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Friday, December 15 – Monday, December 18
Friday, December 15
1. Friday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Protest Electoral Fraud in Honduras – Rally
24th & Mission St.
There will be an rally to raise awareness about and solidarity with the fight to defend the victory of Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the Alianza Against the Dictatorship of Honduras.
We call on the whole community to join us in solidarity!
Info call: (415) 794-6025. (415) 994-3711
Host: Los Hondureños Unidos Contra la Dictadura del Área de la Bahía (Bay Area Hondurans United Against the Dictatorship).
2. Friday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Defend Twitter from Twitter
Market St. & Tenth
Twitter is an important gathering space for our communities and movements. We use Twitter to support each other, to build connections, and to organize. Twitter has been vital in the creation of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, Occupy, and the Arab Spring.
Twitter, Inc. is allowing our gathering space to be ruined by neo-Nazis, hate mobs, and kleptocratic demagogues. They consistently fail to enforce their rules for use of the service fairly, letting open fascists and other racists run wild, and sometimes suspending users who talk back to abusers.
Twitter, Inc. has announced that on Dec. 18 they will begin some kind of crackdown on “hateful images or symbols” and users that “use or promote violence against civilians”. Some are concerned that they will use their new policies to silence anti-racist accounts.
Special bonus level: come 1/2 block away to Square’s HQ — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is also Square’s CEO, and Square needs to be reminded that they’re answerable for Twitter’s abuse as long as they’re working with Jack.
Host: Bay Resistance
3. Friday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, SF Stands Against the GOP Tax Scam
Harvey Milk Plaza
2401 Market St.
ALL DAY: Call, email, visit your republican legislators. Melt their communication channels.
EVENING: Assemble at Harvey Milk Plaza at 5:30pm. Bring candles, dress warmly, and wear comfortable shoes
Trump and the GOP’s tax bill is the latest and most brutal attack on working people and the middle class. The plan will cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, while simultaneously raising the rate on the lowest marginal income-tax bracket from 10% to 12%. In effect, the wealthiest in our society are being given a handout out of the pockets of tens of millions of working people.
Republicans claim that this tax cut will free up businesses to invest in creating new jobs. This is the same old trickle-down economics that has been pushed since the Reagan era. But corporate profits are at record highs, and big business pays some of the lowest effective tax rates in the world
Contrary to the reasoning of Trump and his billionaire friends, the capitalists are sitting on their money and keeping wages stagnant. People can’t afford to pay for basic things they need like housing and health care, child care, or education. The bill shamelessly attacks women’s reproductive rights, attempting to define personhood at conception
Stop the Tax Scam– Tax the Rich!
Housing: Build High-Quality Public Housing for Low-Income Residents
Education: Cancel Student Debt and Provide Free College Education for All
Healthcare: Single-Payer Healthcare
Childcare: Free High-Quality Childcare-Centers in Every Neighborhood
Green Jobs Program: Public Funding for Green-Energy Infrastructure and Job Training
Women’s Health: Free Comprehensive Women’s Reproductive Services
Hosts: SF Berniecrats, Democrat Socialists of America-SF, Socialist Alternative Bay Area, The SF Queer Resistance, SF Rising Alliance, Bay Reisistance, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, International Socialist Org. of America
4. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Take Back BART: Bystander Intervention Training
2501 International Blvd
With White Nationalist/Alt-Right activity and racist harassment on the rise in our public transportation system, Community Ready Corps (CRC) is calling for a campaign to make BART safe for all.
In just the last month, there were several sightings of BART passengers openly displaying Neo-Nazi symbols (as tattoos, pins, or patches on outer clothing), and one incident of racist harassment that went viral after being caught on tape.
In this video (linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCRq0gGg30), a white BART passenger repeatedly called an Asian passenger a “Chinese n*****” and even physically assaulted him. It took far too long for any bystanders to intervene – and one cowardly white man actually got up and got out of the way, leaving the target of harassment even more vulnerable to the attack.
As a community, we need to prepare ourselves to intervene safely in these situations. Public transportation needs to be safe for all of us. We need to organize collectively to create a climate of safety on BART and send the strong message that the Bay Area is united against hate – that our community won’t tolerate racist intimidation and harassment on BART!
The first half of this workshop will be a training for safe and effective bystander intervention and self defense by Field Marshall Tur-Ha Ak and Deputy Field Marshall Che Bowe. This training is appropriate for anybody of any skill level, and will equip community members with skills they can use to intervene, de-escalate, and defend themselves against racist harassment and violence. We strongly encourage anti-racist white people to come to this training and get skilled up.
