Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Monday, 2/24 – Thursday 2/27 (from Adrienne Fong)

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.
 San Leandro

NOT back posting on a regular basis

– Please post events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

    Thank you to all who are – Check Indybay for other events not listed here.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include accessibility Information on events! 

ARTICLES:

A. OPP move in on rail blockade by Mohawks of Tyendinaga  – February 24, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tyendinaga-mohawks-removal-blockades-1.5473490?fbclid=IwAR1B1mRiX0PP0REmzUcrmwb1XO3ZkAx-zojm3jZ061Y9GMBxmwiXbys2k20

B. Thousands Protest in London Against Assange Extradition Before Start of Hearing  – February 23, 2020

 See action # 3

 See Event # 2

C. Bernie Sanders To Skip AIPAC Conference On Political Reasons  – February 23, 2020

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/bernie-sanders-would-skip-aipac-conference-on-political-reasons-20200223-0016.html?fbclid=IwAR25ABjbYAwGbfrGU4e8s7V3vXmJIi9zthOcqYRCja_WND8QU-pY5KigAuo

D. Western powers could help conclude the war in Yemen swiftly – instead they’re protracting it for profit  – February 23, 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/yemen-war-iran-saudi-arabia-houthi-muslim-a9353216.html

E. The struggle to build housing when you are homeless – February 20, 2020

F. Palestinian children are being targeted by a shadowy campaign group – February 18, 2020

G. Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall – February 18, 2020

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/homeland-security-waives-contracting-laws-for-border-wall?fbclid=IwAR1fiVax1tfO0AjjIPvo152Dm9sYo5EjjHlIAQ6aiuNaOC09K9YEEG_czU0

ACTIONS:

1. Tell Congress: Ban Landmine Use!

https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/tell-congress-ban-landmine-use?source=em20200222&t=5&referring_akid=6083.294094.zhkng

2. Support Parole and Compassionate Release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/support-parole-and-compassionate-release-for-dr-mutulu-shakur?share=523ecf77-3277-441a-b48e-77733c252156&source=email-share-button&utm_source=email

3. We kindly ask you to sign the petitions to free Assange:
1. https://www.change.org/p/free-julian-assange-before-it-s-too-late-stop-usa-extradition
2. https://www.change.org/p/don-t-hand-assange-over-to-the-u-s
3. https://www.change.org/p/verhindert-die-auslieferung-von-julian-assange-an-die-usa
4. https://internal.diem25.org/en/petitions/1

EVENTS

Monday, February 24 – Thursday, February 27

Monday, February 24

1.  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
Oakland

Remaining court dates:

  2/24 – Monday

  2/25 – Tuesday

Arrive by 8:30am – no costumes, shirts with Nia’s face allowed

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230791520898520/

2. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Global Protest Free Assange – San Francisco

British Consulate
1 Sansome St. (nr. Market St.)
SF

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.

On the first day of his trial (24th February) global protests will be held in the name of freedom of press, free speech and justice for Assange. #freepress #freespeech #freeassange

Free posters and banners in pdf can be found on: http://somersetbean.com/free-assange/

Host: Free Assange Global Protest

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/516129959040040  and  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/20/18830859.php

3. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Intersecting Peripheries: Migration, Poverty, and Performance

CIIS, LOBBY
1453 Mission
SF


FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Join us for an evening panel that explores tactics of resilience in response to structural inequalities and changing environments of migration and settlement. The discussion draws inspiration from Sedef Ecer’s play On the Periphery, jointly produced by Golden Thread Productions and Crowded Fire Theatre.

The event will present Afganistanbul (2018), an award-winning short documentary directed by Ulaş Tosun introducing a group of Afghani men who barely make a living by sorting old paper and plastic in a decrepit building in the Küçükpazar/Fatih district of Istanbul. What some consider waste actually serves as a resource of livelihood for many a poor migrant trapped in a state of “permanent temporariness.”

