Extinction Rebellion

XR Spain

January 28, 2020 (Rebellion.earth) The Spanish government has tentatively announced a Climate Emergency. While this is progress of a sort, we respond by saying: Good, but not good enough. Words and gestures are useless without significant action to underpin the statement.

On the topic of actions matching words, this week’s History Corner tells the extraordinary story of the environmental victory every forgot: a welcome reminder that change is possible!

In other news, we celebrate the bravery and creativity of XR Belgium, who carried out a powerful action at a car show involving over 180 arrests. What a way to start the new year! Meanwhile, rebels in Norway have seen some success in campaigning against one of the leading media conglomerates of the country, demanding truth and justice for the planet.

A rebel in Brussels

CCSF is still one of San Francisco’s major jewels

By Leslie Simon

City College of San Francisco has been under attack for the last seven and a half years by conservative forces whose goal is to shrink the college.

Education “reformers” seek to turn community colleges into junior colleges removing from the college’s mission “cultural enrichment, civic engagement, and life-long learning.”

The history is ugly, but the college has survived because the people of San Francisco, many of whom have taken CCSF classes, continue to love and nurture it.

In July 2012, a rogue accrediting commission, known as the ACCJC, now chastened by a successful lawsuit against it, launched an unfair attack on the college because it would not comply with the narrow vision of a junior college.

With a barrage of negative publicity, enrollment — the college’s major revenue stream — plummeted. San Francisco residents and friendly folks in state government, such as Mark Leno, rallied around the college.

The college never came close to bankruptcy, but the California Community College Board of Governors found another reason to put the college under state receivership. They used the fact that the ACCJC imposed harsh sanctions on the college based on dubious accreditation standards.

In 2013, the State disempowered the college’s elected Board of Trustees and imposed a “Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers,” aka the STWEP. The Board of Trustees was reinstated in 2015, and in 2017, the college received full accreditation without any sanctions for seven years, the longest time possible.

A new state funding formula unfriendly to large urban districts like San Francisco is looming, however. Tragically, instead of looking for additional funds, Chancellor Mark Rocha is slashing classes now based on that formula.

On November 19, 2019, one day before Spring 2020 registration opened, the college’s senior administration cut nearly 300 classes due, they said, to a projected budget shortfall.

Here is a sampling of what was cut:

  • Older Adults serving low-income elders lost 90 percent of its classes.
  • In the era of #Me Too City college lost its last Women’s History class and both of its last remaining self defense classes.
  • Art lost 51 classes and PE/Dance 45.
  • Music, Journalism, Child Development, Culinary Arts suffered serious losses.
  • Engineering lost 40 percent of its classes Paralegal Studies students lost the elective (Immigration Law) they needed to graduate from the college’s proud ABA approved program. The coordinator had to scramble to find the students classes elsewhere in the Bay Area.

Administration is cutting popular classes with healthy enrollments in an attempt to downsize the college. Students have seen their Ed Plans destroyed and their mental health deteriorate.

Over 100 part-time instructors have lost their jobs and many of them their health benefits. Since enrollment reductions this year become permanent, cuts set the school in a downward spiral.

Fewer classes equals fewer students equals less state funding equals more downsizing.

A valiant attempt, launched the week after Thanksgiving, via an ordinance for a supplementary allocation of $2.7 million from the City of San Francisco, championed by Supervisor Shamann Walton, so far has five other supporters (Supervisors Gordon Mar, Matt Haney, Sandra Fewer, Dean Preston, and Ahsha Safai).

The vote is this Tuesday, January 28. The $2.7 million is a bridge, not a band-aid as some opponents have called it. And here’s why:

  • Proper budget adjustments made by the recently formed Budget and Finance Committee of the CCSF Board of Trustees would carry the college through 2020-2021 after which we hope to see augmented funds coming from the City of San Francisco and the State on a permanent basis.
  • The Community Higher Education Fund (CHEF) will be on the San Francisco November 2020 ballot. Funds raised through progressive means would be dedicated to the kind of community college the people of San Francisco want and deserve. And, yes, this San Francisco jewel, what some fondly call the people’s college has never lost an election.
  • In November 2020, California voters will have the opportunity to approve the Schools and Communities First Initiative, which through progressive property taxes on commercial real estate will bring in $6.5 billion-$11 billion each year to schools (40 percent) and other local governments (60 percent).

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors must take this opportunity to build another bridge, one that will get CCSF from a crisis not of its own making to a solid future.

