Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Monday, Jan. 13 – Wednesday, Jan. 15 (from Adrienne Fong)

Tried sending this out yesterday; computer was down.

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. Julian Assange leaves UK court (Youtube)– January 13, 2020

B. Iraqi military base housing US soldiers struck by rockets, injuring four – January 12, 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-bomb-us-military-base-balad-baghdad-a9280671.html?fbclid=IwAR1y7uC5owcCuxxATp7VwB2ld-GUSRk4Qhn7Z0Iln68MT8e-QOGF3Ecm7BE

C. Senators introduce another bipartisan bill to give Israel billions of dollars  – January 12, 2020

  See event # 5

D. Japanese American WWII camp survivors, allies hold coalition protest at ICE-contracted Yuba County Jail – January 11, 2020

E. Jamaica Hampton, shot by SFPD, has leg amputated  – January 10, 2020

F. We’re Staying, US Tells Iraq After Being Asked to Leave – January 10, 2020

G. Judge Orders Homeless Mothers to Leave Oakland Home 

https://www.kqed.org/news/11795419/judge-orders-homeless-mothers-to-leave-oakland-home?fbclid=IwAR1hq7tttdJPE_4xtUst-bTED4MR6cfeFBp6K0oZjTCt083wLZW5RfHqqw0

  See event # 1

ACTIONS

1. Save TPS for Somalia

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/save-tps-for-somalia?source=em20200111&t=5&referring_akid=6001.294094.XELAs_

  This week, the Trump administration is deciding whether to allow Somalis  — fleeing ongoing war, floods, disease, famine, and persecution — to remain in the United States. 

2. An international petition to urge the halt of the Jeju 2nd Airport (air force base) project

  SIGN: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccVYBYR_XUIMQlAKouH2UNo6O9IedEfXA_hvIMnZWxjPwu3Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0-w3BXBHrN0DPRAMETG0VUeGpdcbBsEnE897inV4EnvFAzgB6d8WKj4aE

3. Combat Corruption

https://act.one.org/sign/combat-corruption-2020?t=9&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&akid=64202%2E392127%2EEEaZ7c

4. Tell the Senate to pass the PFAS Action Act of 2019

  SIGN: https://www.paction.us/pfas-senate/seec?emci=8edb5bf1-cc33-ea11-a1cc-2818784d084f&emdi=b521387e-a034-ea11-a1cc-2818784d084f&ceid=6138448

 EVENTS

Monday January 13 – Wednesday, January 15

Monday, January 13

1. Monday, Beginning at 6:30am – on, Stand with Moms 4 Housing – Eviction Support

2928 Magnolia St.,
West Oakland

Public Transportation to the house: From West Oakland BART take the AC Transit #36 line towards UCB – will take you to Adeline & 28th Streets. Then walk about 1/4 mile


Supporters of Moms 4 Housing plan to meet outside the house to protect Walker from eviction, and possibly risk arrests, starting at 6:30 a.m. on Monday.

9:30am People are presently at the home standing in solidarity with the Mothers! Please come if you can.

2. Monday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm,  Emergency Protest Of Pompeo, Commonwealth Club, Jan 13, 3pm

110 Embarcadero
SF

“[U.S. Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo Is the Most Dangerous Man in the World Right Now,” charges Adam Weinstein, national security editor for The New Republic:

“The Washington Post revealed yesterday that President Trump had long been lobbied to kill Soleimani, by none other than Pompeo himself. ‘Pompeo,’ the paper’s national security team reported, ‘first spoke with Trump about killing Soleimani months ago, said a senior U.S. official, but neither the president nor Pentagon officials were willing to countenance such an operation.'”

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, who urged Trump to kill Qassem Soleimani, are ardent proponents of Christian Zionism, adds Sarah Posner. Her book ‘Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump’ will be published in May.

“There were a series of imminent attacks that were being plotted by Qassim Suleimani. We don’t know precisely when and we don’t know precisely where,” stated Mr. Pompeo on Fox News. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper responded to President Trump’s assertion without evidence that four American embassies, not just the one in Baghdad, had been targeted by General Suleimani, that he never saw any specific piece of evidence that Iran was planning an attack on the embassies.

