HEALING FROM HATE | OFFICIAL HD TRAILER (2019) | DOCUMENTARY | FILM THREAT TRAILERS

Film Threat HEALING FROM HATE examines the root causes of hate group activity through the bold work of those battling intolerance on the front lines, featuring Life After Hate, an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis to help others exit hate groups. Directed by Peter Hutchison. Healing From Hate will premiere at DOC NYC 2019. Subscribe to Film Threat: https://bit.ly/2vlR9zl Thank you. We like it when you subscribe.

JON MEACHAM AND CENK UYGUR DEBATE CONSERVATISM

TYT’s The Conversation Author of The Soul of America Jon Meacham speaks with Cenk Uygur on The Conversation about the long struggle between progressives and conservatives. https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the…http://jonmeacham.com/https://twitter.com/jmeacham MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Cast: Cenk Uygur, *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://tyt.com/live Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: http://youtube.com/subscription_cente… TYT on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyoungturks TYT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks TYT on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theyoungturks Merch: http://www.shoptyt.com Donate to TYT https://patreon.com/tytnetworkhttp://tyt.com/donate Download audio and video of the full two-hour show on-demand + the members-only postgame show by becoming a member at http://tyt.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Gift membership: http://tyt.com/gift Producer, Senior Producer and Executive Producer membership: http://go.tyt.com/producer Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary) #TYT#TheYoungTurks#TheConversation

THE MAN CARD | FULL MOVIE | A FILM ABOUT WHITE MALE IDENTITY POLITICS FROM NIXON TO TRUMP

STREAMING FOR FREE THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2020: Media Education Foundation For years, right-wing politicians and pundits have repeatedly criticized the left for playing “the race card” and “the woman card.” This new film turns the tables by taking dead aim at the right’s own longstanding – but rarely discussed – deployment of white-male identity politics in American presidential elections. Ranging from Richard Nixon’s tough-talking, law-and-order campaign in 1968 to Donald Trump’s hyper-macho revival of the same fear-based appeals in 2020, “The Man Card” shows how the right has mobilized dominant ideas about manhood and enacted a deliberate strategy to frame Democrats and liberals as soft, brand the Republican Party as the party of “real men,” and position conservatives as defenders of white male power and authority in the face of transformative demographic change and ongoing struggles for racial, gender, and sexual equality. “The Man Card” will be streaming free through Election Day. Provider: Media Education Foundation & Eat the Moon Films Release Date: 2020 Running time: 55:26 Creator: Jackson Katz Directors: Peter Hutchison & Lucas Sabean Producers: Peter Hutchison & Lucas Sabean Writers: Jackson Katz & Jeremy Earp Executive Producers: Jeremy Earp & Sut Jhally Genres: Documentary, Independent FAIR USE NOTICE: THE MEDIA MATERIAL IN THIS FILM IS PROTECTED BY THE FAIR USE CLAUSE OF THE U.S. COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1976, WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE REBROADCAST OF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMMENTARY, CRITICISM, AND EDUCATION.

Slavery reparations task force proposed for S.F.

Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. Kevin N. Hume/ S.F. Examiner

First draft would be due within 18 months

San Francisco would establish a 15-member advisory body to draft a plan for paying reparations for slavery, under a proposal introduced by Supervisor Shamann Walton.

Walton’s legislation is the latest step moving The City closer to providing reparations, an idea that is gaining ground in other jurisdictions. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 3121, which requires the state to establish a task force to develop reparation proposals for African Americans who are descendants of slaves.

“The United States has a history of inflicting trauma on communities of color and that trauma continues to exist in our community,” Walton said Tuesday, when introducing the legislation. “This is not the America we envisioned. But this can be the San Francisco that we need to correct the wrongs of history.”

The African American Reparations Advisory Committee would have to submit within six months of its first meeting an outline of its strategy for developing the reparations plan to the Board of Supervisors for review. A draft of the plan would be due within 18 months of its first meeting and a final draft within two years.

The members would be appointed by the Board of Supervisors, with each seat filled by someone satisfying specific criteria. For example, seats would need to be held by someone who lives in public housing, someone displaced from San Francisco due to gentrification, someone with expertise in venture capital, a small business owner and someone who was formerly in jail.