In the second half, we’ll break into working groups to begin growing this campaign to #TakeBackBART
5. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Palestine: The People Resist!
Party for Socialism and Liberation
2969 Mission St.
Donation: $3 – $10 – no one turned away
On Dec. 6, Trump announced that the United States was becoming the first country to recognize Jerusalem as the ‘capital’ of Israel. This is an outrageous attack on the rights of the Palestinian people and a gift to the apartheid government of Israel.
Trump and the Republican Party are pulling out all the stops to pass a “tax reform” bill that will mean a massive transfer of wealth from working people to the already super-rich, and huge cuts in social programs if it passes. Join us for presentations and discussion.
Saturday, December 16
6. Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Free Citizen Workshop in SF
1355 Market St.
The SF Pathways to Citizenship Initiative is hosting a FREE Citizenship/Naturalization Workshop
During the workshop, attendees will receive FREE assistance with:
• Step-by-step review of the naturalization process
• Assessment of eligibility to naturalize
• Application preparations and documentation packaging
• Application review with an immigration attorney
• Access to community resources & more!
7. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Signature Gathering Mobilization to Stop Unfair Evictions – pick up petitions
Democratic Socialist of America Office
350 Alabama St.
join the movement and pick up your petition!
Tenants and activists have already gathered over 2,500 signatures in 9 days to put No Eviction without Representation on the San Francisco ballot for June 5, 2018! Needed are 17 thousand signatures.
This historic measure would make SF the first city in California, and the second in the nation, to provide a right to counsel to tenants facing eviction.
Please come at 11 for the festivities, to learn to gather signatures, and turn in petitions, but note that a staff person will be there until 4.
Hosts: SF Right to Counsel Committee, Democratic Socialists of America – SF, SF Tenants Union
8. Saturday, 12Noon – 3:30pm, MARCH for SANCTUARY CITIES!
333 Post St.
The far-right is having a “March Against Sanctuary Cities” in San Francisco on the afternoon of December 16th. We are organizing a counter-protest with a march.
We will organize to resist, stand up, and fight the system of racism that is currently happening since Trump became the president.
Racism has been around this world for hundreds of years and since Trump came into office, the white supremacy, KKK, and the far-rights think that they can come out and just show all this hatred and racism in the Bay Area, but we are not going to let that happen anymore as we are prepared to fight back this system by any means necessary until they fix this broken system.
If you would like to endorse the action, help organize, or volunteer your time, please consider filling out this short Google form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Link here: https://goo.gl/forms/tMrUDkJDXfVtY1cW
12PM- Gather at Union Square in San Francisco
12:15 PM- Host Press Conference
12:30 PM- Speakers from each event endorsement speak
1PM- Start the March: (Route might change)
– Union Square SF
– Castro District
– Mission District
– Civic Center Plaza
3PM- Get to Civic Center Plaza
3:10- Speakers/ Closing of the event
For any questions, comments, concerns, endorsements, or volunteer opportunities please contact.
9. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CISPES End of Year Celebration
2940 16th Street (btw. Mission & S. Van Ness)
The Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador would like to invite you to our End of the Year Celebration. We will have food and an orientation on the upcoming work of CISPES and next year’s delegations to El Salvador.
With the March legislative elections in El Salvador and Trump’s attack on Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans in the United States, it is critical that we continue our solidarity work to assure that the U.S stop interfering in the political process and undermining the left government in El Salvador.
10. Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Remembering ICKY
903 Gilman Ave.
Potluck, BBQ, and Candlelight Prayer Walk
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Hosts: The Squirrel Show, Soul of a Women-Women’s Support Group
Sunday, December 17
11. Sunday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Campaign for Medicare for All
Corner of 9th Avenue & Irving Sts.
Help collect postcards for HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, and California’s SB 562, The Healthy California Act. We expect to be on the northwest corner unless a different group has set up on that corner.
After collecting the cards, we send the cards to the signer’s legislator.
We then put the names and addresses on our Action Alert list to keep the person informed on future campaign.
Please let Don know if you can be present – so enough supplies can be available
Info: Don, 415-695-7891
12. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Communist China, Cultural Revolution, and China Today
Nieby-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Speakers: Carlos Ximenez
The Maoist revolution in China was part of the second great wave of sustained revolution. We will take a look at the communist revolution in China in retrospect from its rise to its fall. What were China’s communists achievements? What were the failures?
What was the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution? Did Mao really kill millions? What about the famine? What about art and literature? What about Tibet? Who was Mao? Is China still communist today? Plus more, Including a Questions and Answers segment.
