Articles – in two sections (2nd section is on interim SF DA) ~ Petitions ~ Events for Monday 8/15 – Friday 8/19

By Adrienne Fong

Am not back posting on a regular basis.

Please hold  Jackie, Melvin, Rodger and Cecile Pineda’s family in your thoughts

Cecile Leneman Pineda passed away August 11, 2022.

Please hold her children, David, Michael and Indira Leneman, and her friends in your thoughts.

She spoke fondly of her children.

Cecile is the author of many books, a playwrite, founder of a theater, actress and did a newsletter (blog) and much more.

She was present at demos at  federal buildings in SF & Oakland, standing up against US involvement in Yemen, Afghanistan and on  other issues. She stood up for immigrant rights at the ICE building in SF, a supporter of the Occupy movement, at one time she her presence was at the Japanese Consulate in SF highlighting the issue of Fukushima,  and other nuclear issues, as well in Nevada against DRONES.  A number of years ago when she was able to attend, she would stand up for Palestine at the SF Israeli Consulate.

She shared her many talents, including her creative signs for demos with ‘progressive’ groups.

There was also a stubborn side of Cecile that some  knew – that too was part of Cecile.

Cecile will be remembered by many.

See below Lisa Savage’s tribute to Cecile on August 14, 2022:

  went2thebridge | Organizing and actions to resist the moral and financial bankrupting of the U.S. through wars against the poor, at home and abroad.

To see many of her accomplishments view her website below

Website of Cecile: Cecile Pineda’s HomePage

R.I.P.

  Cecile Pineda 

Jackie Barshak, battling stage 4 metastatic lung cancer, as she continues chemo therapy.

Melvin Starks recently released from the hospital!

   – Needed is housing in SF

Rodger Scott is home from the hospital recovering. Meal Train has been set up for him: Meal Train for Rodger Scott

   – He welcomes noon time visits (please see Meal Train calendar to choose a day and for more details) on Tues, Thursday or Saturday for now.

 Good visiting time is early afternoon around 1pm to 2pm, please see calendar to choose a day. Also, Rodger has a meal service and bringing meals is not necessary.

Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’ This is a JUSTICE issue!!

*** ASL interpretation – Let me know if your event needs this service .***

Please post your actions on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

 See Indybay  for  other listings of events

Articles are divided into two sections – second section is on  interim SF DA Jenkins and related info

ARTICLES

A. Demonstrators Hold Town Hall Meeting to Keep Oakland Elementary School Open – August 14, 2022

Demonstrators Hold Town Hall Meeting to Keep Oakland Elementary School Open (msn.com)

B. Patients’ Families, Supporters Hold SF Rally to Keep Laguna Honda Hospital Open  – August 13, 2022

Patients’ Families, Supporters Hold SF Rally to Keep Laguna Honda Hospital Open (msn.com)

    See Event # 3

C. How Safe Are Nuclear Power Plants? – August 13, 2022

How Safe Are Nuclear Power Plants? | The New Yorker

D. Is police accountability working in San Francisco? (Part II) – August 12, 2022

Is police accountability working in San Francisco? (Part II) (missionlocal.org)

E. ALARMINGLY HIGH Rates OF Teen Myocaraditis Found in Thailand Preprint 1 in 43 I Dr. Peter McCullough – August 12, 2022

ALARMINGLY HIGH Rates Of Teen Myocarditis Found In Thailand Preprint 1 in 43 | Dr. Peter McCullough – YouTube

   By Kim Iversen

F. BLACK AUGUST Builds On Our Black Radical Traditions  – August 12, 2022

https://blackagendareport.com/black-august-builds-our-black-radical-traditions

   See Event # 8

G. Gaza: The names and faces of the 17 Palestinian children killed in Israel’s onslaught –  August 10, 2022

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-gaza-names-faces-children-killed-bombardment

H. Upcoming Execution Based on Discredited Forensic Science

Upcoming Execution Based on Discredited Forensic Science (texasobserver.org)

