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A. RAICES Stages Fake Children in Cages Around Des Moines for Powerful Statement During Iowa Caucuses – February 3, 2020
Turn on your sound (this is on FB)
B. Second Mexico monarch butterfly activist found dead – February 3, 2020
C. U.S. Military Has Deployed New Nuclear Weapon That Has Experts Worried about War, Report Says – February 2, 2020
D. Thousands march in Tel Aviv against Trump plan – February 2, 2020
E. Trump extends travel ban to 6 countries — but is OK with selling arms to those same places– January 31, 2020
1. Demand that Homeland Security provide Oumar Yaide a safe return to the U.S.
Oumar Yaide is a 32-year-old gay Muslim man who was unlawfully deported after Thanksgiving. He is currently living in Chad, a country that criminalizes homosexuality.
See event # 4
3. We cannot allow the International Olympic Committee to silence the world’s top athletes
4. Tell Donald Trump: “Stop Rescinding Environmental Protections!”
Trump has just threatened to rollback on clean water restrictions
5. Tell Japanese Companies: Stop Financing the Vung Ang 2 Coal Plant
Tuesday, February 4 – Thursday, February 6
Tuesday, February 4
1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Homeless Builders Shut Down/Slowed Down/Overcharged By City (NEW)
Oscar Grant Plaza
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz
Press Conference followed by legislative visit
Homeless, Bordered,Incarcerated, Indigenous and Disabled People launched Homefulness – a homeless peoples solution to homelessness in 2011. The City of Oakland Building Department has charged permit fees in excess of 35,000 and private corporations like PGE and DWP over 100,000 This situation makes it impossible for poor, working class Black, Brown and Homeless builders to build homes in Oakland.
“The “City” has been charging us several thousands of dollars we didn’t have from the beginning just to build Homefulness t”to code” and its made it so hard for us to even build this project as poor and homeless people, ” Muteado Silencio, homeless, indigenous co-founder of Homefulness and POOR Magazine.
Homefulness, a homeless peoples solution to homelessness which was launched in 2011 by a multi-generational, multi-racial, community of homeless, migrant, disabled, and indigenous peoples trying to create their own self-determined solution, within the laws set forth by the Oakland Dept of Building Inspection so it would never be a possibility for their dream to be destroyed or shut down by claims that it “wasn’t up to code” which happens all the time to homeless and low-income builders, has been plagued from the beginning of their project by huge fees, from public and private agencies like PGE and DWP as well as the CIty itself that oversees building and construction projects. Last month, before the holidays, they shut down Homefulness building process all together saying they “took too long” to build and assessed an “impact fee” which is supposedly to support low-income housing projects as well as told Homefulness we had to start all over again.
“Affordable housing is not affordable, section eight vouchurs are useless and when poor people build our own homes we get hit by thousand dollars permits over and over to come to the realization that the system want to keep us chasing our tails while city government continues to red tape our hands behind our back thus turning us back to the streets as they continue to play footies with million developers who are giving a green light to build multi million dollar luxury condos with no low income buy in., said Leroy Moore, formerly homeless, disabled co-founder of Homefulness and POOR Magazine
2. 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.
3. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Press Conference / Rally Mayor Breed Sign the Ordinance for $2.7 million & Supervisors Support it!
SF City Hall
Polk St. (entrance near McAllister)
Rally Press Conference-Mayor Breed Sign The Ordinance For $2.7 Million
& Supervisors Mandelman, Yee, Peskin & Stefani Change Your Vote To Back CCSF Students, Faculty and Staff!
1:00 pm Press Conference & Rally – outside
The San Francisco Community College is facing a massive attack by Chancellor Mark Rocha enabled by the CCSF Board of Trustees.
The most recent cut of 300 classes virtually eliminated the Older Adults Program which helps seniors survive and grow. In a union-busting move, Mayor London Breed and her supporters on the Board of Supervisors, including Mandelman, have announced plans to outsource the classes to non-profits instead of CCSF.
The vote by 7 SF Supervisors to provide emergency funding to restore these classes is a lifesaver. It is supported by the San Francisco Labor Council. We call on SF Mayor London Breed to sign this funding ordinance.