How do marginal communities cope with the stress of ever-encroaching cities and shifting peripheries? What are the consequences forced migration, homelessness, and urban restructuring, as intensely experienced in the Bay Area today? How can individuals and communities mitigate dispossession with effective tactics of resilience and performance? The panel participants moderated by Torange Yeghiazarian will share their perspectives on these and other questions.

Hosts: CIIS Transformative Inquiry Dept., Golden Thread Productions, Crowded Fire Theater Company

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/515482959098131/

Tuesday, February 25

4. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 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 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.

5. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, NO MORE tech office space in the Mission

SF City Hall – Board of Supervisors meeting
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

Exact time still to be determined – check FB site

The Mission community continues to suffer from an overabundance of luxury housing and high-end office projects that provide no opportunity for our working-class and communities of color. Projects like these continue to displace our most vulnerable neighbors.

*2300 Harrison Street is a tech-office project that will directly connect with an existing building currently leased by Lyft. Combined, these two buildings create nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of tech office! Over 650+ tech workers could be added to the Mission when these two buildings are connected!

Communities of Color are severely underrepresented in this industry. This project will add over 180 upscale workers, little opportunity for our working-class communities, and very little housing. This project will only add to the displacement of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Host United to Save the Mission

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2501784883434865/

6. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Remembering Amilcar, five years after

Gather at:

Folsom St. (site where Amilcar was killed
SF

We’ll walk to the mural that honors him and so many other young people of color and immigrants killed by both SFPD and by Customs and Border Patrol.

This coming February 26th marks five years since the killing of Amilcar by six SFPD bullets to the back of his body. Because that day is also one of religious observance for some of us, we’ll celebrate the anniversary of his death the day before, on Tuesday, February 25th.

As we have many times before, we’ll gather on Folsom at the site where Amilcar was killed to remember him and some of his story. Then we’ll walk to the mural that honors him and so many other young people of color and immigrants killed by both SFPD and by Customs and Border Patrol. As we view that mural, we’ll call the names of those portrayed there and reflect together on the story that mural tells us. 

Also, new evidence about how SFPD killed Amilcar

Over the last several months, with the help of the ACLU and the attorney in Amilcar’s family’s civil case, we’ve obtained previously undisclosed information about what happened the night SFPD killed Amilcar. That new information clearly contradicts the stories we initially heard from both SFPD and the former DA. A few of us presented the new evidence to our new District Attorney. During our gathering, we’ll update you on what we have learned and our ongoing conversation with the DA’s office.

Please join us!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/171244624323343/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1582235878578335

7. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Reading Group – Socialist Feminism: The 1st Decade

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

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.

Sessions continue biweekly for a total of six meetings. You can choose between two sections:

Every other Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm
or
Every other Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 pm

Host: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area

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

8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Know Your Rights! Training

Grassroots House
2022 Blake St.
Berkeley

FREE

The Grassroots House is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at berkeleycopwatch@yahoo.com with any accessibility requests.

Scent Free – please

Let’s end racial profiling and police harassment of unhoused people in Berkeley!

Copwatch:

·       Learn what to do if you are stopped by police

·       Your legal rights during a detention

·       Techniques for documenting abuse

·       How to respond to police misconduct

·       Resources available to help you preserve evidence

Your Rights Pocket Card here: http://www.berkeleycopwatch.org/resources/pocketguide05.pdf

Host: Berkeley Copwatch

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/252976839019435/  or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/06/18830482.php

Wednesday, February 26

9. Wednesday, 11:30am – 2:00pm, Black-Palestinian Solidarities & Jerusalem Afro-Palestinian

SFSU
LIB 244
SF

Please join AMED Studies Open Classrooms at roundtable of Black History at San Francisco State University.

In March 2016, the first US Prisoner, Academic and Labor Delegation to Palestine was hosted by the Afro-Palestinian Community Center in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the African Neighborhood, a few feet from the Aqsa Mosque.

