Articles ~ Actions ~ Events, Thursday, Dec. 31 – Tuesday, Jan. 5 (from Adrienne Fong)

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  These are JUSTICE and INCLUSIVE issues!

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. Damali Taylor, vice president of the San Francisco Police Commission, resigns  – December 29, 2020

B. Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Cleveland Officers In Death Of Tamir Rice – December 29, 2020

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/29/951277146/justice-department-declines-to-prosecute-cleveland-officers-who-killed-tamir-ric

C. Mumia Gets a New Chance to Challenge His Murder Conviction  – December 25, 2020

Mumia Gets a New Chance to Challenge His Murder Conviction – CounterPunch.org

D. What If the Christ Child Had Been Born in the American Police State?

E. Snowden and Assange Deserve Pardons. So Do the Whistleblowers Trump Imprisoned – December 23, 2020

https://theintercept.com/2020/12/23/assange-snowden-whistleblower-pardons-espionage/

   See event # 5

F. Congress Restricts US Foreign Military Financing to El Salvador  – December 23, 2020

http://cispes.org/article/congress-restricts-us-foreign-military-financing-el-salvador

G. Why does the world keep quiet about the murder of nuclear scientists?

Why does the world keep quiet about the murder of nuclear scientists? – Middle East Monitor

H. Covid: France rewards frontline immigrant workers with citizenship  – December 23, 2020

Covid: France rewards frontline immigrant workers with citizenship – BBC News

I. Amazon Gets Billions While State And Local Government Budgets Collapse – December 17, 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardmcgahey/2020/12/17/amazon-gets-billions-while-state-and-local-government-budgets-collapse/?sh=5c21625342db

J. San Quentin prison staff forcing prisoners to accept liability for their own deaths from COVID-19 – December 10, 2020

San Quentin prison staff forcing prisoners to accept liability for their own deaths from COVID-19 (sfbayview.com)

K. Those who don’t get COVID-19 vaccine could face restrictions, Ontario officials say – December 7, 2020

L. Water futures set to join likes of gold and oil and trade on Wall Street for first time ever – December 7, 2020

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/water-futures-to-trade-on-wall-street-first-time-ever-2020-12-1029870836

M. Israel’s isolation of Palestinian child prisoners amounts to torture

Israel’s isolation of Palestinian child prisoners amounts to torture | Defense for Children Palestine (dci-palestine.org)

ACTIONS:

1. Demand Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley charge Anthony Pirone with the felony murder of Oscar Grant III

  SIGN: Sign on: Demand Alameda County D.A. Nancy O’Malley charge Anthony Pirone with the felony murder of Oscar Grant III | The Action PAC (grassrootslaw.org)

EMERGENCY PETITION (will be delivered January 1st to get justice for Oscar Grant – after his family has waited for 11 years the family and the community demanded the reopening of the Oscar Grant case, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley agreed but has yet to file charges.  We’re going to deliver petition signatures on January 1st.

Over a decade ago, Oscar Grant was just 22 years old when a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer shot and killed him at a train station. Since then, a stack of evidence has emerged that shows Officer Anthony Pirone was largely responsible for Oscar’s death. But he was never charged for murder.

   See event # 3

2. Trump’s shameful pardon spree: Congress must investigate

  SIGN: Trump’s shameful pardon spree: Congress must investigate (actionnetwork.org)

3. Demand an Immediate Global Ban on Gain-of-Function ‘Biomedical’ and ‘Biodefense’ Research!

  SIGN: Stop the Genetic Engineering of Viruses! Shut Down All ‘Biodefense’ Labs Immediately! – Organic Consumers Association | Organic Consumers

   As the global COVID-19 death toll mounts, the debates rage on. Masks, or no masks? This drug, or that one? Send kids to school, or keep them home? 

  Absent from most of the mainstream coverage of COVID-related issues is the life-or-death conversation we should be having: How do we make sure that this—or something much worse—never happens again?

   It’s time to end the reckless genetic engineering and weaponizing of pathogenic viruses and organisms, carried out under the guise of “biomedicine” and “biodefense,” by demanding an immediate and total global ban all gain-of-function research.

4. Support Parole and Compassionate Release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

  SIGN: Support Parole and Compassionate Release for Dr. Mutulu Shakur | OrganizeFor

5. Time to ban paraquat!

  SIGN: Time to ban paraquat! | Pesticide Action Network (panna.org)

  The departing administration plans to approve continued use of paraquat — the most deadly herbicide currently in use in the U.S.

6. Tell Zara: Stop Profiting From Uyghur Forced Labour

  SIGN: Tell Zara: Stop Profiting From Uyghur Forced Labour – Action Network

  Help Free Uyghurs,  Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui From Forced Labour in China

EVENTS

Thursday, December 31 – Tuesday, January 5  

Thursday, December 31

1. Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, “Why SF’s Independent Press Is Essential” Online Talk

RSVP for tickets: Why SF’s Independent Press Is Essential Tickets, Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

Free

Join editors and publishers from the city’s leading independent news outlets for a discussion about why their work is essential.

About this Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the bottom lines of the city’s news publishers yet their work is now more important than ever. Please join us for a discussion among the editors and publishers of the city’s leading independent news outlets about the critical importance.

