Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Wednesday, 11/20 – Saturday, 11/23 (from Adrienne Fong)

Computer is being difficult, am only posting events through Saturday.

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. Canada reverses UN stance on Palestinians in break with U.S. over settlements – November 19, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/un-palestinian-vote-canada-israel-us-1.5365637?fbclid=IwAR3gXO0bhcasgWZdjVzPu7egZPY3PEkEsSfJuHNj2Q4ZazxXZmM3MkDAfKk

B. Homeless Moms Occupy Vacant West Oakland Property – November 18, 2019

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/I-Have-a-Right-to-be-Housed-in-My-City-Homeless-Moms-Occupy-Vacant-West-Oakland-Property-565113152.html?amp=y&fbclid=IwAR0emKj6FnzUfvCgPpPE5N0bQP_rk5AX9XN_6XYcKCeHTIOab6_LG8Ybt1o#aoh=15741205909937&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s

C. Kaepernick called an audible and beat the NFL at its game –November 18, 2019

D. Many Native Americans Can’t Get Clean Water, Report Finds – November 18, 2019

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/779821510/many-native-americans-cant-get-clean-water-report-finds?fbclid=IwAR0dTrGqPkdv7naqzwsoVw3gzE1pvjpr79Vy4QpGMYEQDQu9Eua3fyX_q6w

E. Julian Assange’s lawyer says his health is ‘seriously deteriorating’ – November 16, 2019

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/julian-assange-s-lawyer-says-his-health-is-seriously-deteriorating-20191116-p53b7i.html

F. Israeli Army Admits to Killing Eight Gaza Family Members: We Thought the House Was Empty

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-israeli-army-admits-strike-that-killed-palestinian-family-intended-for-empty-house-1.8129435?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&fbclid=IwAR3oqVlaJbCFPMrjdsYAnn_lguMn-TSjj87RVxjdsJBkLDGEzse_JEoknVM

G. Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted Rodney Reed an indefinite stay of execution – November 15, 2019

   See Action item # 1 to abolish the Federal Death Penalty

H. Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés FBI police programs – November 13, 2019

4 ACTIONS

1. Tell Congress: The Death Penalty is Wrong

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-the-death-penalty-is-wrong?clear_id=true&source=email-urgent-stop-the-federal-executions

 –  Rep. Ayanna Pressley has introducedH.R. 4052legislation to abolish the federal death penalty.

2. Microsoft: drop AnyVision’s harmful facial recognition technology

  SIGN: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/microsoft-drop-anyvision-s-racially-biased-facial-recognition-technology/?akid=65490.222562.-C4SMN&rd=1&source=fwd&t=13

3. Stop the Big Pharma giveaway in NAFTA 2.0

  SIGN: https://act.demandprogress.org/sign/pharma-nafta/?t=1&referring_akid=26137.1526208.GUW3IZ

4. Regulate Military Police Equipment in Oakland

  SIGN: https://takeaction.salsalabs.org/regulate-police-military-equipment/index.html

EVENTS

Wednesday, November 20 – Saturday, November 23

Wednesday, November 20

1. Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force – meeting

Radio Africa Kitchen
4800 3rd St.
SF

See reports of violations here: https://www.bvhp-ivan.org/

Info: Task Force c/o Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (415) 447-3904 – bvhp.ivan@gmail.com

2. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

Louis B . Mayer Auditorium, UC Hastings College of Law,
198 McAllister Street, San Francisco

Accessibility info for the venue:
* Wheelchair accessible
* There will be seating, but we usually fill up so some people end up sitting on the floor or standing. However, if you need a seat and none is available, please flag a volunteer at the event and we will help.
* ASL translation will be provided
* Event will *not* be scent free

5:30pm- 6:00pm/ March from City Hall to UC Hastings
6:00pm- 8:00pm/TDOR program at UC Hastings
8:00pm-9:00pm/ Short reception with light refreshments

This is sober and alcohol free event.

Invocation by Holy Old Man Bull (Marcus Arana)

Guest Speakers & Performers

Ebony Harper
Star Amerasu (Ah Mer Ah Su)
New Voices Bay Area TIGQ Choir

See site for sponsors

Host: SF Transgender Empowerment Advocacy Mentorship Program + 3 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555710558527928/

3. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing – Every Wednesday

16th & Mission
BART Plaza
SF

We are resuming weekly sharings on Wednesdays at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza

We will prepare and cook at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1661 15th Street (at Julian) beginning at

   4:00 PM every Wednesday, except for the 4th Wednesday of the month                               

We will continue preparing and cooking at Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian) beginning at

   3:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of the month

We always need volunteers.  

Info: https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/

4. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave. (check board for room)
Oakland

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/17/18827358.php

5. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, APTP Monthly Membership Meeting

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Oakland

Join in the first planning meeting for MLK Day/96 hours 2020!
This year’s theme will focus on Black and Brown for Self-Defense.
We’ll be developing demands for each of the following categories, with respect to that theme:
– ICE
– Housing
– Education
– Police Violence (families, surveillance)
– Land (Land trust, grow food)
– Climate
We’ve got lots of work to do. Come, participate, and volunteer to join in the work!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/418565252167194/

6. Wednesday, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Protest white supremacist Ann Coulter

Sather Gate
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

WHITE SUPREMACIST ANN COULTER COMES TO CAL Campaigning for Ethnic Cleansing inService of a Fascist Regime In Power

Coulter lauds the genocides that laid the foundations for America’s great power and wealthtoday. From her book, Adios, America:

“Without the white settlers, what is known as ‘America’ would still be an unnamed continent fullof migratory tribes chasing the rear end of a buffalo every time their stomachs growled.”