13. Sunday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Workplace Organizing 102: Committee Building
Democratic Socialists of America – SF Office
350 Alabama St.
DSA SF’s Labor Organizing Committee is dedicated to training DSA members and militants of the working class to organize their workplace. As part of our Workplace Organizing Training series, the 102 training will focus on why and how to build a strong committee of workers to carry out an organizing campaign, using the examples of recent organizing campaigns of the South to demonstrate what makes campaigns succeed, and what makes them fail.
Please read this article in advance of the event, which will guide our discussion:http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/19898/the_volkswagen_defeat_wasnt_inevitableand_labor_can_still_win_in_the_south
14. unday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 2017: A Year of Outrage
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)
12:15pm – homecooked lunch $8 – $10 donation
Celebrate the victories & gear up for a revolutionary new year!
From the Women’s March and demonstrations against white supremacists, to immigrant rights marches and protest of racist police abuse, this year has seen workers, women, people of color, immigrants and queers on the front lines of revolt.
Add your views on the challenges and prospects for building a movement to advance all our struggles in this time of reaction.
Host: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area
15. Sunday, 1:00pm – 7:00pm, Donation Drive for Puerto Rico
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
After category 4 hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th, the island of Puerto Rico was completely devastated. As a group of Puerto Rican students at UC Berkeley we came together to form “Boricuas in Berkeley” last September and with your help we were able to raise more than $7,000 to help farmers restore their crops and to provide aid in humanitarian relief efforts.
More than two months after the hurricane’s landfall, the communication, power, and water services are still out for almost half of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million inhabitants. In an effort to get the Latin Community together and collect material goods for basic humanitarian needs in the island, La Peña Cultural Center has partnered up with us Boricuas in Berkeley to celebrate their Puerto Rican Holiday Party and host a Hurricane Maria Donation Drive.
Boricuas in Berkeley will be collecting the following items to bring to different communities in Puerto Rico over the Holiday season:
· Sawyer water filters
· Water purification drops/tablets
· Solar powered lights
· Car chargers/inverters
· Mosquito repellant/nets
· Hand sanitizer
· Diapers (all sizes)
· Feminine hygiene products
· First aid kits
· Over the counter meds
16. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Bay Area International Day to End Violence against Women
Center for Sex & Culture
1349 Mission St. (Btw. 9th & 10th Street)
Film show, discussion & potluck
Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak
by Carole Roussopoulos
On June 3, 1975, 150 prostitute women occupied one of the main churches in the center of Lyon, France. A banner was hung over the church façade ‘Our children don’t want their mothers in prison.’ The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown. Instead of going after the murderer/s, the police were handing out fines and threatening women with prison. Within weeks churches had been occupied all over France including in Paris. The church occupations sparked the modern day sex workers rights movement. 45 min.
Tales of the Grim Sleeper by Nick Broomfield (excerpts)
Clips from Tales of the Grim Sleeper – a devastating expose of the lack of value police placed on the lives of Black women, many of whom were sex workers working the street in Los Angeles. It documents the case of the serial murders of Black women in LA, & law enforcement and officials’ criminal neglect, also campaigning by the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders for police accountability and justice for the victims and their families.
Host: US PROStitutes Collective
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/13/18805293.php (415) 626-4114
17. Sunday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Trumpland Blues-Change the Tune-Defeat Capitalism/White Supremacy
Workers World Party Bay Area
1305 Franklin, Ste., 411
Hear Larry Holmes, First Secretary, Workers World Party talk about “Trumpland Blues: Changing the Tune To Defeat Capitalism and White Supremacy in 2018”.
Stick around for an informal discussion and break some bread with us. Refreshments will be provided
18. Sunday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Liberated Lens film night: “Sir No Sir”
4799 Shattuck Ave
Doors open at 6:00pm; Film at 6:30pm
“Sir No Sir” is an award-winning documentary that tells the long suppressed story of the GI movement to end the war in Vietnam.
In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs, and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.
Veterans of the Vietnam War will be in attendance for Q&A about the topics presented in the film.
19. Sunday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, What About Islam: A Talk by Ahmed Salah
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita)
In this time of anti-Muslim propaganda, what about hearing from real Muslims who live among us? Come hear activist Ahmed Salah speak about how Islam has deeply influenced his philosophy, which is to create social change while preserving life on both sides. Ahmed Salah was one of the primary organizers of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 where hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Tahrir Square, leading to the resignation of an oppressive president. Mr. Salah is the recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability’s 2013 Champion of Justice Award.
Will also be book signing.
