Please hold ♥ Clark Sullivan ♥ in your thoughts. He can use some visitors! Clark remains hospitalized at:
Kindred Hospital San Francisco Bay Area
2800 Benedict Dr.
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A. Oakland Police Commission fires Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick – February 21, 2020
B. B.C. RCMP say they’ll withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory if road is kept clear – February 20, 2020
C. Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn’t hack DNC email – February 20, 2020
# 3 – weekly info/protest
# 25 – Global Protest Free Assange – San Francisco
D. An ICE Detention Center? You Picked the Wrong Town, Residents Say – February 20, 2020
E. ‘I want to look crazy,’ Nia Wilson murder defendant told clinician – February 20, 2020
See event # 24 remaining court dates
F. Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Demand Her Release, Decry ‘Punitive’ Incarceration – February 19, 2020
G. Musician shot by off duty FBI agent on Haight St. speaks-out! February 18, 2020
See event # 16
H. At Least 3 Arrested By ICE Agents Outside Sonoma County Superior Court – February 18, 2020
I. ‘Brilliant strategist’: Homeless rights activist Mike Zint dies – February 18, 2020
Rise in Power & Rest in Peace
♥ Mike Zint ♥
Just received notification that there will be a gathering this weekend to remember Mike and other SF Occupiers who have transitioned. When more info is received I’ll send something out.
J. UN Report Questions Police, Highlights Violence in Haiti – February 18, 2020
1. Congress must REJECT priorities of Trumps Budget
2. Trump administration plans to illegally redirect another $7.2 billion from the Pentagon to pay for border wall.
3. See Petitions in support of Julian Assange under Event # 25
Friday, February 21 – Monday, February 24
Friday, February 21
1. Friday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Oscar Lopez Rivera-2 Years Later: Resistance & Resilience
Burk Hall, 1
Join us in welcoming Oscar Lopez Rivera, the longest held Puerto Rican Prisoner, to San Francisco State University.
This AMED Studies co-sponsored event welcomes all our communities. It is an open classroom for Professor Abdulhadi Online courses:
* Gender and Modernity in Arab and Muslim Communities
* Colonialism, Imperialism and Resistance
* Palestine: Ethnic Studies Perspective
Host: AMED Studies at SFSU, NW Tour Oscar López Rivera: Two Years Later Resistance and Resilience
2. 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
3. Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Gracias Chelsea & Julian for publishing Bush’s War Crimes
Fruitvale & MacArthur
Weekly protest see site for flier
4. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – at Alex Nieto’s altar
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.
All are welcomed to come and support the Nieto’s as they remember Alex and continue to advocate for JUSTICE!
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.
March 21st will be the 6th Anniversary that Alex was killed by SFPD.
5. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema: The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
All too often omitted from history the legacy of the Black newspaper is brought to light in the film The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords directed by Stanley Nelson the first film to chronicle this history. Black Press pays tribute to a heroic and indispensable chapter in Afro-American history from the first black newspaper Freedom – Journal to the Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier and many others that gave African -American a voice they never had.
6. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Tent City Film Screening (FREE)
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Tickets by Eventbrite
6:30pm Resource Fair
7:00pm Doors Open
7:30pm Event Starts
Live Music by Destiny Muhhammad Trio ft. WolfHawkJaguar
Film Screening of Tent City
Somatic Release by Namaste Ready
Libations by Obatayese Ogunlano
Q&A, moderated by Davey D. from KPFA
From Writer & Director Adimu “WolfHawkJaguar” Madyun comes the story of Cicero Jacobs. Jacobs is a loving father and husband who falls into deep depression and mental collapse after his wife dies from cancer. Tent City highlights the impact of unprocessed grief on mental health in America, the toll that gentrification has taken on the city of Oakland (nation wide), and ignites a call to action to reclaim our humanity in the midst of our ever changing world. “In a city of tents, every tent has a story.” It is up to us to change the narrative of homelessness, mental trauma, and despair.
7. Friday, 7:00pm, Black History Month: Honoring the Life of Malcolm X
2969 Mission St.
Join us for this free community forum & video for Black History Month: Honoring the Life of Malcolm X
February 21, 2020, will mark the 55th anniversary of the assassination of the great African American leader Malcolm X. We will show the film “Time Has Come Today” from the Eyes on the Prize series, which focuses on Malcolm X and the intense Freedom Struggle in the period 1964 to 1966 when major victories were won. Black History Month challenges the dominant racist version of U.S. history.
