Take action to oppose anti-BDS legislation
Congress is again seeking to restrict Americans’ right to support nonviolent boycott actions.
On Saturday, March 3, an amended version of the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” (S.720) was released. Although it no longer threatens individuals with criminal prosecution, it would still make it illegal for “domestic concerns” to support international organizations’ calls to boycott Israel—or face a $1 million fine.
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Contact your senators today to tell them to oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
The revised bill has been issued as AIPAC supporters convene in Washington D.C., and we expect they will push this bill during their congressional visits – which is why your voice is needed to counter their efforts today.
The Israel Anti-Boycott Act would violate our First Amendment rights by threatening to prosecute or penalize nonprofit organizations, corporations, and other entities for their political viewpoints about Israel and its policies.
Info from: American Friends Service Committee
A. Justice Department sues California over sanctuary laws (March 6, 2018)
See item #1
B. ICE Raids Doomsday: Here’s How One Immigrant Prepares (YouTube)
C. (4th LD) Koreas agree to hold third summit in April, reaffirm resolve to denuclearize (March 6, 2018)
D. Revolution Books’ Statement on Fascist Threats (March 3, 2018)
Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 11
Wednesday, March 7
1. Wednesday, 7:30am – 10:00am, Jeff Sessions Out of CA
Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Jeff Sessions will speak at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day, hosted by the California Peace Officers’ Association
Jeff Sessions, Trump’s hate-mongering Attorney General, is coming to Sacramento to spread his message of xenophobia, and make a “statement” on sanctuary jurisdictions
Hosts: NorCal Resist, Sacramento Immigration Coalition, Labor Council for Latin America-Sacramento (AFL-CIO), Brown Berets de SacrAzitian, ANSWER, Democratic Socialist –Sacramento
2. Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am. 1Y + 11M, Life of Luis Gόngora Pat Celebration
Altar site at:
Shotwell & 19th Streets
It has been one year and eleven months since Luis was killed by the SFPD. We gather each month on the 7th where Luis was killed, to support the family and hear recent updates and plans.
Join us to talk about next plans! It’s almost Luis’s 2nd year anniversary
3. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
One Post Street in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
If it rains we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI
Theme this week: International Women’s Day
Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed.
4. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Fight the SF Gang Injunctions Community Meeting
Alex Pitcher Community Center
Join the Coalition to End San Francisco Gang Injunctions for a community meeting to learn more about the active gang injunctions, who is impacted, and what you can do.
Food, Spanish interpretation, and childcare will be provided.
*Please RSVP by March 2nd for interpretation or childcare services to Endtheinjunctions@gmail.com
Thursday, March 8
International Women’s Day
5. Thursday, 8:30am PACK THE COURTS! Preliminary Injunction Hearing!
Phillip Burton Federal Building
Judge: Jacqueline Scott Corley , US Magistrate Judge
450 Golden Gate Ave., 15th Floor, Courtroom F
Must have ID to go inside.
The hearing pertains to our motion for a preliminary injunction asking the US District Court to order the immigration judge to provide Borey with a new bond hearing where proper and fair procedures will be followed. The hearing will probably be fairly short, 20-30 minutes, and will only involve argument by the lawyers. Borey will not be present and will not appear via televideo.
Our legal arguments have been complicated by the Supreme Court decision that was released last week regarding bond hearings and there is a possibility that the hearing could be delayed, but we are determined to#BringPJHome
Borey Ai, known by friends as PJ, is currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pending an appeal. He is one of over 100 Cambodian Americans currently incarcerated in immigration jails. A few months ago his fight for asylum to remain in the United States with his family –and the only place he knows as home–was denied. Like so many other child refugees who came to the United States at a young age, PJ grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, became entangled with our punitive system, and is being subjected to double punishment by the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems.
