for short vigil

 1:00pm: Rally on SF side

Join Codepink and Women in Black.

  -End the U.S. supported Israeli Occupation of Palestine

  -End US funded child imprisonment

  -Close the US Border Camps

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/28/18827669.php

6. Sunday, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Screening of: “Korean Schools in Japan 100 years of struggle against discrimination”

Berkeley Central Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
2090 Kittridge St.
Berkeley

Doors open at 1:10pm

Korean schools in Japan were established right after WWII, and at the early years, there were about 500 schools and 50,000 students were there. Shortly after, the US occupational force GHQ and the Japanese government ordered them to close down. However, after a long struggle, there are about 60 schools from kindergarten to university that still exist now.

In 2010, the Abe government decided that senior high school education should be free. However, in 2013, the government decided to omit the Korean schools from this subsidy. Local governments also decided to cut the funding.

produced by a nonfiction writer Ko Chanyu and this is his first documentary film.

Sponsored by No Nukes Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/06/18827904.php

7. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, World Without Walls – World Without Cages

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St.
Oakland

wheelchair accessible through a separate entrance; please email bayarea@jvp.org to arrange for entry assistance.

** Help us make sure you and your children can fully participate by RSVPing your children here: https://forms.gle/ywMdwy5tfvmUPPJt5

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” –Nelson Mandela

What would Nelson Mandela say if he saw the US government separating families, putting migrant children in cages and traumatizing a generation of immigrate youth through racist policies of deportation and deterrence? Or Black and Brown youth in the Bay Area, targeted by the police, many spending their adolescence behind bars or separated from their imprisoned parents? Or Palestinian children arrested, tortured, and imprisoned by Israeli military courts in occupied Palestine?

It’s time to put a stop to all the ways children are impacted by walls, criminalization, and state violence. Every child deserves a life of safety and freedom.

Join us at a family-friendly event to learn more about the shared experience of youth across the globe, and to share action steps and strategies for change. We will have artwork, performances, interfaith prayer and youth voices.

Co-Hosts: Bay Area World Without Walls Coalition, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Friends of Sabeel North America, NorCal Sabeel, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Palestinian Youth Movement, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/456835278506756/

8. Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Santa Rita Jail Support

Meet at:

Lake Merritt BART Station
800 Madison St.
Oakland

Meet APTP outside of the Lake Merritt BART Station at 4pm – we’ll drive out to the jail together from there. All are welcome, no experience required.

Join APTP in sharing hot food, drinks, and solidarity with folks visiting loved ones at and getting released from Santa Rita Jail!

Let us know you’ll be there by sending us a text at (510) 686-3284.

Prisons function to repress, warehouse and extract labor from primarily those of us who are Black or poor. We believe that solidarity is a weapon of resistance, and that we must respond to the basic needs of our community while also confronting state terror.

In honor of Dujuan Armstrong Jr. who entered Santa Rita Jail for a weekend sentence and never came home, APTP is providing material support and direct care to folks at Santa Rita Jail as a small but meaningful way to address the harm caused by incarceration in our community. We do not positively engage with the racist pigs who work at the jail, as they are willing agents of the state that criminalizes and incarcerates us.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/813373165749007/

Monday, November 11

9. Monday, 6:00am – November 15 – 2:00pm, Kaiser Mental Health Statewide Strike: November 11-15, 2019

Picket Line Dates & Locations: www.nuhw.org/kaiserstrike.

 Am providing San Francisco & Oakland info only.

   Monday, November 11,  6:00am – 2:00pm – San Francisco

      2425 Geary Blvd., SF

   Tuesday, November 12, 6:00am – 2:00pm – Oakland (with march & rally as Ordway Bldg,, 1 Kaiser Plaza)

      3600 Broadway, Oakland

   Friday, November 15, 6:00am – 2:00pm – Oakland

     3600 Broadway. Oakland

We’re striking for mental health care and to demand good faith bargaining!

Kaiser’s clinics are understaffed. Patients are waiting longer than ever for therapy appointments. Therapists are completely booked out for weeks or months and working after-hours to try to help patients who can’t wait for care. And Kaiser is now making unlawful and regressive demands and refusing to bargain in good faith to fix the problems.

Hosts: National Union of Healthcare Workers, SF Labor Council

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2495845710695148/

10. Monday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, SF Speak Out at Japan Consulate – To Stop Restarting Japanese Nuke Plants & JPN Olympics

SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery (nr. California St.)
SF

Stop PM Abe’s Big LIE and Fraud On The People Of The World That Fukushima is SAFE!

Join No Nukes Action NNA at the San Francisco Japanese Consulate to protest the continued Japanese Abe government efforts to force Japanese children and their families back to Fukushima although Fukushima is still contaminated. Even the new Japanese environmental minister Shinjiro Koizumi, has called for permanently shutting down the nation’s nuclear reactors to prevent a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. His comments came just a day after Koizumi’s predecessor recommended dumping more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the power plant into the Pacific Ocean.