Congress was equally in the dark, and deliberates on what to do. Meanwhile, the potential for all-out war escalates daily. We can’t wait. It’s up to US to take to the streets and shut this shit down, NOW, before it’s too late.

Trump/Pence OUT NOW!

Host: Refuse Fascism

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073663909636639/?active_tab=about  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829697.php

3. Monday, 4:45pm – 5:30pm, Press Conference to support Claudia and BVHM

24th & Mission St.
SF

On Monday, Jan. 13th, the City of San Francisco will release a very positive report on the “Stay Over Program” that houses SFUSD families at BVHM. The program was envisioned by our principal Claudia Delarios Moran who is still placed on leave of absence. We are holding a press conference in order to celebrate this achievement and demand that Claudia be reinstated in order to continue the great work at BVHM. Please join us!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/785263145276128/ 

Tuesday, January 14

4. Tuesday 9:30am – 12:30am, Court Support for Nia Wilson’s Family

Alameda County Superior Court
1225 Fallon St., 7th Floor, Dept. 12
Oakland

APTP – posted to arrive by 8:00am

The family of Nia Wilson needs our support at the trial of John Lee Cowell who stabbed our beloved sisters Nia Wilson and Letifah Wilson at the MacArthur BART in July 2018.

The defense has entered a motion to change the venue of the trial, in other words, to move it out of Oakland to a community where less people have heard about it so Cowell will have a more impartial jury.

On Monday Jan 13, the judge will hear arguments for and against moving the trial out of Oakland.
Let’s show up to say, enough is enough, the trial must begin in Oakland.

On Jan 15, jury selection begins, and the trial is scheduled to begin on Feb 10.

Article about trial: https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Trial-begins-in-Nia-Wilson-murder-case-14953957.php#

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/880097532443909/   or  https://www.facebook.com/pg/APTPaction/posts/?ref=notif

Justice for Nia Wilson: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230791520898520/

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

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

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 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 WAR!

All are welcomed – this is a weekly demonstration every Tuesday.

6. Tuesday, 6:00pm, RISE UP FOR ERIC REASON!!!!

Vallejo City Hall
555 Santa Clara
Vallejo

Please come support the family of Eric Reason at the January 14, 2020 Vallejo City Council meeting. We will be making the follow demands:

1.) Release of the surveillance video;
2.) Discipline for all officers who violated department policy and allowed Eric’s murderer to photograph his body and corrupt the crime scene;
3.) Commitment to a timeline for submitting the investigatory file to the District Attorney; and
4.) Implement a new policy that will ensure that VPD communicates information to families that have lost loved ones.

Vallejo PD issued a highly misleading press release after Eric was killed. In their press release VPD failed to mention that Eric was shot in the back of the head from a distance, as he was running away. The police department has refused to relay the truth in an attempt to protect their brother in blue. The city must release the video immediately to ensure that the truth is revealed!

Vallejo PD takes up to a year to turn over investigatory files to the District Attorney, when there is an officer involved shooting. This timeline is unacceptable

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544646988917728/

7. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, No war on Iran. No war on women. Connecting the dots

1590 Bryant St.
SF

Trump/Pence #OUTNOW!

Into the Streets Saturday, January 25
NO WAR ON IRAN…
NO WAR ON WOMEN!

From war—even nuclear war, casually threatened—to the right to abortion stripped away… THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING AND IN POWER. Christian Fundamentalists descend on the city of San Francisco, again, on January 25. The ‘Walk for Life’ is anything but, and will reach our NO NEW WAR ON THE MIDDLE EAST protest, Powell & Market, around 2pm. We must not let them pass without a determined repudiation of the patriarchy, misogyny, and xenophobia they promote.

Walk For Life site: http://www.walkforlifewc.com/event-info/route-map/

In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/617239759051894/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829688.php

8. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Richmond City Council vote to phase out coal and pet coal

Richmond City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond

Advisable to arrive around 6 pm.

The Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to phase out the storage and handling of coal and pet coke in the city. At the December council meeting there were hours of testimony, so there will be no public comment at this meeting. But it’s important for the council to see the community support for the ordinance. Wear red (No Coal in Richmond tee shirts will be available).

