For other events check Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
A. SF Officials Seek To Pull Welcome Mat For Planned Alt-Right Rally At Crissy Field (August 15, 2017)
~ San Francisco ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Wednesday, August 16 – Monday, August 21
Wednesday, August 16
1. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Tri-National Action To Cancel NAFTA! Support San Quintin Driscoll’s Workers
SF Federal Building
90 7th Street
On July 16, 2017, President Trump started re-negotiations of the anti-labor union busting NAFTA agreement. He has already announced that he wants to make it more like TPP which would in- crease profits for US multinationals, increase worker exploitation and destroy environmental conditions. Today 70,000 farmers and their families in San Quintin, Baja who work for Driscoll’s berries are living in slave like conditions and they continue to fight for union recognition.
The passage of NAFTA for Mexican working people is a disaster and has led to privatized lands, oil, rail-roads, education and now social security. There are also 1500 maquiladora slave factories on the border in Mexico that fire and repress independent union organizers that are not controlled by the government.
NAFTA has also allowed the US to militarize Mexico with the Merida agreement with massive re- pression and the disappearance of 46 students and many journalists who have be assassinated.
NAFTA has also been used to outsource millions of industrial jobs in the mid-west
For more information and to endorse: LCLAA Sacramento (916) 712-4251, UPWA (415) 280-1908
2. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Tell Ed Lee: Sanctuary Housing Fund NOW!
SF City Hall (Polk St. steps side)
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place (Polk St.)
Mayor Ed Lee presides over one of the richest cities in the world. That wealth could start TODAY to protect renters and homeowners against the forces of speculation, greed and displacement.
Community members have been calling on the city to create a $35 million Sanctuary Housing Fund to keep seniors, people with disabilities, and African-American and immigrant families in the city. The fund would include assistance for hard-hit homeowners, buying back foreclosed homes off the speculative market, rental subsidies, and legal defense against evictions. But the mayor has remained mute, while refusing to meet with community members or allowing them any input.
For more info call 415-335-7033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Protest Sheriff’s racist tweet scandal! Show up for immigrants
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
1401 Lakeside Dr. Fl 12th’
Are you outraged that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept. is retweeting white supremacists?
Are you angry that Sheriff Ahern and other sheriffs want to keep deporting our loved ones? (The CA State Sheriffs Association is trying to bully Gov Brown into further weakening SB 54, the “Sanctuary” bill that would push back on Trump’s deportation machine!)
Join us tomorrow to say NO to white supremacy and racism!
On Sunday night, the Alameda County Sheriff’s official twitter account retweeted infamous white supremacist Richard Spencer.
The department’s claiming this is an “accident,” but in fact it’s part of a long pattern of racist attitudes and practices.
This same deputy, Sergeant Kelly, made headlines defending the arrest of a fruit vendor a few months ago, saying: “If you don’t enforce this type of selling, it will begin to look like a Third World fruit market.
We cannot remain silent.
Sponsors: ICE Out of California, and 5 other groups
4. Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
Montgomery & Market Street, below Senator Feinstein’s office; directly above Montgomery BART / MUNI Station
Join us at the large PEACE or IMPEACH banner.
Topics vary each week and are centered on PEACE and JUSTICE issues
All are welcomed!
5. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & the Left
Free Speech Movement Café
350 University Ave.
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a weekly informal discussion on Politics, The Left, the Platypus Review, and upcoming Leftist events & Platypus activities in the area.
All are welcomed to attend regardless of whether or not you participate in the discussion. Sometimes certain articles or events are points of discussion, email PlatypusBCC [at] gmail.com to find out.
This week we will be discussing “Organization, political action, history, and consciousness: on anarchism and Marxism” by Chris Cutrone
6. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, APTP General Meeting: The Role of Police in the Alt-Right Movement
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
For this meeting, we will explore ….The Role of Police in the Alt-Right Movement
The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations, like Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community READY Corps and Workers World Party – Bay Area, is developing a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.
We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.
Thursday, August 17
7. Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Community Picket + Rally Against Monster in the Mission
2929 19th Street
Let’s show up, demand solidarity from our neighborhood businesses, and tell Maximus that the Monster is never going to be built in the Mission!
