Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 27 ~ Save the Dates (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. Homeless Moms Evicted From Oakland Home May Return – January 20, 2020

B. Volunteers build unapproved tiny home development in Oakland median – January 19, 2020

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Volunteers-build-unapproved-tiny-home-development-14988501.php?fbclid=IwAR24RtTbzEtrIVd07N9jv4EWMGdBLhn-QW6TC-68-XgKkEOm-LGRvVOlyBM

C. While Moms 4 Housing faced eviction in Oakland, these San Francisco women faced the end of their own eviction battle  – January 19, 2020

D. Human rights groups urge Israel to halt aerial herbicide spraying along Gaza fence  – January 17, 2020


E. French Popular Uprising: Revolution or Frozen Conflict? 
– January 17, 2020

F. Appeals Court Dismisses Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Vs. U.S. Government – January 17, 2020

https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2020/01/17/juliana-ninth-circuit-youth-climate-lawsuit/?fbclid=IwAR0ntwxso6ilJQMRpl_0FO1JfwIlAxkDH6WY1-BESh4OM8w44XbCXV6Otgo

G. Trump administration abruptly moves hundreds of immigrant hearings out of San Francisco – January 17, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/17/us-immigration-hearings-trump-san-francisco-california?fbclid=IwAR1adhe2S_1fvMeSnRol1r5ny2PpOU3fLgw5r72l9PsshX_nqII2FVnnWWI

H. Iran has a ‘shockingly strong’ war-crimes case against Trump over Soleimani’s killing — and it could win – January 15, 2020

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-iran-qassem-soleimani-war-crimes-lawsuit-could-win-2020-1?fbclid=IwAR2IOiQPkS4IwM5XgE–q8aEGrlhxB9_QDg0HpZLTb9QX7oFY5dFIuHZlzA

4 ACTIONS

1. Write your Senators: No war with Iran!

  SIGN: http://act.winwithoutwar.org/letter/write-your-senstore-no-war-with-iran/?source=MO20200117

2. Tell Congress: Defund Trump’s Border Wall!

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/tell-congress-defund-trump-border-wall?source=em20200117&t=5&referring_akid=6014.294094.Totv61

News broke this week that the Trump administration plans to illegally redirect another $7.2 billion from the Pentagon to pay for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

3. EPA could end pesticide drift protection.

  SIGN: http://www.panna.org/take-action/epa-could-end-pesticide-drift-protection-p?utm_source=action&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=wps&link_id=0&can_id=c87beac9d89e805cb6fbba756eb8c008&email_referrer=email_702457&email_subject=urgent-epa-could-end-pesticide-drift-protection

Tell EPA we should be strengthening rules that protect farmworkers from pesticide spray drift, not dismantling them.

4. We cannot allow the International Olympic Committee to silence the world’s top athletes

  SIGN: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/ioc-stop-silencing-athletes/?source=dm_ncaacongresslookalike_graphic1_r1_ads_fb&fbclid=IwAR1PDNyf1Gwg7NLOvnklV-Yld-HXhbpItJ1FvwJrfadpRnoui2z_TDqhQNQ

EVENTS

Tuesday, January 21 – Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 21

1. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Fight for Deeply Affordable Housing

Community Room, Park Branch Library
1833 Page Street (betw Cole & Shrader)
SF

Wheelchair accessible

Free

Theresa Flandrich, a leading SF tenant and affordable housing organizer, will give facts and figures showing that a significant share of SF seniors are too poor to meet the minimum income requirements of SF’s so-called low-income senior housing.  Seniors are the fastest-growing element of homelessness. We must fight for deeply affordable housing within reach of everyone. 

In 2013 Theresa and her son received an Ellis Act Notice which prompted her to organize the fight to keep her home and her community intact. She co-founded the North Beach Tenants Committee to inform residents of their rights;  updated on the current housing crisis;  and what SF is doing to preserve San Francisco for future generations. Theresa brings her powerful experience and energy to Senior and Disability Action, where she continues to fight evictions and improve housing in SF. 