Panelists:

48 Hills Publisher Marke Bieschke

San Francisco Bay View Editor Malik Washington

Mission Local Executive Editor Lydia Chavez

Bay Area Reporter Publisher Michael Yamashita

2. Thursday, 3:00pm, New Year No Division – Rally & Car Caravan – San Francisco

 for maximum impact: they are releasing location on the day of. SAVE THE DATE!

– for more info or questions please contact us at connect2theplug@protonmail.net

Black Liberation – – Black Lives Matter – – Indigenous Sovereignty – – Land Back

– the event is organized by Bay Area activists
– our intention: this is a STATEWIDE call to action for unification on the cause of BLACK LIBERATION. we don’t want the movement to disperse or deplete any longer. we must unite and organize as ONE in order to bring a brighter light to our communities, lives taken from us, and our fight for abolition to a NATIONAL level.

Info:   “Black Lives Matter” New Year’s Eve Rally & Car Caravan (funcheap.com)

Friday, January 1, 2021

3. Friday, 12Noon (PT),  “A Devine Cry for Justice” 12th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil

Online

https://particpant.zoom.us/j/96845087566 (passcode: fruitvale)

Please also see Action #1

Join Wanda Johnson, Oscar Grant’s mother, the family, Families United for Justice, and the community of Oakland California, as we celebrate the 12th annual vigil of Oscar Grant

Commemorating the life of Oscar Grant.

Youth Speakers ~ Poets ~ Artists ~ Community Leaders ~ Activists ~ Lawyers ~ Educators ~ Family & Friends

Host: Oscar Grant Foundation

Info: Event Page – fu4jnetwork.org  / 12th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil | Facebook 

4. Friday, 12Noon – 5pm, Million Children March

Lake Merritt Park
Oakland

As we gather on this day of new beginnings to address the people, on what steps we will be taking next as a collective going into this new and sacred year. A call to all oppressed Nations peoples that have suffered under this reign of terror and its cruel rulers the United States Government. It is time we shine light on the urgency to separate political bands with this system and to institute a new system that will protect our freedom , our dignity, and our future. A new system for the People, by the People that will protect us all with the same Military structure only new leadership that will no longer be based solely on world domination and dictatorship.

For Decades if not Centuries now this Leadership has showed us why it is written that a Revolution is the duty of the People to carryout once a system becomes destructive and or threatens the safety of the People without cause. These cruel rulers have showed us that they do not have our Children’s wellbeing, health, our safety or our future in their greatest interest.

Info: (1) Million Children March | Facebook

Monday, January 4

5. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden: Free Them NOW!

(In person demo)

British Consulate
1 Sansome St. (nr. Market St.)
SF

JULIAN ASSANGE EXTRDITION HEARING VERDICT RELEASE

Judge Vanessa Baritser, who is presiding over Julian Assange’s extradition hearings, had acknowledged the political nature of Assange’s hearings and decided not to rule until after the U.S. Presidential election on November 3rd.

This decision will have lasting impacts on journalism in the U.S. and globally.

Now is the time to stand up for the freedom of journalist Julian Assange and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The trial decision will be read at the UK court hearing on January 4, 2020 at 12 noon and we will be rallying in San Francisco at the British consulate to demand that he be immediately freed.

He is a journalist who is in jail for exposing the crimes of US, British imperialism and the multi-nationals that run the world. WikiLeaks has taken the mask off the real criminals and terrorists running the US government.

We demand that all charges be dropped against him and Edward Snowden who is also faced with being arrested for being a whistleblower against the crimes of the US war machine.

Join us, along with #Candles4Assange events world wide.

Bring signs/banners if you have them, but mainly bring yourself.

Safe distancing and masks

Host: Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange

Info: Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden: Free Them NOW! : Indybay

Tuesday, January 5

6. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Tenants Together Collective Support & Tenant Clinic/ Clínica de Apoyo Colectivo y Derechos de Inquilinas/os

Register Here: https://bit.ly/34oWUxV

Join if are a tenant and/or a tenant advocate with questions about your rights and to learn about what is happening regarding our #CancelRent campaign!

EVERY other TUESDAY from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

What to expect:
* Share updates on local, regional, state and national policies
* We will answer questions and concerns
* It will be space for sharing stories and popular education
* Collectively strategize to #CancelRent

Host: Tenants Together

Info: (1) Tenants Together Collective Support & Tenant Clinic/ Clínica de Apoyo Colectivo y Derechos de Inquilinas/os | Facebook

7. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Treasure Island Citizen’s Advisory Board Meeting –

Online

To view on browser: Webex Events

PUBLIC COMMENT CALL-IN: 415-655-0001

Access Code: 146 091 8341

MEETING AGENDA

I. Roll Call

Public Comment – 5 min

Approval of the March 3, 2020 and December 1, 2020 Minutes
(Action Item) – 5 minutes

TIDA Staff Updates (Informational Item) – 15 min

Election of CAB Officers (Action Item) – 5 min

Development Activities: Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021 (Informational Item) – 30 min

Future Agenda Items Discussion (Informational Item) – 10 min

Comments from Board Members – 5 min

Adjourn

See site for more info.

Host: Treasure Island SF Community

Info: Treasure Island Citizen’s Advisory Board Meeting – January 5, 2021 – Agenda | Facebook

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