We will screen a video of Ali Jiddah, freed Palestinian prisoner and co-founder of the Afro-Palestinian Community Center. The screening will be followed by a roundtable table discussion with:
* Emory Douglas, the former Minister of Information of the Black Panthers Party and Arts editor of the Black Panthers newspaper.

* Nesbit Crutchfield, 1968 Black Student Union/Third World Liberation Front, SFSU, and Venceremos Brigade

* Phil Hutchins, SNCC Chair when Palestine statement was adopted.

Professors Jamal Dajani and Rabab Abdulhadi will co-moderate and bring in their intellectual expertise and lived experiences growing up under Israeli occupation.

Hosts: AMED Studies at SFSU and General Union of Palestinian Studies – SFSU

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3055005747851592/

10. Wednesday, 12Noon, Unveiling of Jeff Adachii Way

Corner of Bryant & Gilbert St.
(near Hall of Injustice)
SF

Honoring the life & work of the groundbreaking public defender Jeff Adachi with a street naming ceremony. Right behind the Public Defender’s building, we’ll be able to walk the “Jeff Adachi Way” to continue to fight for justice and equity every day.

11. Wednesday, 7:30pm – Dialogue on the Conflict: Jewish Perspectives on Israel and Judaism

Manny’s
3092 16th St. (@ Valencia)
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 it’s 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.
This months questions rests on what are some perspectives on Israel and its connection to Judaism within the Jewish communities.
Two individuals with differing perspectives will speak to their thoughts which will then transition into a group discussion.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2487775738103049/?notif_t=event_ticket_on_sale_reminder¬if_id=1582223780527316

Thursday, February 27

12. Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am, Operation Sweep City Hall

SF City Hall (Polk St. side)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

What if we dealt with City Hall’s dirt the way the City deals with homeless people’s lives?

The City has been trying to Sweep people experiencing homelessness away, but City Hall is where the REAL dirt is! There is A LOT of corruption at City Hall, so make sure to bring a broom with you to this event!

Coincidentally, there is a Local Homeless Coordinating Board meeting about Healthy Streets Operation Center (HSOC… aka. facilitator of Sweeps) taking place at City Hall in room 408 at 11 AM right after this event.

Solutions Not Sweeps Demands:

1. End the illegal confiscation and destruction of unhoused neighbors’ personal property.

2. Replace the complaint-driven and law enforcement-led response to homelessness with an evidence-based approach aimed at connecting people with their needs.

3. End the use of cleaning as a pretext for harassment of unhoused people and establish productive, scheduled, regular, and well-publicized street and sidewalk cleaning where unhoused people reside.

4. End the towing of vehicles that people are using as their homes

Hosts: Coalition on Homelessness and Solutions Not Sweeps

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/743898126018066/

13. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Bay Area Sanctuary Movement Discussion + Sneak Preview of Sanctuary Rising

Calvary Presbyterian Church
22525 Fillmore St.
SF

Muni – #22 & #3

FREE

Info / Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-area-sanctuary-movement-discussion-sneak-preview-of-sanctuary-rising-tickets-90074847293?fbclid=IwAR2zN3gA_iI4Dyq1ackn1m-sTxMUkQve570gXKtvTlUSkfCAU13wgqSaF2w

Join us for an exclusive film screening and panel discussion and learn how you can support the Sanctuary Movement. The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI), Calvary Presbyterian Church, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council invite you to a special event presenting on the Bay Area Sanctuary movement.

·      Learn from the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity about ways local congregations have been participating in the sanctuary movement and how you can get involved.

About the Film: Sanctuary Rising is an intimate portrait of two undocumented mothers who go to dramatic lengths to fend off deportation and separation from their families in the United States. The film follows the stories of Jeanette Vizguerra and Ingrid Encalada, both of whom have chosen to enter Sanctuary at local churches, rather than report to ICE to be deported

Hosts: The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI), Calvary Presbyterian Church, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/476542586370077/

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