Articles ~ Petitions ~ Events for Thursday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 14

By Adrienne Fong

Not back posting on a regular basis

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A. High Court Denies Assange Right to Appeal Putting Him Perilously Close to Extradition – June 8, 2023

High Court Denies Assange Right to Appeal Putting Him Perilously Close to Extradition (

B. Police Commission to rescind ‘secret’ policies, rebukes SFPD – June 8, 2023

 Police Commission to rescind ‘secret’ policies, rebukes SFPD – (   

   See Event # 2 & 3

C. Artyomovsk locals reveal how Ukrainian forces targeted civilians and took away children during the ‘battle for Bakhmut’ – June 7, 2023

Artyomovsk locals reveal how Ukrainian forces targeted civilians and took away children during the ‘battle for Bakhmut’ – In Gaza ( 

D. No One Believes In Cop City, So Why Did Atlanta’s City Council Fund It?  – June 6, 2023  

E. G4S PLC – divested from all of its activities with the Israeli government – June 5, 2023

G4S PLC | AFSC Investigate

  G4S PLC A subsidiary of Allied Universal, the world’s largest private security company. It runs private prisons in Australia and the UK and deports immigrants in the US. 

F. A Move to Ban Weaponized Drones  – June 5, 2023

A Move to Ban Weaponized Drones (

G. The brutal cuts in the Breed budget – June 5, 2023

The brutal cuts in the Breed budget – 48 hills

H. American Police Are Basically Untouchable. How Did It Get This Bad? – June 2, 2023

American police are basically untouchable. How did it get this bad? ( 

I. Chesa Boudin blasts Brooke Jenkins’ handling of Banko Brown case – June 1, 2023

Chesa Boudin rips Brooke Jenkins for Banko Brown decision | Politics | 

J. Community Demands Justice for Banko Brown

Community Demands Justice for Banko Brown : Indybay 

K. Cop’s attorney stalls SFPD shooting case, throws shade at ex-DA Boudin– May 26, 2023

  Next court hearing is Thursday, June 29


1. Tell Congress: Pass the People Over Pentagon Act!

  SIGN: Tell Congress: Pass the People Over Pentagon Act! | Win Without War

2. Tell Congress: Ban AI (artificial intelligence) Use in Weapons Systems, Now and Forever!

  SIGN: Tell Congress: Ban AI Use in Weapons Systems, Now and Forever! (     

3. Stop the Forced Relocation of Residents from Laguna Honda Hospital

  SIGN: Petition · Stop the Forced Relocation of Residents from Laguna Honda Hospital · 

  See Event # 10

4. Tell Biden Take Action to Stop the Flow of Weapons to Mexico

SIGN: President Biden: end US gun violence in Guerrero (

5. Maximus, It’s time to meet with your employees

  SIGN: Maximus, it’s time to meet with your employees (

  On June 5 Maximus workers went on strike    


Thursday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 14

Thursday, June 8 

1. Thursday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, #SchoolSafety: Ending Gun Violence & Protecting LGBTQIA+ Kids

Online panel discussion

Livestream here:
And here:

This Pride Month, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is doubling down its efforts to protect all children—especially LGBTQ+ kids—from gun violence and calling out lawmakers who seek to pass dangerous gun laws and anti-trans legislation. Will you join us?

Right now, we’re facing a crisis on several fronts. Guns have become the leading killer of kids and teens here in America. At the same time, several extremist Republican lawmakers are leading increasing attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.

To make matters even worse, the same Republican lawmakers who are pushing dehumanizing anti-LGBTQ+ bills under the guise of protecting children are also weakening gun laws and blocking gun safety bills.


–Discussion led by Angela Ferrell-Zabala of Moms Demand Action

–Rep. Robert Garcia

–Tori Cooper, Human Rights Campaign

–Andres Cubillos, Students Demand Action 

Info: #SchoolSafety: Ending Gun Violence & Protecting LGBTQIA+ Kids : Indybay

2. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Policing in Our Neighborhood and Citywide

This will be a hybrid meeting.

• Join us in person at Flywheel Coffee Roasters, 672 Stanyan Street (between Haight and Page) or join us online.