PJ was born in a refugee camp in Thailand where his family fled to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. In 1985, while PJ was an infant, his family sought asylum in the United States and resettled in the impoverished neighborhood of Stockton, California. There he experienced crippling poverty and violence. Growing up with the traumas of war and traumas of poverty led him to make difficult choices. Through a series of poor choices, PJ became involved with crime and got caught up by the law. At the age of 14, PJ became one of the youngest children in California to be tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
While incarcerated, PJ transformed his life. During PJ’s path of transformation, he developed many positive skill sets and completed many of his goals. PJ obtained his GED, completed and facilitated numerous self-help programs, became a state certified rape and crisis counselor, became certified as a domestic violence counselor, and this past winter earned his Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. PJ’s leadership in groups like Kid CAT resulted in important juvenile justice reforms such as SB 9 California Fair Sentencing for Youth, SB 260 and SB 261 Justice for Juveniles with Adult Sentencing.
Borey “PJ” Ai transformed his life and has accomplished so much while serving 20 years for a crime committed as a 14-year-old. On July 2016, the Board of Parole hearing panel saw his transformation and granted his parole. This cause for celebration was short lived. Last November, instead of being released and reunited with his family, he was transferred over to ICE and is currently facing deportation. Borey “PJ” Ai, is now facing another punishment, separation from his family and deportation to a country he has never set foot in.Info: https://www.facebook.com/bringpjhomenow/
6. Thursday, 8:30am – 12 Noon, Pack the BART Board Meeting: Justice 4 Sahleem
344 20th St. (nr. 19th Street BART)
Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. Shot in the back three times. The family has since learned that Mateu is back on the job. Let’s pack the BART Board meeting on Thursday 3/8 at 8:30 AM.
The Family Demands: Fire, Arrest and Convict Joseph Mateu
Show up and support this family!
7. Thursday, 3:00pm (cooking); 6:00pm (sharing) Food Not Bombs – SF
Cookhouse: Near 24th/Mission BART. Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information.
Food Pickups: Help Needed!
Cooking: Near 24th/Mission BART. Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information– 3:00 pm–Help Needed!
Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!
Cleaning Up: Near 24th/Mission BART. Call Micah at 415-738-9249 for information–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!
8. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, San Francisco International Women’s Day of Action and Rally
As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the San Francisco Bay Area we call for:
* 24 hours of action on March 8th
*12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods.
We call on local unions, both elected officials and rank and file workers, as well as labor councils to actively engage with this re-emerging independent, non-corporate, and grassroots women’s movement, for we believe our unions and working class women have been and should continue to be at the center of this struggle.
Lets us make our presence visible, wear red, and be vocal about women, LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with disabilities.
We will have community speakers and then an Open Mic- Speak Out for any community member to have their voice’s heard.
Scheduled speaker include leaders from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, NARAL, Senior and Disability Action, Mujer Unidos, AFT 2121 and more….
Organized by: IWS National Committee and March 8th, Bay Area for Reproductive Justice, Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco, International Socialist Organization – Northern California, Refuse Fascism Bay Area, Women’s March San Francisco, and Workers’ Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores
9. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the San Francisco Bay Area we call for:
* 24 hours of action on March 8th
*12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods to make our presence visible, wearing red, and being vocal about women and LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with
* 4.30pm to 6pm: REGIONAL RALLIES
@ Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco & Civic Center Plaza in Berkeley.
We call on community organizations, local unions, both elected officials and rank and file workers, as well as labor councils to actively engage with this re-emerging independent, non-corporate, and grassroots women’s movement, for we believe our unions and working class women have been and should continue to be at the center of this struggle.
Hosts: IWS National Committee and March 8th/Bay Area for Reproductive Justice Organizing Committee
10. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, International Women’s Day
Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women As a Mighty Force for Revolution!
Screening and discussion of excerpts on the oppression and liberation of women from the film of Bob Avakian’s talk, BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS!
