Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Tuesday, 12/10 – Friday, 12/13 (from Adrienne Fong)

There will be one more posting of events on Thursday / Friday for a few upcoming events and that will be it for this year!

– 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. Why don’t more immigrants arrive legally? For many, the doors are barricaded. December 9, 2019

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/why-dont-more-immigrants-arrive-legally-for-many-the-doors-are-barricaded/

B. Erdogan’s Backers Threaten to Commit A New Genocide Against Armenians  – December 9, 2019

C. Eyewitness describes troubling police shooting at 23rd and Mission

   See Event # 5

D. US government drops case against Max Blumenthal after jailing journalist on false charges  – December 7, 2019

E. ‘Shameless Racism’: 13 Countries Change Long-Standing Position on Palestine at UN – December 5, 2019

www.palestinechronicle.com/shameless-racism-13-countries-change-long-standing-position-on-palestine-at-un/

F. Edward Snowden: If I Came Back to the U.S., I Would Likely Die in Prison for Telling the Truth – December 5, 2019

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/12/5/edward_snowden_amy_goodman_interview_sweden

ACTIONS:

1. Tell USDA:Stop The Attacks on Food Assistance Programs for Hungry Americans

  SIGN: https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/tell-usda-stop-the-attacks-on-food-assistance-programs-for-hungry-americans?akid=252175.675518.eVHIRE&rd=1&source=mo&t=6

2. Tell Democrats in Congress: Fight the Patriot Act

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/repeal-section-215?t=5&akid=35260%2E21110%2EFbM-uL

3. Investigate Trump’s Personal Pentagon Slush Fund!

   A major donor to the Republican party was just awarded a $400 million contract to build part of Trump’s racist, dangerous, ego-driven border wall — even though the Army Corps of Engineers had said the bid didn’t meet their standards!

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/investigate-trumps-personal-pentagon-slush-fund_copy?source=em20191206_1&t=5&referring_akid=5900.294094.lx4puQ

EVENTS

Tuesday, December 10 – Friday, December 13

Tuesday, December 10

International Human Rights Day

1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 12:45pm, Human Rights Day at SF City Hall

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place (steps)
SF

Join the Gray Panthers to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On that date in 1948, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved the UDHR, which recognizes the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. In April of 1998, the SF Board of Supervisors proclaimed San Francisco a Human Rights City and adopted the UDHR.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/07/18828693.php

2. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Stop Over 270 Class Cuts at SF City College – Press Conference

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

SF City Hall Press Conference To Support $2.7 Million Funding To Stop Cut Of Over 270 Classes By CCSF Chancellor Mark Rocha

San Francisco City College faces 270 classes being cut from the college offering. This would prevent students from graduating, cause extreme stress on students, faculty, and staff.  CCSF Chancellor Mark Rocha’s number is his official statement is 288 that includes 90% of the older adult classes They are likely to cut more classes if their enrollments are low before and after the term starts.

It is also part of the ongoing organized destruction going on at SF City College by the administration. City College is a critical resource for the people of San Francisco and the residents have voted again and again for ballot measures to fund our community college.

HEAT Higher Education Action Team has been organizing against the cutbacks and with the support of AFT 2121 has been lobbying the SF Board of Supervisors for an ordinance to appropriate $2.7 million to make sure that the cuts do not go through and the classes are protected to reverse the cuts that have been made.

At this press conference, students, faculty and community supporters of SF City College will urge support for this funding to protect the college. At the same time, HEAT is calling for an independent audit of CCSF due to serious concerns about the real financial situation and the action of Mark Rocha and the BOT to award raises to the school top management while cutting classes and the destruction of whole departments at the college.

The most recent cuts announced by the administration would prevent students from graduating and further threaten our community college. Vocational classes and many other programs that are critical to working-class students are literally being destroyed in this new massive cutback

Additionally, now in a shocking action, Chancellor Mark Rocha has written to the Board of Supervisors to oppose this funding to stop the massive cuts of classes arguing that it is part of his “of a long-term restructuring plan”.

Sponsor: Higher Education Action Team (HEAT)

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/08/18828754.php

3. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Human Rights Day Protest in Solidarity with Haiti

2600 W El Camino Real
Mountain View

Protest against the US-backed dictatorship in Haiti!
Demand Respect for the Human Rights of All!

Ever since the 2004 US-backed coup that violently removed the popular, democratic, and constitutional government of Jean- Bertrand Aristide, the people of Haiti have been relentlessly protesting for the restoration of democracy and the respect of their basic human rights. They have done so in face of severe repression, including mass killings by the UN occupation troops, the Haitian police, and right-wing death squads. Under the US-installed puppet regime of Jovenel Moise, this repression has intensified to stop the ever-growing protests by unarmed Haitians outraged over regime land grabs and massive corruption, rising prices, and the ever-deteriorating conditions of life for the poor majority.

The regime has targeted students and teachers who have been demanding basic educational funding. Student leaders have been killed and communities of resistance, such as the Lasalin neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, subjected to horrific massacres.