Plus: Hidden episodes of Soviet support for African & women’s liberation
Saturday, February 22
8. Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm, 2020 Films of Remembrance of Japanese Descent Imprisonments WWII
New People Cinema
1746 Post St.
Ticket Info & Prices: https://app.donorview.com/Event/EventInfo?prm=dWA3ggH5yiqj9J4BwS0CBJxTIWyqWeJXFxUsHm7Wu1Z4ZgwPEsmax6_3h4kj-TesErQpTVohLhth8TL5-gu8TyAwUrZs8gMm0Gy6ZAN8ZP8Wt9KD2Gajk7M3WP_HBqip5wlOBcqilb7vXgIYWCF_YaO2hx2_Od8NcClwvidqYa2-IPJzGJLTw3r5GeZOau0dT0gcTDgqtQptupRWqoHj6EiCosbv0C3GPA95Eln_AxskCBWu354U1JpFRidpnYC-0
THE NICHI BEI FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 9th ANNUAL FILMS OF REMEMBRANCE
A day-long showcase of films commemorating the E.O. 9066 wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans in American concentration camps during World War II.
DATE: Saturday,, Feb. 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
FILMMAKERS RECEPTION @ 8:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
11:00 a.m. Artistic Interpretations
“Topaz: Ten Meditations,” “Kikan — The Homecoming”
• Moderated by Kiyomi Takeda, Nichi Bei Foundation Board of Directors
12:40 p.m. Lessons for Today
“Resettled Roots: Legacies of Japanese Americans in Chicago,” “Tsuru for Solidarity History,” “Then Becoming Now”
• Moderated by Jana Katsuyama, KTVU-Fox 2 News Reporter
3:30 p.m. Art Inspired by the Camps
“Cherry Blossom,” “Masters of Modern Design (The Art of the Japanese American Experience)”
• Moderated by Filmmaker Dianne Fukami
5:10 p.m. Untold Stories
“Crystal City Pilgrimage,” “Minidoka,” “Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp”
• Moderated by Wendy Tokuda, former News Anchor, KPIX-TV
7:00 p.m. Songs of Remembrance
“For Joy,” Special Multimedia Concert by No-No Boy
9. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go
Berkeley City College
2050 Center St., Rm. 34
Monthly reading and discussion series for those interested in a better understanding of a socialist perspective.
Suggested readings for this topic (readings are recommended but optional)
1) The Problem is Capitalism by Speak Out Now:
2) What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism by Monthly Review
3) The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847):
4)Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto by Leon Trotsky (1937):
5) The Communist Manifesto (1847):
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
10. Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Black Working-Class Leadership: The Road to Revolution
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr.Ellis)
Lunch served 1:00-2:30 p.m. (lunch donation $10)
Program starts at 2:30 p.m. (Door donation: $3-5)
Join us for this very special Black History Month celebration!
Globally, workers are rising up against oppression and discrimination by the bosses and politicians. In the U.S., working people still need to determine what kind of movement is needed to bring down the 1%. Equally important is the type of leadership required to build a successful struggle.
Join the discussion about the importance of the leadership of Black workers and how the demand for racial justice and integration as equals can create a revolution for all!
Speaker: Kristina Lee, Black and Chinese queer socialist feminist activist
Host: Freedom Socialist Party – Bay Area
11. Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Training: Representing TGI people in California
Boalt Hall – UC Berkeley
Training on representing incarcerated TGI people in California
RVSP by Monday February 17th, 2020 here:
Snacks will be provided.
12. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, OICC Annual Commemoration of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Martyrdom
Oakland Islamic Community Center
7901 Oakport, Suite 4400
Join the OICC for an afternoon of prayer and discussion of the life and legacy of El Hajj Malik Shabazz, including a critical viewing of portions of the new documentary series: “Who Killed Malcolm X”
13. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Talking with Kids about Race & Racism: When Sorry Isn’t Enough
SF Public Library
100 Larkin St.
If you need childcare during the event, you mus register here in advance as space is limited: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVYUqwE4AB9VScBZ0lLafzdOhLil-YvZrsPbEAk4GeYH7N1w/viewform
Join us for an afternoon of conversation about talking with kids about reparations and accountability and what Indigenous families and Black and other families of color need in the pursuit of justice. Keynote speakers will explore these issues together, and then participants will continue the conversation in groups facilitated by Teachers 4 Social Justice. Children’s programming and childcare facilitated by Abundant Beginnings and Bay Area Childcare Collective.
