Periodic posting of few events.
NOTE: Articles are divided in two sections – there’s a section of articles on Palestine / Israel
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A. Fukushima nuke plant water to be released into sea before tritium test results revealed– June 12, 2021
B. Victory Over Massive Fracked Gas Refinery – June 11, 2021
C. Biden’s Broken Promises Spell Hard Times Ahead – June 11, 2021
D. With Biden in UK, 24 MPs Call on Him to Let Assange Go – June 11, 2021
E. The Chron has a Mission business story all wrong (are we surprised?) – June 8, 2021
ARTICLES on PALESTINE / ISRAEL & UPDATES on #BLOCKTHEBOAT
See event # 2 & 8
See action # 1
A. BDS is Gaining Momentum With #BlockTheBoat Actions in Oakland and Seattle – June 11, 2021
B. How Israel is turning Sheih Jarrah into another Hebron – June 10, 2021
C. It’s time to change liberal discourse about Hamas – June 10, 2021
D. From Haiti to Palestine: Same struggle, same fight – June 2, 2021
Saturday, June 12th (See article A)
There are two ZIM ships up North
ZIM SAN DIEGO which was blocked Saturday morning in Seattle
ZIM VOLANS – which was blocked in Oakland and didn’t dock in Vancouver, ship sailed to Prince Rupert.
#BlockTheBoat International Update: Port of Prince Rupert community picket! Monday 6/24, 3pm.
For updates, text 855.713.2006.
The ZIM Volans ship that left Port of Oakland after last week’s victory is now facing a community picket in Prince Rupert, BC! Join the picket in solidarity with Palestine and with workers globally! This action is organized by the Adhoc Prince Rupert Palestine Solidarity Committee, which has formed swiftly to continue our blockade of the ZIM Volans.
Info from AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center | Facebook
ACTIONS / PETITIONS
1.Urge Biden and Congress to pass HR2590 to protect Palestinian children’s human rights
2. Tell the White House and Congress: No Nuclear Bailouts in Clean Energy Plans
3. CA Needs-Community Based Alternatives to Police
4. Tell restaurants to pledge to never serve GMO salmon!
5. Tell Lawmakers To Lower Drug Prices
6. Tell the EPA: Ban This Toxic Pesticide From Our Food!
SIGN: | NRDC
7. President Biden: Close Guantanamo!
Sunday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 16
Sunday, June 13
1. Sunday, 8:00am-10:00am(PT); 11:00am-1pm(ET), Haiti vs. Imperialism and Neocolonialism: Yesterday and Today
Webinar register: Webinar Registration – Zoom
At the end of the 18th century, two profound political processes unfolded: One, in 1776 led to the formation of the USA, which went on to dominate the African Slave Trade. The other, ignited in 1791, led to the Haitian Revolution, which precipitated a General Crisis of the entire slave system that could only be resolved with its collapse — not least in the U.S. itself in 1865. Unfortunately, those who feasted on free labor have not forgotten and will never forgive Haiti, including today when the USA, Canada and the European Union (especially France) continue to interfere maliciously in Haiti’s internal affairs.
• Professor Gerald Horne, University of Houston
• Professor Jemima Pierre, University of California Los Angeles
Followed by Q&A Period.
Host: U.S. Peace Council
2. Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm (PT); 2:00pm – 4:00pm (ET), Remembering Ramsey Clark, 1927-1921
Online register: Webinar Registration – Zoom
The International Action Center will hold an online virtual Tribute to remember Ramsey Clark’s legacy with his family members.
Ramsey Clark founded the International Action Center in 1992 as a structure to oppose U.S. wars of aggression and occupation, defend liberation struggles, defend political prisoners. IAC militants joined Ramsey Clark’s international delegations that defied the blockade of Cuba, the war and sanctions on Iraq, the U.S.-NATO war on Yugoslavia, the kidnapping of then President Aristide in Haiti or joined the wave of resistance then sweeping Latin America.
Prerecorded and other tributes will include:
Alice Walker – Novelist
Danny Glover – Actor & activist
Jose Maria Sison – Chairperson Emeritus, International League of Peoples Struggles
Lamis Deek – Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
Clarence Thomas – Million Worker March Founder
Mumia Abu-Jamal – Political prisoner and journalist
Gloria Rubac – Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
Abdeen Jabara – Lawyer, retired, Center for Constitutional Rights, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
William Camacaro – Bolivarian Circle
Johnny Achee – Co-founder, Arab Americans for Syria
Larry Holmes – Workers World Party
Dianne Mathiowetz – International Action Center
Representatives from Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iraq, former Yugoslavia, and other activists.
Sara Flounders and Monica Moorehead – Tribute co-moderators
3. Sunday, 12Noon, From Colombia to Palestine the Bay rises up (Updated)
456 Montgomery St.
We Colombians and Palestinians in the Bay Area are rising together, because our struggles are intertwined. As our people are terrorized, violently dispossessed and murdered by US-funded colonial states and corrupt government leaders we are coming together in beautiful, joyful, mournful, fierce resistance.
We invite you to join us as we gather in front of the Israeli and Colombian consulates (which are in the same building) to demand our people’s liberation from oppressive systems and accountability for the violence waged against our people, while weaving together our communities and struggles in a rally and street mural.
Hosts: Palestinian Youth Movement, ColombiaConexion –SF
Monday, June 14
4. Monday, 11:00am(PT); 2:00pm(ET), Philippine Human Rights Act (PHRA): 2021 U.S. House Introduction & Press Conference
Online register: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Anyone on/off facebook
Join us on Monday, June 14th (11am PDT/1pm CDT/2pm EDT) for the 2021 Introduction of the PHRA to the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Susan Wild who will provide a special message at the press conference.
