Articles ~ Actions ~ Appeals ~ Events, Monday, 3/9 – Wednesday 3/11 (from Adrienne Fong)

A periodic post

Please note that many gatherings have been cancelled / postponed due to the coronavirus. To my knowledge events listed are still happening

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

– 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. Abe heads for dilemma with ‘state of emergency’ virus response that could cut both ways  – March 8, 2020

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/08/national/japan-shinzo-abe-state-of-emergency-coronavirus/#.XmWPu0BFw2x

   See Appeal # 1,

   See Action # 1

   See Event # 10

B. Erik Prince Recruited Ex-Spies to Infiltrate Groups Hostile to Trump’s Agenda – March 8, 2020

C. US House Democrats block pro-Israel, anti-BDS bill – March 6, 2020

https://worldisraelnews.com/us-house-democrats-block-anti-bds-bill/

D. SF public defender Mano Raju, DA Chesa Boudin, condemn ICE courthouse arrest –March 5, 2020

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/ICE-arrests-defendant-outside-SF-courthouse-15107989.php

    See Appeal # 2

    See Events # 1

E. The Man He Killed: A Poem by Nate Woods

Nate wrote this, gave it to his sister Pamela, and asked that she share it with us in case the State of Alabama murdered him. 

F. Homeless Californians Win New Protections in Caltrans Settlement  – February 18, 2020

4. ACTIONS:

1. No Olympic Games in Radioactive Regions

  SIGN: https://www.openpetition.eu/petition/online/no-olympic-games-in-radioactive-regions

2. Protect Indigenous Sovereignty: Demand fossil fuel profiteers JPMorgan Chase and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. defund the Coastal GasLink pipeline

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-protect-indigenous-sovereignty-demand-fossil-fuel-profiteers-jpmorgan-chase-and-kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co-divest-from-coastal-gaslink-pipeline/

3. LGBTQ+ people are under attack by Trump. Restore all basic human rights that have been stripped

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-to-congress-lgbtq-people-are-under-attack-by-trump-restore-all-basic-human-rights-that-have-been-stripped?source=2020RestoreLGBTQRights_FOE&referrer=group-friends-of-the-earth-action

4. Stop Trump from dredging SF Bay

  SIGN: https://act.stand.earth/page/14266/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=facebook-ads&utm_source=facebook-ads&en_og_source=facebook-ads&utm_medium=ads&utm_campaign=ext_oil_phil&fbclid=IwAR3ol0Jzs645rt8RqlXZtJQ5dk9Ap6j5zgFkNajypaYVWqyKGWo1uv8wYxA

2 Appeals:

1. Request for letters:

March 11, 2020 is the 9th Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, in Japan. 

On the 11th day of each month No Nukes Action (NNA) have been holding a presence outside the Japanese Consulate in SF. This week marks their 90th presence.

The request is for letters addressed to Prime Minister Abe of Japan.  Letter can be brief – even two sentences or longer.

 Suggested topics that your letter can address (any one or more of the following):

   -Nuclear power

   -Nuclear weapons

   -Safety issues for the people of Fukushima in regards to radiation and other toxic material from 9 years ago

        – environmental

        – human cost

   -The 2020 Olympics, safety of athletes and visitors.(scheduled to be held in Japan)

Letters should be addressed to Prime Minister Abe and the Government of Japan.

Please include your name and the city, state, country that you are sending your letter from

Please email your letter to Chizu Hamada by  in by noon on March 9th – Email:  chizuhamada@gmail.com

Some of the letters will be read at the March 11th rally in SF before they are given to the Japanese Consulate for Prime Minister Abe

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2. As may have read in the news,  I.C.E. has taken on another round of arrests targeting Sanctuary Cities. We were informed today by the San Francisco Rapid Response Network that there is a trend of I.C.E. arresting immigrants outside the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St, San Francisco. These are families who are going to court hearings (non-immigrant related) and they have no idea that I.C.E. is waiting to arrest them outside. 

WE NEED YOUR SOLIDARITY!

In partnership with San Francisco Rapid Response Network, we are recruiting volunteers to spend next week to scout the Hall of Justice to table, spread Know Your Rights information, and document any I.C.E. activity. 

If you are interested to receive more information please contact Abigail Salazar, the S.F. Rapid Response Coordinator. She will respond to you with instructions and a schedule for volunteers shifts. E-mail: abigail@dscs.org

EVENTS

Monday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 11

Monday, March 9

1. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, ICE out of our Courts & Streets! – Press Conference

Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St
SF

Here in San Francisco, we’ve created a robust infrastructure of community defense that has successfully defeated ICE intimidation tactics in the past, and we’ll rise up to organize efforts in order to do so again.

