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Names of the eight people killed on Thursday, April 15th, at a FedEx in Indianapolis.
Holding their community, family and friends in thought and prayer.
♥ Matthew R. Alexander ♥
♥ Samaria Blackwell ♥
♥ Amarjeet Johal ♥
♥ Jasvinder Kaur ♥
♥ Amarjit Sekhon ♥
♥ Jaswinder Singh ♥
♥ Karli Smith ♥
♥ John Weisert ♥
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A. Thousands flood the streets of Chicago to protest the killing of Adam Toledo – April 19, 2021
♥ Adam Toledo ♥
B. Democrat Opposed to the PRO Act Was Showered with Cash From Amazon Executives – April 18, 2021
C. Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo – April 17, 2021
D. Israeli settlers attack Palestinians, steal land with impunity, Imagine outrage & calls for sanctions if any other state did it – April 16
E. How Minneapolis Asian Americans are supporting Black community after Daunte Wright’s death – April 16, 2021
F. Minneapolis Transit Union Refuses to Transport Arrested BLM Protesters – April 14, 2021
G. Breed won’t promise to spend real-estate tax money on rent relief – April 13, 2021
H. Wells Fargo: Defund Line 3 – 4K
Wells Fargo: Defund Line 3 – 4K on Vimeo (turn on the sound)
– Video by Peter Menchini
I. Film: The Seeds of Vandana Shiva (Watch for FREE from April 15 – April 22)
ALERTS / PETITIONS
1. Tell Congress We Need Medicare for All
SIGN: Medicare 4 All, Now
2. Demand Biden Protect Black Migrants
In less than 4 months of presidency, the Biden Administration has expelled well over 1,300 Haitian migrants – including children, infants, and pregnant women – to Haiti during a severely violent political crisis.1 The people in Haiti are suffering under an oppressive government, a crisis so extreme that President Biden has even acknowledged that Haitians “may face harm” if they return home.2 And yet, most Haitians apprehended at the border have been locked in Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) detention centers in dangerous conditions, denied the right to attorneys, and summarily sent back to Haiti without the opportunity to apply for asylum protection.
3. Tell the Biden administration. Don’t turn your back on refugees
The Biden administration announced they’re considering keeping Trump and Stephen Miller’s historically low refugee admission caps. This is in direct contradiction to his earlier promise to raise the refugee admissions cap to 60,000. We must keep the pressure up and urge Biden to keep his promise—lives depend on it.
4. To: John Kerry: Include Militarism in Climate Talks
Tuesday, April 20 – Saturday April 24
Free Mumia Actions
Monday, 2:09pm Mumia is in heart surgery
April 15 – Emergency Press Conference: Mumia to Undergo Heart Surgery
FREE MUMIA! THE ONLY TREATMENT IS FREEDOM! Mobilize from April 20 – 24 in the Bay Area
1. Tuesday, April 20, 4-6 p.m. 50 Beale St. Mission and Beal Streets, SF
Protest KQED’s New series “Philly DA” which champions DA Larry Krasner who refuses to re-open Mumia’s case or grant his appeal rights.
– Tell KQED: Equal Time for the Truth About Mumia Abu-Jamal!
KQED is hosting a new series entitled Philly DA about Larry Krasner, the district attorney of Philadelphia. After running as a “progressive,” Krasner has become the DA denying Mumia’s appeal or any investigation into his case. We demand equal time to counter Krasner’s lies!
2. Saturday, April 24, 12 Noon, Gather at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland (March & Car Caravan)
March to DA Nancy O’Malley’s Office, 1225 Fallon Street, for a rally for Mumia’s freedom and against police terror.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for over 40 years for a crime he did not commit, is facing serious medical complications and possible death. He has recently recovered from COVID and has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease.
Mumia, who is an internationally known Black journalist and author will turn 67 on April 24 and demonstrations are being organized across the US to demand his freedom. He has been unjustly and inhumanely incarcerated for over 40 years.
3. Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m., Holy Ground Ceremony for Mumia.
Gather at Center and Huey Newton Street. Procession to Mandela Parkway, Oakland.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for over 40 years for a crime he did not commit, is facing serious medical complications and possible death. He has recently recovered from COVID and been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Disease. He is suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and a painful skin ailment. Mumia’s doctor has plainly stated that the only treatment for this courageous political prisoner is his freedom.
Join us for 3 events coinciding with Mumia’s 67th birthday and demanding his immediate release from prison.
