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A. Arrest of San Francisco activist Equipto sparks protest outside police station in Mission District – September 19, 2018
Equipto was filming a young Black man being beat up by SFPD and was pounced on by SFPD!
Check this out on SFPD on CBS news from Sept. 18:
SFPD Use Interactive Virtual Training To Help Gauge Use Of Force
B. Congress Is Poised to Give Trump Administration Powerful New Spying Powers – September 17, 2018
C. ICE held an American man in custody for 1,273 days. He’s not the only one who had to prove his citizenship– September 17, 2018
D. Israel Military Must Release to Gaza Medical Supplies from Gaza Flotilla
E. Annie Leonard: Governor Jerry Brown Doesn’t Care About Climate Justice – September 16, 2018
3 – ACTION ALERTS:
1. Tell Congress a NAFTA Replacement Must End Job Outsourcing and Protect the Environment!
2. Support the new Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill
3. No ‘Round 2’ of the Trump Tax Scam
Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23
Friday, September 21
1. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders! – 103rd Week
Hall of Justice (In-Justice)
850 Bryant St.
All are invited to join us to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. Since Gascon has been the DA in San Francisco, he has not charged any police officers!
2. Friday, 12 Noon – 3:00pm, Pack the Court for Misael!
630 Sansome St.
Hearing:1PM-4th floor with Judge Park
* If you are attending a bond hearing – bring a valid form of ID, no signs or clothing with words relating to the hearing. If you have clergy attire please wear.
Please join us on Friday September 21st as we support Misael Quezada during his final individual asylum hearing. At the last hearing, Judge Park postponed arguments in the case, due to a problem in the teleconferencing system at the Colorado detention center, where Misael was transferred to after the end of the ICE contract with West County.
Then, the Department of Homeland Security attorneys filed a motion to have Misael’s case transferred to CO, but fortunately, Judge Park denied the government’s motion. As a result, once again we have the opportunity to let Judge Park know that the community stands in support of Misael.
To RSVP, please email Lourdes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
3. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar
Public transportation # 67 MUNI. Catch it on 24th St. at Mission across from McDonalds
On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 to 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.
On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder, the Nieto’s gather at the altar site on Bernal Hill.
All are welcomed !
4. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema: Agent’s of Change
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
In commeration of the 50th Annivesary of the S F State Student Strike Sensible Cinema
will screen Agent’s Of Change by directors Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson.
Agent Of Change is described as more than a movie ‘It’s a movement” tells the story of the S F State Strike and the take over of the Student Union at Cornell University – two different schools with the same goal of equity and inclusion of students of color.
5. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, SF Forum: U.S. War Drive in the Middle East
2969 Mission St.
$3-10 donation, no one turned away. �Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.
U.S. troops, warships and bases already cover the region. Now, the Pentagon is stepping up its proxy war in Yemen, refusing to remove forces from Syria, and increasing drone warfare in the Middle East and Africa, on top of the Trump regime’s brutal economic war against Iran and the Palestinian people. What is Washington’s real strategy in the region? Join us for discussion of these crucial issues and get involved in the movement against U.S. imperialism.
Saturday, September 22
6. Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Bystander Training: Rapid Response to ICE and Law Enforcement
Oakland Main Library
125 14th St.
The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) and the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) invite you to a rapid response training!
Join ACILEP´s team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations. Learn how to verify ICE activity and be a legal observer in order to protect our communities from ICE. Rehearse critical and creative tactics for effective action.
Then join APTP’s first responders and learn how to investigate incidents of police terror and provide support to impacted families. This portion of the training focuses on conducting independent people’s investigations including considerations on how to build your team, security and know your rights, required skills and infrastructure, preparation, identifying witnesses, trauma informed interviewing, cultural humility, collecting evidence, and documenting investigations. APTP will use case studies from their investigations in Oakland, and provide time for knowledge and skill sharing and discussion.
7. Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, No More Refinery Expansions: Yes to Clean Air, Water & Soil!
Lone Tree Point
24 Pacific Ave.
Join signatories of the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty, Idle No More SF Bay, Stand.earth, our First Nations guests Cedar George-Parker and Charlene Aleck and many others for a prayer, prayer walk and teach in at Phillips 66 in Rodeo, CA
Join us in demanding that no tar sands come into our beautiful San Francisco Bay! We will have a teach-in and a short march to the gates of the refinery where we will pray. Those willing to risk arrest will block the refinery gates.
