Op-Ed: COVID19 & professional American Football

By Bob of Occupy (aka Political Bob)

September 19, 2020

Last Sunday evening I was curious if the National Football League was going to allow fans to watch their games in the stadiums. They didn’t. Stadiums were completely empty.

Strangely though, down on the field, roughly two hundred male athletes were allowed to punch, scratch, and tackle each other. In hitting or being hit, gasps of aerosol spray from being pounded suddenly was unending. Literally blood and sweat was being transferred from one combatant to another.  All sanctioned. The professional gladiators wore no masks and none maintained social distancing. Yet no spectators allowed and the general public continues to be pressured to wear masks in public and maintain social distancing. Am I the only one that finds this just a little bit incongruous?   

Articles ~ Actions ~ Cancelled event for Sunday (from Adrienne Fong)

Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’

 Am not back posting!

Please post your actions on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies

ARTICLES:

A. The physician accused of performing unwanted hysterectomies in an ICE detention center is not a board certified OB-GYN – September 19, 2020

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-physician-accused-of-performing-unwanted-hysterectomies-in-an-ice-detention-center-is-not-a-board-certified-ob-gyn/ar-BB19cSyt

B. The Long, Disgraceful History of American Attacks on Brown and Black Women’s Reproductive Systems  – September 17, 2020

https://theintercept.com/2020/09/17/forced-sterilization-ice-us-history/

C. Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police – September 16, 2020

D. Israel’s UN envoy insists West Bank annexation ‘not off the table’ – September 16, 2020

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-un-envoy-insists-west-bank-annexation-not-off-the-table/#gs.glihxu

E. eport: In Wake of George Floyd’s Killing, 115 Protesters Shot in the Head – September 15, 2020

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/report-wake-george-floyds-killing-115-protesters-shot-head

4 ACTIONS:

1. Shut down the Senate and stop Trump and McConnell from picking RBG’s successor!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/shut-down-the-senate-and-stop-trump-and-mcconnell-from-picking-rbgs-successor/?link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-sign-now-shut-down-the-senate&email_referrer=email_928430&email_subject=sign-now-shut-down-the-senate

2. Demand BlackRock divest from Palantir and the deportation machine

   SIGN: https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/add-your-name-demand-blackrock-divest-from-palantir-and-the-deportation-machine?detail=emailactionLL&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-sign-the-petition-demand-blackrock-end-all-investment-in-deportation-profiteer-palantir&email_referrer=email_921779___subject_1265733&email_subject=sign-if-you-agree-blackrock-should-not-finance-human-rights-abuses

3. Save the source of the Amazon

   SIGN: http://action.waterkeeper.org/landing-pages/save-the-source-of-the-amazon

Planned dams on Peru’s Marañón River, the hydrological source of the Amazon, would flood farms and caves containing ancient pictographs, block the path of migratory fish, and displace more than 1,000 villagers. By signing our petition and supporting Marañón Waterkeeper, you can help save this pristine wilderness.

EVENT CANCELLED

Sunday, September 20

EVENT CANCELLED!

Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Youth Protect the Bay Protect Her March Against Sexual Assault  – CANCELLED

Meet:

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway
Oakland

Student led

Join us to march from Oakland Tech to Berkeley High against sexual assault and harassment with a large focus on intersectional feminism. The sexual assault and harassment in Bay Area schools needs to stop. Enough is enough.

Young women, particularly Black women and people of color need to feel safe in our own schools and communities. It is time to mobilize this conversation among young people.

Food and water will be provided and Mic will be open to all to speak if wanted.

Please wear RED and/or BLACK. WE BELIEVE YOU.

See FB site for listing of youth leaders

Hosts: East Bay DSA, Sunrise Movement Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/613510639363967


Susan Sarandon endorses Shahid Buttar

It shocks no one to say that Nancy Pelosi is not working people’s best friend. Her total disregard for our lives and livelihood during this pandemic, though, has hit a new low even for her.

In March, she openly opposed direct payments to Americans. After Republicans backed this popular idea, she had to join them in supporting it.  But given progressives’ $2,000 monthly Universal Basic Income plan and Trump’s $1,200 one-time check, she chose the latter without putting up a single fight.

