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Explanation of articles posted in 3 sections
1. Honoring the lives & activism of Leroy Moore Jr & Stacey Park Milbern and All People with Disabilities
2. General articles
3. Articles around George Floyd; Police Brutality
Honoring the lives & activism of Leroy Moore Jr. and Stacey Park Milbern and all people with “Disabilities”:
1. Krip-Hop Nation’s Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a born fighter – May 24, 2020
“Leroy F. Moore Jr. is not one to let a physical disability nor a pandemic get in the way of fulfilling his destiny as an artist, a disability rights educator and an activist.”
Stacey Park Milbern transitioned on her 33rd birthday…
2. What Disability Justice Activist Stacey Park Milbern Taught Us
3. #StaceyTaughtUs Syllabus: Work by Stacey Park Milbern
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A. Supes panel rejects Breed’s Police Commission picks – June 1, 2020
B. San Francisco Weighs Permanent COVID-19 Eviction Protections – June 1, 2020
C. H.R.6666 – COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
On May 1, HR 6666 was referred to The House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Watch this Bill – many dangerous implications to it.
See Action # 2
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Articles regarding protest around police brutality and George Floyd
D. White House Officials Asked If They Could Take Over D.C.’s Local Police – June 2, 2020
E. Oakland Tech High School Kids Hold Huge Peaceful March, Police Tear Gas Them Anyway – June 2, 2020
15,000 Students and Supporters marched!
F. Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down – June 1, 2020
G. Thousands of cars protest in caravan through Oakland – May 31, 2020
H. Bay Area Police Observed Using Excessive Force, Rubber Bullets Against Nonviolent Protesters – May 31, 2020
I. The George Floyd Killing in Minneapolis Exposes the Failures of Police Reform – May 29, 2020
J. Video surfaces amid George Floyd death fallout showing SF police kneeling on man’s neck
K. Minneapolis Bus Drivers Refuse to Transport George Floyd Protesters to Jail – May 29, 2020
L. US Border Patrol Denounced as ‘Rogue Agency’ for Using Predator Drone to Spy on Minneapolis Protests – May 29,
1. Don’t Legalize Facial Recognition in California
2. Petition: STOP H.R. 6666 (To your Representative in Congress)
3. Police departments cannot have military equipment
4. Tell Congress: Stop giving weapons of war to local police!
Tuesday, June 2 – Thursday, June 4
Tuesday, June 2
Protest are happening in San Francisco neighborhoods – Sup. Gordon Mar organized one today on the Great Highway – Justice for George Floyd; End Police Brutality
1. Nightly, 8:00pm – 8:30pm (PDT), Bail Out the People, Not the Corporations
See FB site for some posted videos:
Mothers on the March and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace & Equality have been actively demonstrating nightly since ‘sheltering-in’. They have been sending a loud message by banging on pots/pans and yelling “Bail Out the People, Not Corporations”, some have sung or written poetry, signs with messaging have also been placed in their windows.
Their call also is to STOP ALL military, economic and political aggressions against Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, North Korea and other countries. All governments must work together to save HUMANITY.
In the last months, we’ve seen the U.S. government bail out Wall Street, banks, airlines and large industries.
We’ve seen a rise in homelessness, people who have lost their jobs and healthcare, the Mom / Pop stores that are shut down and affecting our communities.
We’ve seen the affect of US government policies in supporting fascist regimes of Israel and the Philippines and others.
All are invited to join the nightly demos and post your message on the FB site or send a 15 sec. video to me.
We must not be silent during this time!
2. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Redwood City, Black Lives Matter Protest
Redwood City – City Hall
1017 Middlefield Rd.
PROTEST the murder of #GeorgeFloyd in Redwood City this TUESDAY! Stay safe and please remember to wear a mask to protect each other from COVID-19 as much as you can.
Don’t take your anger out on small businesses.
Host: Silicon Valley Black Lives Matter
3. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Remembering Miles Hall
click the link below to join the webinar:
Or go to http://www.zoom.us
Click on “Join Meeting”
Webinar ID: 825 7213 3043 / Password: 511227
Today, marks exactly one year since Miles was shot and killed by Walnut Creek, CA police when he was at his most vulnerable point in the throes of a mental health crisis. Miles’ death will not have been in vain!
Mental illness is a medical condition that deserves the appropriate medical response, public awareness, systemic protections and police reform.
THEN directly following this event, we encourage you to also join us to share your comments LIVE during the “public comments” portion of Tuesday night’s Walnut Creek City Council meeting, which starts at 6pm PST.
Log on to City Council at:
Webinar ID: 912 8349 6257 / Password: 697653
Host: Justice for Miles Hall
4. 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Online Study Group: What Will It Take to Save a World in Crisis?
REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
Register for the Tuesday evening group: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIodeugpzIjL2iIS4RaP3622wOaZ1FZmA
Register for the Wednesday afternoon group: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYlcOmrqjMpCo-kov7UdYgywbn8PN6e2w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, including how to access it by phone.
The global pandemic, impending economic collapse, and the survival of the earth itself at risk—with stakes this high, how do we focus our organizing? Can the course reversal we need be achieved through piecemeal reforms and voting in democratic socialists? Or will it take a complete transformation away from the current capitalist system?
In this remote access-study group, we’ll discuss the current crisis and concrete steps toward moving humanity through it. Historic debates over the relationship between battling for vital social reforms and building a revolutionary movement for socialism as well as current readings will be discussed for ideas we can apply to today’s challenges.