Please note that seating is limited.

• To join the meeting online, copy this link:
• Or, with the Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 970 0198 5280
Passcode: 333544
• Zoom also provides telephone numbers. These are not toll-free

We will be discussing policing in the Haight Ashbury and Citywide. We have invited Park Station Captain Jack Hart, Police Commissioner Max Carter-Oberstone, and Melissa Hernandez, Legislative Aide to the District 5 Office, to discuss use of police funding and related issues.

The lessons learned here was that the best policing was “community policing”, with local cops walking local beats. A true sense of “security” comes from an organized community jointly addressing its own problems as defined by the community itself. As Mayor London Breed continues to call for increased policing and police funding, we must instead be prioritizing the needs of neighborhoods and fighting for policies that do not criminalize San Francisco residents and our neighbors. We need to be advocating for police accountability, community control of what safety means and looks like, and investment in alternatives to policing such as the CART program.

For more information:

Info: Policing in Our Neighborhood and Citywide : Indybay

Friday, June 9 

3. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Revolutionary Friday: Shut Down the San Francisco Police Officers Association

In person

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

All are welcomed to participate in ‘Revolutionary Friday’ this week outside of the SF Police Officers Association.

We stand with signs and banners and chalk the sidewalk, bringing attention to the crimes of the SFPD


– Charge & Jail All Killer Cops with Murder!

 – Abolish The Police

    –Create a new unarmed entity controlled by the COMMUNITY they are to serve and protect 

 – Declare the Police Officers Association A Non-Grata organization

 – Abolish The ‘Officers Bill Of Rights’

    – this document has been used to protect officers from prosecution

 – Call onl SF District Attorney Brooke Jenkins to RESIGN!

 – Justice For Banko Brown! Charge & Prosecute Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony with murder of Banko Brown!

 Brooke Jenkins says she advocates for police accountability, she has failed to commit to her word.

Her recent actions:

On May 15th, Jenkins  announced that she would not be filing charges against Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, the private security guard who shot Brown. 

On May 19th her office officially dismissed the case against former SFPD officer Christopher Samayoa, for the killing of Keita O’Neil

On May 11, 2023, Jenkins dismissed the charges on SFPD’s officer Christopher Flores for the shooting of Jamaica Hampton 

SF Mayor London Breed continues to ask for more $$ for SFPD. In new projections issued by the Controller’s Office, budget analysts pegged the budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year at $290.9 million, $90.1 million higher than the city’s last projection in January.

  Info: POA: Shut It Down !     : Indybay 

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11

4. An international and community gathering, June 9 – 11

End Women’s Poverty – A Guaranteed Care Income for All Caregivers of People & Planet

In person: RSVP: End Women’s Poverty: An International & Community Gathering • RSVPify  (with schedule)

  At the new Crossroads Women’s Center 5011 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia 19144

RSVP for ZOOM Link: End Women’s Poverty: An International & Community Gathering • RSVPify 

Schedule of events and presenters: An International & Community Gathering 9-11 June: End Women’s Poverty – A Guaranteed Care Income for All Caregivers of People and Planet – Global Women’s Strike/ Wages for Housework/ Selma James (

Participants from the following countries: CanadaEnglandHaitiIndiaIrelandMalaysiaPeruScotlandSingaporeThailand, along with those who hail from the Continent (Africa), the Caribbean, and from cities and rural areas across the US.

New presenters:

►    Mildred Aristide, former first lady of Haiti, will be giving a key-note address.  She will be joining us remotely from Haiti.

►    Susan Burton of A New Way of Life and All of Us or None, Jordan Harmon of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Andrea James of The National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and Maru Mora of La Resistencia in Tacoma Washington will present remotely.

►    Shakefa Hashash of the Economic Security Project will present in person. For additional speakers, all notable, see the event page on the Global Women’s Strike website.

►    Pierre and Maria Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee and leaders across movements and countries will be there in person 

Host: Global Women’s Strike

Saturday, June 10

Note: in SF today Juneteenth dowm Market St ~ 11:00am

MUNI Reroutes: Juneteenth Parade: Saturday, June 10, 2023 | SFMTA

The parade commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans and celebrates African American culture.