If you hate the way women are brutalized, assaulted, and degraded all over the world… if you are outraged by the threat the Trump/Pence fascist regime poses to women and all of humanity… if you are disgusted by all these oppressive gender roles… if you’ve raised your voice in #MeToo but have questions about where our anger should be directed and how to end this madness for real… the most important thing you can know now is this: There is an answer to WHY this horrendous, ages-old oppression is still going on and intensifying. And there is an answer to HOW this oppression can be eliminated from the face of the planet.
Friday, March 9
11. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, SEIU presence outside of ICE in SF
630 Sansome St
Members & Friends of local SEIU have been outside of ICE for the last 3 weeks. All are welcomed to stand with them to say NO to deportations and the ICE sweeps.
There is no listing on social media.
12. Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Martin Luther King to Ferguson – The Struggle for Racial Justice!
Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin (@ Geary)
Film/Speakers: Ferguson the Struggle for Racial Justice
Film: Whose Streets: The Killing of 18 Year Old Michael Brown Inspired a Community to Fight Back – A People’s Documentary
A powerful battle cry from a generation fighting not only for their Civil Rights but for the right to live. The film aims t show how people stood together, resisted together, and fought together in the name of love and justice for black people not only in their city but around the world.
Kimberly Jade Norwood
Henry H. Oberschelp
Professor of law; Professor of African American Studies’
Author of Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Quake that Rocked the Natlion and Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and Myth of Post Racial America
13. Friday, 6:30pm, Film: The Shadow World – Inside the Global Arms Trade
Pacifica Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Doors open at 6:00pm
Free screening & discussion
With the movie, we hope to educate Pacificans about war profiteers and offer them a simple first action. The action will be to write addressed, stamped postcards urging Candidate S. Feinstein and Rep J Speier to reject campaign contribtions from weapons industries.
Presented by Pacifica Peace People – Acting Locally for Peace Globally.
Saturday, March 10
14. Saturday 8:00am – 7:00pm, Tibetan National Uprising Day – Events are in Berkeley & SF
8:00am-9:00am l Tibetan Flag Raising Ceremony @ Berkeley City Hall
****************Gather @ San Francisco City Hall****************
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place, SF
12:00pm-1:00pm l March to Chinese Consulate
1:00pm-2:45pm l Protest @ Chinese Consulate
2:45pm l March to Union Square
5:00pm-7:00pm l Evening Program @ San Francisco Union Square
On March 10th, SF Team Tibet***, and other groups around the world, will take to the streets to commemorate the 59th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising.
We mark March 10th each year to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to honor and support the brave resistance to Chinese rule that continues to this day. Tibetans in Tibet are risking everything to ensure their message is heard and acted upon by the outside world. With more than 150 self-immolations that have taken place in Tibet, India, and Nepal, now is the time to #StandUpForTibet. Bhoe gyalo!
Host: Students for a Free Tibet – West
15. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins!
Avenida de la Fuente
Between International Blvd. & E. 12th St,
The Housing Crisis is getting out of hand! Families are being pushed out of our community and onto the streets. We can’t just keep waiting, we must act now!
Join us as we kick off the campaign in the Bay Area for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
This Kick Off Event will be the first of many! Come learn more about repealing Costa-Hawkins and then we’ll hit the streets to gather signatures for the Affordable Housing Act!
Host: ACCE Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
16. Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, The Big Medicare for All Canvass
Cedar Rose Park
1300 Rose St.
Park & bathrooms are wheelchair accessible
Permitting doesn’t allow us to serve food, so please bring snacks and water bottles!
In January 2018, the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America kicked off our Medicare for All campaign by bringing together over a hundred canvassers and volunteers to build the movement for health justice.
In September, Bernie Sanders introduced a landmark Medicare for All bill that would uplift all residents of the U.S. by guaranteeing healthcare as a human right, and the bill has been met with a groundswell of support. His Medicare for All legislation has attracted overwhelming support across America,
East Bay DSA has endorsed this federal legislation and the state-level candidates who support the Healthy California Act because we know that people want and need a system that follows these five principles:
– A single public program
– Comprehensive coverage
– Universal coverage regardless of citizenship status
– Free at the point of service
– Job training for health insurance employees
No experience necessary, and all are welcome! Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org questions.