 After Theresa speaks, we will have our monthly SF Gray Panther meeting. 

Host: Gray Panthers

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/13/18829709.php

2. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – 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 on the 21st day of each month, 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.

Wednesday, January 22

3. SF Food Not Bombs – No Food Sharing Today

  Schedule of change: https://sffnb.org/2020/01/14/wednesday-sharing-schedule-changes/

Thursday, January 23

4. Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, A sneak preview of We Cried Power, a documentary about the Poor People’s Campaign

Redstone Building
2940 16th St. (nr. 16th St. BART)
SF

Venue is wheelchair accessible

Donations accepted.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s radical legacy and his vision for and leadership of the Poor People’s Campaign, please join the Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign for a screening of a 45-minute sneak preview of We Cried Power, a documentary about the current iteration of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Following the screening, you will hear from active members of the Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign and our goal of raising the funds to get 150 Bay Area residents, including impacted people, to Washington, DC for the June 20th, 2020 March on Washington.


Organized by the Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Supporters

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2966248320093023/

5. Thursday, 6:30pm, Decarceration and Public Safety

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

Wheelchair accessible; let organizers know if interpretation is requested.

Sign up: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/21359?source=ppem_76710&t=2&referring_akid=76710.91606.fQICNY

Light dinner and refreshments provided

The concept of “public safety” has often been used to justify increased police presence in communities of color, prosecuting quality of life offenses, and continuing the crisis of mass incarceration.

After decades of reinforcing increased interactions with the criminal justice system, it’s clear these policies are not working.

Join the San Francisco chapter of the ACLU and its guest panelists on Thursday, January 23 as we explore how alternatives to policing and

incarceration are ultimately more effective ways to promote public safety for all of us.

 Host: ACLU – SF Chapter

Info: https://go.peoplepower.org/event/action_attend/21359?source=ppem_76710&t=1&referring_akid=76710.91606.fQICNY

Friday, January 24

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

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’

    ‘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

7. Friday, 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Angel’s 3rd angelversary celebration

1722 Sacramento St.
Vallejo

Come join our family as we come together to celebrate the the 3rd anniversary of the murder of angel Ramos there will be food and drinks starting at 6pm then we will be doing a candlelight and balloon release hope to see everyone there

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/499020911011037/

Saturday, January 25

Global Day of Protest Against War on Iran

See Indybay for other Bay Area listings: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Note:  In SF the annual “Walk for Life” is also happening – they are against Women’s choice and abortion

8. Saturday, 11:00am – 12 Noon, 5G Free Berkeley-Global Action Day

Verizon
2209 Shattuck
Berkeley

Gather in front of Verizon at 11am. Around 11:15, we’ll march to MLK Park, then back to Shattuck in front of ATT, TMobile and other nearby cellphone stores. We plan to end up back at Verizon by noon. Just an hour and an easy 5 or 6 block walk.

Host: Wired – Wireless Radiation Education & Defense

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/180961259769761/

9. Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Global No More War! Free Assange & Manning Solidarity

Meet at:

Powell & Market St.
SF

We must stand/speak out in solidarity on this GLOBAL day of protest for NO.MORE.WAR!
We the People stand against DIRECT THREAT to FreePress/FreeSpeech by oligarchy INTIMIDATION, SILENCING and WAR distraction! WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR VERY DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL, while truth-tellers Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning sit jailed for revealing WAR CRIMES!

We the People stand against root threat to FreePress/FreeSpeech by oligarchy silencing! WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR VERY DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL! We demand the perpetual war machine and the killing, torture and jailing of truth-tellers to STOP! We demand the freedom of multi-award-winning journalist, publisher and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. We demand the release of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning who revealed war crimes (https://youtu.be/5rXPrfnU3G0) that go unpunished to this day. Please see Defend dot Wikileaks dot org for facts.