I don’t know what Nancy thinks $1,200 would cover. As the 3rd richest member of Congress, maybe she doesn’t understand the reality facing working people–or maybe she just doesn’t care.

After 4 rounds of legislation, Nancy also outrageously did NOTHING to protect renters, homeowners, or unhoused folks. Be it free COVID treatment, cancelling student debts, bringing Congress back to work…name any priorities for working people, Nancy threw up her hands and walked away.

The groups Nancy did make sure to take care of? Big corporations, the insurance industry, and lobbyists.

When we worked hard to flip the House in 2018, we were promised real progressive changes. Instead, Nancy has passed ALL of Trump’s rapidly increasing military budgets, extended the PATRIOT Act again and again to give Trump unconstitutional spying powers, funded Trump’s ICE and border camps, and supported Trump’s coup attempts in South America. All at the same time, she publicly attacked the Squad and mocked the Green New Deal as “the green dream, or whatever.”

This pandemic has made it absolutely clear that Nancy not only doesn’t know how to wield her immense power to fight for working people, but she also isn’t interested in fighting for working people, PERIOD.

That’s why we must elect Shahid to Congress to replace her.

Though I don’t have the pleasure of living in San Francisco, what happens in this election has ramifications for me and my family.  Social, racial, housing & environmental justice policy impacts all of us and that’s why I support Shahid Buttar, a man who’s record shows that he will make the necessary change that our country so desperately needs. We literally cannot afford any more of Nancy’s let-them-fight-over-bread-crumbs politics – not when our planet is burning and a pandemic is threatening every single American’s safety and livelihood.

Please donate whatever you can afford. We need real change and bold leaders to fight for it, NOW.

💌 46 days remain 💌 Will you join me and chip in $12.00 today to make sure Shahid beats Nancy in November? If you have payment information saved with ActBlue, your contribution of $12 will go through immediately. Thanks for your support!

In Solidarity,

Susan Sarandon

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died! Huge Ramifications Explained!

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BOB DYLAN – THE TIMES, THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Apartment Sessions Join our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/41b66ac8ba8a/apart… “if your time to you is worth savin’, the you’d better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a-changin’” We may do this on a regular basis, essentially an Apartment Sessions residency outside trump tower, same place, same song. We see this as our duty as artists, to strengthen community in fearful times. Would y’all show up when you can? @Apartment Sessions — trump tower – The Times, They Are a-Changin’ Words and Music by Bob Dylan Special Thanks to NYPD Officers Maldonado and Stapleton Video – Liz Maney Camera 2 – Eric Tortora Pato Sound – Evan Tyor Performed by the Apartment Sessions Family and passersby S.P. Monahan, Georgia Sackler, Song Yi Jeon, Ethan Crystal, RJ Vaillancourt, Josh Plotner, Ally Jenkins, Kaitlyn Raitz, Jessica McIlquham, Rob Taylor, Jake Ohlbaum, Daniel Emond, Allie Dobyns, Lauren Stamm, Chloe Solomon, Chuck Waterfield, Dane Scozzari, Will Leet, Meg Halcovage, Cynthia Meng, Robyn Carter, Martin Palms, Shoshana Seid-Green, Ella Mora, Shubh Saran, and Eleanor Konrad. Let us know who we missed! Create, Love, and #resist

Shahid vs Pelosi 2020

Shahid Buttar for Congress San Francisco stands for peace, human rights, environmental justice, and digital rights. Why won’t our Representative in Washington show up for those values? In 2018, our movement overcame an entrenched centrist incumbent in New York. We secured a champion for peace & justice from Minnesota. And our campaign to replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi as San Francisco’s representative in Congress won more votes against her than any primary challenger from the left in a decade. Now, we’re back to finish the job in 2020. We can’t afford to wait another generation for our leaders to “evolve” on climate change or universal healthcare. Join our campaign now to create the change we need in Congress! We invite your support: — Donate at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sha… — Volunteer at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/volun… — Learn more at https://shahidforchange.us — Connect with us at @Shahidforchange on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shahidforchange), Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/shahidforchange), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shahidforch…) Video created by https://mcclainmedia.co

Kevin Zeese 1955 – 2020

Kevin Zeese
Rest in Power: It’s Our Money podcast celebrates Kevin Zeese

The sudden passing of Kevin Zeese has removed from the stage of social, political and economic activism a powerful voice and a tireless worker. Whether leading occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC in defiance of the government’s intention to bring down their democratically-elected government, leading national efforts against war, helping launch the Occupy movement or a host of other causes, Kevin Zeese made profoundly inspiring and practical contributions to this new era of American democratic action. Zeese was optimistic about the changes brewing over the next few years – we revisit some of his insightful reckonings about this moment in our national history.   