The Human Right Commission would provide the staff for the committee.

The legislation spells out what the “San Francisco Reparations Plan” would accomplish, including determining “the scope of and eligibility for a citywide reparations program and the means of disbursing reparations in order to make whole those who have been wronged or who continue to suffer harm from past wrongs, to close racial wealth gaps, and to address ongoing discrimination, anti-Black prejudice, and inequities.”

The plan would also chronicle the legacy of slavery and discrimination “and ongoing institutional discrimination that has prevented the enslaved and their descendants from fully benefiting from the growth of the U.S. economy.” It would also detail the current and historic discrimination in San Francisco with proposed reforms “to guard against the need for future redress.”

The plan would address improving education, housing, transit access, health outcomes and job opportunities for Black residents.

The legislation lives up to Walton’s promise earlier this year to establish the advisory body, which was called for in a resolution he introduced that was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors in August.

The resolution supported a “reparations plan that will comprehensively address the inequities that exist in the African American community as a result of slavery’s legacy of systemic oppression.”

The state law, AB 3121, requires Newsom to establish the five member task force by June 1, 2021. The body would have to submit a final report within a year of its first meeting.

The state law states that more than 4 million Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the U.S. from 1619 to 1865. Slavery officially ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

“As a result of the historic and continued discrimination, African Americans continue to suffer debilitating economic, educational and health hardships,” said the state law, which was introduced by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego).DOCUMENTPAGESTEXTZoom

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“A Barrett Confirmation Is a Catastrophe”: What Democrats Can Do to Block Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

October 21, 2020 (Democracy.org) Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout says Senate Democrats can still block the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, if they use every possible procedural method available to them to slow and frustrate the process. “A Barrett confirmation is a catastrophe,” Teachout says. “A 6-3 majority on the court is basically a bomb coming at what is left of our protections against corruption in politics, against corporate money, against what is left of the Voting Rights Act.”

Mexico: New political movement seeks greater citizen participation

Thursday, October 22, 2020

‘The citizens of Mexico must take the future in their hands:’ Sí por México

Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 (mexiconewsdaily.com)

A new political movement opposed to the government of President López Obrador will be formally launched on October 20.

Sí por México (Yes for Mexico) is committed to combatting corruption and ending polarization fostered by the president, among other goals, according to a document posted on Twitter by Gustavo de Hoyos, president of the Mexican Employers Federation (Coparmex).

His publication of the document came hours after López Obrador said at his morning news conference that a new opposition movement was being formed. The president claimed that Claudio X. González, a businessman, and de Hoyos would head up the opposition group, which he likened to the National Anti-AMLO Front, or Frenaaa, which last month set up a protest camp in Mexico City’s main square.

“[It will be a] Frenaaa 2,” said López Obrador, best known as AMLO.

The document posted by the Coparmex chief began with a question: “What bothers you Mr. President? That citizens are organizing? That there are people who think differently?”

It confirmed that Sí por México was indeed organizing.

“We don’t want to return to how things were before but nor can we remain as we are. The citizens of Mexico must take the future of Mexico in their hands,” the document said.

“On October 20, 2020, we will begin our campaign: yes to citizens’ causes, yes to dialogue and unity, yes to the right to think differently, yes to a fairer Mexico, yes to the head-on combat of corruption, yes to listening to each other, especially others,” Sí por México said.

“This is not the movement of a single person nor two or three. Today there are at least 100 organizations supporting Sí [por México]. The people you mentioned are participating like any other organization; they’re not the bosses. … There are dozens of organizations and thousands of people behind and in front of Sí.”

Sí por México says it is a community of people and organizations that believes that “another Mexico is possible.”

“We are convinced that citizens’ participation is the best path we have to achieve the change the country has been seeking for decades,” the document said.

“Our mission is to break down the walls that separate citizens from politics and to place the great causes of citizens at the center of the political discussion … so that politicians work for the causes of citizens …”

Sí por México said it aimed to achieve its goals with a three-point plan.

“Firstly, we’re going to propose a great national agenda,” the organization said, adding that it would seek to put an end to polarization, “sterile debates” and fights between politicians.