The attack and arrest by the British government and police on Julian Assange with the direct support of the US-controlled ($4.2 BILLION PAID in IMF to:) Ecuadoran government and the US government is an attack on all journalists, whistleblowers, and democracy. It is aimed at closing down all alternative media. The news We the People hear shall only be controlled by the government, says the government. There is NO PROSECUTION of the war criminals exposed by WikiLeaks, Assange, Chelsea Manning or other journalists and whistleblowers- now under attack and imprisoned; property seized without warrants, homes invaded and turned over- regularly- IN THIS COUNTRY!

PLEASE BRING signs and any bull horns you have to this NON-VIOLENT PROTEST.**

Hosts: Bay Area Action Committee To Free Julian Assange (BAACFJA) via BayAction2FreeAssange dot com.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/12/18829698.php

10. Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, San Francisco: Global Day of Protest – No War on Iran!

Meet at:

Powell & Market St.
SF

The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences.

The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action.

Hosts: ANSWER & 5 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/748408058987196/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/06/18829487.php

Sunday, January 26

11. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, How to win a campaign for better mental health care

Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St. (nr Geary Blvd)
SF

UU Sunday Morning Forum:

San Francisco is currently in two campaigns for better mental health care: for the homeless, using city funds; and through Kaiser Permanente. Our speaker is an active Unitarian Universalist with roots in the Bay Area as well as experience as a professor of Public Health at the Univ. of Minnesota. Her award-winning book, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls, concerns a campaign led by Unitarians in Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s that was remarkably successful

John Buehrens will introduce Professor Foote and moderate the discussion.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/29/18829321.php

12. Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Defend India’s Constitution, Prevent Genocide

540 Arguello (nr. Geary Blvd)
SF

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), along with several coalition partners in the US, invites you to join a national day of protest against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and in solidarity with the millions in India whose rights are being brutally suppressed. CAA has ignited worldwide protests since it violates India’s secular constitution (Articles 14 and 15) and is reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg laws that made religion a criteria for Citizenship. CAA in combination with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) lays the legal foundation to denaturalize millions. The Indian government has already embarked on building the largest network of detention centers in the world for the millions of impoverished and marginalized citizens.

Host: Indian American Muslim Council

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/501041097203314/

12. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Rekindling the Movement that Won Abortion Rights

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

Wheelchair accessible

Homecooked lunch served at 12:15 pm for $8-10 donation (work exchange available if necessary)

At FSP Bay Area’s monthly branch meeting, veteran abortion rights defender Nancy Reiko Kato analyzes the critical fight that led to this fundamental right for women.

Join the discussion on how best to keep abortion and expand reproductive justice!

For information: 415-864-1278 • bayareafsp@socialism.com • fb.com/fspbayarea

Host: Freedom Socialist Party –Bay Area & New Valencia Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183663771831029/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/19/18829888.php

Monday, January 27

13. Monday, Rally Against Mass Evictions

510 3rd St.
Oakland

Fred Craves is the owner of Gamechanger LLC. For over a year, he and his lackeys, The Law offices of Alan J horowitz and “the Evictors” have been harrassing The West Oakland Wood St community, all in attempt to develop the land beneath their feet.

Join The United Front Against Displacement and The West Oakland Wood St Community in a Rally against the Law offices of Alan J Horowitz. These law offices call themselves “The Evictors” and specialize in helping landlords evict working people. The Billionaire Fred Craves is using these law offices to harrass and take legal action against the homeless residents of Wood st. These crooks want to develop the land and make millions, leaving the homeless people of Oakland with nothing and nowhere to go.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/19/18829866.php

SAVE the DATES

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

Tuesday January 28, 2020 6:00 PM

Public Comment For Upcoming San Francisco School Board Meeting

San Francisco Unified School District
550 Franklin St.
San Francisco

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

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

Stop Poisoning The Students, Teachers & Staff


Wednesday February 5

1PM

San Francisco City Hall Rm 400

SF

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
info@upwa.info
Endorsed by
Defend Public Education NOW!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1779211105630359/

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