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829693.php

9. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Reading and Discussion Group: “Estamos En La Lucha”

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)
SF

Event is also on Wednesday, Jan. 15 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Wheelchair accessible

To get a copy of the pamphlet, stop by the hall or contact us:
415-864-1278 • bayareafsp@socialism.com • fb.com/fspbayarea

Host: Freedom Socialist Party – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/873501799733658/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829481.php

Wednesday, January 15

10. Wednesday, 9:00am – 12Noon, Court Support for Nia Wilson’s Family: Jury Selection Day 1

Alameda County Superior Court
1225 Fallon St., 3rd Floor, Depart. 4
Oakland

The family of Nia Wilson needs our support at the trial of John Lee Cowell who stabbed our beloved sisters Nia Wilson and Letifah Wilson at the MacArthur BART in July 201

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/719186935155793/

11. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, No More NAFTA’s Rally at Feinstein’s SF Mansion – To Protest USMCA-NAFTA 2.0

2460 Lyon St.
SF

SF Press Conference & Rally

Congress recently passed the United States, Mexico Canada treaty USMCA known as NAFTA 2.0. It will allow continued outsourcing, privatization, and deregulation of labor and environmental standards. It will not stop the outsourcing of US jobs to non-union and slave labor conditions at Mexican plants.

Mexico under NAFTA has privatized the ejidos, railroads, telecom, mines, and part of the oil industry. Their agriculture has also been destroyed by the mass importation of US subsidized corn, corn syrup, and Walmarts which have wiped out large parts of their economy.

The agreement continues to allow US oil and gas companies to continue to drill and take over the resources in Mexican while having no climate protections for Mexico, the US or Canada. It also prohibits Mexico from even labeling agricultural products to protect the health and safety of the Mexican people. It also allows the US to continue to discriminate against Mexican workers in the United States.

USMCA NAFTA 2.0 has been supported by the US Chamber of Commerce, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, most Democrats and AFL-CIO president Trumka. While Trumka is supporting it the IAM Machinists and the United Electrical Workers UE are opposing it.

It is also opposed by the environmental organizations including Earthjustice, Food and Water Action, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the League of Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Oil Change International, the Sierra Club and the Sunrise Movement.

Many workers trying to build independent unions have also been fired in Mexico in Montamoros, Tecate and GM workers in Silao yet the Mexican government refuses to enforce the labor laws they already have passed.

Initiated by
United Public Workers For Action http://www.upwa.info
Al Rojas, Co-founder UFWA and VP of LCLAA Sacramento

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/27/18829268.php

12. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Dialogue on the Conflict: The role of the United States in bringing peace?

Manny’s
16th & Valencia St.
SF

Part of a series of dialogues we are hosting on the Israeli Palestinian Conflict in partnership with the Mothers on the March.

As a part of its dialogue series Manny’s will be hosting a monthly community conversation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The conflict in Israeli and Palestinian is one of those issues that can be, to many, a third rail. But how can we move forward as an active and engaged citizenry if we can’t talk about the issues that matter, learn to listen to people with differing opinions respectfully, or if we put up walls? To that end we are partnering with the Mothers on the March to create space for the community to come together to share their thoughts and ideas on this topic. All are welcome.

The purpose of these dialogues is to utilize physical space and in person gathering to bring people together to listen, learn, and share their thoughts and opinions on difficult topics.
Each dialogue will be centered around a question. We have no pre-determined answers to these questions and are without an agenda. We will divide attendees into small groups of 3-4 to discuss the question then share what they’ve learned for the larger group.

This month’s question is: What should the United States’ role be in facilitating peace?

Youtube:

Palestine pre-1948, Palestine before Zionism/Israel

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/619319512186661/

13. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting

2940 16th St., Rm. 301
SF

For more information, call 863-1225 or email sflivingwage@riseup.net or visit www.livingwage-sf.org

The Living Wage Coalition is building a grassroots movement of low-wage workers and their allies to win economic justice.  Anyone who works full time should be able to survive on what they earn and support themselves and their children.  We are engaged in a transformative rethinking of the economy that makes the goals of public policy living wage jobs for all. Come to be a part of discussing next steps in pursuing an economic justice agenda.

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

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/

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