Mumia continues to inspire all of us and through his words, writings, and actions fights for all oppressed people who are struggle for freedom and liberation.
Join us at all of these events to demand freedom for Mumia, freedom for all political prisoners and for the abolition of the criminal legal system.
Partial list of endorsers:
Campaign to Bring Mumia Home; California United for Mumia; Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia; People’s Strike – Bay Area; Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party; SF Bay View National Black Newspaper; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Oscar Grant Committee; No Justice Under Capitalism
Tuesday, April 20 – Thursday, April 22
Tuesday, April 20
1. Tuesday, 10:00am, Stealing our Last Acre & One Remaining Mule…Black, Brow & No income SF Residents Resist
Anyone on / off facebook
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
Masks / social distancing
Press Conference/Speak-Out from Tenants of Public Housing in San Francisco
Since 2013 in back-room deals with non-profit organizations, the San Francisco Housing Authority and HUD has been quietly enacting a benignly named plan (RAD) which results in the decimation of the last shred of housing for the very poorest residents of San Francisco.
“This is a national movement to kill public housing and its very sad – in many other cities across the US they have completely destroyed all the public housing, said Greg, one of the organizers of the End eRADification Coalition – a poor peoples led land and equity back movement of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE
“Housing Authority has been sending 90 day eviction notices to alot of my neighbors, ” said Teresa Molina, a POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE reportera and resident of Sunnydale. Fellow tenants and residents of other pubic housing units like Sunnydale and Double Rock have also been receiving notices as also reported by comrades from the United Front Against Displacement (UFAD) who has been organizing with tenants in those complexes.
While a global pandemic rages on and people are struggling to stay housed, and not become houseless, Housing Authority has been sending notices to tenants and closing down buildings for “redevelopment” with private non-profits like Mercy Housing.
“They purposely never maintenance our existing units so Housing Authority can make a case for “redevelopment”, said QueennandiXSheba, reporter and poverty skola with POOR Magazine, resident of Plaza East in the Fillmore district and co-founder of the End E-Radification Coalition
Host: POOR Magazine
2. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Stop the budget cuts to City College of SF – Gray Panthers meeting
669 900 9128; One tap mobile: 16699009128; Meeting ID: 846 3470 2723.
STOP THE BUDGET CUTS TO C.C.S.F.!
What’s behind the threat to CCSF and what can we do about it?
Marcy Rein (co-author of “Free City”*) & Bob Fitch (CCSF Disabled Students Program Services Faculty Member)
Time for Q&A
3. Tuesday, 6:00pm, Protest Berkeley’s Inaction on Climate Change and Animal Cruelty
1900 Milvia St.
ACCESSIBILITY: This event will include a small walk, as well as standing. If you have questions or need support to attend this event, email email@example.com
Mask / social distancing
The city of Berkeley is funding the next pandemic, animal cruelty, and global environmental catastrophe. This “progressive” city is spending taxpayer dollars on an unsustainable and cruel industry: animal agriculture.
Despite our reports of concerning diseases and animal abuse at farms used by their supplier, the city is still ignoring the issue.
we will come together for an action outside the Mayor’s house where we will ask him loudly and boldly to stop spending city funds on animal products.
Host: Direct Action Everywhere – SF Bay Area
4. Tuesday, 7:45pm – 12:45am, Fight to Protect Rent Control in Alameda
Register for Zoom: Webinar Registration – Zoom
Alameda Renters Coalition needs help from social and housing justice allies to fight against this plan to change the CIP formula. It will lead to many evictions of renters who have already suffered through the Covid19 Pandemic Shelter-In-Place.
This benefits the largest corporate landlords.
City Council will consider revisions to the current rent control law that allow for a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). ARC has been fighting this plan since it was brought to our attention back in the summer of 2020. We have had numerous meeting with city staff, city councilmembers, and even realtor representatives, but the plan persists.
The proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) plan will allow a landlord to pass-through 100% of the cost of a capital improvement (repair or replacement) that cost at least $25,000,or $2,500 for one unit, TO THE TENANT in addition to the annual allowed rent increase. The proposal would cap the pass-through at 5% per year and allow it to be amortized over at least 15 years and maybe more.