Monday, December 18
20. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Living Graveyard
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St. (nr. 12th Street BART)
Covered with sheets to represent the dead of the war of occupation on Iraq, people lie down on the city sidewalk in front of the Federal Building, This is legal, non-violent witness.
Participants lie on the city sidewalk at least three feet apart and do not block entry to the building.The names of some of the Californians who have died in Iraq and the names of some of the Iraqi dead will be read. Also read are some of the names of Black Lives Matter and some Palestinians killed in Gaza
Bring a white sheet to cover yourself with. A pad to lie on is recommended.
Iraqi Deaths 3,037,477
U.S. Deaths 4,528 Coalition 4,850
Syrian Deaths, unknown • Afghan Deaths 30,000 +
Pakistani Deaths over 1,000 from drone attacks
U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan 2,403
Coalition Deaths in Afghanistan 3,541
Info: Ecumenical Peace Institute, www.epicalc.org, (510) 900-0374
21. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Defend Aunti Frances Emergency – Response Volunteer Meeting
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Space is ADA accessible
FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS & ALLIES of AUNTI FRANCES: Now is your chance to plug-in to the Defend Aunti Frances eviction defense campaign! We will be discussing our vision for the campaign and forming committees/teams to continue building the efforts against Aunti Frances’ unjust eviction.
There will be ways to plug-in for ongoing roles as well as one-time activities this evening that will be a huge help for the campaign. Things are moving fast.
Invite people, bring food! We’ll also provide snacks.
Hosts: Self-Help Hunger Program
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JUSTICE FOR LIBYA!
Saturday, December 23, 2017
4:00pm – 7:00pm
San Francisco Civic Center
40 million people are enslaved WORLDWIDE—cultivating billions of dollars for the human traffickers engaging in this abhorrent practice. However, we must remember that the monsters behind this fatal practice live within our own borders.
As recent imagery showed proof of a massive slave trade within the north-African country of Libya surfaced in our media, the world responded in shock and horror. AMERICANS responded in shock and horror. But should we be surprised? Should we look to other countries to blame when it was the American government that murdered the Libyan President, Muammar Gaddafi? When Gaddafi, the leader of this nation for four decades, was murdered—the Libyan government spiraled and receded into a state of crisis; paving the way for a power struggle to uprise and liberties to be lost in the midst of the great disturbance to their leadership.
Our “leaders” are responsible. And every nation owning the privilege to watch, rather than endure this atrocity within their own homes, is responsible to attack this human rights crisis immediately.
Saturday, December 23rd, the Bay Area will either choose to step up in the name of justice for the Libyan people and the refugees caught in the destructive practices plaguing this nation, or we will fail and repeat America’s dark history of disregarding Black lives.
The space I hope to create with this event will be centered around BLACK LIBERATION. ALL Black Lives Matter in this movement, and this event will be solely dedicated to demanding justice and liberation for black lives everywhere. However, it is important to remember that slavery didn’t reappear once the images in Libya resurfaced in our media. IT NEVER LEFT. Sometimes it looks like chains and auctions, and sometimes it looks like prison industrial complexes. We have to address and combat slavery in every one of its forms of existence—and we cannot compromise when it comes to the liberation of ANY marginalized group.
Countries, major cities, international leaders, and more have all stepped up to the international stage and demanded liberty for the people of Libya and every human being that make up that 40 million. It’s time that the Bay Area joins them.
WANT TO HELP?
Here’s what we need:
Please email me with the subject line: VOLUNTEER if you’d like to help out and get involved. Your responsibilities will include making sure accessibility is maintained to all, administering food + water if necessary, and helping with any specific, last-minute needs on the day of the event.
– FOOD + WATER
Please email me with the subject line: FOOD/WATER if you are able to help provide either of the above. This will be a collective space so provide what you can. Small, bottled water, tangerines, granola bars, etc. have been some simple & common offerings that have worked out great in the past.
If you are interested in speaking at this event (Please remember that this will be centered around Black Liberation and attacking slavery and its causes) please reach out to me and send me a digital copy of your speech! This event is not sponsored by nor is it endorsing ANY political leader or party, so please refrain from mentioning either. This space is also anti-police, ICE, and any other organization that terrorizes marginalized groups.
– Police and ICE are NOT WELCOME in this space.
– The event will begin with a rally and end with a march. The length of the march will be released soon.
– Masks are welcome.
– This will be a radical and inclusive space fighting for ALL black lives.
– There will be a space in the front of the rally sanctioned off for disabled folks.
– Friend & Message me directly, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765791037060601/
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