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Am not back posting on a regular basis.
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See Indybay also for other listing of events.
Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies
A. Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on first day in office, sources confirm – January 17, 2021
B. Biden to reverse Trump’s Muslim ban on inauguration day – January 17, 2021
C. Ice flies African asylum seekers to Nairobi in last-minute deportation push – January 16, 2021
D. Outcry as Trump officials to transfer sacred Native American land to miners – January 16, 2021
E. Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in America – January 16, 2021
F. US ignores famine in Yemen as it designates Houthis as ‘terrorists’ January 15, 2021
See action # 1
G. Mexico ousts glyphosate and GM corn – January 14, 2021
H. Israel MK threatens to destroy Iran nuclear program if US returns to deal – January 14, 2021
I. SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say
J. Officials Condemn DA O’Malley For Not Pursuing New Charges In Oscar Grant’s Death – January 13, 2021
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Three Federal Executions week of January 11th
See action # 3
The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to lift “STAYS” on each execution last week. Justice Sotomayor, Justice Breyer and Justice Kagan dissented
Rest in Peace ♥ Lisa ♥
Rest in Peace ♥ Corey ♥
Rest in Peace ♥ Dustin ♥
Sotomayor Says 13 People Executed During Trump Killing Spree ‘Deserved More From This Court’ – January 16, 2021
“…U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denounced the court’s abdication of responsibility in recent months and said that those killed by the state under the arbitrary end-of-office deadline of Trump’s deserved better protections and due process than what they received….”
Judge Sotomayor’s dissent (document)
Justice Breyer’s dissent (document)
Martin Luther King Jr. abhorred the death penalty. Executing Black men on his birthday would dishonor him – January 14, 2021
The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’ – January 13, 2021
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1. Urge President-elect Biden to end US involvement in the war in Yemen on Day 1!
2. Sign the pledge to support undocumented immigrants taking action for PERMANENT PROTECTION for all 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US under Biden!
3. President-Elect Biden: Demolish the Death Chamber & Abolish the Death Penalty
4. Governor Newsom – Lead on Medicare for ALL!!
5. Cuba is Not a Sponsor of Terror
Monday, January 18 – Thursday, January 21
Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Monday, 10:00a (PT); 1:00pm (ET) Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/PPC
MLK Weekend: Prayer and Action with Poor Peoples Campaign
On behalf of the 140 million poor and low-income people in the country, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival—with 45 state coordinating committees, thousands of religious leaders and hundreds of supporting organizations—calls upon the nation to join us in a season of prayer and action. Building the beloved community must
be done with Love tied to Justice, Light grounded in Truth, Leadership rooted in a Moral Agenda for the Nation.
As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris assume the offices of president and vice president of the country, and as members of the U.S. Congress take their place as legislative leaders, we ask all persons of faith and moral conscience to pray for our new national leaders and call on them to embrace the 14 Policy Priorities to Heal the Nation: A Moral and Economic Agenda for the First 100 Days.
See site for 14 priorities
Host: Poor Peoples Campaign
Ends in East Oakland with a short program. (info not provided on FB yet!)
Virtual alternatives for MLK Day:
We will be live-streaming on Facebook and you can listen to the live broadcast of the program at protestsound.com!
Can’t join in person, but want to be with comrades? Join our friends at
for a zoom watch party with ASL and CC available: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcvf…
For seven years, the APTP Reclaim MLK event has been the only MLK March in the city of Oakland and brings together thousands of people across race, class and political ideology with a commitment to build a just and equitable Oakland that Dr. King would be proud of.
For decades, MLK’s legacy has been whitewashed. Often portrayed as a passive figure, in truth he was a radical leader demanding rational change: an end to capitalism, to war, to empire, to poverty, and to white supremacy. Communities in Oakland and across the country take this opportunity every year to celebrate the true spirit of this revolutionary. We intend to follow in his legacy through our campaign to defund the police and refund the community.
The work to Refund. Restore. Reimagine our communities is a modern day reflection of King’s work, legacy and unfulfilled dream. He said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” That’s Oakland’s budget every year. As we reimagine what public safety means in Oakland — violence interruption, housing as a human right, living-wage jobs with dignity, good schools, clean streets and parks, mental health care and crisis support, and thriving communities — we are making King’s Dream a reality.
