Articles ~ Actions ~ Other info of interest ~ Events for Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Friday, Feb. 5 (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis.

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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:

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Events


A. Biden’s Hawkish Foreign Policy Could Derail Moves to Fight Austerity  – February 2, 2021

B. Foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond May deadline – NATO sources – January 31, 2021

Foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond May deadline – NATO sources | Reuters

C. The Navalny Protests Charade: More Western Interference & Disinfo on Russia  – January 30, 2021

The Navalny Protests Charade: More Western Interference & Disinfo on Russia – In Gaza (

D. “This is literally an industry’: drone images give rare look at for-profit ICE detention centers  – January 29, 2021

‘This is literally an industry’: drone images give rare look at for-profit Ice detention centers | US news | The Guardian

E. Yemeni Families File Petition Against US for ‘Unlawful’ Killing of Scores of Relatives – January 29, 2021

F. Test drilling for oil and gas begins in Namibia’s Okavango region – January 27, 2021

Test drilling for oil and gas begins in Namibia’s Okavango region (

    See Action # 2

G. Biden Admin Issues 30+ Drilling Permits – January 27, 2021

Biden Admin Issues 30+ Drilling Permits  | Rigzone

H. ICC inaction enables Israeli occupation violence – January 26, 2021

ICC inaction enables Israeli occupation violence | The Electronic Intifada


1. Urge President Biden to prioritize water as a human right

  SIGN: Sign now to urge President Biden to prioritize water as a human right (

2. Keep the oil industry out of Africa’s natural treasures!

  SIGN: Keep the oil industry out of Africa’s natural treasures! – Rainforest Rescue (

3. Tell the New U.S. Administration to End Economic Sanctions in the Face of the Global Pandemic


4. President Biden: Prioritize Immigrants In the First 100 Days

  SIGN; 100 Days Pledge –

5. Investigate Amazon insecure surveillance network

  SIGN; Investigate Amazon

6. 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

7. Gov. Newsom – Make Rent Relief Mandatory

  SIGN: Stop Eviction Cliff! Forgive Rents! – ACCE Action

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2 Additional Info that might be of interest

We Are Not Your Soldiers

Scheduling now for anti-war vets’ class visits | WE ARE NOT YOUR SOLDIERS!

Scheduling now for Anti-War Vets’ class visits. (remotely)

  Join our National Anti “Military Recruiters” Campaign in the Schools and Communities Featuring Iraq and Afghanistan Vets and World Can’t Wait

For info:  Contact  646-807-3259 or

We’re all set to go to any school, any place, where we are invited. We ask you, if you’re an educator or student, to send us an invitation. If you’re a parent or community member, contact whatever high school or college you have some connection to (or none), explain what we do and ask a teacher, counselor or administrator to invite us. We are glad to gear our presentation to particular curricular needs.

Single Payer Now (SPN)

As many of you know Don Bechler passed away last October.

SPN volunteers have organized themselves to evaluate the status of SPN without Don, and to determine how best to advance the cause of singlepayer healthcare in the future. 

The ask is: if you would like to be a part of this process by participating in an online meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to identify those people who have the ability (any combination of time/energy/financial support), compatibility of vision, and determination to move a revitalized SPN into the future.  At the least, this will entail formalizing a legal organizational structure, assuming financial responsibility, and generating a policy/organizing agenda that advocates: Healthcare for All—Single Payer NOW!  These major decisions, among others, will take place at subsequent followup meetings by the self-selecting re-activators of SPN.

we will be holding an online meeting on Saturday, Feb.13 at 2:00 PM. 

RSVP: By Friday, Feb.5 at the latest, please  send an email to <> and answer the questions below:

Please choose one of the following:

__ I want to help, please send me details on how to join the Zoom meeting.

__ I want to help but cannot participate in the Zoom meeting.  Please keep me informed if possible.

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Tuesday, February 2 – Friday, February 5

Tuesday, February 2

1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Save Ohlone Heritage: West Berkeley Shellmound


Sign up for a Zoom link or watch on Facebook Live or via recording

Free Diversity Series with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, highlighting endangered California sites. The Ohlone Shellmound in West Berkeley, partially destroyed in the 1950s, is in danger of total destruction as part of a new development. This culturally significant site is in immediate danger

Corrina Gould will speak.