Leslie Simon is a longtime faculty member and former chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department

Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Feb. 2 & Save the Dates (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis.

Play close attention to what is and isn’t going on with the Impeachment Trial.

– 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! 


A. Hundreds of students walk out of classes in Metro Vancouver in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs – January 27, 2020


B. ‘Stop calling me Greta of India’: 8-yr-old Licypriya Kangujam says comparison doesn’t help; Manipuri climate activist dropped out of school in Feb 2019


C. SF police union calls for federal prosecution of man shot by police – January 27, 2020

    See event # 12

D. Iraqis Hold Mass Protest in Baghdad Demanding Ouster of US Troops

E. Israeli war crimes rewarded with UN handshakes  – January 24, 2020


F. Lawsuit seeks billions in damages, halt to development on Treasure Island  – January 23, 2020


GNew San Francisco D.A. Inherits Chance To Hold Police Accountable in Shooting of Man with Mental Illness  – January 22, 2020

  – This is about Sean Moore’s case – in 2017 he was placed on $2 Mill. bail by D.A. Gascon’s office. All the judges that heard his case at 850 Bryant could not understand the bail amount, each judge lowered the amount. By the time Sean was released there was no bail required. He was shot by SFPD officer Kenneth Cha.

  – SFPD officer Kenneth Cha shot and killed Nicholas Flusche on his first day back on duty after shooting Sean!

 – Please read the entire article. Sean Moore died in San Quentin last week.

        Rest in Peace & Power

          ♥ Sean Moore ♥

H. UN calls for lifting Israel siege on Gaza  – January 22, 2020

I. Greenwald charges are ‘existential threat’ to journalism in Brazil, says Edward Snowden – January 22, 2020


   See Action # 1

J. ‘Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,’ Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare – January 22, 2020


K. ICC Delays Israel-Palestine Debate Because Prosecutor Exceeded Page Limit  – January 21, 2020

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news/.premium-icc-delays-israel-palestine-debate-because-prosecutor-exceeded-page-limit-1.8432655?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1J6ML0BLPvL_XOQDKDjECsGJQhYIi0Ii10-bLWbfSvocc87ReYg1RwU5 c


1. Stand With Glenn Greenwald               

  SIGN: https://join.theintercept.com/sign/standwithglenn/?t=1&akid=1175%2E243285%2E0t23h4

2. Tell Congress: Support the NO BAN Act! (S.1123 / H.R.2214)

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/tell-congress-support-no-ban-act-2020?source=em20200127&t=6&referring_akid=6026.294094.fILUkS

   NO BAN Act (S.1123 / H.R.2214), which would repeal Trump’s Muslim, asylum, and refugee bans—and limit the statutory authorities used by the administration to enact them. 

3. GA Gov. Brian Kemp and GA Board of Pardons- Stop the Execution of Donnie Cleveland Lance

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/ga-gov-brian-kemp-and-ga-board-of-pardons-stop-the-execution-of-donnie-cleveland-lance?clear_id=true

    On January 29, Donnie Cleveland Lance is scheduled to be executed. More information about this case can be found here.

 4. Oppose the bill. SB 50 is a trickle-down housing bill that will further fuel the crisis of displacement in our state.

  SIGN: https://www.housinghumanright.org/stopsb50/?fbclid=IwAR1xhb9l8Zzoji1Z3C1aOOyHRIejelRSIGxjikr-xJo0o8iNWjdWR7uFKL4

5. Don’t let Trump and Big Oil dredge the San Francisco Bay

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/dont-let-trump-and-his-oil-company-cronies-dredge-the-san-francisco-bay?source=direct_link&referrer=group-communities-for-a-better-environment&fbclid=IwAR3h8me5cCVk81Vo2oYT2aGmWfdY8dpcwjeyYDBHhNrNunVSuqly_uBZ32I


Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, February 2

Tuesday, January 28

1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:30pm,  No to U.S. Aggressions and Interventions

SF Federal Building
90 7th St. (7th & Mission St.)

Mothers on the March and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace, and Equality Demand:

   – An End to the Genocide in Palestine, Yemen and of Native Americans.

   – An End to the  United States government’s interference in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran etc.

   – An End to the United States funding of aid to these fascists governments and the $40 Billion to Israel.

We demand that United States of North America, military budget given to these governments be used in the U.S. to fund homes for the homeless and for healthcare for all, and NOT to fund the killing of people around the world!

All are welcomed – weekly demonstration every Tuesday.

2. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Rally & Hearing on Supervisor Walton’s $2.7M Emergency Bridge Fund – to Restore ALL CCSF Cancelled Classes

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

1:00pm – Rally Polk St. side of steps

2:00pm – SF Board of Supervisors meeting. Please stay for Public Comment on this issue

2-4pm — room 250 — Board of Supervisors will cast their initial vote on Supervisor Walton’s $2.7M Emergency Bridge Funds ordinance. If passed this could help reverse more than 300 classes slashed from the CCSF schedule. There will be no dedicated public comment on this measure but, if you can, please be present in chambers to show support during the vote.

Hosts: CCSF Student Assembly + 3 Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/580826895800133

3. Tuesday, 6:00pm, Protect our Children from Contamination and Cancer—we must not build schools on Treasure Island

Public comment for upcoming SF School Board Meeting

Protect our Children from Contamination and Cancer—we must not build schools on Treasure Island

 “My name is Dr. Nayvin Gordon. I am a board Certified Family Medicine Physician who has worked in California for 40 years.  

     It is no secret that the Navy contaminated Treasure Island with nuclear radiation for decades.  Based on the extent of radiation contamination already discovered, the entire island must be assumed to be contaminated.  The world has long known about the dangers of radiation. Some examples are:  death and cancer from the nuclear bombs exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the mutations and growth defects of babies born to women who were given x- rays when pregnant; the high cancer rate in nuclear plant workers; the deaths and cancers after the nuclear plant Chernobyl explosion.

 Radiation, even at very low levels, causes genetic mutation, growth defects, leukemia and cancers.  Radiation is dangerous to life, especially to children and pregnant women who are more sensitive to radiation damage. 

     Since 1980 the incidence of cancer in children has been increasing at 3% every year. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10379458 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) documents a steady rise in childhood leukemia and brain cancer from 1999 through 2010.  Our children do not need more radiation in their environment.”

Dr. Nayvin Gordon, 1/20/20  gordonnayvin@yahoo.com

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/23/18830048.php

4. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Come Support the New Border Vision at the Berkeley City Council

School District Board
1231 Addison St.

the Berkeley City Council will vote on becoming the first city in the country to adopt a resolution in support of a New Border Vision (https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/City_Council/2020/01_Jan/Documents/2020-01-28_Item_09_Support_the_%E2%80%9CNew_Border_Vision%E2%80%9D.aspx). Please join us to express your support for the resolution’s passage.

The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) created the New Border Vision (https://www.southernborder.org/new_border_vision) to protect human rights, expand public safety, and welcome residents and newcomers in the border regions around the country. It is meant to serve as a framework for humane policies that impact not just the southern and northern border region, but also any community within 100 miles of any land or maritime borders, which includes the City of Berkeley and two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Because Berkeley is located within 100 miles of a coastal border, it is considered a border city. That means families in Berkeley are subject to inhumane and wrongheaded border policies that violate human rights, separate families and make every resident a potential victim to the widespread abuse and corruption of federal border agents. Because Berkeley is a border city, federal border and immigration agents assert the power to board public transportation and stop, interrogate and search children on their way to school, parents on their way to work, and families going to doctor’s appointments or the grocery store — all done without a warrant or reasonable suspicion. They also assert the power to enter onto private property (other than dwellings) within 25 miles of the borders (which includes many major cities in CA) to patrol without first establishing, at a minimum, reasonable suspicion or probable cause that would be required for police to enter private property without a warrant.

Hosts: Berkley Law International Human Rights Law Clinic and 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/463916860968235/

5. Tuesday, 7:00pm, & Wednesday 3:30pm, Reading Group – Socialist Feminism: The 1st Decade

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St.

Wheelchair accessible

A history of the early years of the first socialist feminist party amidst the backdrop of the Vietnam War, civil rights struggles and the eruption of the women’s liberation and LGBT movements.

To get a copy of the book in advance, stop by the hall or contact us: 415-864-1278 • bayareafsp@socialism.com

Host: Freedom Socialist Party

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/503860276903859/

Wednesday, January 29

6. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Flood The Streets! Trump/Pence #OutNow!

Meet at:

Powell & Market Sts.

If Trump is acquitted in a sham trial, a fascist regime will barrel ahead with disastrous consequences for humanity! Now is the time to show up, turn out, demand Trump’s removal.