Secondly, a “new majority” will be built around Sí por México, the document said. “We’re going to promote the proposals of Sí in every corner of the country and we’re going to join together all the organizations and people who are willing to work for a Mexico where everyone has a place.”

“… We’re going to show the government and the political parties that we are the difference between winning and losing elections; that they need us given that their duty is to work for the citizens.”

Thirdly, Sí por México said it would “challenge” political parties to adopt its proposals, asserting that a party can win our vote with a “real commitment” to them.

“We’re going to demand that they commit to our agenda in the lead-up to the next elections [in 2021] and we are going to be vigilant [to ensure that] whoever wins complies with their agreements. We’re not going to wait passively for them to come and ask for our vote, we’re going to be active so that they are accountable and win our support.”

The names of about 90 organizations appear on the document. Although de Hoyos published it on his Twitter account, Coparmex is not one of them.

Speaking at his news conference on Thursday morning, López Obrador said the formation of Sí por México was part of a plan by “organic intellectuals” to bring together opponents to his government in the lead-up to the elections, at which the lower house of federal Congress will be renewed and new municipal and state representatives will be elected.

“It’s OK, they’re within their rights and all their freedoms are guaranteed,” he said.

Despite that pledge the president, after reading a different document he attributed to Sí por México, took a moment to mock the group, saying sarcastically: “I am moved, they are so sincere.”

Source: Sin Embargo (sp), Animal Político (sp), Forbes México (sp) 

The Cool, Grey City of Love (San Francisco)

by George Sterling (1869–1926)

    Tho I die on a distant strand,
    And they give me a grave in that land,
Yet carry me back to my own city!
Carry me back to her grace and pity!
    For I think I could not rest
    Afar from her mighty breast.
    She is fairer than others are
        Whom they sing the beauty of.
    Her heart is a song and a star—
        My cool, grey city of love.

    Tho they tear the rose from her brow,
    To her is ever my vow;
Ever to her I give my duty—
First in rapture and first in beauty,
    Wayward, passionate, brave,
    Glad of the life God gave.
    The sea-winds are her kiss,
        And the sea-gull is her dove;
    Cleanly and strong she is—
        My cool, grey city of love.

    The winds of the Future wait
    At the iron walls of her Gate,
And the western ocean breaks in thunder,
And the western stars go slowly under,
    And her gaze is ever West
    In the dream of her young unrest.
    Her sea is a voice that calls,
        And her star a voice above,
    And her wind a voice on her walls—
        My cool, grey city of love.

    Tho they stay her feet at the dance,
    In her is the far romance.
Under the rain of winter falling,
Vine and rose will await recalling.
    Tho the dark be cold and blind,
    Yet her sea-fog’s touch is kind,
    And her mightier caress
        Is joy and the pain thereof;
    And great is thy tenderness,
        O cool, grey city of love!

(idiom.com)

537 Votes (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

HBO The election was lost in many different places, but stolen in Miami. 537 Votes premieres Oct 21 on HBO Max. #HBO#HBODocs#537Votes Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7 Stream on HBO Max: http://itsh.bo/hbo-max Get More HBO Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBODocs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbodocs 537 Votes (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 25 (from Adrienne Fong)

*** ASL interpretation – Let me know if your event needs this service .***

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. Unqualified Impunity: Amy Coney Barrett Once Ruled That a Cop Wasn’t Responsible for a Black Teenager’s Death Because Breathing Isn’t a Constitutional Right

https://www.theroot.com/unqualified-impunity-amy-coney-barrett-once-ruled-that-1845429637

   See event # 2

B. Parents Of 545 Children Separated At U.S.-Mexico Border Still Can’t Be Found  – October 21, 2020

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/926031426/parents-of-545-children-separated-at-u-s-mexico-border-still-cant-be-found

C. SFPD Virtual Town Hall Meeting (Video) – October 19, 2020

   Note – this is what SFPD’s version

D. ‘Democracy Has Won’: Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/19/democracy-has-won-year-after-right-wing-coup-against-evo-morales-socialist-luis-arce

E. Supreme Court to hear case over Trump border wall – October 19, 2020

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/19/supreme-court-trump-border-wall-430137