And she spews hatred for those who are the TARGETS of the Trump/Pence regime today, as itseparates families, builds concentration camps and as children die at the border:

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/797681904016592/

Thursday, November 21

7. Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Get Involved in Schools and Communities First

244 Mather St.
Oakland

Join Equity Allies to learn more about:

Organizing petition gathering at pick-up and drop-off and large school events.
Bringing a speaker to your school.
Moving a PTSA endorsement as a strategy for educating and engaging the parent community.
Organizing a couple of house parties as a way to help fundraise, educate and build parent leaders committed to the campaign.

This proposed ballot measure will bring an estimated $12 Billion dollars a year for schools and community services. They are projecting over $550 Million in Alameda County alone. For Oakland, it could mean the opportunity to pay our teachers what they deserve, bring back needed services and stave off closures

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/603042247102616/

8. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar

Bernal Hill
SF

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.

9. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, IMPEACHMENT Discussion

Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

IMPEACHMENT Discussion. The removal of not just Trump, but also the Christian fascist vice-president Mike Pence, and indeed this whole fascist regime, is an urgent matter facing humanity. The impeachment of Trump is an important development in that context. The Democrats are fighting this impeachment on very narrow terms… on the terms of this system, and in the interests of the ruling class of this system. Who is NOT being called up to testify during the impeachment hearings? What is NOT being discussed at the impeachment hearing? What will it really take to remove the entire Trump/Pence Regime from power?

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/18/18828207.php

Friday, November 22

10. Friday, 12:15pm – 12:45pm, Rally for Safe Patient Care

Zuckerberg – SF General Hospital
1001 Potrero
SF

Resident doctors at San Francisco General Hospital are at the front lines of patient care, yet we are working above our 80 hour work week, without the support we need to provide quality patient care. We have called on the leadership of SFGH to open the emergency room observation unit, expand staffing on the family medicine service, and better support lower level of care patients. Join us to rally to ensure these changes are made and push for continued improvements in patient care and resident wellbeing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/807256563065239/

11. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Community Arts & Creative Resistance Delegation SF Reportback

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
SF

$10 suggested donation at the door will go to future delegations to Palestine. No one is turned away

Doors open at 6:30pm

7:00pm event begins

Please join members of Eyewitness Palestine’s 69th delegation. Come through for a night of stories, conversation, visuals and reflections from 8 delegation participants coming home to the Bay Area.

Host: Eyewitness Palestine

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2434729006773898/

12. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Forum on 50th Anniversary of Occupation of Alcatraz

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

$3 – $10 donation, no one turned away

November 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the historic occupation of Alcatraz by Indians of All Tribes (IOAT). The occupation lasted for more than 19 months, until it was repressed and evicted by the federal government. The occupation played a key role in the growing Native struggle across the country.

Join us to commemorate this important event in the struggle for Native rights and sovereignty. Learn more about the demands and the gains of this occupation, as well as hear an analysis of the current Native movement.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/17/18828189.php

Saturday, November 23

13. Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, March For Housing Now – Our City, not Scarcity!

Meet at

Mosswood Park
Oakland

In the midst of the housing crisis, speculators are buying up houses, apartments and PUBLIC LAND. In Oakland, there are 4 VACANT units for every, individual unhoused person, 25% of whom are children.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

We cannot settle for ‘trickle-down’ solutions that overproduce “luxury” market-rate housing and structurally build in vacancies and homelessness. We must not stand by while corporate landlords and greedy developers buy up our cities and force black and brown families out in droves. We must work together to make “Housing is a Human Right” more than a slogan and ensure safe, humane housing for all.

JOIN US TO:

MOVE THOUSANDS OFF THE STREETS and vehicles into safe, healthy homes by filling vacant units

PROHIBIT THE HARASSMENT OF RESPONSIBLE TENANTS
by bad landlords trying to push them out for a quick dollar

STOP WALL STREET INVESTORS
from tearing down homes that are affordable to build housing for the wealthy

DEMAND THAT PUBLIC LAND BE USED FOR PUBLIC GOOD
through passing and enforcing strong, local public land use policies

EXPAND RENT CONTROL PROTECTIONS
by repealing Costa Hawkins

Hosts: ACCE Action & 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773601172765104/

14. Saturday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, CCWP Holiday Card Party

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

4400 Market St.

Oakland

Join us to send supportive messages of love and solidarity to people we visit in women’s prisons.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/796380197481016/

15. Saturday, 3:00pm, San Francisco Protest at Chinese Consulate for Hong Kong Rights

SF Chinese Consulate

1450 Laguna St.

SF

Show your support and stand up for the people of Hong Kong!

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/19/18828254.php

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