Join us in the streets in San Francisco if you cannot make it to D.C.  Bring signs with your reasons the whole Trump/Pence regime must go, with the hashtag #OUTNOW! Demand witnesses, evidence, conviction and removal, and most of all demand removal of the whole fascist regime for ALL their crimes against humanity and the planet. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/622414648584444/  or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/26/18830109.php

7. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing

16th & Mission
BART Plaza

4:00pm Food prep and cooking!

We will prepare and cook at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1661 15th Street (at Julian) beginning at 4:00 PM every

Volunteers are welcomed

8. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, ZSFG Community Meeting

Zuckerberg – SFGH
1001 Potrero, Room 2A6 (2nd floor in Building 5)

Please join us for the next ZSFG Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 29, where you can discuss campus and neighborhood issues with city agencies.

Discuss campus capital projects, the 23rd Street parking garage, campus safety, keeping our neighborhood clean, homeless and mental health patients, and the UCSF Research and Academic Building (breaking ground in Spring).

Questions? Reach out to Cristina.Padilla@sfdph.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/753354701822299/

Thursday, January 30

9. Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo discusses Children of the Land:

Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.

“You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ghost. This was not a story.”

When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. He quickly understood that he had to become “invisible” and not get caught and deported. He writes of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention for fear of being truly seen.

With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. Children of the Land distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/521786895104612/

Friday, January 31

10. Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Stop the cuts to CCSF!

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

9:30am — Polks St. steps — Rally.
10-11:30pm — room 250– Public comment to the Joint Education Committee. As we continue the fight for bridge funds to restore our Spring 2020 schedule, Supervisor Walton has called a Joint Education Committee hearing with an emphasis on the effects that class cuts have on our low income and students of color.

CCSF students just lost over 300 classes! We’ve seen the decimation of African American Studies, Philippine Studies, Tagalog, older adult classes, and much more. And we are pushing back on the narrative that narrowing class offerings helps our low income and students of color succeed.

Help us keep CCSF the kind of college all of our San Francisco communities deserve! Join two upcoming hearings at City Hall in room 250 on the devastating class cuts at City College. Please wear red for education. If you have to prioritize one event please plan to participate on Friday 1/31 from 9:30-11:30am.

Hosts: CCSF Student Assembly + 3 Other goups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/580826899133466

11. Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Stop The Money Pipeline!

Meet at:

Post & Montgomery Sts.

Fearless Climate Warriors All, Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area is joining with other Bay Area climate groups (Rainforest Action Network, 350 Bay Area, 350 Silicon Valley, XR Youth, Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Front Bay Area, Diablo Rising Tide, and others) in an extended, escalating campaign aimed at putting pressure on Chase Bank to divest from their ongoing financing of the fossil fuel industry.

JPMorgan Chase is by far the biggest funder of the fossil fuel industry worldwide – and the ONLY U.S. funder of the Jordan Cove Pipeline.
In the 3 years since the Paris Agreement, JPMorgan Chase provided the fossil fuel industry with $196 billion in financing.
They are the #1 banker of arctic oil & gas drilling, the #1 banker of ultra-deepwater oil & gas drilling, the #2 banker of fracking (right behind Wells Fargo), the #1 banker of Liquid Natural Gas and the #1 U.S. banker of coal mining.

Come meet us at 11 am at the Market and Montgomery at Post street in SF. NOTE: Exact destination will be announced on Friday. We plan to also update this Facebook event with location details once the event is underway.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/460826988136203/

12. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Protest the San Francisco Police Officers Association  – Weekly protest.

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

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’

    ‘Jail Killer Cops!’

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 even if you can only make it for a few minutes

13. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Forum “Why is the U.S. Always at War? Is Peace Possible?

2969 Mission St.

Wheelchair accessible

$3 – $10 donation – no one turned away.

Today, the U.S. is at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, along with the so-called “war on terror.” There are more than 800 U.S. foreign military bases in at least 100 countries. The Pentagon’s budget for this year is $738 billion — $738,000,000,000! Except for very brief periods, the United States has been at war non-stop since it was founded 231 years ago. What is driving “endless war?” Who benefits and who pays? What is the connection between war and racism? Is endless war inevitable? Join us for educational presentations and discussion.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/27/18830112.php

Saturday, February 1

14. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, The Haitian Revolution of 1804

Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave.