Host: Freedom Socialist Party –Bay Area & New Valencia Hall
Wednesday, June 3
5. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, George Floyd Solidarity Protest
Mission High School
3750 18th St. (@ Dolores)
San Francisco Solidarity March from Mission High to Mission Police Department
6’ apart — bring masks
Host: Student – Led
NOTE:. Groups located in the Mission have posted info.
6. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Labor Contingent 4 Black Lives at Mission High March
Meet @ Tartine Bakery
18th St & Guerrero, SF
Black and brown communities are under attack by racist policing and are suffering disproportionate health and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move into a recession and budget shortfalls, we must resist austerity measures and fight for real solutions – divest from policing and invest in healthcare, education and housing for our communities. Now is the moment for labor movement to stand with black youth-led movements rising up for justice – join us!
Join us in supporting a black youth-led rally and march from Mission High to the Mission Police Station demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to racist police violence.
Support the Movement 4 Black Lives week of action June 1st – June 7th. Participate no matter what your risk level – from social media to the streets: m4bl.org/week-of-action
Host: Jobs with Justice San Francisco
7. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Peaceful Protest in front of Hayward City Hall
Hayward City Hall
This peaceful protest, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, will be a way for our community to stand for/by our brothers and sisters who’s lives have been taken at the hands of police officers that have sworn to “protect and serve” us all. The memory of George Floyd will live on and we will continue to fight for justice to be served.
8. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (PT); 8:00pm – 9:30pm (ET), Pt 10 – Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time
In the midst of an historic pandemic, this past week, the pain and frustration of those racial implications and the racial violence embedded in American history exploded into the streets. Beginning with protests in Minneapolis and spreading to cities across the country there is an ongoing protest movement underway. Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and George Floyd, among numerous others, police violence against Black people has re-emerged as a central focus of our political and cultural conversation.
Join us for Part Ten of our “Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities COVID Lays Bare” series.
Hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw
Robin D.G. Kelly
Host: The African American Policy Forum
9. Wednesday, 8:05pm – The Town Sits OUT the Curfew
14th & Broadway
We, The People of Oakland, and our allies and accomplices around the bay, DISSENT to the steadily encroaching FASCISM of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department’s 8pm curfew order!!!
We’ll be sitting down in the intersection of 14th and Broadway to say an unequivocal “F***k your curfew!”
Everywhere we turn there are reminders to fight for each other’s freedom. Today, 6/2, is Miles Hall’s Angelversary ( https://www.facebook.com/events/538186717063894/ ). We defy the sheriff’s orders in honor and memory of him, as well as Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Steven Taylor, and countless others murdered by so-called civil servants.
The CURFEWS here and nationwide are RACIST policing measures that serve the militant suppression of The People. These measures are in clear, direct response to us rising up in defense of Black Lives. We won’t submit to Trump’s “Law and Order State”.
On Monday, June 1st, young organizers from Oakland Tech led a George Floyd Solidarity March that was multigenerational, peaceful, and 15,000 STRONG
On Monday, June 1st, at 7:57 pm, OPD threw flashbang grenades and teargas into the gathered crowd and proceeded in making 100+ arrests into the night — rounding up protesters and non-protesters alike, including many of our unhoused neighbors and essential workers
PANDEMIC REMINDER: Wear your mask. Hold 6 foot distance as much as possible. Bring sanitation supplies such as hand sanitizer for yourself, and more if you have enough to share.
Again, WE DISSENT
Our coalition includes: Anti Police-Terror Project, CRC, Oakland Rising, Bay Rising, CURYJ, Black Organizing Project
Ella Baker Center
Thursday, June 4
10. Thursday, 12Noon (PT); 3:00pm (ET), “A Conversation on Black & Palestinian Solidarity”
Webinar via ZOOM
An important discussion with guest speakers Ajamu Amiri Dillahunt, Noura Erakat, and Ahmad Abuznaid as they talk about the state of Black lives in the US, and the shared struggles between Black and Palestinian communities. It’s important now more than ever to stand in solidarity with one another and to learn about the connections built between different systems of oppression. Read our statement on the murder of George Floyd and the current protests
Ajamu Amiri Dillahunt is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of History at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), Black Workers for Justice (BWFJ), and a board member with the Interreligious Foundation of Community Organizations (IFCO).
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has served as legal counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and as a legal advocate for Palestinian refugee rights at the United Nations. Noura’s research interests include human rights and humanitarian, refugee, and national security law
Ahmad Abuznaid is a Palestinian-American lawyer and organizer based in Dearborn Michigan. After completing law school Ahmad went on to co-found the Florida-based Dream Defenders in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin. While in leadership at Dream Defenders, Ahmad championed racial justice issues across the US and successfully led several delegations of organizers from the Movement for Black Lives and other social justice fights to Palestine. Since leaving the Dream Defenders Ahmad has transitioned to working more intently within Arab America
11. Thursday, 5:00pm, What We Must Do to Dismantle White Supremacy
We are in a moment where people are rising up and taking to the streets to demand justice for Black lives. What has transpired over the past weeks is weighing heavily on us. The state sanctioned violence against Black bodies against the landscape of the current pandemic has reached a fever pitch.
Join 350.org‘s webinar to hear from our organizing department, partners and frontline organizers about ways you can show up in this moment. We will be getting politically aligned around what it means to steep our work in racial justice and equity, ways to work towards dismantling white supremacy and actions you can take to support Black lives. We must defend Black lives and take collective action!