The parade will occur on Market Street, heading westbound to Civic Center and City Hall.

 Muni service will be rerouted in the area of the parade and there will be multiple street closures.

5. Saturday, 11:00am – 12Noon, Berkeley: End the Era of Fossil Fuels! Bay Area Protest

In person

I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
San Francisco Bay Trl
Berkeley, CA 

End the Era of Fossil Fuels: Bay Area Action

Join SF Bay Area Community Members and Activists as we gather with art and banners to call on President Biden to End the Era of Fossil Fuels now!

This event is part of the People vs. Fossil Fuels Coalition nationwide day of action. 

We in the San Francisco Bay Area stand in solidarity with communities across the country that have been deemed “sacrifice zones” by the Biden Administration, and demand that the President take immediate action to stop fossil fuel expansion in the United States.

The evidence is clear: the extraction and burning of Fossil Fuels in our neighborhoods must end if we are to stand a chance at curbing the worst impacts of climate change. However, the Biden Administration has recently proven that their campaign promise to scale down fossil fuel infrastructure was nothing but empty words, and approved the massive Conoco-Phillips Willow Project and LNG pipeline in Alaska.

On top of this, they’ve given handouts to politicians and projects tied to Big Oil and Gas, and sacrificed frontline communities across the country by lending support to the Mountain Valley Pipeline project in Appalachia during debt-ceiling negotiations.

Organizations: 350 Bay Area, Idle No More SF Bay, Oil and Gas Action Network,Movement Rights, Center for Biological Diversity, and more!

Info: Berkeley: End the Era of Fossil Fuels! Bay Area Protest : Indybay  

Sunday, June 11

6. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Getting Active About Climate Change: Daly Wettermark, Activist-Scholar-R&D Professional

In person or via ZOOM

In person:

1187 Franklin St.


Daly Wettermark of Extinction Rebellion (XR) will speak on how her activism harmonizes her experience with her passions and insights regarding the societal changes all of us need to make, to achieve environmental justice and ecological balance.

An engineer and activist, she is at Stanford studying how technology and policy work together to enable safe, affordable water. Before coming to Palo Alto she lived in Alabama, Lubbock TX, White Plains NY, Friday Harbor WA, and Pittsburgh PA. Now certain there is no “one-size-fits-all” sustainability solution she will advise on how “We need to learn from each other. We need people in different roles from studying different topics to envisioning our future at the broadest level.”

In her roles as activist, R&D professional and Stanford grad student, she pushes her company to increase its transparency to avoid greenwashing, the Stanford administration to refuse funding from fossil fuel companies, and XR to persuade companies and governments to embrace meaningful change.

Host: UUSF Forum

Info: Getting Active About Climate Change: Daly Wettermark, Activist-Scholar-R&D Professional. : Indybay 

Monday, June 12

7. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza, James Tracy Discuss Coalition Building in 21st Century

In person

3rd Floor Edward McRoskey Loft
1687 Market Street

 doors at 6:30pm. Please be vaxxed and masks strongly encouraged.

Against the tides of rising seas and rising reaction, organizers ask, “What does it mean to work together today? How can progressive coalitions be built to the scale that these times demand? What does it take to fight for what we hold in common without erasure? How can progressive organizations build realistic coalitions to advance justice and ultimately win? What examples from past movements provide clues for today? What strategies and models won’t work anymore?”

Alicia Garza believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve – to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An author, political strategist, organizer and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia is the author of the acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (One World Penguin Random House.)

James Tracy is the Chair of Labor & Community Studies at City College of San Francisco. Organizing most of his adult life, he has been part of housing, economic justice and racial justice campaigns. He is the co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power, Interracial Organizing in the 60’s and 70s New Left (Melville House) and No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons For Today’s Movements (City Lights/Open Media).

Host: The Green Arcade Bookstore

Info; Black Lives Matter’s Alicia Garza, James Tracy Discuss Coalition Building in 21st Century : Indybay

Tuesday, June 13

8. Tuesday, 10:30am, Sanitation Is A Human Right

In person

SF City Hall – steps
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

Bring your shower caps and bath towels to push for 3 shower trailers for unhoused neighbors.

