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See Indybay for other events.
Articles are divided into two groups first are few general articles; second group are articles on Police Killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis
A. Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Hayward, police say – May 27, 2020
See event # 1
B. ‘Let the Patriot Act die’: House lawmakers urged to vote down flawed spy bill – May 27, 2020
C. Why California Needs an Innocence Commission – May 17, 2020 – by Kevin Cooper)
Kevin Cooper is a death row inmate at California’s San Quentin Prison.
Articles RE: Police Killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis
See Action # 1
See Events # 9, # 10, #14, #17
Additional Info: A group of mothers in California “West Coast Families”, who have lost their sons to police terror are on their way (driving) to Minneapolis to stand in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd and with protesters. There are also East Coast and Moms from other States going. With each murder by police the families relive their own experience. Will keep you posted. If you would like to help support them let me know.
This is an important read:
A. George Floyd’s Murder: Hitting the Streets of Oakland and Wanting a World Worth Fighting For. May 28, 2020
B. Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building on fire; City asks those in area to move away due to potential gas leak
C. Minnesota governor activates National Guard as upheaval continues in Twin Cities – May 28, 2020
D. Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: ‘They want their civil war’ – May 28, 2020
E. Protests Erupt In Oakland Over Police Killing Of George Floyd In Minneapolis – May 28, 2020
F. George Floyd: Protests erupt across US over deadly arrest – May 28, 2020
G. Protesters block 101 Freeway during large protest over George Floyd’s death in downtown L.A. = May 27, 2020
H. A Disgusting Display’: Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, and Tear Gas at Demonstrators Protesting Killing of George Floyd – May 27, 2020
I. New video shows George Floyd being dragged out of his car without resisting arrest, handcuffed and manhandled on the sidewalk before he was ‘murdered’ by cop who kneeled on his neck – May 27, 2020
J. Hundreds Demand Justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd May 26, 2020
1. #JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.
2. Fully Fund the United States Postal Service
3. Tell the NRC & Congress: No nuclear waste in our landfills
4. Health Workers Call for Housing Protections During and After COVID-19 Pandemic
5. Mayor Breed: City of SF essential workers deserve safety
6. No Big Oil Bail Outs!
Thursday, May 28, – Monday, June 1
Thursday, May 28
1. Thursday, 5:00pm, & Every Night, Protest May 27th Shooting of Chicano Eric “Gato” while in his own backyard in Hayward
Hayward Police Dept.
300 W. Winton Ave.
Eric “Gato”, is over 60 years old and in critical condition due to a Hayward police tasing and shooting on May 27th by the Hayward Police.
All are welcomed to stand in solidarity with Eric “Gato” and his family.
**Check site for updates
Friday, May 29
2. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Free Them All Town Hall / Press Conference for Immigrant Justice
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
On Wednesday May 6, Carlos Escobar-Mejia died of COVID-19. He was one of the 32,000 ICE detainees in the United States held in close quarters, with no opportunity to practice social distancing–conditions that have already sickened 140 people at the Otay Mesa detention facility. His death is the predictable policy of neglect and cruelty by ICE and CBP officials who continue to hold immigrants in detention camps rather than allowing them the opportunity to fight for the internationally recognized right of asylum, not to mention the right to work in their country of choice, from the safety of their own homes.
A coalition has formed in California to demand that Governor Gavin Newsom use his emergency powers during COVID-19 to close all detention facilities and release immigrant detainees to their communities of choice, with the opportunity to safely quarantine themselves
If California wants to pride itself on being the center of the #Resistance, Newsom needs to put his money where his mouth is. We have invited him to come to a town hall meeting to agree to the community’s call for justice, to close the concentration camps and release all immigrant detainees.
Sarah Souza, DACA recipient, President of the Latino Democratic Club, and Delegate to the California State Democratic Party
Hillary Ronen, District 9 Supervisor
John Avalos, Former Supervisor of District 11 and author of the latest SF Sanctuary Policy
Dr. Juliana Morris, Do No Harm Coalition
Tari Gilbert, Nurse Practitioner, Doctors for Camp Closure San Diego
Representative from the Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Sam Tunick, Never Again Action Bay Area
Noemi Perdomo, Coalition to Close the Camps and Free our Children
Sponsored by the #FreeThemAll coalition (Committee to Close the Camps and Free the Children, San Francisco DSA, Never Again Action, Bay Resistance Immigrant Justice Committee)
3. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET), Abortion Access in the Age of COVID-19
While the outlook on abortion rights and access is bleak, we won’t just be discussing obstacles and barriers. Our panel will also speak to patients’ resilience and tenacity, providers’ brilliance and compassion, and the necessary work of trusted, community-rooted organizations like abortion funds that help people get the funding, transportation, and child care they need in order to access care.