About the Phillips 66 project:
The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo, CA is working on getting permits that would allow them to bring between 90 and 123 oil tankers per year filled with tar sands from Alberta, Canada. This project is directly related to the Trans Mountain pipeline that our First Nations relatives have been resisting. This year, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau purchased this pipeline for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan which stopped the project due to the resistance. Tar sands crude cannot be cleaned from water. It has a higher sulfur content which corrodes refinery pipes – this may have been the issue which caused the Chevron Refinery in Richmond to explode in 2012, sending 15,000 residents to hospitals. The emissions from refineries processing tar sands are more toxic than conventional oil. This is a bad idea for the water, people living in Rodeo and surrounding areas, and the climate.
Sponsors: Idle No More SF Bay, Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty, Communities for a Better Environment, Amazon Watch
8. Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Parkmerced Outreach for Prop 10 & C
Juan Bautista Circle
Help distribute literature or door knock the neighborhood. We have trainers to train you—no experience necessary!
Yes on Prop 10 – The Affordable Housing Act – is the BIGGEST statewide measure to protect tenants in decades. It will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act – an outdated state law passed by the real estate lobby to undermine local tenant protections. San Francisco deserves the right to update our rent control laws and stabilize our communities!
Yes on Prop C – Our City Our Home – is the BIGGEST local measure to seriously address homelessness in decades. It will tax the richest corporations to fund housing and services for our homeless neighbors.
Sponsors: Causa Justa Just Cause, San Francisco Tenants Union, Housing Rights Committee of SF
9. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, 1st Anniversary of the “Comfort Women” Memorial
St. Mary’s Square
651 California St.
All activities are Free and open to the Public
Join us for the 1st Anniversary of the “Comfort Women” memorial in San Francisco. Show your support for these women and all victims of sexual violence.
11:00am Official ceremony (St. Mary’s Square at Comfort Women Memorial)
Procession: At the end of the ceremony, CWJC will lead a march to support the “Comfort Women” survivors in their demand for justice from the Japanese government. The march will end in the City College (808 Kearny St. San Francisco)
Afternoon Program: PROCESSION, LUNCH, DISCUSSION & MOVIE
Lunch: Lunch will be served at around 1pm in the City College.
Discussion: FREE DIGITAL “COMFORT WOMEN” HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM (www.ComfortWomenEducation.org), and a talk by BRIAN FONG OF “FACING HISTORY”.
Chinese “Comfort Women” advocate ZHANG SHUANG BING and “Dai Han” film producer SHANG YUE PING from China will give a short talk on their 30 years effort to gain justice for the Chinese “Comfort Women” surivivors.
Two groups from Osaka, Japan, the KANSAI NETWORK TO RESOLVE THE “COMFORT WOMEN” ISSUE, and FORUM FOR IMPROVEMENT OF OSAKA will give a short talk on solidarity with CWJC on the “Comfort Women” issue.
Sponsor: Comfort Women Justice Coalition
10. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels
Berkeley Library – South Branch
1901 Russell St. (@ MlK Jr. Way)
Free Workshop to help you align your money with your values, break up with your Wall Street bank (Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Chase, etc.), and divest from investments in fossil fuels and weapons. Join the growing movement for a “Peace Economy” and withdraw financial support from the War Economy.
Optional: Bring your laptop or other wi-fi-enabled device for a hands-on experience.
Presenters include Cynthia Papermaster of CODEPINK, Sandy Emerson of Fossil Free California, Dave Peattie and Steve Murphy of Indivisible Berkeley Economic Justice Team.
Handouts, refreshments, hands-on workshop.
11. Saturday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile – meeting
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.
If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at email@example.com
12. Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Fighting Gentrification: A Conversation on Direct Action
518 Valencia St.
For ASL or Spanish translation email gayshamesf [at] yahoo.com by Sept. 15. Space is wheelchair accessible.
Join Defend Boyle Heights and GAY SHAME for a conversation on direct action.
After the conversation we will have a festive march against evictions. (come dressed as your fave condo or techie)
Defend Boyle Heights is an autonomous coalition committed to building community power against gentrification principally through direct actions that target institutions and individuals that are aligned with the capitalist, pro-gentrification status quo. Our best line of defense is our own community; we are devoted to defending our hood by any means necessary.
GAY SHAME is a virus in the system. We are committed to a trans/queer extravaganza that brings direct action to spectacular levels of confrontation. We work collectively outside boring and deceptive non-profit models to fight white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, cops, settler-colonialism and all forms of domination. Liberals think we are frivolous decorations and mainstream gays want us gone. Against them and with each other we instigate, irritate, and agitate, to build cultures of devastating resistance.
13. Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Colonialism Unmasked: A Commemoration of Grito de Lares
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Doors & finger food for sale at 6:15pm.
Program starts at 7pm.