Articles: ~ Actions ~ On going event ~ Events for Friday, Sept. 18 – Monday, Sept. 21 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’

 Am not back posting!

Please post your actions on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies

ARTICLES

A. As smoke lifts on California’s coast, it lingers in Central Valley, where farmworkers have no refuge – September 17, 2020

https://news.yahoo.com/as-smoke-lifts-on-californias-coast-it-lingers-in-central-valley-where-farmworkers-have-no-refuge-194945873.html

B. Police Bureaucracy and Abolition: Why Reforms Driven by Professionals will Renew State Oppression – September 17, 2020

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/09/17/police-bureaucracy-and-abolition-why-reforms-driven-by-professionals-will-renew-state-oppression/

C. Assange hearing day 6: Prosecutor Says Government Can Prosecute Journalist for Publishing – September 16, 2020

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/09/16/assange-hearing-day-six-prosecutor-says-govt-can-prosecute-journalist-for-publishing/

D. For daily 10 minute video report on Assange Hearing:

E. We cannot allow police unions to define public safety  – September 15, 2020

  See event # 2

F. Light discipline for police misconduct is the norm in San Francisco – September 15, 2020

G. Georgia doctor who forcibly sterilized detained women has been identified  – September 15, 2020

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/15/1977657/-Exclusive-Georgia-doctor-who-forcibly-sterilized-detained-women-has-been-identified

  See Actions # 3 & # 4

H. Luxury Event Company Conducts Homeless Sweep Ahead of Tech Conference  – September 15, 2020

6  ACTIONS

1. Israel must release all Palestinian child detainees amid COVID-19 pandemic

   SIGN: https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/petition_israel_must_release_all_palestinian_child_detainees_amid_covid_19_pandemic

2. Tell Facebook: Part ways with Emi Palmor and stop censoring Palestinians

   SIGN: https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/stop-censoring-palestinians?sourceid=1001141&ms=BDS

3. ABOLISH ICE

   SIGN: https://abolishicenow.org/?referrer=group-dataforprogress&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fabolish_ice%3Frecurring%3Dtrue&link_id=3&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_926135___subject_1270941&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-if-youre-older-than-17-youre-older-than-ice&email_referrer=email_926135___subject_1270941&email_subject=were-going-to-abolish-ice

4. DENOUNCE THE UNWARRANTED HYSTERECTOMIES AT ICE FACILITIES – SisterSong petition

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpnF3u8Iyr3EgBXhe270utN4ZaT1FtjHmVqr3d8PVfQLwn_A/viewform?gxids=7757

5. Tell Congress: Abolish the Federal Death Penalty 

   SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-abolish-the-federal-death-penalty?clear_id=true&source=email-when-your-child-is-to-be-executed-voices-of-experience-today-at-2pm-edt

  Scheduled Federal executions:

     William LeCroy, Jr., scheduled for September 22, in Georgia

    Christopher Vialva, scheduled for September 24, in Texas

6No Normalization with Israeli Apartheid! No Weapons Sales to the UAE!!!

   SIGN: https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=9681

On Going Action:

Occupy Antioch Police Department – 24/7 Occupation

Antioch Police Dept. (outside)
300 L Street
Antioch
(nr. BART’s last stop in Antioch)

Hx:

On Friday, September 4th, five young activists from the City of Antioch—Shagoofa Khan, Maria Brown, Michelle Parmenter, McKenna Peterson, and Lacey Brown—and Michael James, a former resident of the Mission District of San Francisco, now an East Bay resident, began a hunger strike.