  See Petition # 1

I. Historic Climate Bill, Say Clear-Eyed Critics, Still ‘Pours Gasoline on the Flames’ – August 10, 2022

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/08/10/historic-climate-bill-say-clear-eyed-critics-still-pours-gasoline-flames

J. Marcos-Duterte Hands Off Walden Bello – August 10, 2022

Marcos-Duterte Hands Off Walden Bello – CounterPunch.org

K. Ukrainian Terrorism: Firing Munitions Containing Petal Mines On DonBass Orphanage, Another War Crime – August 8, 2022

Ukrainian Terrorism: Firing Munitions Containing Petal Mines On Donbass Orphanage, Another War Crime – YouTube

   By Eva Bartlett – journalist on the ground in Donbass

L. Keep a creaking and dangerous nuke plant alive? Is PG&E serious? – August 8, 2022

Keep a creaking and dangerous nuke plant alive? Is PG&E serious? – 48 hills

M. Treasure Island residents meet Dorsey, demand action on tolls, evictions – August 3, 2022

Treasure Island residents meet Dorsey, demand action on tolls, evictions – 48 hills

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ARTICLES:  on Interim SF District Attorney Brooke Jenkins and related articles (If you need me to cc/paste the article from SF Chron let me know  – to get past the paywall)

1. Exclusive: Brooke Jenkins defends work with nonprofit tied to campaign to recall Chesa Boudin – Augut 15, 2022

Exclusive: Brooke Jenkins defends work with nonprofit tied to campaign to recall Chesa Boudin (sfchronicle.com)

2. SF DA Brooke Jenkins halts referrals to restorative justice program, public defender says – August 15, 2022

https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/jenkins-halts-restorative-justice-referrals-17374491.php

3. Interim San Francisco DA at the hub of multiple controversies – August 13, 2022

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/video/interim-san-francisco-da-at-the-hub-of-multiple-controversies/#x

4. John Hamasaki declares candidacy in SF District Attorney race  – August 11, 2022

John Hamasaki declares candidacy in SF District Attorney race (missionlocal.org)

5. SF assistant DA slams Brooke Jenkins in resignation letter – August 11, 2022

SF assistant DA slams Brooke Jenkins in resignation letter (kron4.com)

6. Public Defender: DA’s lock-‘em-up drug policies don’t work  – August 6, 2022

Public Defender: DA’s lock-‘em-up drug policies don’t work (sfbayview.com)

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7 PETITIONS

1. Stop the Execution of KosoulChanthakoummane in Texas – Execution scheduled for Wednesday. August 17

   SIGN: Stop the Execution of Kosoul Chanthakoummane in Texas – Action Network

  Kosoul Chanthakoummane has asserted that he is actually innocent since he was arrested for the murder of Sarah Walker in 2006.

First, know that Joseph Walker, the father of Sarah Walker, opposed the death penalty in this case and had reason to question whether prosecutors and police had the right suspect. Mr. Walker was not permitted to testify in the victim impact portion of the sentencing phase of Mr. Chanthakoummane’s trial. As such, we are requesting that the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles give deserved weight to Mr. Walker’s position. Mr. Walker has since died.

2. Let Cuba Live: Sanctions Fuel the Fire

  SIGN: Send Letter – Sanctions Fuel the Fire (letcubalive.info)

3. Tell our leaders: We want a nuclear free world!

Tell our leaders: We want a nuclear free world! | Win Without War

4. Tell the Justice Department: Free the Freedom Fighters!

Tell the Justice Department: Free the Freedom Fighters! (actionnetwork.org)

5. Sign if you agree: Congress must pass permanent protections for all immigrant youth now!

Sign if you agree: Congress must pass permanent protections for all immigrant youth now! (dailykos.com) 

6. Demand Justice For Jayland Walker

Demand Justice For Jayland Walker | ColorOfChange.org

7. Stop the Willow Project from destroying the Arctic​!

FOE: Take Action  

EVENTS

Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19

Monday, August 15 

1. Monday, 3:00pm, SFPD  Virtual Town Hall on ‘Officer Involved Shooting’

Online at:

This virtual town hall will be streamed live on SFGovTV’s YouTube page (http://youtube.com/sfgtv).