$15-$25 Sliding Scale General Admission. $5 Youth Under 18. Lap Children Free. Proceeds from this event will benefit grassroot efforts in Puerto Rico.
La Peña Cultural Center, Bay Area Boricuas, La Tertulia Boricua, Bay Area Alliance for a Sustainable Puerto Rico and the International Committee for Peace and Justice present:
What The Winds Left Behind … Colonialism Unmasked, A Commemoration Of El Grito De Lares (Lares Uprising or Cry of Lares)
This community-sponsored event features keynote speaker, Puerto Rican human rights activist Zulma Olivares, direct from Puerto Rico, who will give an update of the present conditions and challenges facing the island one year after hurricane Maria. The event also features a selection of Puerto Rican music, poetry and a short film from Bay Area artists, activists and diasporicans committed to raising political awareness, celebrating Puerto Rican culture and advancing positive change and autonomy in Puerto Rico. About Grito de lares: People of Puerto Rico annually observe Grito de Lares (Cry of Lares) to commemorate the events of the first large uprising against Spanish rule in Puerto Rico. The uprising began on September 23, 1868, the first major revolt for Puerto Rican Independence.
Sunday, September 23
14. Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, The Attack on Julian Assange, Journalist, Democratic Rights, Labor and Imperialist War
Niebyl Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Steve Zeltzer KPFA WorkWeek Radio KPFA
Nozomi Hayase, Journalist and Author
Anne Garrison, San Francisco Bayview and Black Agenda Report
Randy Credico, Journalist and WBAI Radio Host by Skype
John Holmes, Retired member of CWA Pacific Media Workers Guild
The effort by the US government to continue to attempt to arrest whistleblower and journalist Julian Assange is a threat to all labor, journalists and free speech rights. He has exposed the criminal activities of governments and corporate crooks as well as the corrupt Democratic party who manipulated the results of the primary in last election. Governments, politicians and the billionaires who he has exposed want to shut him up to silence all whistleblowers and journalists.
This forum will look at the attack on Julian Assange on not only the attack on all democratic rights but also the growing crisis in capitalism and US imperialism. It will also look at the role of independent media on how the Julian Assange case is being covered.
15. Sunday, 12 Noon, Abolish ICE SF Community Cookout
24th & Mission – BART Station
Come join Abolish ICE SF for our second community cookout!
We’ll be kicking it at 24th and Mission September 23rd at noon, celebrating our community and the beautiful ways we can and are creating a space of resistance together!
We will be having free food, lots of love, information tables, speakers, and music
16. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, A Time to Rise: The Fight Against Dictatorship in the Philippines, The and Now
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St, Suite 290
On the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines and the launch of A Time to Rise: Collective Memoirs of the Union of Democratic Filipinos (Katipunan ng mga Demokratikong Pilipino, KDP), former KDP members share stories about the 15-year campaign to bring down dictator Ferdinand Marcos and reflect on the current threat to democracy in the Philippines under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. The program features Cindy Domingo, Co-editor, A Time to Rise; Geline Avila, National Council, Akbayan Party-List; and Edwin Batongbacal, Friends of Akbayan, USA. Moderator: Lillian Galedo.
17. Sunday, 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Film Preview: Bob Avakian -Why We Need An Actual Revolution
Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
If you have agonized about the horrors of this society, but did not know why we face all this and thought there was no way out… this filmed speech will reveal why those outrages go on and how they can be changed.
If you have thought that even if people could get together on it, revolution was not really possible up against the powerful repressive machinery we face… this filmed speech will challenge you.
If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459472217906412/
18. Sunday, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony
Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and partners as we celebrate International Day of Peace and the Harvest Moon (or Mid-Autumn) Festival featuring lantern-making, brief meditation for peace, non-partisan voter registration, pedal-powered sound system, and cultural presentations. Free.
Bring your own picnic – no venders on site.
4:30 – Welcome
4:40 – Intertribal Friendship House All Nations Drum & Youth Dancers
5:20 Tacuma King and Sun Drummers of United Africa Ensemble (Bay Area Youth Arts)
6:00 Emeryville Taiko – Japanese drumming
6:30 Hālau ʻO Kawainuhi – Hula Kahiko
6:55 Moment of Silence
7:05 Calpulli Panquetzalitzli – Danza Azteca
19. Sunday, 7:45pm – 9:00pm, I Believe Dr Ford – A Candlelight Vigil
Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround
Powell & Market St.
Come and show your support for Professor Christine Blasey Ford, and for all victims of sexual assault.
Bring a sign, bring a candle, sing a song, make some noise.
We believe Christine, and we need to #StopKavanaugh.
Host: Indivisible San Francisco