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Please hold♥ Clark Sullivan ♥ in your thoughts. No visitors are allowed at the facility at this time Info below if you would like to send him a note. Clark is getting stronger and will be discharged from this facility next week.
Clark remains hospitalized at:
Kindred Hospital San Francisco Bay Area
2800 Benedict Dr., Room 415-2
San Leandro, CA 94577
Clark’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/clark.sullivan
A. San Francisco police begin issuing citations for failing to shelter in place – – April 3, 2020
B. Anger in Guam at ‘dangerous’ plan to offload US sailors from virus-hit aircraft carrier – April 1, 2020
C. The Pipeline and the Pandemic: ‘The Biggest Risk We’ve Got Right Now’ – March 31, 2020
D. ‘Ending blockade of Cuba would strengthen world science and health’ – March 31, 2020
E. Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll – March 30, 2020
F. Beware of Trump Using the Coronavirus as a Cover for War With Iran – March 30, 2020
G. Migrant Farmworkers Feed America — And They’re At High Risk For A Coronavirus Outbreak – March 26, 2020
9 – ACTIONS:
1. The head of the UN just called for an immediate global ceasefire. Let’s all join him now:
2. Kalusugan, Hindi Diktadura! Stop Duterte’s Use of COVID-19 Crisis to Abuse Executive Powers! No Emergency Powers to Duterte!
3. EU: Don’t finance Israel’s military industry, respect refugee rights –Stop using Israeli Drones!
4. Stop all Construction on Coastal GasLink, Site C and Trans Mountain: risk of COVID 19
5. Demand Congress end torture of migrant families and children
Detention center conditions are dangerous and inhumane by design and if the coronavirus spreads inside a facility it could be catastrophic. Not only are families facing post-traumatic stress related to torture, they’re now at high risk of being infected by COVID-19.
6. The Worldwide Health Crisis Demands Solidarity, Not Sanctions: End Sanctions Now!
How has the United States responded to calls to ease the sanctions on these and other countries for humanitarian reasons? By increasing the sanctions on Iran, Venezuela and Nicaragua!
Call on Congress and the Trump administration to immediately lift all sanctions the U.S. has imposed on other countries.
7. Instacart delivery workers need paid sick leave and basic health protections
8. Demand state and federal lawmakers end the use of private prisons and protect incarcerated people from COVID-19.
9. Guarantee Healthcare as Human Right During COVID-19 Pandemic
Saturday, April 4, Tuesday, April 7
Saturday, April 4
1. Saturday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Free Them All Online Solidarity Day Panel
Tune in for an online panel featuring organizers from around the country discussing the work to end detention in the age of the corona virus. This event is part of the #FreeThemAll National Week of Action to ramp up the pressure as ICE continues “business as usual” under the COVID-19 health crisis. Speakers will be announced shortly. The online panel will be done in English with Spanish interpretation available
Brisa Cruz from California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Claudia Muñoz from Grassroots Leadership
JM Wong from FIGHT Formerly Incarcerate Group Healing Together
Marcela Hernandez from Detention Watch Network
Maru Mora Villalpando from La Resistencia
Hosts: La Resistencia, Detention Watch Network, Fight
2. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, The Corona Virus: Workers’ Lives at Risk (Online Townhall)
Online Zoom meeting at https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/366016821
As this virus spreads, workers around the world are being coerced to work under increasingly dangerous situations. Health care workers have been forced to work without protective equipment, and are at the greatest risk for becoming infected. Other workers continue to work, despite the conditions they face, as they expect to be laid off at any time.
Garrett Brown is a workplace health and safety professional with extensive experience in the developing world. He recently retired after over 20 years as a field inspector for Cal/OSHA. Earlier in life, Brown was a journalist in Chicago, and a union organizer in Alabama and Georgia.
Dipti S. Barot is a primary care doctor in the San Francisco Bay area, working with a medically underserved population. She is also a freelance writer.
Host: Speak Out Now
Sunday, April 5
3, Sunday, 11:00am – 12Noon, COVID-19 Sanctions, A Webinar Discussion with Iranian-American Women/Gender-Nonconforming People
Fatemeh Kershavaz, Leila Zand, Salome, MC, Sima Shakhsari, Sussan Deyhim, and Sussan Tahmasebi will talk about the crisis in Iran from a more personal view: their connections to the nation, how this has affected their loved ones back home, how Iranians — the people and the government — are reacting; about the sanctions that are crippling Iran’s healthcare system; and suggestions they have for what people can do.
You will have the option to join either as a participant via Zoom or by watching it live on CODEPINK’s YouTube channel.
4. Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm (PT); 8:00pm – 11:00pm (ET), Solidarity in the fight v. the virus
Click here https://tinyurl.com/tyfl3oy
to join our CP Town Hall on taking care of our class and country during the Corona crisis. While demanding people before profits, we need working-class solidarity more than ever. If we don’t look after each other no one will!
Streamed live here on FB.
Hosts: Communist Party USA, People’s World
5. Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Join us for a ZOOM (online) organizers meeting
Meeting ID: 972 726 595
Email NorCal@refusefascism.org or Phone 818.480.1860 for password
Register at https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvcOuuqzIvIy91WVUq-9x6dtcNFYdctA
BE PART OF REMOVING THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME
The movement to drive out the dangerous and illegitimate Trump/Pence regime depends on ordinary people like you getting involved and doing things that perhaps you didn’t think you were capable of. It’s up to us to develop plans for mass, nonviolent protest at the earliest possible time.
