Articles ~ Executions week of Jan. 11th ~ Actions ~ Events, Monday, 1/18 – Thursday 1/21 (from Adrienne Fong)

Sorry for the lateness  – Computer was on the glitch for several hours

Am not back posting on a regular basis.

*** 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’

  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. Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on first day in office, sources confirm  – January 17, 2021

Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on first day in office, sources confirm | CBC News

B. Biden to reverse Trump’s Muslim ban on inauguration day  – January 17, 2021

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/17/biden-to-reverse-trumps-muslim-ban-on-inauguration-day

C. Ice flies African asylum seekers to Nairobi in last-minute deportation push  – January 16, 2021

Ice flies African asylum seekers to Nairobi in last-minute deportation push | US news | The Guardian

D. Outcry as Trump officials to transfer sacred Native American land to miners  – January 16, 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/16/sacred-native-american-land-arizona-oak-flat

E. Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in America  – January 16, 2021

Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in America – MarketWatch

F. US ignores famine in Yemen as it designates Houthis as ‘terrorists’ January 15, 2021

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210115-us-ignores-famine-in-yemen-as-it-designates-houthis-as-terrorists/

See action # 1

G. Mexico ousts glyphosate and GM corn  – January 14, 2021

Mexico ousts glyphosate and GM corn | Pesticide Action Network (panna.org)

H. Israel MK threatens to destroy Iran nuclear program if US returns to deal  – January 14, 2021

Israel MK threatens to destroy Iran nuclear program if US returns to deal – Middle East Monitor

I. SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say

SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say – The San Francisco Examiner (sfexaminer.com)

J. Officials Condemn DA O’Malley For Not Pursuing New Charges In Oscar Grant’s Death  – January 13, 2021

Officials Condemn DA O’Malley For Not Pursuing New Charges In Oscar Grant’s Death – CBS San Francisco (cbslocal.com)

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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

Sotomayor Says 13 People Executed During Trump Killing Spree ‘Deserved More From This Court’ | Common Dreams News

 “…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)

  20-927 United States v. Higgs (01/15/2021) (supremecourt.gov)

Justice Breyer’s dissent (document)

  20-927 United States v. Higgs (01/15/2021) (supremecourt.gov)

Martin Luther King Jr. abhorred the death penalty. Executing Black men on his birthday would dishonor him – January 14, 2021

Opinion | Martin Luther King Jr. abhorred the death penalty. Executing Black men on his birthday would dishonor him. – The Washington Post

The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’ – January 13, 2021

The Execution of Lisa Montgomery and ‘the Craven Bloodlust of a Failed Administration’ (thenation.com)

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5 ACTIONS

1. Urge President-elect Biden to end US involvement in the war in Yemen on Day 1!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-urge-president-elect-biden-to-end-us-involvement-in-the-war-in-yemen-on-day-1?source=direct_link&referrer=group-the-zero-hour&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_1046900&email_subject=biden-must-end-us-involvement-in-yemen-on-day-one

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!

  SIGN: I’m ready to fight for the 11 million under the Biden administration (actionnetwork.org)

3. President-Elect Biden: Demolish the Death Chamber & Abolish the Death Penalty

President-Elect Biden: Demolish the Death Chamber & Abolish the Death Penalty – Action Network

4. Governor Newsom – Lead on Medicare for ALL!!

  SIGN: Governor Newsom — Lead on Medicare for All! // ¡Diríjanos en Cuidado de Salud (Medicare) para todos! – Action Network

5. Cuba is Not a Sponsor of Terror 

  SIGN: Cuba is Not a Sponsor of Terror! – CODEPINK – Women for Peace

EVENTS

Monday, January 18 – Thursday, January 21

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr.

 (Observed Birthday)

1. Monday, 10:00a (PT); 1:00pm (ET) Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/PPC

Website livestream: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/

FB livestream: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/

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

Info: Call to Action: MLK Moral Monday Interfaith Service of Light, Love and Leadership w/ PPC : Indybay

2. Monday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, 7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy – Car Caravan Edition (UPDATED)

Meet at:

Port of Oakland’s
2777  Middle Harbor Park Road
Oakland

 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

Senior and Disability Action

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.

Host: Anti Police-Terror Project

Info: (1) 7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy – Car Caravan Edition | Facebook

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:

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
visit: www.inquirycommission.org 

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.

Hosts: National Conference of Black Lawyers, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, National Lawyers Guild

Info: International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day | National Lawyers Guild International Committee (nlginternational.org)

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.

Tuesday, January 19

5 Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT): 8:00pm (ET),Advocating for Palestinian Children During the Biden Administration

Webinar

#nowaytotreatachild Webinar January 2021 – No Way to Treat a Child (dci-palestine.org)

For this webinar, we will be using the Zoom platform. Additional instructions and details for joining the webinar will be shared by email with individuals that have registered.

Please follow the campaign on Facebook: (2) No Way to Treat a Child | Facebook

 and Twitter so you don’t miss anything!

 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.

Host: Defense for Children International – Palestine

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

Anyone On / Off Facebook

Online

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!

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

Wednesday, January 20

7. Wednesday, 3:00pm, Workers’ Rally Against Racism and Fascism! For a General Strike!

In person

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton Goodlett Pl
SF

Masks & social distancing

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!

Join us in this rally to raise workers’ own united, independent voice against racism, fascism, poverty and the virus!

Hosts: For a Mass Labor Party in the USA, Freedom Socialist Party, – Bay Area, & Workers World Party

Info: (1) Workers’ Rally Against Racism and Fascism! For a General Strike! | Facebook  or Workers’ Rally against Racism and Fascism! For a General Strike! : Indybay

8. Wednesday, 3:00pm, Eviction, Know Your Rights!

Online / Free

Online: jan21evictionrights_edc.eventbrite.com

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.

Speakers from EDC are:

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.

If you need more immediate information call 415-659-9184 or email legal@evictiondefense.org and/or
samuelg@sfcenter.org

Host: LGBT Center

Info: (1) Eviction, Know Your Rights! | Facebook

Thursday, January 21

9. Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Biden Day One: What’s Next For Muslim Communities?

Online: us02web.zoom.us

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

Info: (1) Biden Day One: What’s Next For Muslim Communities? | Facebook   or  Biden Day One: What’s Next For Muslim Communities? : Indybay

10. Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Monthly gathering with Refugio and Elvira Nieto

Alex Nieto’s Altar
Bernal Hill
SF

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.

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