The government claims that Fukushima has been “decontaminated” but the three reactors still have melted nuclear rods which they have not been able to remove.

There are also thousands of bags in Fukushima filled with radioactive waste with no place to go and many of these contaminated bags have also washed away during the recent typoons.

In a major propaganda scheme to lie to the world, the Abe government has lied to the Olympic committee that not only is Japan safe but Fukushima should host the baseball games and Special Olympics. It is spending tens of millions of dollars preparing the Azuma sports stadium to push a big lie that everything is OK.

Defend the people of Fukushima, Japan and the world.
Stop The Restart of ALL Japan NUKE Plants
Defend the Children and People of Fukushima
No Olympic Baseball Games at Fukushima and Olympics in Japan
No Militarization and War In Asia

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/06/18827901.php

Tuesday, November 12

11. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Rally and Press Conference for SF Public Bank!

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

After YEARS OF organizing, the moment has finally come. AB 857 has finally cleared a path for San Francisco to start the process of building its own PUBLIC bank. Join us for a rally with Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer in which she will be introducing an ordinance to start the process of establishing this bank.

Hosts: SF Public Bank + 8 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/557944098291498/

12. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Noura Erakat “Justice for Some: Law & the Question of Palestine”

Berkeley City College
2050 Center St
Berkeley

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noura-erakat-book-talk-celebration-tickets-73508047549?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0KVBZxzFbWvNJ2CYUwDLT49YqKNycvR-DGxFwkBNvxL3EvUoklGY5nxmg

$15 – $100

NOURA ERAKAT, celebrating her new book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine”

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Department of Africana Studies. Her research interests include humanitarian law, refugee law, national security law, and critical race theory.

She is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya e-zine and an Editorial Committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. She has served as Legal Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, as a Legal Advocate for the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Refugee and Residency Rights, and as the national grassroots organizer at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Noura is the coeditor of Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures, an anthology related to the 2011 and 2012 Palestine bids for statehood at the UN. More recently, Noura released a project on the Gaza Strip and Palestine, which includes a short multimedia documentary, “Gaza In Context,” that rehabilitates Israel’s wars on Gaza within a settler-colonial framework

Host: Middle East Children’s Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/423925654910893/

Wednesday, November 13

13. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Vigil in Solidarity with Los Mineros!

Mexican Consulate
532 Folsom St.
SF

Rally in Solidarity with Los Mineros
Justice for the Media Luna Miners! Defend the Right to Organize! No Vote on NAFTA Until It’s Fixed!

Since NAFTA renegotiations started in 2017, three activists trying to organize a union at the Media Luna gold mine in Mexico have been murdered. Brothers Víctor and Marcelino Sahuanitla Peña were dragged from a union protest and shot. A year later union leader Quintin Salgado was killed.

Now their colleague, labor and environmental activist Oscar Hernández Romero, has been missing since September 23, 2019.

We’re calling on Mexican authorities to investigate Oscar’s disappearance. Impunity reigns in Mexico and law enforcement authorities rarely investigate, much less prosecute, violence against labor organizers.

information, please contact: 415-863-1225

Hosts: California Trade Justice Coalition & SF Living Wage Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/410095432997340/

14. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, UCSF Parnassus Day of Action!

505 Parnassus Ave
SF

Rally – 12 noon. Speakers TBA

Host: AFSCME 3299

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/585294295341837/?active_tab=about

15. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, San Francisco City College Rallies Against Cuts

Ocean Campus & Chinatown Campus
SF

San Francisco City College Rallies will be held on November 13, 2019 at noon against cuts.

The Trustees and Chancellor Rocha are raising executive salaries while they cut classes.

CCSF’s executive pay debacle: College appeared to break rules, its lawyer says

Nanette Asimov Nov. 4, 2019 Updated: Nov. 4, 2019 4 a.m.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/CCSF-s-executive-pay-debacle-College-appeared-14803605.php?t=6fe9b0cc75&fbclid=IwAR2xTc63mLQHFe6D8_x_qFX1NKtUTR65KFqos91i5k-dmuKJPoEsRpgYYQk

Host: HEAT

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/06/18827915.php

16. Wednesday, 4:30pm, Rally & mobilize against police violence at OUSD board meetings

1050 2nd Avenue
Oakland

At the Wednesday October 23rd school board meeting the School Board and Superintendent used OUSDPD and OPD to attack the community, deny access to the meeting, and prevent public comments.

We are mobilizing to rally before the next school board meeting to send a clear to the School Board and Superintendent. We will not let them use the police to attack our community. We will not let them illegally deny access to their meetings and illegally cancel public comments. We will not let them close our schools. We will not let the school board continue to mismanage OUSD.

Let’s show the School Board that parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members are united in demanding that we create a school district that serves the community. These are our schools and our school board meetings, we will not let the School Board, Superintendent, nor the OUSD police deny the voice of the community.

Host: OPEN

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/411182899573964/

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