  – Pierre Labossiere, Co-Founder of the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) and the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (HERF)

  – Gerald Smith, co-founder of the Oscar Grant Committee

“The impact of the Haitian Revolution was immeasurable. It was significant to the history of the Atlantic slave system, to the history of de-colonial and anti-imperial struggles, to the history of France, and to the history of the United States. To other slave societies, the Haitian Revolution became an example of what could be accomplished and a source of hope that figured prominently in the imaginations of enslaved peoples across the New World.”
— Ashleigh Shoecraft

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/20/18829945.php

15. Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Climate Disruption, Migration, and the Rise of Walls

2939 Ellis St.

As global warming accelerates, tens of millions of people are displaced all over the world every year. In response, governments have intensified their construction and expansion of border walls along with their criminalization of immigrants. And the U.S. only leads the charge in these dehumanizing policies.

Join us to discuss these important issues with Todd Miller, journalist and author of Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World (2019) and Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (2017).

Host: Revolutionary Workers Group & Sunflower Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455508807936922/

Sunday, February 2

16. Sunday, 9:00am – 11:00am, The Freedom Flotilla for Gaza Children 2020 – UUSF Morning Forum

Unitarian Universalist Society of SF
1187 Geary (@ Franklin)

9:00am – Breakfast for $4 – $20 – sliding scale – proceeds to benefit Freedom Flotilla

9:30am – Forum

Col. Ann Wright will lead a discussion on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
For more than five years the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has been warning the world that Gaza will become uninhabitable by 2020 if the blockade does not end.

The U.S. campaign is raising $45,000 as its part of the 12 nation international campaign that will purchase boats and makes educational stops in 10 cities in the Mediterranean before heading to Gaza.

Since 2008 35 boats have attempted to sail to Gaza, a Palestinian territory under an illegal Israeli blockade since 2007. In 2008 two boats managed to land in Gaza, but since then they have been intercepted by the Israeli military. In 2010 Israeli forces boarded a flotilla ship, the Mavi Marmara, killing 10 people on board including an American citizen & wounding 50.

The 2020 flotilla will sail in May, 2020, the 10th anniversary of the killings. This year the Flotilla will focus on the children of Gaza and their physical and mental health

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/14/18829746.php

17. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, The Haitian Revolution of 1804

6501 Telegraph


  – Pierre Labossiere, Co-Founder of the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) and the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (HERF)

  – Gerald Smith, co-founder of the Oscar Grant Committee

“The impact of the Haitian Revolution was immeasurable. It was significant to the history of the Atlantic slave system, to the history of de-colonial and anti-imperial struggles, to the history of France, and to the history of the United States. To other slave societies, the Haitian Revolution became an example of what could be accomplished and a source of hope that figured prominently in the imaginations of enslaved peoples across the New World.”
— Ashleigh Shoecraft

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/23/18830053.php

18. Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, (Forum II) The New Cold War on China

Veterans Building, Rm., 210
401 Van Ness (@ Fulton)


Ann Wright, Keynote speaker

   An 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat after resigning in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq.

   She held a brilliant career in the military with service in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, and Mongolia.  In December, 2001 she was on the small team that reopened the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She is the coauthor of the book “Dissent: Voices of Conscience.”  

   She will discuss America’s new Cold War on China including the US “Pivot to Asia” – US involvement in the Hong Kong protests, surrounding China with military bases, the propaganda war against China on a range of issues, and the push-back against the new American Cold War including the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan, China’s own counter-moves, the dangers of actual war or nuclear war, and the larger geo-strategic picture between the two nations. 

Lt. Col. Roger Dong (Ret.)

    Is a retired US Air Force intelligence officer who specialized in China for 27 years will comment on the prelude to the New Cold War.

Judge Julie Tang (Ret.)

    Is a retired Superior Court judge in San Francisco who is a leader in the Chinese community will comment on the impacts of the New Cold War on Chinese-Americans.

Hosts: Veterans for Peace & Chinese Americans for Peace San Francisco


Speak-Out Against Another Charter School on Radioactive SF Treasure Island

Stop Poisoning The Students, Teachers & Staff

Wednesday February 5


San Francisco City Hall Rm 400


Join United Public Workers For Action UPWA, Defend Public Education NOW!  and other community members and trade unionists protesting the decision of London Breed’s Treasure Island Development Authority Board to approve a charter at the radioactive contaminated Treasure Island. There has been a decades-long cover-up of the dangers at the Island that continues today. Tetra Tech radiation health and safety inspectors were illegally fired and bullied after reporting the falsification of testing and dangerous radioactive materials on the island. This radioactive material still exists on the island and is a threat to health and safety. This is a super-fund site that has not been cleaned up despite the efforts of agencies like SFUSD, DPH, and TIDA to declare that this site and Hunters Point is safe.