Host: Coalition On Homelessness

Info: 2023-06-13-shower trailers.pdf – Google Drive 

9. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm (PT); 6:00pm – 7:00pm (ET), How the Supreme Court is Dividing America

Online RSVP: 

In 2022, the Court’s conservative supermajority radically loosened gun safety laws, overturned the constitutional right to abortion, and limited the federal government’s power to fight climate change.

And the most extreme Supreme Court in decades is on the verge of changing the nation — again.
Next up: redistricting, voting rights, and affirmative action — and the potential to fundamentally alter how the country deals with racial justice.

How did we get here? How will overreach by the justices impact the 2024 election? And what can we do to protect American democracy from a deeply political, fiercely partisan Supreme Court?


–Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center; Author, The Supermajority: How the Supreme Court Divided America

–Wilfred Codrington III, Associate Professor of Law and Dean’s Research Scholar,
Brooklyn Law School; Brennan Center Fellow

–Cristina Rodríguez, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School;
Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

–Moderator: George Stephanopoulos, Anchor, This Week with George Stephanopoulos,
ABC News

Host: Brennan Center for Justice

Info: How the Supreme Court is Dividing America : Indybay

10. Tuesday, 4:00pm SF Health Commission Meeting – on Laguna Honda

Agenda, call-in number etc available here Friday, 6/9/2023

Important issues this meeting: Hiring of staff and their indiependence, and What’s happening with CMS survey that necessary for recertification.

 Ongoing issues: Can LHH meet CMS’s increased demands by Sept 19 deadline to avoid closure and evictions? How can LHH discharge residents not needing SNF nursing care, when the City doesn’t have local facilities to safely house them? See Call to Action.

Info from Gray Panthers SF

Wednesday, June 14

11. Wednesday, 4:00pm (PT); 7:00pm (ET), Webinar: Breaking the Silence on Decolonization

Register: Meeting Registration – Zoom

What does it mean to decolonize land, peoples, bodies, minds, spirits…? Whether we are discussing Native Americans in the United States, Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, natural resources in Africa and Latin America, or global climate collapse, the implications of colonization have manifested themselves in countless places around the world stretching back many centuries — all of which are rooted in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s triple evils of racism, militarism, and materialism.

The King and Breaking Silence coalition invites you to join them on ,June 14 at 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT to discuss decolonization through numerous lenses. Panelist are listed on site.

Info: King and Breaking Silence – King and Breaking the Silence 

12. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Being Queer and Communist in 1930s–1990s Meant Two Closets With Author Bettina Aptheker

In person

The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street

Please be vaxxed and masks strongly encouraged

The Communist Party in the US banned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from membership beginning in 1938 when it cast them off as “degenerates.” It persisted in this policy until 1991. During this 60-year ban, gays and lesbians who did join the Communist Party were deeply closeted within it, as well as in their public lives as both queer and Communist.

By the late 1930s, the Communist Party had a membership approaching 100,000 and tens of thousands more people moved in its orbit through the Popular Front against fascism, anti-racist organizing, especially in the south, and its widely read cultural magazine, The New Masses.

Based on a decade of archival research, correspondence, and interviews, Bettina Aptheker explores this history in her book Communists in Closets: Queering the History 1930s–1990s, also pulling from her own experience as a closeted lesbian in the Communist Party in the 1960s and ‘70s. Ironically, and in spite of this homophobia, individual Communists laid some of the political and theoretical foundations for lesbian and gay liberation and women’s liberation, and contributed significantly to peace, social justice, civil rights, and Black and Latinx liberation movements.

Bettina Aptheker is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz where she taught for more than 40 years. An activist-scholar she co-led the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in 1964, and the National Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. She played a leading role in the international movement to Free Angela Davis. Bettina was a member of the Communist Party from 1962-1981 and has been part of the LGBT movement since the late 1970s. She has published several book

Info: Being Queer and Communist in 1930s–1990s Meant Two Closets With Author Bettina Aptheker : Indybay

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