WE need this money NOW to stop the liquidation of our college
which is resulting in shutting down vocational education classes, ethnic studies classes and classes students need for graduation. The cuts are destroying the lives of our students and part-time faculty who are losing their jobs and healthcare.
We also want an independent forensic audit to verify our tax money for the college is being properly spent.going. We also favor the repeal of the State legislation written and pushed by the Lumina Foundation and ALEC that reduces funding for the education of working-class and students of color, which is based on a so-called student-centered funding formula.
Host: HEAT (Higher Education Action Team with support of students, faculty, and staff.)
4. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, SF BoS Resolution to #BringOumarHome (NEW)
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
1PM Press Conference at City Hall, **Room 278**
2PM Board of Supervisors meeting, along with public comment and board vote
Please join the #BringOumarHome Committee to support Oumar’s resolution at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, introduced by Oumar’s supervisor, Supervisor Hillary Ronen! The resolution urges the Department of Homeland Security, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, and all interested federal agencies to ensure Oumar Yaide’s safe return to San Francisco and reunite him with his chosen family.
Who is Oumar?
– Please read the San Francisco Chronicle article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-man-deported-to-Chad-must-return-to-US-judge-14951138.php ;
– Please watch The Young Turks video on Oumar’s case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esn92EbiLNc ; and
Hosts: Pangea Legal Services, CUAV, Black LGBTQ Migrant Project
5. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Peter J Honigsberg & Steve Wasserman: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo
2286 Cedar St.
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:
PETER JAN HONIGSBERG
A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo
with Steve Wasserman
advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events
On January 11th, 2002, the first planeload of twenty detainees from Afghanistan arrived at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Eventually 780 Muslim men were held at Guantanamo, many for ten years or longer, and nearly all were never charged with a crime-a violation of America’s foundational belief in due process and the rule of law. Forty men are still imprisoned at Guantanamo today; twenty-six of them are considered “forever prisoners” who will likely die at Guantanamo, having never been charged, tried, or convicted of any wrongdoing.
Now, in A Place Outside the Law, Peter Jan Honigsberg, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the founder and director of the Witness to Guantanamo Project, offers the most comprehensive picture to date of the lives that were deeply and often traumatically transformed by Guantanamo. From how alleged terrorists were captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan and sold to the US to the Bush administration’s use of the term “enemy combatant” to bypass the Geneva Conventions, Honigsberg details how the law was broken in the name of protecting Americans-and how that lawlessness was experienced by everyone who came into contact with Guantanamo.
Wednesday, February 5
Reject the Coverup! Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial
See Indybay for events around the Bay Area
6. Wednesday, 1:00pm. Speak-Out Against Another Charter School on Radioactive SF Treasure Island
SF City Hall, Rm. 400
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Stop Poisoning the Students, Teachers & Staff!
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
Defend Public Education NOW!
7. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, San Francisco: Reject the Coverup! Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial
Cable Car Turnaround
Powell & Market Sts.
TRUMP is NOT ABOVE the LAW!
Trump’s enablers in Congress led by Mitch McConnell are about to acquit our lawless president. This was never a trial. It’s a cover up.
Now, it’s up to us!
This Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will mobilize with a simple demand: Reject The Cover-up!
Together, we’ll demand:
Accountability — Trump and the Senators and members of Congress who voted to cover up his crimes will be held accountable by their constituents.
Democracy — Now more than ever, we need to ensure a free and fair election in 2020, which means real election security reform and and end to voter suppression.
Reform — Like after Watergate, we demand structural reforms to end the corruption and abuses of power that allowed Donald Trump’s criminal behavior in the first place.
It’s up to us to mobilize like never before — and ensure that this dark moment in our nation’s history is followed by an unprecedented level of civic action.
This event is part of a nationwide protest mobilization. All events are peaceful demonstrations. https://rejectthecoverup.org/
8. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing
16th & Mission
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
9. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Building a Movement to Stop the War
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
1433 Madison St.
The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California is a wheelchair accessible venue.
We will designate fragrance-free seating.