F. ICE arrests 172 immigrants in sanctuary cities within a six-day span – October 17, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/us/dhs-ice-immigration-arrests/index.html

G. Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Activists Sentenced for 2018 Anti-Nuclear Protest at Georgia Naval Base – October 16, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/16/kings-bay-plowshares-7-activists-sentenced-2018-anti-nuclear-protest-georgia-naval

H. Democrats and the myth of the lesser evil

I. Trump asks UAE to encourage others to build ties with Israel – October 13, 2020

ACTIONS

1. Repeal the 2002 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF)

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/repeal-2002-aumf?source=em20201020&t=8&referring_akid=6555.294094.tEISo0

 Congress is negotiating the final Department of Defense Appropriations bill, and between the Senate- and House-passed versions of the legislation.

Presidents from both parties have warped this authorization, stretching its scope to cover unrelated military activities in Iraq, Syria, and Iran that were not contemplated That includes Trump, who exploited the 2002 AUMF as the legal basis to assassinate Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, and drove us to the brink of war with Iran earlier this year.

Congress has the authority to decide whether U.S. forces should be put into harm’s way, but the 2002 AUMF has left the door wide open to conflict and war under THREE administrations.

2. Tell the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff: Refuse Any Order by Trump to Interfere with the Election

  SIGN: https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13997&track=RefuseTrump1020WBW&tag=RefuseTrump1020WBW&link_id=2&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-tell-military-refuse-illegal-orders-from-trump-on-election&email_referrer=email_965983&email_subject=tell-military-refuse-illegal-orders-from-trump-on-election

3Demand that OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro resign now!

  SIGN: https://www.codepink.org/oas?recruiter_id=60196&fbclid=IwAR23BjPlNIOk4gh9vhHvbSTFHPL99HEzX0PjJLDKXRWizArdZbj3YdiAO_4

EVENTS

Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25

Thursday, October 22  

1. Thursday, 9:15am – 12:15pm (PT), Immigration, Equal Protection and the Promise of Racial Justice  Two day event – Thursday & Friday

Online

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-equal-protection-and-the-promise-of-racial-justice-tickets-119305045603

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Center for Human Rights
and Global Justice at NYU School of Law are pleased to present a legal conference exploring the intersection of immigration and racial justice.

The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called for equal protection to apply to Haitian immigrants, and to prohibit the government from discriminating on the basis of race or national origin.

The conference begins with a discussion of Jean and the struggle to secure racial justice for Haitian asylum seekers in the 1980s. The conference will then explore subsequent efforts by advocates, academics, policymakers, and activists to vindicate the promise of equal protection for immigrants of color in the United States and internationally.

In the midst of arguably one of the biggest social movements in United States history, this conversation will also contribute to discussions on the Movement for Black Lives.

See site for schedule

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/18837654.php

2. Thursday, 12Noon, Protest Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to Full Senate

Meet at:

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office (nr)

One Post Plaza (Post & Market St)
SF

Plan to march to:

Senator Kamala Harris’s office on Bush St.
SF

Masks required

If you or others you know are interested in being a handmaid for this action  contact: afong@jps.net

Today is the day that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on their recommendation of  Amy Coney Barrett as a Chief Justice to the Supreme Court.

Host: Refuse Fascism – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/285358825844708/

3. Thursday, 2:00pm (PT); 5:00pm (ET),  Locating Abolition in the Fight Against Imperialism  

Online

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/locating-abolition-within-the-fight-against-imperialism-tickets-125972341665

  $0 – $25 

Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event.

This event will also be recorded and will have ASL live captions available.***

During this session, we’ll take a deeper dive into the US imperialist project and its impacts. We’ll discuss resistance movements, transformative solidarity, and the fight for abolition.

Speakers:

Lara Kiswani –Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Nicolas Cruz – The Red Nation

William Depoo – Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

Speaker (TBA) – Black LGBTQ Migrant Project

 Woods Ervin (moderator) – Critical Resistance

Hosts: AbolitionNOW Network & Haymarket Books

4. Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, National Day of Protest Against Police Abuse     

Meet at:

Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland 

Resist and Remember. Honoring the lives of Oscar Grant and those who have been lost to police abuse

We are gathering on the National day of protest against police abuse in honor of Oscar Grant, Erik Salgado, Sean Monterrosa, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many other lives taken by law enforcement . 

Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlLfruhTA2/?hl=en    

Friday, October 23     

5. Friday – all day, We Will Not Be Silenced:  Against the Criminalization and Censorship Of Campus Political Speech     

We call on anyone with access to a university Zoom account
to hold a webinar of your own on October 23, 2020, including
a message from Leila Khaled – provided by USACBI –
a National Day of Action Against the Criminalization
and Censorship of Campus Speech.  

Brief history:

On September 23rd, corporate tech giants Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube acted in lockstep with San Francisco State University (SFSU) to shut down an open classroom webinar entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with Leila Khaled,” co-sponsored by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University.

After intense, coordinated outside pressure from Zionist and right-wing factions, both the university and Zoom refused to allow the webinar to be aired.  When organizers changed virtual venues and began live-streaming on YouTube, the same Zionists and right-wing agitators mobbed the comments section and used the reporting function to flag the video to YouTube, which shut it down twenty minutes into this open classroom event because it “violated” the company’s “Terms of Service.”  At the same time, all previous references and invitations to the webinar were removed from hundreds of people’s Facebook pages and Instagram accounts.

Before, during, and since this massive, coordinated, electronic de-platforming by these tech giants, SFSU has refused to support the webinar’s organizers, Profs. Rabab Abdulhadi (AMED) and Tomomi Kinukawa (WGS), defend their academic freedom, or provide them with an alternative platform.

Details:

Info: https://usacbi.org/october-23-we-will-not-be-silenced-day-of-action-against-the-criminalization-and-censorship-of-campus-political-speech/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d4b6c1a3-e331-448b-ba97-53608466041d  

6. Friday, 9:15am – 1:45pm, Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2)

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-equal-protection-and-the-promise-of-racial-justice-tickets-119305045603

See event #1 for partial description

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/18837655.php

7. Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis: Poverty & Policy Solutions – Virtual Conference Day1

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/register-for-the-kairos-policy-conference-october-23-24

ASL interpretation
Open-captioned in English
Traducción en español (Spanish translation)

The conference will address the topic of poverty in America and how it is interlocked with systemic racism, health care in-access, the erosion of labor rights, environmental injustice, militarism and the war economy, and more, and the importance of creating human rights based policy solutions that need to and must happen in our nation.

We are living through a kairos moment, a time defined by both extraordinary danger and possibility. All around us the old ways of the world are crumbling and millions more are joining the ranks of the unemployed, uninsured, unhoused, unfed, and unwell. To dig ourselves out of the wreckage of the present, we desperately need a new moral vision, a blueprint for society that values and defends all life. This is what the Poor People’s Jubilee Platform offers.

The Jubilee Platform is not a proposal to tinker around the edges. Rather, it is a plan to reconstruct society around the needs and hopes of the poor, from economic and racial justice to an end to militarism and ecological devastation. 

The conference will begin with a keynote by Kairos Center Director Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of Repairers of the Breach. We will also hear from organizers, economists, policy experts, theologians, historians, musicians, and other leaders on how we arrived at this moment of crisis and what we can do to chart a new way forward.

See site for agenda

Host: Kairos Center of Religions, Rights and Social Justice, &  Repairers of the Breach and Poor People’s Campaign

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/18837706.php

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

SF Police Officers Association (outside)
800 Bryant St. (at 6th St.)
SF

Every Friday!

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 Officers Bill of Rights Be Abolished.

9. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (PT), Powering a Multi-Racial Movement: Fil-Am Activism & The International Hotel 

Online

Register @ bit.ly/FAHM-Power

Videos will have captions. Discussion will have summarizations available. 

join us as we celebrate Fil-Am History Month by commemorating the legacy of Filipinx Activism during the International Hotel (I-Hotel) struggle and its impact on the subsequent era of advancing affordable housing and human rights in San Francisco.