On September 9th the Hunger Strikers officially ended the Hunger Strike but continue to OCCUPY the front of the Antioch Police Department 24/7.

Demands:

1. The immediate termination of Officer Michael Mellone from Antioch Police Department for his known record of illegally using lethal force in the killing of Luis Góngora Pat in San Francisco, and new surfacing allegations of abuse of force in Antioch;

2. The immediate resignation of Steve Aiello as President of Antioch Police Officers’ Association for promoting violence against peaceful protesters;

3. The integration of community representatives as equal participants (unaffiliated with the City of Antioch & its government) to the “Bridging the Gap” forum during which a third-party facilitator will be assisting a discussion on racial injustice and police community relationships. We demand also that the next forum meeting happen within the following 30 days and be publicly announced through the appropriate outlets to maximize attendance.

This year it became known that Ofc. Mellone left the San Francisco Police Department on August 18th—a day before SFPD’s Internal Affairs was set to hand down a historic suspension for violating almost every SFPD rule in the book when he fired two different lethal weapons that resulted in the killing of Luis Góngora Pat—and began working days later with the Antioch Police Department. According to San Francisco D.A. Boudin “…the timing makes very clear that the resignation was aimed at and was effective at avoiding accountability.”

Since the activist started their demonstration they have received multiple threats, have had eggs thrown at them and have also received death threats.

Support welcomed!  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/6Forced2Strike/?notif_id=1599634473005674&notif_t=page_name_change&ref=notif

EVENTS

Friday, September 18 – Monday, September 21

Friday, September 18

1. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Black Lives Matter – Vehicular Hands Around Lake Merritt

Meet in your car, on Lake side, across the street from

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave,
 Oakland 94610

Get in your car and join MAAFA SF Bay Area and Wanda’s Picks in a Vehicular Hands Around Lake Merritt, 1st & 3rd Fridays at 12 p.m.

Everyone, esp.: People 55+, People with Disabilities, People who are high risk

To Prepare
Make signs with SIMPLE MESSAGING. BE CREATIVE. IF you are directly impacted by police violence, list your names. Also list the names of Bay Area citizens & others killed by police.

Suggestions: “CHARGE Derek Chauvin WITH 1ST DEGREE MURDER”; “ARREST & CHARGE OFFICERS: Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao”; “8 MINS. 46 SECS”; BLACK MEN CAN’T BREATHE; CHECK YOUR RACISM; CHECK YOUR WHITENESS; I LOVE BEING BLACK; BLACKNESS IS NOT THE PROBLEM; ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE; BLACK LIVES MATTER; SAY IT LOUD: BLACK LIVES MATTER; SAY IT LOUD: I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD!; STRUCTURAL RACISM IS REAL; REGISTER TO VOTE & VOTE; NO MORE POLICE STATE; FISTS UP FOR BLACK LIVES; BLACK PEOPLE COUNT: COMPLETE THE 2000 CENSUS

Put the name of organizations you are affiliated with on your car signs so bystanders can join the movement. We will have a soundtrack. We will make one revolution starting at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, we will creep around the Lake slowing traffic (5 miles an hour). For information call Ms. Sabir, 510-255-5579 or email: racewoman@gmail.com

Host:  MAAFA San Francisco Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2074221236054669/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

2. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be Shut Down!

SF Police Officers Association (outside)
800 Bryant St. (Sixth St. & Bryant)
SF

Wear masks; practice social distancing

Stand with the Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality:

   – Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be Shut Down.

   – The SF Police Officers Association be Declared a Non Grata Organization

   – Demand the Police Officer Bill of Rights be Abolished

Every Friday

Stand with Mothers on the March, Black & Brown Unity, BBNO,  and community supporters.

3. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Addressing the Anti-Terror Law in the US: A People’s Forum

Online

Register: http://tiny.cc/ForumATL

Join organizations and concerned individuals from the Filipino American community this Friday, Sept. 18th at 6pm (PST) for “Addressing the Anti-Terror Law in the US: A People’s Forum”.

Since Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed RA 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, there has been growing concern on its implementation on Filipino nationals and citizens living in the United States. With news of the Philippine National Police establishing local partnerships with Philippine consulates across the country and local law enforcement agencies amidst the backdrop of grave human rights violations pointing toward the Duterte administration and state security forces in the military and police, our community here in the US deserves immediate attention to our questions and concerns. To hopefully address these concerns, we will invite Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco.