  It will also be streamed on SFPD’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SFPD/). 

As part of the San Francisco Police Department’s commitment to accountability and transparency with our community, a virtual town hall meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. to provide the community with an update on the investigation of the officer-involved shooting that occurred at Shotwell and 18th Streets on Saturday, August 6, 2022.   .

Following a presentation by SFPD command staff, a call-in number will be provided to viewers wishing to offer public comments. 

Info: https://www.sanfranciscopolice.org/community/events/virtual-town-hall-meeting-0

Tuesday, August 16

2. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Stand For Workers’ Rights! Justice for Sergio Sosa Committee

In person

La Raza Community Resource Center
474 Valencia St. (outside)
SF

Support workers at La Raza Resource Center – especially those that have been fired for protesting

La Raza’s executive director, Gabriel Medina has intimidated his workers who have protested and supported fellow employees who were fired.

   – He also has not been honest with the public about the situation at La Raza

  – There is concern that he will ruin La Raza and this will deprive the community of vital services La Raza  has provided the community for over 50 years

The call is for the resignation of La Raza’s executive director Gabriel Medina

  – In March, workers of Companeros del Barrio, were asked by workers at La Raza Community Center to support their struggle against La Raza’s management.

    Now the workers at La Raza have been intimidated by management to not protest.

   – Workers of Companeros del Barrio, have been participating in the picket during their lunch hour.

  – Mothers On The March and other community members are also participating in the picket

SUPPORT is welcomed. For the struggle for workers rights.

3. Tuesday, 4:00pm, “Discussion of Laguna Honda Closure Plan and CMS Recertification Update.” SF Health Commission Meeting

Online only

Call 415-655-0003/ Access Code: 2463 033 2697 and #. AT THE BEGINNING OF AGENDA # 7:Press *3 to raise your hand.

 Begin talking (3 minute limit) when public comment begins–as soon as you hear  “Your line has been unmuted.” Your voice will be heard. 

You can email comments (150-word max,) to mark.morewitz@sfdph.org

  -put down  date, and agenda item number.in communications

Agenda item #7

We still need:

•    Laguna Honda be open to all San Franciscans who need nursing home care

•    SFDPH Stop the “flow” project & return admission decisions to LHH Staff

•    No forced closures

•    No discharges for SNF-eligible residents

•    No discharge for non-SNF-eligible residents until safe and local arrangements are made.

•    No loss of beds in this nearly new facility

•    Funding for existing residents must continue until recertification

•    Sufficient mental health and substance use programs and beds to give people the care they need, and sufficient services for elders and people with disabilities to stay in their communities where possible, to prevent inappropriate nursing home admissions.

Info from SF Gray Panthers

Wednesday, August 17

4. Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice ResponseTask Force Meeting

Online

Zoom Link: 
Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84555330926

Meeting ID: 845 5533 0926

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Meeting ID: 845 5533 0926

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kiDc2DVJD

How to join the Zoom meeting on the phone:
1. Call +1 408 638 0968
2. Enter Meeting ID: 845 5533 0926

meeting agenda, click here.

5. Wednesday, 4:00pm (PT); 7:00pm (ET). A history of solidarity between Puerto Rico and Nicaragua

Webinar register: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Roberto Clemente: A history of solidarity between Puerto Rico and Nicaragua

Featuring:

– José Velázquez Luyanda – Co-editor of Revolution Around the Corner (2021) and The Puerto Rican Movement (1998)
– Fernando “Ponce” Laspina – Executive Director of the Centro Cutural y Educativo El Maestro, INC
– Julio Pabón – President of Latino Sports, INC & founder of the Retire 21 campaign

Host: Alliance For Global Justice

Thursday, August 18

6. Thursday, 9:00am, Court Hearing of SFPD’s officer Christopher Samayoa (former officer) for voluntary manslaughter of Icky O’Neil.