To request childcare, language interpretation, or to meet other accessibility needs, please contact us at email@example.com by Friday, January 31.
As the Trump regime unveils its shameful “Middle East Peace Plan”, tensions with the people of Iran remain high, millions are in the streets of Iraq demanding immediate US withdrawal, and the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Globally, US militarism continues to destabilize life from Bolivia, to Venezuela, to Haiti, Sudan and the Philippines. Across the planet and here in the Bay Area, movements are taking up the vital task of building unity against these threats to life, along with building a vision for a society built on peace, solidarity, and democracy.
Join us February 5 to learn about:
-The global context for the current escalation with Iran
-Key insights from anti-war organizing 2001-2008
-How US intervention and militarism affects movements for social justice
-What you can do to take action against US war-making
Featured speakers include**:
Yousef Baker (Iraqi Transnational Collective)
Clare Bayard (Catalyst Project)
Lara Kiswani (Arab Resource and Organizing Center)
Chris Lymbertos (Arab Resource and Organizing Center)
Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)
*The Anti-War Working Group conducts research and study on US war-making globally for the purpose of resourcing antiwar organizing in the Bay Area
Host: Center for Political Education and Catalyst Project
Thursday, February 6
10. Thursday, 9:00am, JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER
Hall of Justice, Dept. 22, 3rd Floor
850 Bryant St.
Jennifer Chilaca Basilio has been incarcerated in San Francisco County jail for FOUR YEARS. Her case has been put over on the calendar 61 times with no resolution.
Jennifer was only 18 years old when she defended her life against a group of older men.
Enough is enough, we can’t let her fall through the cracks of the system!! Jennifer has already lost four of her youthful years to incarceration, and we believe that it’s time she is seen for the young person she is and is reunited with her loved ones.
Take action by emailing the prosecutors below and urging them to bring justice to Jennifer’s case:
Diane Knoles, Homicide Unit Supervisor
Chesa Boudin, District Attorney
In your message include:
* Your name and/or organization you belong to (if any)
* Request for Jennifer’s release
* Expedite the process to release her
Info: Young Women’s Freedom Center
11. Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Speakout
24th & Mission St.
Join American Indian Movement West (AIM-West) and the La Riva/Peltier 2020 campaign in a speakout demanding freedom for Leonard Peltier and all political prisoners.
February 6th marks 44 years that Leonard Peltier has been persecuted by the U.S. government for a crime he did not commit.
Leonard Peltier is a champion for the rights of Native and all oppressed people. Since his arrest in 1976, an international movement has demanded his freedom while he continues to speak out for justice from behind prison walls.
This year, Leonard Peltier joins Gloria La Riva on the ballot as Vice Presidential candidate on the ticket of the Party for Socialism & Liberation (PSL)
For more information about the fight to free Leonard Peltier, visit the website of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info
12. Thursday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Envisioning Freedom, Reimagining Justice: Community Meeting
8711 MacArthur Blvd.
Come out and find out how we can work to stop Alameda County from spending an estimated $75 million to rebuild the juvenile probation camp at 100 beds when there are less than 15 youth held there. And learn more about how we can fight to stop mass incarceration in our county by holding county officials accountable!!
Host: Urban Peace Movement & 5 Other groups
13. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Homeless First & 24 Hours, Community Film Screening
The Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave.
Screening of two short films on homelessness:
24 HOURS by Yesica Prado
An account of eviction of an encampment in Berkeley
HOMELESS FIRST by Anka Karewicz & Travis Schirmer
A Liberated Lens production that follows the Berkley encampment known as “First They Came for the Homeless,” a group fighting for the right to live in tents within a self-sustaining community.
14. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, “Kids Caught in the Crackdown” a documentary with Berkeley Professor Andres Cediel
Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
As the detention of migrant children has climbed to record-breaking levels under Trump, FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigated what’s going on inside federally-funded shelters – and the lasting impact on children held in U.S. custody. The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year – up 42 percent in fiscal year 2019 from 2018 – spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years.
Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism. He produced “Rape in the Fields” and was a writer and producer of “Rape on the Night Shift” which brought to light rampant sexual assault of immigrant women in the agricultural and janitorial industries.
15. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Arab Awakening: Lessons Learned from the 2011 Non-Violent Egyptian Revolution
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
Building on his experience in co-founding multiple youth movements in the Middle East, Ahmed Salah learned that there are rarely any truly impossible situations and that even the most powerful corrupt systems can be taken down with creative thinking and passionate work.
Come join us in a conversation about the value of non-violence in protest against repressive political environments and the fundamental importance of making ethical choices in this existential struggle. We will discussed the historical significance of the Egyptian revolution and what we can learn from its successes and eclipse. We will look into Arab aspirations for change and liberation. We will examine the autocratic politics in the Middle East and international complicity in the denial of human rights in the region.
Ahmed Salah, born in Egypt in 1967, was a member of the Coordinating Committee of Kefaya, (2004-2010), the coordinator of Youth for Change (2005-2006), and the primary founder and strategist of April 6 Youth movement of Egypt. He became the main architect of the January 2011 revolution, and the coordinator of the Coalition of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (2011-2013).
16. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Project Peace Speaker Series: The Border is Here
First Covenant Church of Oakland
4000 Redwood Rd.
What’s the difference between unaccompanied minors, refugees, and asylum seekers?
Why do so many of them come to the East Bay?
How do I get a handle on this daunting issue from a local perspective, and what can I do ?
If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, you’re not alone. Project Peace has invited a panel of experts to share a localized understanding of the border and how it is shaping the East Bay in a few key areas: education, housing, the legal system, and policy.
The panel will present on their respective topics and answer audience Q&A. Following the discussion
Host: Project Peace East Bay
SAVE the DATES
Sunday, February 9
Sunday, 11:00am. Codepink Golden Gate Bridge Walk
10:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 “corners”, just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for best parking.
11:00 pm: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent LOVE FEST in the middle.
12:30 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk.
Wear pink and red –
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the month of Love, we are asking everyone to make their own signs and fill in the blank: LOVE NOT ____________! Hey, even go a step farther, make your sign in the shape of a heart.
PLEASE send Toby the message you will carry so we know we’ll have diversity!
LOVE NOT BOMBS
LOVE NOT HATE
LOVE NOT RACISM
LOVE NOT DETENTION CAMPS
LOVE NOT PRISONS
LOVE NOT GREED
Info: Toby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 3:00pm, The Fight For Our Lives Rally – Rally / Press Conference
974 Admiral Callahan Lane
3:00pm – Press Conference
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Willie McCoy Candlelight Vigil
Ronell, Angel, Eric, Willie – all killed by Vallejo Police
Come out and support the families as they demand police reform and accountability from the corrupt Vallejo Police Dept. and compromised Solano County District Attorney’s Office
Monday, February 17
Monday, 10:00am – 11:30am, Wake the ZUCK Up (at his house)
21st St. & Dolores
This Presidents Day, we will gather outside Mark Zuckerberg’s house near Dolores Park to let him know that we won’t be quiet in the face of his company undermining our democracy.
We are not sure what billionaires brunch on, but let’s give him some food for thought and a piece of our minds. It will be fun. We will be loud. And we will bring plenty of democracy bagels for everybody who shows up with a sign or a noisemaker.
Why? Zuckerberg’s San Francisco Bay Area technology company — Facebook — refuses to take responsibility for lies, hate, and disinformation spread on its platform. This irresponsibility is alarming — especially in light of the 2020 elections.
Facebook sells ads to U.S. politicians but imposes zero restrictions on lies and false claims and is happy to profit from micro-targeted advertising that’s being used to misinform, manipulate and incite hatred among vulnerable voters.
Facebook should recognize it has created a monster and stop politicians from being able to “buy and lie” in their campaign advertising in 2020. But don’t expect Facebook to let go of so much lucrative attention and influence without a fight. We are ready to fight and to wake the Zuck up!
Hosts: Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14, Raging Granny Action League, and the crew at Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Democracy.
Don’t Extradite Assange
Monday, February 24
1 Sansome St.
Join us in solidarity and protest on the first day of the UK Extradition Hearing for Julian Assange.