As students, teachers, and concerned community members in the Bay Area of California, we stand in full solidarity with the people of Haiti as they struggle for their liberation.

We demand that the basic human rights of the Haitian people– including to education and healthcare– are fully respected!

What You Can Do:
Contact Your Representative and Senators and ask that they exercise their leadership in Congress to call for the US government to stop supporting the dictatorship in Haiti and enabling massacres there. In particular, demand that your Congressperson stop US funding– with our tax dollars– of the Haitain National Police force given its clear linkages human rights abuses such as extrajudicial killings, torture, and political arrests.

Call Senator Kamala Harris at 202-224-3553.

Call Senator Diane Feinstein at 202-224-3841.

Call Rep. Anna Eshoo at 650-323-2984.

Sponsored by Students for Haiti Solidarity and the Haiti Action Committee

For more information, contact Seth Donnelly at 650-814-8495
And go to www.haitisolidarity.net

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/450541072274511/

4. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry’s Latest Tactics

Children’s Creativity Museum Theater
221 4th St.
SF

FREE

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-climate-denial-exposing-the-fossil-fuel-industrys-latest-tactics-tickets-79997583927

5 pm: Theater doors open

5:15 pm: Dialogue begins followed by Q&A

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Reception with food and drink

Join us for an important and timely panel discussion hosted by the Center for Biological Diversity and The 11th Hour Project on exposing the fossil fuel industry’s shifting tactics to block a just and equitable transition off dirty fossil fuel production.

The conversation will feature renowned climate scientist Mike Mann, community organizer Andres Soto, and investigative journalist and author Antonia Juhasz. The panel will be moderated by climate attorney Kassie Siege

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/29/18828477.php  or  https://www.facebook.com/events/3196163307076723/

5. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Harmed by SFPD, Mission families protest latest SFPD shooting!

Mission Police Station
630 Valencia (nr 17th St.)
SF

Press conference and protest: The families and communities of Luis Góngora Pat (killed by SFPD April 7, 2016), Amilcar Perez Lopez (killed by SFPD February 26, 2015), Jesús Adolfo Delgado Duarte (killed by SFPD March 6, 2018) and Alex Nieto (killed by SFPD March 21, 2014) will hold a press conference and protest outside the Mission Police Station at 6pm TUESDAY to address the latest incident of police violence in which police escalated a situation and responded with lethal force. The most current news is that the victim is in critical condition at SFGH. The families express their support for the latest victim of SFPD’s unjustifiable violence.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/563869191058226/

6. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Navy’s Environmental Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting

One Avenue of the Palms
Building 1, Room 117
Treasure Island

Agenda

7:00pm – 7:05 –  Welcome, Intro, Meeting Guidelines

7:05pm – 7:10pm – Agenda Review

7:10pm – 7:55pm – New Business

      2019 Look back; 2020 Look ahead

7:55pm – 8:00pm – BRAC Clean-up team update

8:00pm – 8:10pm – Citizen’s Advisory Board Update

8:10pm – 8:20pm – Break

OLD BUSINESS

8:20pm – 8:30pm – RAB meeting minutes approval

8:30pm – 8:45pm – RAB certificates of appreciation

8:45pm – RAB discussion items, Co-chair announcements & Future agenda items

Info:

For meeting minutes from past meetings and other Treasure Island information, see the Navy’s website: www.bracpmo.navy.mil.

Wednesday, December 11

7. Wednesday, 8:30am – 12Noon, Pack the Court: U.S. Navy Veteran Joaquin Sotelo

SF Immigration Court
100 Montgomery St., 8th Floor
SF

Bring:

– A valid government issued-ID is needed to access the building, please make sure your ID is not expired

Reopened Bond Hearing

Why is this important?
– Joaquin is an example of the rehabilitation that is possible in community, free from cages;
– Packing the court can show the immigration judge that there is a community that stands behind individuals/families, their legal case(s), and humanity; and
– It can also demonstrate the individuals’ impact and transformation, especially those who have convictions and have sought rehabilitation.

ICE’s years-long fight to rip Joaquin from his family, exacerbated by inexcusable court delays, has continued to leave Joaquin and his family in limbo

Host: Pangea Legal Services

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/441487023439738/

8. Wednesday 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

At this writing the event as not yet been posted on Indybay – check there for update.

9. Wednesday, 5:45pm ­ 9:00pm, San Francisco, CA March and Mass Meeting | We Must Do MORE Tour

5:45pm – Meet at SF City Hall

    1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl., SF

6:00pm – March through SF.

7:00pm – Gather at GLIDE Church for mass meeting

    GLIDE
    330 Ellis St.
    SF

  This will follow an Oakland community site visit to shine light on the struggles and stories of impacted people from the community and provide a platform for them to share both the conditions they are facing and the solutions they believe in.

**Event will be ASL Interpreted**
**This event is fully accessible for all people**
**There will be childcare available**

Please register @ Action Network event: http://bit.ly/moreCA

**Need a ride or have extra seats to offer in yours? Please sign up here on our statewide CA MORE Tour Mass Meeting Carpool system: https://www.prepatrip.com/t/ux9rdz

Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in San Francisco for the 7th stop of the We Must Do M.O.R.E. national tour as we Mobilize, Organize, Register and Educate.