We acknowledge that the pandemic is still raging through our communities. We will take this seriously. But we also acknowledge the essential work of defunding OPD in order to eradicate police terror. Police terror, like the pandemic, is a public health emergency.
On Monday, January 18, we will take action to demand:
-Cut OPD’s allocation from the General Fund by 50% (roughly $150 Million);
-Redirect funds to invest in housing, jobs, youth programs, restorative justice, mental health workers and other services that actually keep us safe.
-Discontinue unauthorized overtime by OPD;
-An immediate response to the violence in our streets that is NOT rooted in the carceral state.
3. Monday 1/18 – Saturday, 2/6 – International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day
(Hearings begin daily at 10am (ET) There are various hearings thoroughout the day, from January 18th – February 6
Register for the hearings at: https://bit.ly/inquirycommission
The hearings will be broadcast live via Zoom. For a full schedule of the hearings and other information about the Commission of Inquiry please
The International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States will broadcast live hearings online with testimony from victims’ families and lawyers beginning January 18, 2021, which is the the day that the United States will commemorate the birthday of civil rights legend Martin Luther King, Jr. The hearings come to a close on February 6, 2021.
Recognizing that killings and maimings of unarmed Black people by police authorities in the United States escalate unabated and that effective domestic remedies are either non-existent or exacerbated by the policies of the federal government of the United States, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) decided to convene this International Commission of Inquiry.
4. Monday, 4:00pm (PT), Celebrate the King
Please click this link to join: https://tinyurl.com/MLK-Day-NWRU
organized by the National Welfare Rights Union
Margaret Prescod of Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike and
Every Mother is a Working Mother Network will be one of the presenters.
5 Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT): 8:00pm (ET),Advocating for Palestinian Children During the Biden Administration
Please follow the campaign on Facebook: (2) No Way to Treat a Child | Facebook
Join the #nowaytotreatachild campaign for our first webinar of the year! We will share updates, opportunities, and plans for engaging the 117th Congress and the incoming Biden administration to end Israeli military detention of Palestinian children.
Approximately 2.9 million Palestinians live in the occupied West Bank, of which around 45 percent are children under the age of 18.Palestinian children in the West Bank, like adults, face arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment under an Israeli military detention system that denies them basic rights.
The new year presents new opportunities to advocate for Palestinian children who endured grave violations of their rights at the hands of Israeli forces throughout 2020. You can read Defense for Children International – Palestine’s year-in-review to prepare for this webinar and learn what we’re up against.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/34oWUxV
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
Fascism and racism are on the rise! Covid-19 is claiming lives! Poverty, unemployment and homelessness are suffocating the working class! Biden is not going to save us with his neoliberal agenda and suppressive policies!
Listening in on updated Local, State, and Federal mandates on Moratoriums. Eviction Defense Collaboration https://evictiondefense.org/ will be breaking it all down for us and will be taking questions.
Laura Hernandez: the Lead RADCo Coordinator at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. She has worked to administer rental assistance to San Francisco tenants and residents for the past 3 years using a variety of funding sources from agencies in San Francisco.
Ora Prochovnick: the new Director of Litigation and Policy at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. Ora has over 35 years of experience in tenant advocacy, and was the director of a housing clinic and law professor at JFKU before coming to EDC.
9. Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Biden Day One: What’s Next For Muslim Communities?
Join the No Muslim Ban Ever coalition for a virtual gathering following President-elect Biden’s inauguration to discuss the future of Muslim-American communities.
FEATURING Linda Sarsour of MPower Change and Manar Waheed of the ACLU
The ban isn’t theory, but a harmful policy that tears families apart. We must #RepealTheBan and ensure that loved ones are reunited.
Hosts: No Muslim Ban Ever, PAAIA, ACLU, CAIR Chicago & San Francisco, & MPower Change
10. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Monthly gathering with Refugio and Elvira Nieto
Alex Nieto’s Altar
On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder on the 21st day of each month, gather with Refugio and Elvira Nieto at Alex’s Altar – observing ‘social distancing’.
With restrictions of gatherings if you can’t attend – light a candle this evening for Justice for Alex and ALL others who lives have been taken by the police.
On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 – 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. The officers who killed Alex Nieto are: Sgt. Jason Sawyer (then lieutenant. He is also the killer of John Smart in 1998!), Officer Roger Morse, Officer Richard Schiff and Officer Nathan Chew.