The Plaza 16 Coalition unequivocally rejects any proposal for 1979 Mission St that is not 100% affordable housing. We are asking small businesses planning to attend the meeting to discard the invitation by the developer Maximus, and join us on the picket line. Join with the community against unwanted, unneeded, and unwelcome gentrification-causing housing in the Mission
Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition
8. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Fight the Right Build the Left! Join the Socialists
2100 Berkeley Way
The Trump administration’s war on working people has emboldened the far right, leading to a rise in violent attacks by extremists and open rallies by the alt-right and the KKK in Berkeley, Portland, and Charlottesville. Democratic politicians have failed to pose a real alternative to Trump and the right, instead saying we need to hold back on demands that would alleviate the immiseration facing working people, like taxing the rich, single payer healthcare, and a living wage.
At the same time, the opportunities to build the left and socialist organization are the best they’ve been in decades
Sponsor: International Socialist Organization – Northern California
9. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Occupation & Intervention: US Militarism in the Current Moment
First Congregational Church of Oakland (UCC)
2501 Harrison St.
Rhonda Ramiro (vice-chair, BAYAN USA),
Max Elbaum (long-time anti-war activist and author of Revolution in the Air)
Yousef K. Baker (Prof of International Studies at Cal State Long Beach and member of the Iraqi Transnational Collective)
While the news cycle is dominated by reality television-type depictions of national politics and large segments of the left are focused on the Trump regime’s domestic policies, military intervention and outright war is raging on most continents across the planet. The US maintains the largest and most technologically advanced arsenal of conventional and nuclear weapons in the world, while it deploys hundreds of thousands of troops in at least 175 countries, and disperses tens of billions of dollars annually in military aid to more than 200 governments.
The US also trains approximately 200,000 soldiers, police, and other personnel internationally every year. As people struggle against economic,social, and ecological crisis, understanding the United States’ war footing is as urgent as ever.
OCCUPATION & INTERVENTION is the first in CPE’s new WAR & LIBERATION series taking on critical issues of war, militarism, resistance and liberation from across the world.
Sponsor: The Center for Political Education
Friday, August 18
10 Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, “Mother’s on the March Against Police Murders”
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Vigil every Friday on the steps of the Hall of Injustice. Demand DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder.
11. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Eyewitness report & analysis from North Korea
2969 Mission St.
Donation $3 – $10 – no one turned away
As the world marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that killed hundreds of thousands, Trump threatened the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
A new nuclear war aimed at annihilating the DPRK, with weapons immensely more powerful than those dropped on Japan, is now being openly promoted by elements of the U.S. ruling establishment. The mainstream media has served, as usual in times of crisis, as the source of disinformation and propaganda.What is really behind the latest crisis? What is the hidden history of the U.S. and Korea?Join us for a report from activists just back from the DPRK and analysis of the current situation.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/08/13/18801467.php 415-821-6171
Saturday, August 19
12. Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Mobilize! Millions for Prisoners
West Oakland BART
1451 7th Street
Oakland! This is the caravan of the summer, mobilizing the East Bay to the South Bay for #A19 #Millions4Prisoners march and rally. Come listen, learn, network, share, reach out, march, BUILD!!!
DRIVERS and RIDERS:
This will be a full day so SIGN UP EARLY!! Use the google form below to let us know your needs for transportation or comment on this event!!!
March with California Prison Focus & RISE UP FOR JUSTICE
9:00 am – Meet at West Oakland Station, depart 9:30am
11:00 am – Gather at Raymond Bernal Jr. Park
11:30 am – March to Santa Clara County Main Jail
12:30 pm – Rally at James P. McEntee Plaza (70 W. Hedding St.)
~2:00 pm – Drive back to Oakland
M4P A19 is about standing up with and for prisoners and fighting back against:
* Private entities exploiting labor
* Companies overcharging prisoners for goods and services
* Private entities contracted by states and federal government to build and operate prisons, including immigration detention centers
* Racial disparities in America’s prison population and sentencing
* Disproportionate and unaccountable killings by police in black and brown communities
* Felony disenfranchisement laws
* Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) setting detention quotas
* Producing the world’s largest prison population
* State-sponsored murder via the death penalty
* Unjust bail bond system
13. Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm, People First! Healthcare Emergency Prep, Decriminalization
East Bay Community Space
507 55th Street
Free & Open to All Community
9:30am – 10:00am Door & Coffee
10:00am – 10:15am, Welcome
10:15am – 12:30pm, Know your options workshops:
-First Response to acute emergencies, opiate overdose and behavioral health
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Emergency Preparedness, Skillshare block 1
2:15pm – 3:15pm, Emergency Prepardness, Skillshare blick 2
3:30pm – 5:30pm, Closing Panel:
-Self Defense and Self Determination:
-Fighting Policing, Fighting Imprisonment, and Building the Resources We Need
Questions: email@example.com or 510-444-0484
Sponsor: Critical Resistance Oakland
14. Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, NorCal Regional Conference – the Trump/Pence Regime Must GO!