Since this month began, rapid response networks have received reports of at least 10 ICE arrests in Northern California. We know that of these, 2 have occurred outside of our courthouses, including 1 incident in San Francisco at the steps of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street. This comes right after similar cases in Sonoma and Fresno counties.

Join the FREE SF Coalition this Monday 3/9 at 12 pm at 850 Bryant Street, SF for a joint press conference with San Francisco’s Public Defender’s office to denounce ICE’s tactics, and to spread the word on how we can respond with POWER, not panic. We will also be standing in solidarity with and hearing from coalitions in other counties who are working to defend their immigrant communities. Bring organizational banners.

Host: Free SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592852361265407/

2. Monday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, CalGem prerulemaking hearing about the health harms of fossil fuel extraction

Greenlining Institute
360 14th St.
Oakland

To fulfill its recently strengthened mission to protect public health, safety, and the environment, the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is undertaking a process to update public health and safety protections for communities near oil and gas production operations

The rulemaking will involve extensive public input and consider the best available science and data to inform new and strengthened ​protective requirements.​

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/07/18831356.php

3. Monday, 4:30pm, Rally & Hearing-Tell SF: No $ for Deportation Profiteers

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Rally at 4:30 pm to Pack the Immigrants’ Rights Commission: Tell SF to Stop doing Business with ICE!

San Francisco is supposed to be a sanctuary city for immigrants, but it also gives sanctuary to corporations that have contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Corporations like Salesforce, Amazon, and Google profit from deportation and detention; yet City Hall continues to give them contracts while mouthing support for immigrants. Fortunately, the Immigrants’ Rights Commission is taking the first step to ending these contracts and has asked the City Controller to issue a report highlighting which companies that have City contracts continue to profit off detention and deportation.

Come join us as we highlight this Corporate Hall of Shame and demand that the City stop doing business with deportation and detention profiteers!

For more info, contact A.J. (415)710-1964

Hosts: A Day Without Immigrants and Democratic Socialist of America – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791361660997528/

Tuesday, March 10

4. Tuesday, 9:00am (PDT), 12Noon (EDT), Webinar H.R. 2407 and Palestinian child detainees

Click here to register for the webinar »

For this webinar, we will be using the Zoom platform. Additional instructions and details for joining the webinar will be shared with individuals that have registered.

This webinar will be a chance to hear how Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) collects documentation and evidence on child rights violations in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. 

The goal is to provide a detailed look at how documentation that forms the foundation for the No Way to Treat a Child campaign is collected by DCIP field researchers, social workers, and lawyers.

we have spearheaded efforts in Congress to advance Palestinian rights. Our main success in the current congressional session has been supporting Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) to introduce H.R. 2407, the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act.” The bill prohibits U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children in any country, including Israel.

H.R. 2407 seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights by ensuring that U.S. financial assistance provided to Israel is not used to support widespread and institutionalized ill-treatment against Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces and prosecuted in Israeli military courts that lack basic fair trial protections.

5. Tuesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Not a Penny Less for Homelessness Rally

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place (steps)
SF

DEMAND NO CUTS to Our City Our Home. Honor the will of the voters and NOT A PENNY LESS FOR HOMELESSNESS!

Homelessness has gone up 30% in San Francisco. Everyday there’s 1000 people on our single adult shelter wait and yet the measure we passed together in 2018 to double city funding for homelessness is held up in court. This year, the City is re-working the Gross Receipt Tax and through this restructure which will go on the ballot in November, Prop C funding becomes vulnerable and exposed to opponents who may wish to supplant the money for other causes or not honor the $300 million revenue and spending plan as laid out in the initiative.

We need to make sure that Mayor Breed signs a pledge not to undermine, gut or cut the initiative in that process.  Prop C Our City Our Home is based on the gross receipts tax, and with a new gross receipts heading to ballot in November we need Mayor Breed to commit to protecting the measure!

Host: Coalition on Homelessness, WRAP, Hospitality House, Community Housing Partnership

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/766744310514235/

6. 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.

7. Tuesday, 2:00pm, Court support for Yuri Alexandra Rodriguez

100 Montgomrery, St., Courtroom 9
SF

Yuri, is a trans womxn asking for asylum in the U.S. Yuri had to flee Mexico in 2018 due to the violence she was experiencing because of her open gender presentation.

After presenting herself at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, she was unjustly detained by CBP for more than 6 months. In 2019 Yuri was released on parole in 2019 and was sponsored by a family in Oakland

She is now in the final stages of her asylum proceedings and needs our support. Please come to her final court hearing!

8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, or Wed. Mar. 11 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Reading Group – Socialist Feminism: The 1st Decade

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk 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.