We invite the entire community as well as other allies who stand with us in support to join the public forum where we can share our concerns, questions, and engage in a wider dialogue around the Anti-Terror Law setting foot here in the US!

Hosts: Malaya Movement, Anakbayan Daly City & Malaya Movement NorCal

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/932174317275316/

Saturday, September 19

4. Saturday, 12Noon (PT); 3:00pm (ET), Kevin Zeese Presente! – Virtual Vigial

Live stream on Facebook and Youtube

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hT6K5AxaTu-yuLmxItgZVg

 Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and Spanish. 

Kevin Zeese, a father, public interest attorney and activist, died suddenly on September 6, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the family is organizing an online tribute to him.
Please join us to hear from some of Kevin’s friends, family and mentors and to share your thoughts about Kevin.

5. Saturday, 12Noon – 5:00pm, Cruise 4 Justice

bit.ly/cruiseforjustice  ;

Meet at:

12Noon, Holly Park, SF

   Cruise to:

96th & Cherry St., Oakland

  To

Vallejo Water Front Park

This is COVID-19 safe because we’ll be in our cars, but bring your masks. Polish your ride and floss it out with images of loved ones who you have lost or who are locked up

Bay Area Cruise against police violence and over policing in our communities. Show up & show out to show Black & Brown solidarity for justice. We are cruising from the Mission to East Oakland to Vallejo and spreading blessings and cultura in each sacred space.

We are starting at noon in Holly Park in SF to show love to the family of Sean Monterrosa who was killed by Vallejo PD on 6/2/2020. From there we cruise slow and low across the bridge to Deep East Oakland 96th Ave and Cherry Street to show love to the family of Erik Salgado who was killed by California Highway Patrol on 6/6/2020. From there we head to Vallejo to the Waterfront Park. We will wrap up there and our allies will be feeding us.

**Keep an eye on this page the day of for route info and timing so you know when you and your crew can pull up.**

Hosts: Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Baktun 12, Anti Police-Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3350186995047291/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

6. Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Defund OPD Town Hall – What is Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force?”

***Important: Registration via the Zoom link is required to attend this event! Register at:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-uqqzojE92y0ygmhrVTYFHYI-S4MNn9 ***

Event will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning. For other accessibility needs, please reach out to us.

RSVP and join Carroll Fife (Director, ACCE Oakland & Candidate for Oakland City Council, District 3) and James Burch (Policy Director, Anti Police-Terror Project [APTP]) for a virtual town hall. The purpose of this town hall will be to get community input on goals and expectations for Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Task Force over the next 7-10 months.

Background:
In July 2020, spurred by community demands to reduce the Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) budget by at least 50%, the Oakland City Council voted to establish a “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force” which will present recommendations to reduce the OPD budget by Spring of 2021. This task force will be made up of 17 Oakland residents, including James Burch, APTP Policy Director, and will establish recommendations to be considered by the Oakland City Council regarding ways to invest in alternatives to policing and reducing the amount of money spent on OPD by 50%

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316524119572379/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

Sunday, September 20

7. Sunday, 12Noon – 1:30pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:30pm (ET), Standing Against Racism & War – the Only Road to Peace

Live streamed

Tune in on Facebook

 or Twitter

Pivot to Peace

People from all walks of life are coming together to fight another pandemic – racism. As the US prepares for confrontation and “major power conflict” with China, millions of Asian-American people are experiencing the racial effects of a new Cold War. We, people inside the United States from a diverse range of backgrounds, are standing together to say NO to racism.

Today, a new wave of Anti-Asian racism, persecution and discrimination is being directed against Chinese-Americans and Chinese students studying at US universities. The newest wave of anti-Asian racism inside the United States is the direct result of the reorientation of US military policy that put our country on a “major power conflict” with China. Now is the time for all people of conscience to stand together to say NO to racism and war, and YES to peace with China.