In person

SF Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St. (Dept. 20 – 2
SF

Icky O’Neil was shot (killed) by then SFPD’s officer Christopher Samayoa on December 1, 2017. O’Neil was un-armed.

If there are changes will send up an update

Court info Case Calendar (sftc.org):

Case NumberCase TitlePurposeLocationDeptDateTime
CRI-20012531SAMAYOA, CHRISTOPHER DAVID850 BRYANT ST202022-08-189:00 AM

FYI RE SFPD’s officer Kenneth Cha (charged with voluntary manslaughter)– on August 2nd there was suppose to be a hearing. DA Jenkins fired attorney Rebecca Young who was the prosecuting attorney. On Aug. 2nd , Darby Williams the person Jenkins assigned to head that division was on the video screen (not in person) as well as the POA attorney defending Cha.

Now there won’t be another hearing till November. Ever since January there have been monthly court hearings regarding this case.

All the past hearings were done in person!!

7. Thursday, 11:00am, Say NO to CARE Court!- Teach In & Action

In person – outdoors

McAllister & Polk St.
SF

Join us and our friends at the Anti Police Terror Project to say NO to C.A.R.E Court for a teach-in followed by a direct action.

We will be gathering outside at McAllister and Polk in front of Civic Center.

FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED!

What is CARE Court?

C.A.R.E Court has a $65 million starting cost and claims to combat houselessness and support people with mental health disabilities, but provides no funding to permanent supportive housing or mental health services such as peer supporters and community-based organizations. The bill instead pushes for ineffectual forced treatment and allocation of funds to create a new court system.

This bill funnels Californians with mental health disabilities, in particular those experiencing houselessness, into a new and expensive court system, although no long-term housing support will be provided. CARE Court can require participants to take medication against their will. If an individual denies medication for any reason, or does not comply with any of the requirements issued by CARE Court, they can be placed under a conservatorship, in which treatment such as medication will be forced. This institutionalization is an extremely ineffective and expensive form of caging that diminishes individual bodily autonomy

Host: Coalition on Homelessness & APTP

Info: Say NO to CARE Court!- Teach In & Action | Facebook

8. Thursday, 4:00pm (PT); 7:00pm (ET), Black August in Action: Local Organizing for Political Prisoners

Webinar registration: Webinar Registration – Zoom

This Black August, join a Black Alliance for Peace webinar, “Black August In Action: Local Organizing for Political Prisoners.”

This discussion will focus on the forms of local and grassroots organizing that complement the national and international campaigns to free political prisoners. In particular, it will shed light on the case of the Pendleton 2 (two political prisoners in Indiana) as well as contemporary activists and organizers, who have become political prisoners as a result of state repression in response to the 2014, 2016, and 2020 uprisings.

SPEAKERS
– Too Black, The Defense Committee to Free the Pendleton 2
– Tone the Organizer, BLM Boston
– Kamau Franklin, Community Movement Builders

AND MORE!

Facebook livestream will be found at http://facebook.com/blackallianceforpeace

READINGS FOR PRIOR TO WEBINAR
1. “The Indiana Prisoner Rebellion of 1985, Part 1”: https://hoodcommunist.org/2022/02/24/the-indiana-prisoner-rebellion-of-1985/amp
2. “The Indiana Prisoner Rebellion of 1985, Part 2”: https://hoodcommunist.org/2022/03/31/the-indiana-prisoner-rebellion-of-1985-pt-2

Host: Black Alliance for Peace

Friday, August 19

8. No ‘Mothers On The March at POA today!

They will be back at the SF Police Officers Association on Friday, August 26th

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