Daily Kos’ Campaign Manager Sarah Hogg, who focuses on abortion rights and access, will be joined on the panel by Carole Joffe and David S. Cohen, authors of Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, Kamyon Conner, Executive Director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, an abortion provider, and Tina Vasquez, Gender Justice Staff Reporter at Prism.
4. Friday, 4:00pm, #SANCTIONSKILL Car Caravan (See Event # 13 and hear from panel of people fr. Palestine, Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Korea DPRK)
15 Marina Blvd. (Safeway parking lot)
* All attendees must register at bit.ly/no-covid-sanctions to receive the route, day-of coordination, and other important information.
* At the event, all attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask, stay in your car, stay 6 feet apart from others, and only carpool with people from your household.
Sanctions kill. They cripple economies, cause shortages of food and medicine, and kill thousands of children and other civilians.
Under COVID-19, sanctions are particularly cruel and dangerous. By affecting countries’ ability to curb the disease, they lead to an exponential increase in deaths. They also enhance the spread of the virus, hampering the global response that is necessary to keep everyone safe, including Americans.
We demand that Nancy Pelosi use her uniquely powerful position to help combat COVID-19 around the world. We demand a global response that prioritizes human health over warfare.
Join us in demanding that Pelosi:
– Work to eliminate sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and North Korea
– Work to end the U.S. blockades of Cuba and Yemen
– Work to end the Israeli blockade of Gaza
– Work towards an immediate and indefinite moratorium on all U.S. military activity
– Introduce and champion new legislation to meet all the above demands, including Ilhan Omar’s Congressional Oversight of Sanctions Act (https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-omar-introduces-pathway-peace-bold-foreign-policy-vision-united-states)
Event is cosponsored by:
The Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco chapter’s Immigrant Rights and International Solidarity Committee
Hosts: Revolutionary United Front, SF Bay Anti-War, Demoncratic Socialist of America – SF
5. Friday, 5:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (ET), Friday Forums: Abolition and COVID-19
The Friday Night Forum will explore how conceptions of prison industrial complex abolition and abolition democracy help us understand and take action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ruthie Wilson Gilmore of The Graduate Center at CUNY,
Emilie Rakete of People against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA),
Mohamed Shehk of Critical Resistance,
Nicolás Cruz of The Red Nation.
Moderated by Rachel Herzing.
Hosts: AROC, Red Nations, & Center for Political Education
Saturday, May 30
6. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, National “Cancel Rent Caravan”
1875 Marin St.
10:00am – Gather
10:30am – Press Briefing
11:00am – Caravan Begins
Join thousands of people across the country in car caravan to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters will adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements, including wearing mask that have been established to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The effect on the people has been devastating. Nearly 90,000 people in the United States have died and more than 1.5 million have gotten sick as of May 18. 37 million people have lost their jobs since March with millions more jobless to come. We are in worst depression since the 1930s, and it’s getting worse.
As a result of the economic crisis, at least 30 percent of renters will be unable to pay their rent on June 1. No one should lose their housing for any reason in this crisis! The rents and mortgages must be cancelled!
A short-term suspension of evictions is not enough to save people’s homes. And the meager rescue stimulus payments the government provided are long gone for most people. Even if there is another one, it will be needed for food, healthcare and other necessities.
* *Note there are also protest happening in Santa Rosa, San Jose, & Davis – see Indybay
7. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon (PT); 1:00pm -3:00pm (ET), Reflections on Healing Justice: Black Socialist Strategies Cuba Report Back
Webinar has reached its max
You are invited to join participants of the Black Socialist Strategies for Holistic Healing and Healthcare delegation to Cuba in December 2019 as we dialogue and reflect about our experiences with Cuba’s socialized health care system; Afro-Cuban culture; and many historical museums and sites dedicated to the country’s revolutionary legacy and future.
Cuba’s approach to wellness incorporates revolutionary education, spirituality, self-determination, and internationalist values all withstanding vengeful attacks by the U.S. economic blockade.
Host: Solidarity Collective
8. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Nor Cal Renter Power Assembly 2020
a virtual California Renter Power Assembly with our friends Homes for All California, as well as tenant organizers and tenant lawyers from every corner of the state. We’ll be hosting workshops on:
- Community Land Trusts and Tenant Opportunity to Purchase campaigns
- Ongoing tenants’ rights legislation currently being heard in the CA State Legislature
- How to organize tenants in your community and build tenant unions
- A Know Your Rights Q&A hour where renters can ask questions of legal allies
Hosts: Tenants Together & Homes for All California
9. Saturday, 12Noon, March Against Police Brutality- Bay Area
In light of the recent events involving police brutality and racial injustice, a protest is being organized for May 30, 2020, in San Francisco. Protests have begun in Los Angeles and I believe that the San Francisco Bay Area needs to stand in solidarity with all who are standing up and speaking out about the injustices that our communities face.