About the Ohlone Shellmound: One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2020 “11 Most Endangered Places.” The West Berkeley Shellmound is one the most important and earliest known Ohlone settlements on the shores of San Francisco Bay, with a village dating back 5,700 years, this site served as a burial and ceremonial ground, as well as a lookout and communications site, with the repository of shells, ritual objects, and artifacts forming a massive mound. When Spanish missions began enslaving Ohlone people, many remaining villagers fled. Shell material was later removed by Gold Rush settlers to fertilize farms and line streets. The site was mapped in 1907, and UC Berkeley archaeologists removed 95 human burials and 3,400 artifacts before the shellmound was leveled in the 1950s.Today, the site is still an active place of Ohlone prayer and ceremony, and burials remain under the surface throughout the area–currently a paved parking lot. Although plans to build a large condo project on the site are now on hold, the privately owned site’s future is uncertain.

Host: California Preservation Foundation

Info: Save Ohlone Heritage: West Berkeley Shellmound | Facebook

2. Tuesday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Pt): 5:00pm – 6:30pm (ET), The Fight for Ethnic Studies in CA with Special Guest: Angela Davis


Join the Save Arab American Studies Coalition for a webinar on the fight for Ethnic Studies in California.

Special Guest: Angela Davis

Also Featuring:
Nadine Naber
Andrew Jolivette
Jeff Duncan-Andrade
Russell Jeung
Theresa Montano
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Jason Ferreira

Host: AROC

Info: (2) The Fight for Ethnic Studies in CA with Special Guest: Angela Davis | Facebook

3. Tuesday, 4:00pm (PT); 7:00pm (ET), 100 Days for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Winning the THRIVE Agenda

RSVP: Event Email Signup — Green New Deal Network

You will receive an email reminder with a link to the livestream

Watch the livestream from our Facebook page!

Margaret Kwateng of Grassroots Global Justice, Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement will speak to the opportunity afforded by this moment — and how we must mobilize a multiracial, cross-movement effort to seize it.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) will be joining us as well!

On the call, we’ll hear about the policies that are needed to transform our economy in ways that create good jobs, fight climate change, and advance justice for those on the front lines, and the political waters we must navigate to win them. We’ll leave the call with concrete action steps and updates on what’s next.

Host: It Takes Roots To Win People Solutions

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

Register Here:

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

5. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, “The Black Church: Sneak Peek and History of Bay Area Black Churches & Gentrification


Watch a sneak peek of PBS’s new limited series, “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song”, hosted by KQED Community Advisory Board Panelist, La Niece Jones.

Join her following the preview as she explores the history of the Black Church within the
Bay Area and the encroaching gentrification affecting former black enclaves with special guests:

–Dr. Martha C. Taylor, Allen Temple Baptist Church

–Bishop Joseph Simmons, Greater St. Paul Church

–Bishop Bob Jackson, Acts Full Gospel Church.

About The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song

This two-part series reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change. Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Bishop Michael Curry, Cornel West, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rev. Sharpton & more.

Host: KQED

Info: “The Black Church” Sneak Peek and History of Bay Area Black Churches & Gentrification : Indybay

Wednesday, February 3

6. Wednesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (PT); 4:00pm- 6:00pm (ET), The Peoples’ Struggles and the Emerging Situation in the United States


Register: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Bilingual in English / Spanish

1. Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace
2. Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance
3. Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute
4. Sara Flounders, Sanctions Kill!
5. Joe Lombardo, United National Anti-War Coalition

Followed by Q & A Period

Host: U.S. Peace Council –Committee for International Solidarity an Struggle for Peace (COSI-Venezuela)

7. Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Black Lives Matter At School: California Schools Edition


***Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event. This event will also be recorded and have live captioning.***

#CareNotCops: Join Black Lives Matter at School activists and educators for a conversation about the new uprising for educational justice in California.

Education activists Nathaniel Genene, Jesse Hagopian, Taunya Jaco, Denisha Jones, and Cecily Myart-Cruz in conversation about the struggle against systemic racism in schools, how we can win real educational justice and get cops out of our schools and other lessons from Black Lives Matter at School organizing in California and beyond. The event will include also include a statement from Derrick Sanderlin.