Host: East Bay DSA
17. Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, International Women’s Day at the Comfort Women’s Memorial
St. Mary’s Square Park in Chinatown
651 California St.
In honor of International Women’s Day we invite you to participate in a ceremony at the Comfort Women Memorial in San Francisco. This event will make connections between the story of WWII Comfort Women and current forms of systemic violence impacting women today.
Come to share in a ritual honoring:
WWII Comfort Women
Women impacted by US military bases in Asia and the Pacific
Women victims of war
Missing and murdered indigenous women
Migrant women at the US-Mexico Border
Bay Area organizations will make altars for this event to honor and lift up courageous women who are refusing to remain invisible, speaking truth, and resisting injustice.
Insist, Persist, Resist!
This event is sponsored by Women for Genuine Security, and co-sponsored by CodePink, Comfort Women Justice Coalition, Indian People Organizing for Change, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Nikkei Resisters, One Heart for Justice.
For more info, contact
Info@geuinesecurity.org ; 415 312-5583
18. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Banner Making: nojustice/nodeal and no ban/no raids/no wall
Bethany United Methodist Church
1270 Sanchez St
Join us for snacks and art as we make banners to be hung from freeway overpasses. Come even if you can only make banners – or if you can’t make banners, but want to learn how to put them up. This is an easy and fun and effective way to demonstrate our support for the movements for police accountability and immigrant rights. Please let us know if you are coming so we can make sure we have enough material.
Host: SURJ – SF
19. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Loaded a, Book Talk with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St.
A discussion with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about her new book, LOADED: A DISARMING HISTORY OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
The time is ripe for a frank discussion about the history of gun culture in the US and the racist roots of the second amendment.
From the enslavement of Blacks and the conquest of Native America, to the arsenal of institutions that constitute the “gun lobby,” LOADED presents a people’s history of the Second Amendment, as seen through the lens of those who have been most targeted by guns: people of color. Meticulously researched and thought-provoking throughout, this is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the historical connections between racism and gun violence in the United States.
Hosts: Center for Political Education and Eric Quezada Center
Sunday, March 11
20. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, International Women’s Working Day – MARCH & Celebration 2018
Note* This will be a family friendly march and celebration that will be accessible for children, elders, and people with disabilities. We will also be organizing our own community safety/security team.
Members of GABRIELA Oakland and our allies invite you to join us for a March & Celebration on Sunday March 11th to commemorate the 110th International Working Women’s Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908. Join us as we RISE, RESIST, and UNITE to build our collective Resistance here and abroad!
Let us take the streets as we RISE up and say NO to violence against women and Trans people and RESIST militarization and state violence!
Let us RISE to protect women, Trans and Gender non-conforming people, and our children!
Let us RESIST economic exploitation of our women!
Let us UNITE for the self-determination of all oppressed people to fight for their basic rights and livelihood!
Please email email@example.com or send us a FB message if you or your organization would like to sponsor or endorse the march.
Hosts: GABRIELA Oakland, + 10 Other groups
21. Sunday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 7th Anniversary of Fukushima Meltdown – Rally / March
Meet in front:
275 Battery St. (closest BART – Embarcadero)
about 3:40 pm we start to march to the Justin Herman Plaza
REQUEST: Letters to PM Abe are being collected for this rally. The letter should be with 1 – 20 sentences , at longest by half a page, please write your name and your city and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/9.
3/11 this year will be the 7th anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown.
Many people have already forgotten about Fukushima or they think Fukushima disaster is under control and even think Fukushima is safe to live now.
We all know those thoughts are false.
Many victims have been suffering physically and mentally, because the Japanese government and TEPCO are not honest and not kind to these victims, and are trying to get away from their responsibilities.
After Fukushima Meltdown, the majority of Japanese have wanted to decommission all nuclear power plants, but already several plants have been restarted.
Host: No Nukes Action