For full biographies: https://peacepivot.org/?fbclid=IwAR2qx8CUtmP8qpokF-JWPKQYRVB7UBp8tnwaALupkWOHrzPItgpCaZfgAmY

Featured speakers:

  – Julie Tang, a retired judge of the San Francisco Superior Court and previously, an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco . She helped create and presided over the first Domestic Violence Court in San Francisco in 1997. Upon retirement in 2015, Judge Tang works as a part-time mediator and a full-time peace activist. 

  – Dale Minami, besides being a top lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area in personal litigation, is famously known for leading a legal team of pro bono attorneys in successfully reopening Korematsu v. United States, resulting in the erasure of Fred Korematsu’s criminal conviction for defying the internment of Japanese Americans. He has also been involved in many civil rights class actions suits for minorities and pushed for minorities in the judicial appointment process. Minami is a co-founder of the Asian Law Caucus, the Asian-American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the Asian Pacific Bar of California and the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans.

  – Margaret Kimberley, is a co-founder and Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report. She is the author of the book “Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.” She is also a contributor to the anthologies “In Defense of Julian Assange,” and “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.” Ms. Kimberley is an Administrative Committee member of the United National Antiwar Coalition and the Coordinating Committee of Black Alliance for Peace.

  – Dr. Steven Pei, is an engineering professor at the University of Houston. He is a former president of the Houston 80-20 Asian-American Political Action Committee (PAC) and the founding chair of United Chinese-Americans ( www.ucausa.org). He also works with a group of volunteers to advocate for transparency, oversight, and accountability of government to ensure justice and fairness for Asian Americans, in particular, the recent investigation and prosecution of Chinese-American scientists.

  – Sameena Rahman, is an anti-war activist based in Los Angeles, and is currently a graduate student. She became interested in the anti-war and the anti-imperialist movement based on her experiences growing up in the Middle East, and experiencing Islamophobia post-9/11.

  – Brian Becker is a long-time activist and is the national director of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).

  – Carlos Martinez, is an activist and author from London, England. He runs the politics/history blog Invent the Future, and is convenor of the No Cold War campaign. His first book, ‘The End of the Beginning: Lessons of the Soviet Collapse’,

  – Satya Vatti, is an immigrant from South-East India, and an anti-war activist based in New Mexico, where she is a leading organizer of the US peace and anti-war movement. 

Host: Pivot to Peace

Info: https://business.facebook.com/events/328077748316818

8. Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Youth Protect the Bay Protect Her March Against Sexual Assault

Meet:

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway
Oakland

Student led

Join us to march from Oakland Tech to Berkeley High against sexual assault and harassment with a large focus on intersectional feminism. The sexual assault and harassment in Bay Area schools needs to stop. Enough is enough.

Young women, particularly Black women and people of color need to feel safe in our own schools and communities. It is time to mobilize this conversation among young people.

Food and water will be provided and Mic will be open to all to speak if wanted.

Please wear RED and/or BLACK. WE BELIEVE YOU.

See FB site for listing of youth leaders

Hosts: East Bay DSA, Sunrise Movement Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/613510639363967

Monday, September 21

9. Monday, 7:30am, Stop Evictions, Save Lives!

7:30am — If you live on the West Side, meet us at Andronico’s

 1200 Irving, SF

 for a caravan to the courthouse

8:30am — The second part is a rally at the court house

US Court
400 McAllister St.
SF

 where we will stand in solidarity with our neighbors facing eviction

Please join us in this effort to STOP EVICTIONS AND SAVE LIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO

Host: West Side Tenants Association

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/332366184845516

10. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET), Surveillance in an Era of Pandemic and Protest

Sign up: https://join.theintercept.com/signup/nk-sz-event-signup_fbad/?source=fb-ads-20200921-la_don-nk_surveillance&fbclid=IwAR3Fip_HOfe8m5fSk6N4TB3m7DAYivA0EO4vakKfPA6_y9waj2X70cennKs

As this summer of pandemic and racial justice protests draws to a close, Naomi Klein will host a landmark conversation between Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and Simone Browne, author of Dark Matters: On The Surveillance of Blackness. On a live webcast, the three will discuss how both governments and tech giants are using our moment of overlapping crises to push through discredited surveillance technologies that threaten privacy, democracy and any hope of equality.