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St.
Register here: https://refusefascism.org/this-fascist-regime-must-be-driven-out-you-are-needed-ways-to-act/regional-meetings-august-19/
This Regional Conference, organized by RefuseFascism.org, will include representatives of organizations, religious leaders, students, youth and others. The purpose of the conference is to strategize and plan our path forward, building up to a massive nationwide action beginning on Saturday, November 4.
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017, we will take to the streets and public squares in cities and towns across the country, continuing day after day and night after night and not stopping until our demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America.
15. Saturday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Two Year Rent Strike Anniversary BBQ
1415 Scott St.
Self-organized Midtown tenants have been in the fight to stay in our homes for 2 whole years!
Midtown is fighting the City government’s plan to redevelop their apartment complex in San Francisco’s historic Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood. We cooperatively self-managed Midtown for almost 50 years until the Mayor’s Office of Housing suddenly terminated our lease in 2013 and brought in nonprofit developer Mercy Housing to squeeze us out.
We’ve been on rent strike since August 2015
Join us for an afternoon of food, fundraising, music, and community!
16. Saturday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Standing Up For Racial Justice in Times of Fear and Hatred: A workshop
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.
Sliding scale admission. Join us for soup and bread at 5:30 PM. Workshop begins at 6:30.
Ticket/ RSVP info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-justice-in-times-of-fear-hatred-a-lee-mun-wah-workshop-tickets-34553606768
Workshop with Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renown Chinese American documentary filmmaker of such films as “The Color of Fear” and “If These Walls Could Talk”. Lee is a poet, a therapist and master diversity trainer. Lee is well known and highly regarded for his workshops on cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation and conflict mediation techniques that address issues of race, hatred and fear. This workshop will address these critical issues mindful of the times we live in.
Sponsor: Human Rights Working Group
Sunday, August 20
17. Sunday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Street Medic Training
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for exact address in Oakland near Lake Merritt
RN? MD? NP? PA? Paramedic? Student of one of the above?
Outraged about what’s happening in Charlottesville and the increasing Alt Right/fascist presence here in the Bay Area?
Want to put your skills to use but not sure about the specifics?
Come to a street/community medic training for folks with medical training to use their medical knowledge in the street and other emergency situations. In moments when we are so intensely under attack, the need to keep each other safe becomes even more heightened.
No street medic experience is necessary, just a desire to bring your medical knowledge outside of the 4 walls of the clinic/hospital.
Training will be participatory: primarily hands on practice. We will cover scene safety, chemical weapons, penetrating wounds, blunt trauma and other timely scenarios.
Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited. If you are not medically trained, please contact us anyway, you are welcome to attend as space permits. We have materials you can review prior to the training to feel better prepared.
18. Sunday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, APTP First Responders Training
955 7th Street
This training introduces APTP first responders model for conducting independent investigations of police terror and providing support to impacted families. The training will cover:
-Preparation and building investigation team
-Trauma focused interviewing
-Providing family support
-Lessons learned from past investigations
-Know your rights
– Collecting video evidence – by Dia Kayyali of Witness.org
This training is organized together with SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area as a fundraiser for Anti Police-Terror Project.
19. Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue # 125
Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave. (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988.
*Brainstorm articles for next issue
* Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs
* Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue
* Discuss fundraising and distribution
* Your chance to comment on Slingshot
Monday, August 21
20. Monday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Amour for Alex – Monthly Remembrance
Monthly gathering with Alex Nieto’s family and friends at Bernal Heights where he was killed by SFPD.
Official notification not posted yet. Check: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721427181211650/
21. Monday, 7:00pm, Planning Meeting for “Protest at the White Supremacist Rally”
170 Boalt Hall
This is a planning meeting for a counter-protest at the August 27th event in Berkeley titled “No to Marxism in America”
The bigotry, racism and violence that the far-right organizers are bringing to Berkeley cannot be allowed to go unanswered.
Their event will be a magnet for white supremacists, Nazi enthusiasts, anti- Muslims and anti-Semites, feminist bashers, homo/transphobes, anti-communists, and immigrant-haters, all gathered under the theme “No to Marxism in America’.
Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder with those targeted by bigotry in a unified, orderly, and strong counter-demo. History has shown that by taking a stand we can stop the far right when they are still small. Ignoring them only encourages them
Sponsor: Communities Against Racism & Fascism (CARF)
Info or to Endorse: 415-864-1278 or email@example.com
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September 6 – September 9
Richmond Memorial Convention Center
403 Civic Center Plaza