Speakers from endorsing organizations (Communication Workers of America, United Church of Christ) as well as the campaign coalition (ICHRP-US, Malaya Movement, Kabataan Alliance) will discuss their continued support for the PHRA under the current political, health, and human rights situation in the Philippines.
Host: Malaya Movement
5. Monday, 11:00am – 12Noon, Abortion is Health Care: SCOTUS and the Future of Reproductive Freedom Rights
What will happen if the new Supreme Court erases Roe?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case involving Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban is disturbing, especially because it is the first abortion case to be heard since the confirmation of conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett. According to the New York Times, many legal experts believe this means Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned or made irrelevant by the new, far right 6-3 majority on the Court.
As you can imagine, if Roe falls, it will be devastating to millions of people in over 20 states who will lose the right to abortion entirely. Join Stacy Cross of PPMM, Tanuja Bahal of PPFA, and PPFA attorney Helene Krasnoff for an urgent and timely discussion about what the ramifications of such a decision might be, including for states like California and Nevada.
Special guest Helene Krasnoff was one of the attorneys involved in Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2007) at the U.S. Supreme Court. Helene leads PPFA’s national legal team that battles laws restricting access to reproductive health care, advises Planned Parenthood affiliates, and helps influence state and federal legislation to improve access to reproductive health care.
–Stacy Cross, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
–Helene Krasnoff, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s VP
of Public Policy Litigation & Law
–Tanuja Bahal, PPMM Immediate Past Chair & Board Member, PPFA Board Member
Host: Planned Parent Hood Mar Monte (CA & NV)
6. Monday, 3:00pm, Live Event with Water Protectors & Land Defenders
Online anyone on/off facebook
Join us via livestream from the Indigenous Women Defending Mother Earth Treaty page or on Zoom here:
Webinar Registration – Zoom
SUMMER SOLSTICE CALL TO ACTION!
Join San Francisco Bay Area Signatories on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty to hear about updates on the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines, and the call to action on the Summer Solstice.
Noemi Tunguii is on the ground at Line 3 and will be giving an update from Minnesota. Joye Braun was the first camper at Standing Rock to stop the Dakota Access pipeline and will be updating on current actions there, Isabella Zizi will be sharing the call to action for the Summer Solstice action that you can do wherever you are, and Pennie Opal Plant will be share about the Treaty.
Host: Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
7. Monday, 5:30pm, Virtual Town Hall – Governor Newsom Lead to Win Single Payer Healthcare for all in California
Register: Meeting Registration – Zoom
Join us for a Zoom meeting to prepare a Twitter storm, call-in and social media postings to Governor Newsom urging him to #LeadTheWave for single-payer guaranteed healthcare.
We’ll be inspired by people’s stories of our broken and harmful private insurance-based healthcare system and by leading advocates demanding all residents of California be guaranteed the healthcare we need, not just what we can afford or what the insurance companies allow us to have. That’s the change we demand: let’s transform the current healthcare industry that profits off of human suffering and is fatal to many as it produces health inequities for Black and brown communities into a caregiving healthcare system that promotes public health, and culturally competent healthcare in every community.
Host: Healthy California Now
Tuesday, June 15
8. Tuesday, 9:00am – 10:00am (PT), 12Noon – 1:00pm (ET), Palestinian Narrative: Censorship and Creativity in Time of Crisis
REGISTER now: https://cutt.ly/6nElKvS
7amleh – the Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement, invites you to attend our webinar “Palestinian Narrative: Censorship and Creativity in Time of Crisis” which will focus on how the Palestinian narrative has evolved over the past month during this time of conflict both online and offline.
Over the past few weeks, Palestinian activists have taken to the streets and social media to protest Israeli attacks on Palestinians both online and offline. During this time, a campaign of censorship from the Israeli government on social media platforms has been implemented, with hundreds of posts and accounts being taken down without clear explanations or violations. As a result, Palestinians have found new and innovative ways to share information and content across social media, in order to avoid possible censorship.
The webinar will focus on successful aspects of digital activism in recent weeks, and analyze how governments and social media companies have worked to censor this creative resistance; in particular, the impact of Israel and technology companies on Palestinian freedom of expression and the role of digital activists and influencers during this period.
Nadim Nashif, Executive Director of 7amleh
Sonya Meyerson-Knox – Jewish Voice for Peace
Sijal Nasralla – MPower Change
Ahmad Abuznaid – US Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Alison Carmel, 7amleh (Q & A)
9. Tuesday, 1:00pm -3:00pm, What About Reparations? Gray Panthers meeting
Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060
One-tap for mobile phones: 16699009128,,81690297060#
Call in: 669 900 9128 , Meeting ID: 816 9029 7060
Reparations, payments to compensate blacks for the economic consequences of systemic racism, are being discussed on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. Leading reparation scholars say that $12 Trillion would be necessary to equalize black households’ wealth with that of whites.
Join USF Professor James Taylor and other guests in a discussion of what’s happening with reparations, the philosophy behind reparations, how past deprivations are being assessed, and what are the strengths and limitations of reparations from an anti-racist perspective.
10. Tuesday, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Know Your Rights Training (Oriented for young people)
For inquires or interest contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NLG will be hosting a Know Your Rights training oriented for young people. Includes:
– Police interactions and interrogations
– Receiving violations and tickets
– Bookings, Jail and Release
– School Campus Rights
Host: National Lawyers Guild SF
Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US — and the world. In this virtual workshop hosted on Zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we’ll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.
The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.
12. 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- email@example.com
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!