At the Mass Meeting, we will hear from people directly impacted
by systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the corrupt moral narrative. We will also hear from Rev. Barber and Rev. Theoharis, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing a 25-state We Must Do MORE national tour from September 2019 to May 2020. This tour will lead into the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington, where thousands of poor people and moral agents will gather at the nation’s capitol on June 20, 2020 to demonstrate their power.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/698617300612079/

10. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Forging Global Solidarity: Dockworkers, Race, & Internationalism

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph
Oakland

Join the Labor Committees of the East Bay and San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America for a conversation with Peter Cole, author of Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area, on how workers on the docks organized for racial equality, black international solidarity, and against technology that, in the hands of employers, resulted in massive layoffs for workers and massive profits for employers. What might workers take away from these struggles to apply to the continued fight for racial and economic justice today?

Peter Cole is Professor of History at Western Illinois University and Research Associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of the Witwatersrand.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2163445467292225/   or   https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/02/18828551.php

11. 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/

Thursday, December 12

12. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Radical Futures, United Fronts

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Oakland

ADA Accessible

Simultaneous Spanish Language Interpretation available.

EastSide Arts Alliance is about a 20 min walk from the Fruitvale Bart stop. It can also be accessed by the 1, 62, and 801 bus lines.

Childcare will be provided on site for the duration of the event. We will have uno, books, and coloring materials.

Join GABRIELA Oakland and the Center for Political Education for “Radical Futures, United Fronts: Global Women’s Resistance Against State Violence & Repression.” This panel discussion will bridge individual struggles against ongoing and escalating policing, militarization, and repression at home and around the globe. Panelists will speak to the political fights against rising authoritarianism and repression in Palestine, the Philippines, Venezuela, and our own backyards in Oakland to shed light onto the strength of our movements and the tacit threats they pose to current systems of power.

Featuring the following speakers:
• Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center
• Carolina Morales, Venezuelan Activist
• Desiree Mims, Member Leader of the Black Organizing Project
• Irma Shauf-Bajar, Chair of GABRIELA USA
• Moderator: Claire Valderama-Wallace, Community Health Nursing Faculty at CSUEB & External Educational Development Chair of GABRIELA Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/535400290646490/

Friday, December 13

13. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Protest the San Francisco Police Officers Association (Every Friday)

San Francisco Police Officers Association
800 Bryant  @ 6th Street (outside)
SF

Mothers on the March Against Police Murders and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality

    ‘Declare the Police Officers Association a Non Grata Organization’

The Police Officers Association claims to be a union, in reality it is an organization that is based on racism, white supremacy and Nazi ideology. It protects police officers that come into our communities to terrorize and murder our black and brown brothers and sisters.

We demand that the San Francisco Police Officers Association be shut down!

All are welcomed to stand with us.

14. Friday, 6:00pm, “Youth” Chinese film of the Cultural Revolution, the Sino-Vietnam War, and the aftermath. 

Veterans Building, Room 206
401 Van Ness Ave. (@ McAllister)
SF

The Chinese movie, “Youth,” is about a Chinese Army dance troupe and what happens to its members.  The film begins during the Cultural Revolution, then in the second part moves to the Sino – Vietnam war, a month long border war between China and Viet Nam that happened after the American war in Viet Nam.  The final part of the film occurs in the 1990’s, when the veterans come home, the country has gone capitalist, and others are getting rich while the combat vets struggle with wounds both physical and psychological.  

The movie is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by a Chinese army veteran of that war, and the producer of the film was also a Chinese army dance troupe veteran. In a sense, this might be vaguely compared to Oliver Stone’s movies about the American war in Viet Nam.  

Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8fCA8vXZc

Veterans for Peace will show the movie and a couple of our American combat veterans will talk afterwards and compare their war and coming home experience to the Chinese veterans’ experience as portrayed in the film. 

15. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Eyewitness Iran, Uncovering Media Lies

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

$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 PSL members Mazda Majidi and Nazila Barshady, who recently traveled to Iran and experienced something completely different than what U.S. propaganda claims.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2522693867785512/   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/05/18828634.php

16. Friday, 8:00pm, Benefit Party for Moms4Housing

Tamarack Oakland
1501 Harrison
Oakland

Accessibility info: wheelchair accessible tables and bathroom available on the ground floor. The second floor is up a flight of stairs.

Please come out and support Moms4Housing, a group of formerly homeless Oakland mothers who have come together to occupy a house in West Oakland. To have any home empty while people live on the streets and in their cars in unacceptable!

We will have a raffle with great prizes from a local tattoo parlor, restaurant, coffee shop and many more to be determined!

**Please make sure to come resist eviction of the Moms4Housing on Tuesday, dec 17th starting 6am @ 2928 Magnolia St.

***Sign the petition to support:
https://tinyurl.com/savemomshouse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/608688913272294/

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