Hosts: Refuse Facism Bay Area, Refuse Fascism
Monday, April 6
6. Monday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm (PT), 3:00pm (EDT), Racial Justice Has No Borders: A Discussion On War And Militarization In The Time Of Pandemic.
join us for a virtual town hall on war and militarization in this time of global health crisis hosted by Marc Lamont Hill.
Register for the webinar
Racial Justice Has No Borders is a new, broad anti-war coalition that seeks to recenter the conversation about U.S. wars and militarization on the needs and leadership of those most impacted.
This coalition puts a focus on diaspora, refugee, veteran, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities who bear the brunt of this country’s militarism to challenge the myth that more police, wars and weapons have made any of us more safe or secure. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that we forge new avenues for global solidarity that can lead to real and lasting peace and security. On April 6th at 3 pm EDT, 2 pm CDT, 1 pm MDT, 12 pm PDT the coalition will host a virtual Town Hall examining where the presidential candidates and their parties currently stand on US military policy, Defense spending, the ongoing ‘War on Terror,’ and militarization at home.
the Town Hall is part of a shared campaign demanding the immediate end to the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that has been the pillar of escalated US military intervention under the banner of the War on Terror.
Please join us for this timely conversation and help us get the word out! You can find sample tweets, posts, and graphics in our social media toolkit. We will be using the hashtag #RacialJusticeHasNoBorders. You can share the Facebook event.
· Marc Lamont Hill, BET News
· Sayokla Kindness, Indigenous Environmental Network
· Ash-Lee Woodward-Henderson, Highlander Center
· Mahnker Dahnweih, Freedom Inc
· Melody McCurtis, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges
· Hoda Katebi, No War Campaign
· Hyun Lee, Women Cross the DMZ
· Khury Petersen-Smith, Institute for Policy Studies
· Brittany DeBarros, About Face: Veterans Against the War
· Barbara Ransby: The Rising Majority
· Ramah Kudaimi: War Resisters League – Resisting Airwars Network
· Reece Chenault: Justice Before Peace
· Mariam Iskajyan, Win Without War
Hosts: Veterans for Peace + 15 Other groups. (See site for list of endorsers etc)
7. Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s, Food Share – SF Food Not Bombs
BART Plaza – 16th & Mission Sts.
Group is currently closed to new help, format for sharing has also changed; days of food sharing has increased.
Check websites for updates:
8. Monday, 5:00pm (PT), Indivisible: Using Social Media to Build Community and Take Action
(Webinar will also be held Wed., April 8th)
Indivisible groups have spent years working to turn online
activism into offline action, but the script is flipped in this new physical distancing reality.
Come learn, from social media experts, how to transfer our in-person community spaces to online and virtual mediums. We will share strategies that can help your Indivisible group take advantage of existing social media platforms to keep momentum going in your community.
Tuesday, April 7
9. Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT), No Way To Treat A Child – Webinar on situation of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.
For this webinar, we will be using the Zoom platform. Additional instructions and details for joining the webinar will be shared by email with individuals that have registered.
We will share information on the situation of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also provide updates on congressional advocacy efforts concerning H.R. 2407.
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.
While generally applicable, 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.
Host: Defense for Children International – Palestine
10. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm (PT); 8:00pm – 10:00pm (ET), Free Webinar: David Swanson on Ending War
Register: Click here to RSVP.
Join via the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7029671334
(If you’ve never used Zoom before, download the free app first.)
Questions will be asked in the chat window on Zoom.
If you don’t have an internet connection, you can dial in with your telephone.
In the U.S., dial 646 876 9923 and when prompted, enter the meeting ID number: 702 967 1334. International phone numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aPwciwVc9
The webinar will also be livestreamed on Facebook, if it works. At the time of the webinar, click this link to view the livestream. Be aware that Facebook has been failing lately, and that the best way for you to participate is via Zoom or telephone.
David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of World BEYOND War and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation.
Hosts: Dallas Peace and Justice Center, Pax Christi Dallas, Code Pink, and Veterans for Peace
10. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Revolutionary Feminist reading group: Socialist Feminism: the First Decade by Gloria Martin
Two sections to choose from:
Tuesday, 4/7, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/149989617
– or –
Wednesday, 4/8, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/225809380
$3-5 suggested donation per session (via PayPal)
All donations will go to the Freedom Socialist Newspaper Fund Drive.
Gloria Martin vividly describes the eruption of the women’s liberation movement amidst the anti-war, civil rights, and queer struggles. She critiques the role of the Left, and probes with a sharp scalpel the internal conflicts in the movements for social change. The book’s central message is inescapable: socialist feminism as a theme and strategy has never been more urgently needed than it is today.
Join us on Zoom (meeting links below) for the upcoming sixth and final session! We will discuss the last portion of the book (from Chapter 5 to the end), which describes how the FSP forged ahead to form a national party based on the lessons of the first ten years.
Anyone is welcome to join any session at any time, even if you missed previous sessions.