10. Saturday, 12Noon – Friday, June 5, 12:00Noon, Virtual Alter for Those Impacted by State-Sanctioned Violence
Anti Police-Terror Project invites you to share on a Virtual Alter for those impacted by state-sanctioned violence. We will provide the link for viewing, contributions, and sharing on Saturday. People will be able to post pictures, poems, videos, and art.
11. Saturday, 1:00pm (Sat.) – Sunday 7:00pm, Revolutionary Storytelling is a Healing & Arts Retreat for and by Formerly Incarcerated Women
The Young Women’s Freedom Center, in partnership with Artist in Residence Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, and formerly incarcerated leaders are hosting a 2-day Digital Healing and Wellness Retreat for and by Formerly Incarcerated cis and trans women and Gender non-conforming people.
Revolutionary Storytelling will be a 2-day transformational retreat centering the healing, transformation, and sisterhood of formerly incarcerated women.
The Retreat will include both workshops, skills development, and a chance to share your voice.
-The Peace, Relaxation, & Relief of Grounding, Meditations, & Embodiment Exercises
-You Are Magic: Recognizing & Honoring Your Gifts, Talents, & Passion
-Lifting Up Our Sisters: How To Offer Love & Support to Incarcerated Women
-Get Bodied & Be In Your Power: Tai Chi and Self-Defense
-Trusting Our Emotions: Holding Space for Our Anger & Releasing the Trauma that Fuels It So We Can Have Healthier Relationships
-We Hold Each Other’s Stories: Navigating the Emotional Experience of Re-Entry
-After A Life Sentence: Sacred Healing Space for Ex-Lifers & Folks With Long-Term SentencesFighting Fires On the Other Side: Employment and Resource Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Fire Fighters.
-1 on 1 Sacred Listening
Information, please call: Vanessa at (619)709-9775
12. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Poetry in the Time of the Pandemic & Other Earthly Ills
$6.00 – $30.00
This is a live online event hosted on Zoom. After purchasing a ticket, you will be provided the registration link in email to complete details to join the webinar on the day of the poetry reading.
Join award-winning poets Nellie Wong, Genny Lim, Kim Shuck, Maw Shein Win, and Alice Rogoff reading a selection of their works. These five Bay Area poets will share their lifelong experience of current events past and present through verse.
Hosts: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area & New Valencia Hall
Sunday, May 31
13. Sunday, 10:00am (PT); 1:00pm (ET), Sanctioned Countries Denounce New Military Threats
Zoom Video Conference:
* A link to the recording will be sent to all who register in advance (register even if U can’t watch it live)
· Palestine: Dr. Medhat Abbas, Director of Primary Care, speaking from Gaza
· Yemen: Dr. Yahyia Mohammed Saleh Murshed, Union of Arab Academics, speaking from Sana’a University, Yemen
· Venezuela: Carlos J. Ron Martinez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaking from Venezuela
· Iran: Sayed Hosein Mousavian, Retired Iranian Ambassador, now teaching at Princeton University
· Korea DPRK: Dr. Kee Park, Harvard Medical School neurosurgeon, who volunteers in DPRK
Hear an EMERGENCY UPDATE on Sanctions during Covid-19 pandemic
To enforce illegal U.S. sanctions:
· A U.S. Naval Blockade threatened 5 Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela and other normal trade.
· Meanwhile 15 oil and supply tankers are blocked from entering Yemen’s ports. The U.S. Navy has blockaded Yemen by sea, land and air for 5 years.
· U.S. military, economic and diplomatic aid supports the Israeli naval and land blockade of Gaza.
· The seizure of a Korean ship and decades of sanctions and U.S. Naval war games just off the coast of DPRK threatens all of Asia.
· U.S. aircraft carriers, nuclear subs and destroyers continue to threaten shipping in the Persian Gulf and Straights of Hormuz
· US escalating military threats against shipments of desperately needed supplies pose a threat to the entire world.
· The Pentagon announcements of new nuclear tests, mass production of thousands of hypersonic nuclear missiles and U.S. commanded war games in Europe and the Pacific are an ominous escalation.
· Coercive economic measures backed up by military threats are Acts of War.