Presented by San Francisco Public Library with community partners: Our Family Coalition, Teachers 4 Social Justice, Abundant Beginnings, Showing up for Racial Justice San Francisco (SURJ SF) and Bay Area Childcare Collective.
14. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Music of the People Benefit for the SF Living Wage Coalition!
2940 16th St.
Join us at a concert to support human rights, labor, and solidarity programs of the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition! David Welsh, Francisco Herrera, and Alan Benjamin are human rights, anti-war, and labor rights activists who have worked in solidarity with other activists in various countries, especially Mexico, Central America, South America, and Haiti. They are accomplished artists, songwriters, and singers who have done music telling the stories about their involvement in activism and historical figures that they admire and emulate. Their voices remind us that music is indeed the language of the soul.
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/210796763642472/
15. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group
1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor
What will it take to truly address the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today? The answer is presented in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Budget, which lays out the policies and investments to address the widespread and systemic injustices we face.
We invite you to come together with other supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about these solutions through our Moral Budget Reading Group. This will be a space for us to develop our collective understanding of the policies we’re working towards and how they will affect the lives of the people in our communities.
16. Saturday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Community Meeting in Response to the FBI Shooting of Tad Crane
SF Public Library – Park Branch
1833 Page St.
On February 8, 2020 Tad Crane, a local musician committing no crime, was shot and brutalized by an off-duty FBI agent near the intersection of Haight and Ashbury Streets in San Francisco. While Tad has been lucky enough to survive this act of State terrorism, there has been no transparency or accountability by any level of government regarding this act of illicit and extreme violence, leaving Tad’s Family and Community without adequate formal recourse, and searching for answers. This meeting, the first of several, seeks to provide space for those who have been impacted by the shooting of Tad to process thoughts and feelings as well as to provide an opportunity for Tad’s Family and Community to compose and coordinate responses to this atrocity.
This is not a San Francisco Public Library event.
17. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Climate Justice SF Spokescouncil
The Women’s Building
3543 18th St (3 blocks fr. 16th St. BART)
This year, millions of people have taken action to demand climate justice. Picking up the momentum from last fall’s shutdown of the SF financial district, we collectively decided to have regular Spokescouncils to support, propose, and plan non-violent direct action to confront the corporations and governments responsible for this crisis and create a just transition.
Come hear more about existing plans and bring your action proposals to coordinate with others. For example, in March, on the spring equinox, Idle No More SF Bay will lead a street mural and rally in SF to highlight the issues of the invasion of the Wet’suwet’en in Canada and how that’s directly connected to the proposed dredging of the SF Bay and refinery expansion. Folks are organizing a series of bank actions leading up to a bigger action during Earth Day week.
**Please send at least one or two spokespeople from your affinity groups.
**All are welcome.
**Bring proposals from your groups, information to share, questions, and inspiration!
Called by Idle No More SF Bay, Extinction Rebellion SF Bay, Diablo Rising Tide, 350 Silicon Valley, Sunrise Bay Area and the 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations Bay Area.
18. Saturday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Oscar López Rivera at La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled “Oscar López Rivera—Two Years Later: Resistance and Resilience”.
Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few weeks.
Since his release in 2017, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancelation of the island’s debt and advocating for the Puerto Rico’s sovereignty.
19. Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night
Hasta Muerte Coffee
Join Black Rose/Rosa Negra Bay Area for a movie night and discussion about the current events in Chile.
Movie: The Chicago Conspiracy – This documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which explore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against the dictatorship, and the indigenous Mapuche conflict. The filmmakers, militant film collective Subversive Action Films, question their relationship to the documentary, taking a position as combatants.
Sunday, February 23
20. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Harriet Tubman as a Woman Warrior
Harriet Tubman as a Woman Warrior
by Al Sargis, Director, Friedrich Engels Institute of Marxist War & Military Analysis
The recent (2019) film, Harriet, left many aspects of Harriet Tubman’s life and work unexplored. Tubman’s military exploits include being head of military intelligence of the Department of the Potomac and her planning, organizing and leading the only amphibious assault by a woman in US history. Also, little known is both her co-planning of John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry and furnishing some of John Brown’s troops. Additionally, she was an army hospital nurse.