See sites for info on speakers

HOSTS: San José Unified Equity Coalition, United Teachers Los Angeles, nd Haymarket Books

Info: Black Lives Matter At School: California Schools Edition : Indybay

8. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, SF Green New Deal Townhall: A People’s Climate Justice & Just Recovery Platform

Zoom Virtual Event
RSVP for the link:

Event will also be held on Wed., Feb 10th

Come together as communities of color, youth, immigrants, workers and union members to shape a visionary San Francisco Green New Deal & Just Recovery from the pandemic that will transform our city and set an example of what is possible for other cities around the country.

Join with PODER, Jobs with Justice San Francisco, Bayview Advocates, the Public Bank Coalition, United Educators of San Francisco, American Federation of Teachers 2121, SEIU United Services Workers West, SEIU 1021, SOMCAM, SF Rising, IFPTE Local 21, Reclaim Our Power: Utility Justice Campaign, Youth vs. Apocalypse, unions, environmental organizations and allies to craft a bold plan together.

As global climate chaos meets our local crisis of wealth disparity, an ambitious people’s agenda for climate justice and just transition catalyzing a San Francisco Green New Deal could address climate change alongside many of our city’s needs, from transit justice to green union jobs. With the city slated to release an updated Climate Action Plan in the coming year, the Green New Deal concept capturing the nation’s attention, and massive unemployment and rent debt crises impacting our communities, now is an ideal time to push an immigrant, communities of color and worker-led climate justice, just recovery and just transition agenda in San Francisco.

The goals of this gathering are to bring together workers and community members to learn about climate justice and give feedback so that we can co-create a vision for a Green New Deal in San Francisco.

Info: SF Green New Deal Townhall: A People’s Climate Justice & Just Recovery Platform | Facebook

9.  Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Talk on the Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement w/ Author Anna Malaika Tubbs



New Book: “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X,
and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation”

Much has been written about James Baldwin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X,
but virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them
to be the leaders they became.

Join us in conversation with Anna Malaika Tubbs as she celebrates Black motherhood in her new book, “The Three Mothers”. Baldwin’s mother Berdis, King’s mother Alberta, and Malcolm X’s mother Louise raised their sons with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning. The Black mothers who raised America’s most pivotal heroes each represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of
Black motherhood long overdue.

Host: Commonwealth Club

Info: Talk on the Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement w/ Author Anna Malaika Tubbs : Indybay

10. Wednesday, 7:00pm, Jail Support Training

Free – On / Off facebook


Join us on Wednesday,  for a Jail Support Training to show up & show love for folks getting released from Santa Rita Jail.

Shifts are currently every day of the week 7:30p-12a. We hope to have folks out there as often as possible!

To take on a shift, you’d form a crew with one or two other people (who you already come into contact with in your day-to-day life) to drive out to Santa Rita Jail (5325 Broder Blvd, Dublin, CA).

If you can’t make this training but are interested in forming a crew and doing a shift, let us know so we can set up a training for another time!

Host: Anti Police – Terror Project

Info: Jail Support Training | Facebook

11. Wednesday, 7:00pm- 9:00pm, Behind the Mask: Community Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley During COVID-19

To join the Zoom event:

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160
Passcode: justice

Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160
Passcode: 3604527

Content Warning: This event will discuss and show video of police violence against people of color.

While thousands of Berkeley residents were taking to the streets demanding an end to police terror, the Berkeley Police Department continued to target, harass, and violently attack people of color. Since March 2020, there have been at least five incidents in which Black individuals were held at gunpoint or shot with lethal or potentially lethal munitions.

Berkeley Copwatch invites you to see and hear for yourself whether Berkeley Police officers are really as expert at “de-escalating” incidents as they so often proclaim.

During the event, some of the people who were targeted by BPD will share their stories. Evidence will be presented regarding each of the five incidents, and we will be joined by members of the NAACP, Berkeley Community Safety Coalition, and National Lawyers Guild as we analyze these incidents.

Troubling questions arise:

– Why is there so little time between when officers arrive on scene and when they deploy force?

– Is there any accountability from the department when they use force in this way? Have any officers been disciplined?

– What has the department done to address the issues of racial profiling and racist policing?

Despite the department’s claims that they employ “progressive” policing tactics, these five incidents clearly show a pattern of BPD unnecessarily escalating interactions and using or threatening to use deadly force.