We will engage in a community reflection featuring Original I-Hotel Defenders, Dr. Estella Habal and Pam Tau Lee and discuss the Filipinx-led multi-racial coalition of left organizations and individuals that saw common ground and joined in the struggle with the migrant residents threatened with eviction and displacement by urban re-development projects. We will watch excerpts from Curtis Choy’s “The Fall of the I-Hotel” hear from the talented Tony Robles, and through hearing from housing activists from SOMCAN, connect to the current struggles facing the San Francisco Fil-Am community.

Co-sponsors:
San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, Chinese Progressive Association, West Side Tenants Association, Richmond District Rising, Bay Area Faith in Action
Host: Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

Saturday, October 24 

10. Saturday, 6:30am – 2:30pm, Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis: Poverty & Policy Solutions Virtual Conference (Day2)

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/register-for-the-kairos-policy-conference-october-23-24   

See event # for details  

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/18837708.php 

11. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Public Education, Privatization, and Class Struggle

Link For Program
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84377536548?pwd=SXlQNnd0ODhYY0ZDWFF3bmh4RWhpQT09

The billionaires have been looting public education resources and funds for a long time. They have been privatizing public schools. They have been handing out federal and state funds meant for higher education to “financial experts” retired from the IMF. In the last few years, militant teachers, school staff, and teaching assistants have been striking to fight back. This year on California ballot, Proposition 15 promises new taxes to fund public education. Did the billionaires have a sudden change of heart?

Join us for a discussion with distinguished panelists who have been on the forefront of the fight for high-quality public education!
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Beth Bowser, UCB UFCLP
Rick Baum, AFT 2121 SF City College
Angie Sijun Lou, UCSC COLA Striker
Carol Lang, AFT PSC Cuny
George Wright, AFT 1493 Skyline College & CSUC Retired

Sponsored by United Front Committee For A Labor Party

See site for more info

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/16/18837592.php

12. Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, March for Democracy   

Meet at:

Rally

Mission High School (steps)
3750 18th St.SF

March to:

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Flier on Indybay is in Spanish and English

SAFE and PEACEFUL: Wear masks, maintain social distance, bring water. This is a non-violent demonstration.

Rally on front steps of Mission High School San Francisco and march through the Mission to SF City Hall. We unite against those who seek to limit our right to vote, intimidate us at the polls, or intend to ignore the electoral outcome.

We join with local and national civic and labor organizations in a day of action to protect our constitutional rights to a fair election. We are working with organizations across the country to show that the American people will not tolerate any interference whatsoever. Let us join together

Hosts: SF Gray Panthers, OccupySF, Refuse Fascism, First Unitarian Universalist Society of SF – Human Rights Working Group, SF Friends (Quarkers) Peace & Social Concern Committee

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/16/18837602.php

13. Saturday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, March Against Extinction

Meet at:

Union Square
SF

follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, so please bring your face cover and remember to socially distance! 

Holloween attire, please dress-up as one of the many forms of life that will soon be extinct in the Bay Area (Humpback whale, Southern Sea Otter, Freshwater Shrimp, California Brown Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, Red-Legged Frog, Mountain Beaver), or come as yourself, because if we fail to act now we humans will also be extinct.

Over 4 million acres have burned this year (an area larger than Connecticut)—in 2018, 1.8 million acres burned. Over 31 people and thousands of wild and farmed animals recently perished due to the raging wildfires, drought, and erratic weather conditions. Bay Area air quality has ranged from unhealthy to hazardous for months. SFO and Oakland International Airports are due to be inoperable and underwater by 2050 OR SOONER. No more business as usual!

Extinction Rebellion America demands that the governments, including the City of San Francisco, act NOW!

Come join us as we march through San Francisco’s shopping district, chalk the sidewalks, drop banners, post flyers, and mobilize the masses with face-to-face (socially distanced) outreach.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/10/18837455.php

Sunday, October 25

14. Sunday, 2:00pm, Mass Public Assembly to Protest & Demand: Trump/Pence Out Now!

Embarcadero Plaza
SF

Trump Is Already Stealing the Election.

WE NEED TO VOTE, BUT TRUMP
WILL NOT BE STOPPED JUST BY VOTING!

On Sunday, October 25, come one and all into the public square for mass protest assemblies to demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

Let us show the world that we are uniting, with courage and conviction, to drive the Trump and Pence from power.

Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2736339760018444