While known for her work in the Underground Railroad, little is mentioned about how this prepared her for her later activities with John Brown and during the Civil War. This lecture will cover how each phase of her life groomed her for the next one: from before and during the Underground Railroad, her relationship with John Brown and, finally, her little known Civil War exploits.
21. Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Oscar López Rivera, Two Years Later Resistance and Resilience
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St.
Serving 36 years in prison, Oscar López Rivera is the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence, regarded as the “Nelson Mandela of the Americas.” In 2017, as the result of a broad human rights campaign, Pres. Obama commuted his sentence only days before leaving office.
Since then, he has continued to energetically advocate an end to U.S. colonialism, and resumed his role as an organizer, deepening his relationship to the municipalities of Loiza and Comerio and working to establish a community center in Rio Piedras, from which to train organizers to develop the capacity for community self-reliance, mutual aid, and self-governance.
Of particular interest for Oscar on this Northwest US tour, is to educate students, academics, and communities about the campaign to audit Puerto Rico’s $74 billion debt.
22. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Emergency Meeting: How to Sustain Mass Struggle Against Fascism
Unitarian Universalist Center – SF
1187 Franklin St., Fireside Room
In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America!
We can and must drive this fascist regime from power – through mass, determined, nonviolent protest that does not stop until Trump and Pence are GONE. This will be the topic of Sunday’s important mass meeting.
Since the sham Senate trial and acquittal of Trump on impeachment charges, the regime has been on a tear – of revenge – while its fascist program goes full speed ahead – including on building its border wall and demonizing and brutalizing of immigrants and people of color, purging all who dare to raise a critical word of the regime from the power structure, and much more. The acquittal – and the way it was rammed through – with no witnesses, no documents – was a big setback for the people, but it was not and is not the end of the struggle to remove this regime from power – and in fact further clarifies that the only real path lies through mass, sustained, nonviolent protest in the streets.
But how do we bring forward that mass struggle?
This is just one of the big questions we will be discussing. We will be watching a taped webcast from the national editorial board of Refuse Fascism, followed by a discussion hosted by the local chapter of Refuse Fascism.
23. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, SF Bay NoDAPL Prisoner Benefit
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
Join WPLC and AIM-West in San Francisco and hear updates on the #NoDAPL political prisoners, and resistance to the Black Snake and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty from northern Canada, to South Dakota, to the Mexico border. We will be passing a hat for the NoDAPL prisoners, to support the daily needs of the 2 still behind bars and to help those released to put their lives back together.
We’ll hear from WPLC staff Carl Williams, who recently traveled to Uni’stot’en Camp, and Leoyla Cowboy Giron, who attended the recent KXL hearings and was reunited with her husband Little Feather last year after he served a 36-month prison sentence for his service at Standing Rock.
Special guest: Pennie Opal Plant, co-founder of Idle No More SF Bay and Movement Rights, and a signatory on the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty.
Tamales and other refreshments.
Hosts: Water Protector Legal Collective, National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area, AIM-West
Monday, February 24
24. Monday, 8:30am. Court Support for NIa Wilson’s Family in BART murder trial
Alameda County Superior Court
1225 Fallon St.., 7th Floor, Dept. 12
Remaining court dates:
2/24 – Monday
2/25 – Tuesday
Arrive by 8:30am – no costumes, shirts with Nia’s face allowed
25. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Global Protest Free Assange – San Francisco
1 Sansome St. (nr. Market St.)
Note: the FB site says the demo is from 12Noon – 4:00pm
Indybay says demo is from 12Noon – 1:00pm
On 24th February Julian Assange’s extradition hearings will start at Woolwich Crown Court in London (near Belmarsh prison, where he’s currently held).
“American prosecution of Assange does not only represent the biggest international threat for the freedom of press, but also a gross violation of human rights and the universal right to access information of public interest”, warned numerous human rights organizations and press associations (Amnesty International, United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Council of Europe, International Federation of Journalists, European Federation of Journalists, Centre For Investigative Journalism, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Reporters Without Borders).
An Australian journalist and publisher Julian Assange has been imprisoned on April 2019 in London for publishing documents about US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange had been previously given numerous awards for his revolutionary journalistic accomplishments and 8 Nobel Peace Prize nominations. He is now facing 175 years in prison if extradited to the USA.
Free posters and banners in pdf can be found on: http://somersetbean.com/free-assange/
We kindly ask you to sign the petitions to free Assange:
Host: Free Assange Global Protest