This charter school which they now say they want to open up on a closed public school is a serious danger to the lives of the students,  faculty and. staff.  It had previously been shut down by SFUSD because of serious and deadly health and safety issues for the students,  staff, and teachers. The conditions at the public school when it was operating will also be reported on at the press conference.

Despite calls by UPWA and others about these dangers, there continues to be another charter on the Island. Speakers will report on the highly dangerous site and the systemic cover-up of the radioactive dangers including to residents of the island and how this is a threat to any potential students at this charter, the other charter and the lack of protection for the residents and tenants at the island.

Initiated by United Public Workers For Action
For more information
Endorsed by
Defend Public Education NOW!
Info:   https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/18/18829846.php

Global Protest

Don’t Extradite Assange

Monday, February 24

12 Noon

British Consulate
1 Sansome St.

Join us in solidarity and protest on the first day of the UK Extradition Hearing for Julian Assange.

YouTube: https://www.facebook.com/GreenweaverArch/videos/10156664752346129/

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829479.php

Liberals Say Sanders’s Acceptance Of Rogan Endorsement Sends Dangerous Message He Trying To Win Election

ANAMOSA, IA – JANUARY 03: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at town hall at the National Motorcycle Museum on January 3, 2020 in Anamosa, Iowa. Sen. Sanders remarked on the recent news about the killing of Iranian General Qasem Solemiani before talking about domestic issues and taking questions. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

January 25, 2020 (theonion.com) WASHINGTON—Slamming the campaign for promoting the popular podcaster’s backing, liberals said Friday that Bernie Sanders’s acceptance of Joe Rogan’s endorsement sends a dangerous message that the candidate is trying to win the 2020 presidential election. “This is just the Sanders campaign opening the gates to a plurality of people who would vote for him and help him win the presidency,” said political commentator Scott Griffin, who called the campaign’s promotion of Rogan’s endorsement a true “mask off” moment, exposing Sanders’s goal of winning the Democratic primary and eventually the general election. “It’s very unnerving to see a Democratic candidate like Bernie Sanders try to court voters from varying constituencies and demographics. It’s like his whole strategy is beating Trump. We saw hints of this in 2016, but I’m truly sickened to see it rearing its ugly head again. I’m all for creating a Democratic majority, but not if we have to accept more people than the other side has.” Griffin added that it was even more disturbing that Sanders would attempt this during an election year.

‘The Only One I Didn’t Want Her to Pick’: In Secret Recording, Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016

January 25, 2020 by Common Dreams

Leaked 2018 audio recording of president was released by legal team of Lev Parnas, close associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. “You know, [Sanders] basically says we’re getting screwed on trade,” said Trump. “And he’s right.”

by Jon Queally, staff writer


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In a nearly 90-minute audio recording of a private dinner that took place with numerous individuals and President Donald Trump in 2018 was made public Saturday evening by the legal team of Lev Parnas, a close associate of the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, the president can be heard saying “take her out” in reference to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch—a key witness in the impeachment trial now in the U.S. Senate.

Trump also says in the recording that he was relieved that he didn’t have to face off against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 election.

Listen to the audio recording, as released by VICE (Trump begins speaking at approximately 2:28):

The recording, according to CNN,

was made by another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, and shared with Parnas shortly after the dinner, according to Bondy. Fruman’s attorney declined to comment.

Only the first three minutes of the tape include visuals, and Trump can be seen briefly when he approaches the rectangular dining table set with red bouquets of flowers. The remaining portion of the recording is only audio.

The conversation involving Ukraine begins about 40 minutes into the 1-hour-and-24-minute recording. During that discussion, Trump asks a person who appears to be Parnas how long Ukraine would “last in fight against Russia.” Parnas says “without us, not very long,” and another person chimes in, “about 30 minutes.” Months later, Trump would try to cut off military aid to Ukraine.

In its reporting, VICE notes the “five wildest things” Trump had to say during the conversation—a discussion at one point he can clearly be heard saying is “off the record.”

Among the items deemed the wildest was a comment Trump made about current 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In the recording, Trump said he was glad former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t pick Sanders as her 2020 running mate—citing his tough stance on U.S. trade policy.

“Because [Sanders’] a big trade guy,” said Trump. “You know he basically says we’re getting screwed on trade. And he’s right.”

“Had she picked Bernie Sanders it would’ve been tougher. He’s the only one I didn’t want her to pick,” Trump told the people in the room.

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