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Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies
A. As smoke lifts on California’s coast, it lingers in Central Valley, where farmworkers have no refuge – September 17, 2020
B. Police Bureaucracy and Abolition: Why Reforms Driven by Professionals will Renew State Oppression – September 17, 2020
C. Assange hearing day 6: Prosecutor Says Government Can Prosecute Journalist for Publishing – September 16, 2020
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
See Actions # 3 & # 4
H. Luxury Event Company Conducts Homeless Sweep Ahead of Tech Conference – September 15, 2020
1. Israel must release all Palestinian child detainees amid COVID-19 pandemic
2. Tell Facebook: Part ways with Emi Palmor and stop censoring Palestinians
3. ABOLISH ICE
4. DENOUNCE THE UNWARRANTED HYSTERECTOMIES AT ICE FACILITIES – SisterSong petition
5. Tell Congress: Abolish the Federal Death Penalty
Scheduled Federal executions:
William LeCroy, Jr., scheduled for September 22, in Georgia
Christopher Vialva, scheduled for September 24, in Texas
6. No Normalization with Israeli Apartheid! No Weapons Sales to the UAE!!!
On Going Action:
Occupy Antioch Police Department – 24/7 Occupation
Antioch Police Dept. (outside)
300 L Street
(nr. BART’s last stop in Antioch)
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.
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.
Friday, September 18 – Monday, September 21
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,
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
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: email@example.com
Host: MAAFA San Francisco Bay Area
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)
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
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!
Saturday, September 19
4. Saturday, 12Noon (PT); 3:00pm (ET), Kevin Zeese Presente! – Virtual Vigial
Live stream on Facebook and Youtube
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
12Noon, Holly Park, SF
96th & Cherry St., Oakland
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
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:
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.
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%
Sunday, September 20
7. Sunday, 12Noon – 1:30pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:30pm (ET), Standing Against Racism & War – the Only Road to Peace
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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.
– 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.
– 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’,
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.
See FB site for listing of youth leaders
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.”
11. Monday, 12Noon, We Want to Live San Francisco
“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!
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.
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.
13. Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Goodbye and Good riddance to Palantir
100 Hamilton Ave
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