Early in the pandemic, Klein wrote that these forces have aligned to “advance a vision of a future in which our every move, our every word, our every relationship is trackable, traceable, and data-mineable.” For the privileged, “almost everything is home delivered, either virtually via streaming and cloud technology, or physically via driverless vehicle or drone.”

But, Zuboff warns, “We’re not necessarily locked into this deterministic narrative that too many pundits are hawking and the tech companies are salivating over — that post-Covid, we’re going to have comprehensive biosurveillance of all of society.” “People are worried. People are asking questions.”

Racial justice movements are also winning major victories against surveillance technologies like facial recognition. And as Simone Browne reminds us, “surveillance is nothing new to Black folks.” In Dark Matters, she Browne traces modern surveillance practices back to the policing of Black lives under slavery, comparing the branding of slaves to present-day methods of tracking, surveilling, and commodifying people.”

Hosts: The Intercept & Naomi Klein

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/780210006072872/

11. Monday, 12Noon, We Want to Live San Francisco

SF Financial District
Folsom & Beale Sts.
SF

“We Want to Live!” “SOUND THE ALARM”
“California Is On Fire!!”

It’s been over 560 days since San Francisco declared a climate emergency. Over 3 million acres have burned and over 25 people and thousands of wild and farmed animals have perished in the last month due to the raging wildfires, drought, and erratic weather conditions.

Extinction Rebellion is demanding that the government #TellTheTruth, #ActNow by establishing a #NetZero2025 carbon emissions goal, and convening a #CitizensAssembly to reach that goal.

 Come join in the revelry as we chalk the sidewalks, drop banners, and post flyers from 12pm-3pm with optional breaks.

At 3pm, pre-determined and trained volunteers will stand in a pedestrian crosswalk, refusing to yield until the police arrive. They HOPE to get arrested, and they will need our support! We will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines, so please bring your face cover and remember to socially distance!

Hosts: XRO Extinction Rebellion Oakland, Pacific Region, Extinction Rebellion America XR, & 3 Other groups

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/16/18836681.php  or  https://www.facebook.com/events/646858282901459   

12. Monday, 3:00pm, March Against Death, Lies, and Fascism, and for HUMANITY! Trump/Pence Out Now!

Meet at:

24th Street & Mission
SF

Trump deliberately deceived the world about the danger of the virus at the cost of tens of thousands of lives. Bob Woodward got it on tape! Now, Trump continues to lie, assail science, traffic in conspiracy theories, hold super-spreading rallies, and sabotage attempts to contain the pandemic. Many of those lost – disproportionately Latinx and Black – Trump would have gladly killed off anyway.

On September 21, mark the grim milestone of 200,000 Covid-19 deaths with the resounding demand for an end to the death, lies, and fascist escalation: TRUMP/PENCE OUT NOW!

The science-hating response to COVID-19 is but one leading edge of an entire program of hatred, bigotry, and cruelty directed at the masses of people. The different strands of this fascist program – the white supremacy, the misogyny, the xenophobia, wrapped in the flag and the Bible taken literally – are consolidating into a different form of rule in this country, relying on violence, terror, and brutality.

Waiting for or relying on the upcoming election alone – an election Trump is already sabotaging and refusing to be bound by – to remove this regime is not just irresponsible. It is complicity.

Host: Refuse Fascism – Bay Area, & Vigil for Democracy, Wall of Many & Resistance SF

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1235322266814478   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/17/18836710.php

13. Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir

100 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto

Palantir’s finally leaving Palo Alto. After 17 years with its headquarters in Silicon Valley, the company’s escaping to Denver, specifically citing a culture of “intolerance” in the Bay Area.
We made that happen!

Hundreds of people protested Palantir in the last few years, demanding that they cut their contracts with ICE and stop supporting foreign wars. We marched outside their headquarters, through downtown Palo Alto, even to CEO Alex Karp’s house, demanding that they stop providing the tools that facilitate anti-immigrant terror and enable surveillance, mass raids, deportations, and de facto family separation.

Now it’s time to bid them farewell for good. We want to bring together the coalition of groups that has protested Palantir for one last action outside their headquarters

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/322165399208237/     or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/14/18836633.php