Host: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area & New Valencia Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/503860276903859/?event_time_id=503860306903856   or

9. Tuesday, 7:00pm, Navy’s Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) – Re: Treasure Island

One Avenue of the Palms, Building 1, Room 117
Treasure Island

This is the administration building located just inside the main gate. 

For meeting minutes from past meetings and other Treasure Island information, see the Navy’s website: www.bracpmo.navy.mil.

Click on the map and select Former NS Treasure Island in the Prior BRAC dropdown menu.  You can also call and leave a message with your questions about the cleanup (415) 308-1458.

Wednesday, March 11

9th Anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

10. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, On 9th Anniversary of The Nuclear Explosions AT Fukushima – Speak Out

Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (nr. California St.)
SF

No More Fukushima, No Olympics In Fukushima & Japan

Defend The Families and Children

Stop The Cover-up Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Abe and Crooked Cronies Out Now

Join No Nukes Action (NNA) on its 90th action at the San Francisco Japanese Consulate and the 9th anniversary of the man made disaster of Fukushima to stop the Abe governments restart of Japan’s nuclear plants and to protect the people and families of Fukushima

The Abe government continues to tell the people of Japan and the world that Fukushima has been decontaminated and is safe for the Olympics. . Abe told the Olympic committee and the world that Japan should get the Olympics since the Fukushima meltdowns had been resolved but the three reactors still have melted nuclear rods which they are unable to remove.

Additionally there is over 1 million tons of contaminated radioactive tritium water in thousands of tanks surrounding the broken nuclear plants in Fukushima. The government wants to release the water in the Pacific Ocean despite the opposition of the Fukushima fisherman association and the public.

There are also thousands of bags in Fukushima filled with radioactive waste with no place to go and these bags are spread throughout the region making it a major health danger.

Endorsed by: United Public Works for Action & Codepink Women for Peace – Golden Gate Chapter

Host: No Nukes Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/07/18831352.php

11. Budget Town Hall Meeting With Mayor Breed

SF Main Library
100 Larkin St.
SF

Free

Space is limited so sign up for a free ticket to the event. You can submit budget questions here, or comments to the Mayor’s Budget Office here.

Join Mayor London Breed and other community leaders for a Citywide Budget Town Hall meeting to discuss the Mayor’s Office budget priorities for the next two years!

. It is a critical opportunity to voice our concerns about the state of public education in the City, where both CCSF and SFUSD are facing budget cuts and downsizing due to inadequate funding. Tell the Mayor that San Francisco deserves a fully-funded community college, and her budget priorities must reflect this need. Fully fund CCSF because these cuts won’t heal!

If you’re going please let AFT 2121 Organizer Athena Waid know (awaid@aft2121.org).

Info: From Save CCSF AFT2121

12. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, San Francisco Patients Over Profits Petition Gathering

Meet at:

Redstone Labor Temple
2940 16th St., Suite 301
SF

Join us as we gather signatures from community members calling on our representatives in Congress to reject campaign contributions from executives, lobbyists, and PACs affiliated with the hospital, insurance, and pharma corporations within the corporate front group, the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future.

The Partnership is responsible for pouring millions of dollars into our political process in the form of campaign contributions, lobbying, and advertisements. The pledge is a tool that allows us to directly reduce the influence of these corporations by putting pressure and a spotlight on their relationship to our elected officials.

We’ll be canvassing at 16th Street BART Station in the Mission to talk to people about why our elected officials should take the Patients Over Profits pledge and get their signatures before we deliver them en masse during the National Week of Action from April 6-10.
Be sure to arrive on time, as the training will start right away. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and weather appropriate clothing.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2290431011254037/?event_time_id=2290445887919216

13. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Queer Koreans & #MeToo: A reportback from Seoul & beyond

If attending fill out form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3nczv-FFEddt6B6iiB6I3wSN9XcL45H1YTcNG9Af2SBKzdA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2GwYQKdZvs_nXVneFKBwAvvkaUqFyJecUhb0Ew68DO4kfQZ46sdCyz62g

Location is TBD but it will be ADA-accessible and low-fragrance! Light refreshments will be provided.

In 2018, KACEDA (kaceda.org) published a national report on queer Korean Americans and experiences of domestic/sexual violence. Since then, we have facilitated workshops on identifying abuse and supporting survivors in our communities in Seoul, Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York City. In Korea, we were able to spend extended time with organizer friends to exchange ideas, stories, resources, and strategies, and are excited to share some of these back with our community in Oakland.

Come join Stacy and Hyejin in discussing lessons learned and ways forward. We will share stories and observations from the different cities and collectives we were able to build with, with a special focus on how queer Korean organizers in Seoul are thinking about and addressing rape and partner abuse in their formations.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181764726371516/

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

16th & Mission
BART Plaza
SF

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

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