Wednesday, April 21
5. Wednesday, 10:30am (PT); 1:30pm (ET), Earth Day 2021: Who CAREs? A Conversation on Feminist Climate Action
Online register: Meeting Registration – Zoom
– after registering U will receive more info
For millennia, women have been the bedrock of the “care economy”– nurturing our families, laboring to better our societies, and stewarding the Earth and its precious resources. As the climate emergency intensifies, so does the burden on our world’s women. Yet from these frontlines, women leaders are designing solutions from the ground up. Join us in conversation with four powerful leaders from the 2020 Grassroots U.S. Accelerator Program as we discuss what CARE looks like in their communities and their climate justice movements.
Host: Women’s Earth Alliance
6. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm: Food Not Bombs, Mission Food Sharing (Every Wednesday)
Food Not Bombs in the Mission is open to volunteers from 3PM to 7PM every Wednesday – email beforehand to be sure someone will welcome you- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookhouse: St. John The Evangelist Church, 110 Julian Avenue (at 15th).
Food Pickups: 110 Julian Avenue-3:00PM to 4:00PM–Help Needed!
Cooking: 110 Julian Avenue–4:00 PM to 6:30 PM–Help Needed!
Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza–6:30 PM–Help Needed!
Cleaning Up: 110 Julian Avenue–after Cooking–6:30 PM – 7:30 PM–Help Needed!
7. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Remembering Alex 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.
Thursday, April 22
8. Thursday – All day – National Call-In Day – Demand U.S. Military Aid & Destructive Economic Policies Out of Central America
Congress is putting together next year’s budget – and contemplating a $4 billion proposal from President Biden to address the root causes of migration from Central America. Without strong collective action, this will mean MORE money for militarization and neoliberal economic policies that will continue to displace people from their lands and communities.
Sign upto let us know that you will make a phone call to your representative as part of a national phone zap to pressure Congress to:
1) End U.S. police and military assistance in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala
2) End U.S. “development” policies that promote climate change, privatize natural resources and public services, violate workers’ rights and destroy Indigenous and communal lands
9. Thursday, 12Noon, People’s Earth Day Rally @ SF City Hall
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
Wear mask/ social distancing
Environmental Justice for Bayview Hunters Point & Treasure Island Residents!
Meet at San Francisco City Hall/Polk Street Steps to Demand that Mayor Breed & Board of Supervisors:
-Declare MORATORIUM on Lennar’s Shipyard development and unsafe soil excavation
-Declare PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY!
-Conduct full retesting, safe cleanup and removal of all radioactive and toxic waste at the Shipyard Superfund Site & Treasure Island
Hosts: Green Action for Health & Environmental Justice, 350 Bay Area, Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area
10. Thursday, 5:00pm (PT); 8:00pm (ET), Systemic Equality Action Series on how Child Care Tax Credit are crucial to racial justice
This is a national tragedy with profound moral and practical costs to the nation. By ensuring an expanded and refundable child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent — and lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty. The child tax credit is a racial justice issue, as well as an economic one.
During this action session, you’ll hear from US Senator Cory Booker and ACLU Campaign Strategist Rakim Brooks about the policy change we’re working toward.
Then, we’ll move to action — you’ll learn how to tell your story on a digital platform to build the movement for systemic equality and to directly appeal to lawmakers, whether you’re a parent yourself or someone who wants to take a stand against child poverty in the wealthiest country on earth.
11. Thursday, 6:00pm, SF League Against Systemic Harm (SLASH) Meeting
Topic: S.L.A.S.H. Meeting
Time: Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 821 9534 0752
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12. Thursday, 6:00pm, Land is Life: A Cultural Celebration & Auction Honoring Earth Protectors
Online Register: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Join us on Earth Day, for a night of cultural performances and speakers to raise money for Brandon Lee and other Earth protectors!
Performers include Tony Robles, Amihan, Nickel Rivera, Jest Jammin’ (with Rev Norman Fong), AudVision, Michael Horse, and solidarity statements from Lisa Tiny Gray Garcia, Leny Strobel, Shelly Vendiola. And hosted by Allan Manalo!
WE’LL BE LAUNCHING AN AUCTION FUNDRAISER! linktr.ee/Justice4BrandonLee!
Bid on artwork by Pam Tau Lee, Emory Douglas, Ken Miller & Pearl Ubungen, Leon Sun, Nora Cody
and get your chance to bid on Warriors Replica Championship ring, Jeremy Lin Autographed Photo, bobbleheads, Bindlestiff swag & Theater workshop pass, and a Nintendo Classic!
Bindlestiff Studio, Kapwa Health Collective, Justice 4 Brandon Lee Coalition, SFCHRP