· Interference in normal and perfectly legal trade between independent nations is an act of piracy.
· In a time of global pandemic all of these acts are Crime against Humanity.
14. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Justice for George Floyd & Breonna Taylor Car Caravan
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
2777 E. Harbor Rd. (Parking lot – @ 7th St. & Middle Harbor Rd.)
Please wear masks when your windows are open and stay in your cars. If you have to get out to post signs, please remember to keep 6 ft apart.
We will be holding a car caravan for #GeorgeFloyd and #BreonnaTaylor . We will gather in the parking lot at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park at 7th St and Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. We will have some signs or you can bring your own.
Once the lot fills, please line up on 7th St, between Port View Park and Middle Harbor Park, facing Middle Harbor Park. (map posted in event discussion tab).
15. Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, From Katrina to Corona: Wite Science Vs Indigenous Healing
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From Katrina to Corona- government Solutions to Homelessness & Covid 19- Join Poverty, Disability Skolaz Leroy Moore, & Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia wit special guests for a weekly special live zoom broadcast of Pnn-Kexu 96.1fm-Po Peoples Revolutionary radio/TV news hour that deals with different “government” response to Covid 19 versus poor people-led self-determination movement solutions created by /for us.(All past shows were recorded and are available on PoorNewsNetwork’s channel on Youtube
Topic Wite- Science Vs Indigenous Haaling Practices thru Covid19 and the Virus of Poverty – featuring special guests: Luis Rodriguez, healer, organizer, poverty skola, author, poet and Poet Laureate of LA
Chicueyi Coatli- Mexica healer , danzante, prayer – bringer and author of Voices of Our Ancestors
Socky Laya SMith- Filipina community nurse, poverty skola, revolutionary and healer
Jasmine Syedullah, Teacher, writer, healer and Co-author of Radical Dharma
Hosts: POOR Magazine, Homefulness, + 2 Other groups
Monday, June 1
16. Monday, 9:45am, Oppose Nancy Tung’s Nomination for S.F. Police Commission
Rules Committee – Hearing on police commission candidates
Fill out form for info: http://bit.ly/nonancytung
Nancy Tung has been nominated by Mayor London Breed to serve on the Police Commission. This is bad news! Tung is a law and order conservative who will give the police an even freer hand to violate the civil rights of SF residents. In the past Tung has opposed closing juvenile hall, was supported early in her campaign by the POA (Police Officer’s Association, a far right police union), opposed prosecuting officers involved in shootings of San Francisco, supports cash bail, and supports the use of tasers (which typically increase use of force).
The Rules Committee hearing on police commissioner candidates is on Monday June 1st at 10:00 AM. To public comment these days, you typically must be IN THE QUEUE by 9:45AM. We will email (and text) you (1) talking points, (2) the public comment link, and (3) public comment instructions for the virtual meeting.
If the meeting is rescheduled, we will also let you know and regroup accordingly
General guidance for virtual public comment can be found here: https://sfbos.org/remote-meeting-call
Info from Coalition on Homelessness
17. Monday, 11:00am, Kneeling 4 Justice – to honor George Floyd
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community has been fighting for Justice for Black people since the 2015 killing of Mario Woods by San Francisco police. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49’ers took a knee to protest the firing-squad style murder of Mario Woods.
This Monday we take a knee to honor George Floyd, known as Floyd to his friends – who was murdered by racist police in Minneapolis.
Third Baptist Church, Rev. Amos Brown, NAACP and Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community, Phelicia Jones, Founder.
18. Monday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can’t Breath Caravan
California State Building
1515 Clay St.
Caravan will go to Oakland Coliseum
The event will follow social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks & maintaining physical distance.
Life over Profits: No Return Work Unless Workers Are Safe
12Noon Rally at State Building
to demand that Cal-OSHA enforce the health and safety laws.
See Indybay site for list of demands & speakers
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Caravan stops at Fruitvale & Oscar Grant Station for an educational Speakout & outreach.
There is still no plan for people locked in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Racist vigilante violence is on the rise again, and police violence never stopped.
The racists police murders including George Floyd have to stop NOW! From Minneapolis To Oakland!
See site for speakers
Caravan ends at the Coliseum/Oracle Arena with a closing Rally and Press Conference.
Coliseum Way & 66th Ave. Oakland
See site for list of demands and speakers
We are dying while corporations get bailouts, & wars abroad and at home continue. We cannot rely on the system that created this crisis to help us. We must stand together and help ourselves. People’s Strike will strike the first of every month
Initiated by People’s Strike Bay Area & the Workers Solidarity Action Network.
Host: Peoples Strike Bay Area