Host: Berkeley Copwatch

Info: (1) Behind the Mask: Community Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley During COVID-19 | Facebook   /  Behind the Mask: community forum on racist policing in Berkeley during COVID-19 : Indybay

Thursday, February 4

12. Thursday, 3:00pm (PT), Hunger Ward: Yemen Film Screening and Panel Discussion


Register for tickets:

Join us for a special screening of Hunger Ward—a powerful, new documentary that provides an unflinching look at the human-caused famine in Yemen

Host: Friends Committee on National Legislation

Info: (1) Hunger Ward: Yemen Film Screening and Panel Discussion | Facebook

13. Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, On The Frontline: Care & Relief Needed Now Mass Movement Call

Movement for Black Lives, United We Dream Action, Working Parties Family, and partners


ASL, Spanish, Closed Captioning available.

we’ll hear from Tiffany Flowers from the Frontline as well as special guests from the People’s Bailout and Rev. Leslie Callahan.
And we’ll discuss: –Biden’s proposed COVID relief package.
–How we bring Care and Relief to our communities.

–The People’s Bailout and how to get involved in the fight.
–Kick-Off Black History month.

Join progressives from around the country as we make sense of the current moment, build our collective power, and come together in
This event is part of a series of virtual town halls and skill-based trainings, where you will hear updates and analysis from movement leaders, engage in political education, and learn concrete skills to take meaningful

Host: The Frontline Coalition

Info: On The Frontline: Care & Relief Needed Now Mass Movement Call : Indybay

14. Thursday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Know Your Rights/ Conozca sus Derechos


Register in advance for this meeting at

Know Your Rights Legal Clinic
-Join us in learning about the New Statewide COVID-19 protections & rental assistance programs to come!
– Received a notice from your landlord?
-Can’t Pay rent?
-Questions about your housing situation?

Hosted by ACCE & Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)

Info: Know Your Rights/ Conozca sus Derechos | Facebook

15. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross: Black Women’s History of the US

Tickets: Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross: A Black Women’s History of the U.S. Tickets, Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and Marcus Books present:

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

A Black Women’s History of the United States

With Sabrina Jacobs

Reaching from the year 1600 to the present day, A Black Women’s History of the United States – written by renowned authors and historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross – provides a necessary, long-awaited re-centering of American history from the perspective of all those folks who have been left out of our history books. Wide-ranging and inclusive, this book examines a diversity of Black women, including cisgender and transgender women, rich and poor, educated and uneducated, reformers, enslaved women, artists, activists, imprisoned women leaders, and everyday people. A critical survey of their complex legacy, A Black Women’s History of the United States considers not only the exploitation and victimization of Black Women, but also their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception.

Info: Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross: Black Women’s History of the US : Indybay

16. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Accompaniment Training



Become part of our team of accompaniers who assist local immigrant families and the families we sponsor with trips to ICE, immigration court, and other stressful visits.

Host: NorCal Resist

Info: (1) Accompaniment Training | Facebook

17. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Faith Discussion: Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Register at

Join our reading and discussion on Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” which was specifically written to the religious community who were criticizing his efforts. Let’s uncover together the ways this piece can shape and nourish our organizing today and in this political moment. If you are coming, please read this monumental piece here before we re-gather.

We will be joined by speakers from our previous event, and will enjoy small group discussions as we take a deep dive into the text!

Discussion Leaders will include: Rev. Dr. Larry Foy, Rev. Phil Lawson, Hilda Cruz

Host: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Info: (1) Faith Discussion: Letter from a Birmingham Jail | Facebook

Friday, February 5

18. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Shut Down The Police Officers Association

In person

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

Wear mask; social distancing

RESIST with Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality, Family’s who loved ones have been killed by SFPD, and Community

   – 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.

   – Jail Killer Cops – we want killer cops to be charged with murder.

   – Abolish the Police – Fund life affirming care

Weekly event.

19. Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Honk for Hank Aaron

Anyone on/off facebook

Meet at:

Lakeshore Ave.

Henry (Hammering Hank) Aaron was a baseball legend. With 715 home runs and over 3,000 hits, he broke records as well as social barriers in his 23 seasons. February 5, 2021 would have been his 90th birthday. He was a hero to many some of whom never saw him play

Hank Aaron died January 22, 2021 after taking a controversial covid-19 vaccine publicly. This was done to encourage others to get vaccinated in at a time when the masses question the ethics of our government and medical system.

Come honk your horn for Hank Aaron

and help us bring attention to the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to present.

We need healing but the cure can’t be worse than the disease itself.

Host: Jabari Shaw

Info: (1) Honk for Hank Aaron | Facebook

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