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A. Teen girl slammed unconscious during arrest by San Francisco police, witnesses say – August 13, 2018
B. I Don’t Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You? – August 13, 2018
C. Students, unions demand UC divest from ICE-related companies – August 10, 2018
D. Court to EPA: Chlorpyrifos ban is on! – August 10, 2018
E. Trump’s “Space Force” Is About to Take Off in a Huge Way. Strategic Threat to Russia and China – August 10, 2018
F. California Wildfires: Inmates are Rising Their Lives Working Alongside Firefighters for $2 a Day – August 8, 2018
2 ACTION ALERTS:
1. Two different judges granted this man asylum in the United States. So why is he still in detention?
Ansly Damus arrived in the United States two years ago. He was fleeing violent threats from a local politician in his home country of Haiti, and asked for asylum in America. Twice, a judge has granted it to him. Yet, Ansly is still languishing in a detention center in Ohio.
2. Appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of Mike Brown
Four years ago, my son, Mike Brown, was fatally gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson as he surrendered with arms in the air, pleading for his life.
My family and community took their outrage and pain to the streets. We made public pleas for the officer who murdered my son in broad daylight to be indicted and convicted.
Yet, we were denied justice
Now Missouri Governor Mike Parson has the opportunity to right this terrible wrong by appointing a special prosecutor to reopen
Tuesday, August 14 – Friday, August 17
Tuesday, August 14
1. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, What is a Community Land Trust? An Introductory Workshop.
SF Main Library
100 Larkin St., Mary Strong Room, 1st Floor
Learn more about Community Land Trusts and the ways that SFCLT is using this model of community land ownership to fight displacement in San Francisco.
2. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Get Trained As an Ice Detainee Bail-Out Volunteer
Berkeley Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut St. (in North Berkeley)
GET TRAINED AS AN ICE DETAINEE BAIL-OUT VOLUNTEER ~2 hour training with Rebecca Merton of Freedom for Immigrants~
–Trainings will also be on Sept. 11 & Oct. 9
Over $100,000 for the Richmond ICE bail fund!
So far, we’ve only had to time to bail out four people–even though there’s enough funds to bail out more.
The actual physical on-the-ground process of bailing someone out of ICE takes at least a full day, if not several, of meeting with the detainee in visiting hours, filling out paperwork, meeting with their family to help arrange to pick up them so they aren’t just ejected out into the night with no money and no charged phone, dealing with random paperwork issues that might come up, and a level of emotional of labor involved in working with a detainee and the family.
If we’re going to get this done before the facility closes, we are going to need around 1 volunteer per detainee per week. That’s around 50 new volunteers we need if we are going to reach our mission of bailing all 169 people out of Richmond ICE who were there the day the sheriff announced it was closing.
There’s a 120 day deadline for the facility to close, and already we’re a month in.
Even if you can’t speak Spanish you can become a volunteer! Also, there are people from Africa and China all over the world in there
We just need English speakers who are able to fill out papers and talk to jail/ICE personnel and the detainee’s family throughout the process.
3. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:45pm, Refuse Fascism Meeting #TrumpPenceMustGo!
1590 Bryant St.
We urge both new and experienced volunteers to join us in strategizing together and planning our next steps forward in the struggle to drive out the Trump and Pence regime.
We, the people, NOT the powers-that-be, are the ones who can end this nightmare. You are needed now. Come and find out the many ways you can be involved in this movement. Bring friends and family and get organized!
“We are horrified and angered at the shocking damage already done to lives here and around the world by the Trump/Pence regime. We recognize that they are poised to do far worse, including threatening WAR, even nuclear war. Through an unrelenting barrage of daily outrages and twitter outbursts, the Trump/Pence regime is radically remaking society – step by step hammering into place a vicious American fascism. This is not insult or exaggeration, it is what they are doing…”
See FB site for the call.
Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area
Wednesday, August 15
4. Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force
Southeast Community Facility (Alex Pitcher Room)
1800 Oakdale, Bayview Hunters Point
Part of the IVAN Network * Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods
2:00 PM Welcome
2:10 PM Review of July 2018 Meeting Minutes
2:15 PM New Pollution Complaints filed on www.bvhp-ivan.org
2:20 PM Presentation by BUILD LLC –
Update on the India Basin Mixed Use Development Project
2:35 PM -Community Discussion
2:55 PM Presentation by Amy Brownell of the San Francisco Department of Public Health
–Review of SFDPH’s work in the BVHP Shipyard and the Shipyard Land Use Restoration, Parcel A, and SFDPH’s Community Outreach
3:15 PM -Community Discussion
3:55 PM Next Steps
Info: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force http://www.bvhp-ivan.org
5. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, A Rebel’s Guide to the History of the Russian Revolution (sec 2)
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
The first socialist revolt that established a workers’ state in Russia in 1917 was a roadmap for anyone determined to end corporate rule and income inequality today.
Leon Trotsky, a co-leader with Lenin, wrote a definitive account as participant and leader: The History of the Russian Revolution.
Explore this inspiring story where the 99% rose up and won! Be part of a small group discussion and reading circle led by socialist feminists.
For more info: 415-864-1278 email@example.com
6. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, BBQ to Break Down Borders and End Mass Incarceration
Safe Return and Communities for a Better Environment are coming together through the Our Power Coalition to spread the truth about the corporations profiteering off of the separation of families and caging of children as young as 2 years old.
Join us for a discussion on how we can interrupt this system that criminalizes Black and brown communities.
As organizations dedicated to building people power for social, racial, economic and environmental justice, we demand that this administration return all children back to their families. Youth should not be used as a bargaining tool, especially in creating immigration policies.
As we resist the Trump regime’s anti-immigrant policies, we acknowledge that this is just one piece of systemic violence against Black and brown people locally and globally; from mass incarceration to police violence to colonialism and imperialism.
7. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL – mostly every week
One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
Look for the PEACE banner!
Themes vary each week on topics for PEACE & JUSTICE
8. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Issue #25 Launch: Remaking Rent Control
1885 Mission St.
The San Francisco Public Press invites you to the launch of Issue 25, which digs deep into potential solutions aimed at renters and landlords:
– a novel, expanded form of rent control
– a tax on vacant units
– limits on speculation
– mediation or free legal counsel for tenants being evicted
All were raised during this year’s mayoral race and all would require action by voters or city officials. None of these proposals has universal support.
The evening will begin with a journalist roundtable to examine housing solutions featured in the issue, followed by a panel discussion on rent control, moderated by assistant editor Noah Arroyo.
Learn about Proposition 10, the statewide ballot measure to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, the 1995 state law limiting rent control and new policy questions:
– What are the consequences of the repeal of Costa-Hawkins on the Bay Area housing crisis?
– What can cities do to protect tenants, preserve existing rental units and encourage the development of new housing?
Panelists will hold views on all sides of the rent control debate and are also keen on engaging in civil discourse.
– David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley
– Peter Reitz, Executive Director, Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute
– Deepa Varma, Executive Director, San Francisco Tenants Union
Sponsors: San Francisco Public Press and Impact Hub
9. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Solidarity Meeting
1612 7th Street
OneFam has been engaged in an eviction with its landlord for the past few years.
The solidarity meeting is a chance for the OneFam community to come together and talk strategy to #DefendOneFam.
The first hour is spent giving updates on the legal battle. The second hour is where we split into working groups. We have working groups for social media, direct action, outreach, fundraising and more.
10. Wednesday, 7:30pm, APTP General Membership Meeting
East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Agenda will include presentations from families and discussion about Sheriff Ahern and Santa Rita Jail.
The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.
Thursday, August 16
11. Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Coalition Free School
Coalition on Homelessness
468 Turk St.
Week 5, August 16: Tenant Rights
This is an 8-week course where individual training will take place every Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00 starting Thursday July 19th, unless time is noted as different. These trainings will be open to all Coalition staff, Board, volunteers, work group members, Our City Our Home campaign members, as well as ally organizations. People can simply show up for individual classes or the entire course. Bag lunches will be provided. Classes will be in English and translated into Spanish.
12. Thursday, 6:00pm, SF Food Not Bombs Thursday Food Share – Weekly
16th Street & Mission
We will share free hot food in the 16th & Mission BART plaza at 6pm until the food runs out. We welcome help! Talk to us at the sharing if you’d like to help us cook, serve, or clean up. We cook from 3pm to 6pm. Contact this page with any questions.
13. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Film: “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles”
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St.
Ticket Info: https://visit.asianart.org/ecommerce/ItemList.aspx?node_id=63409&_ga=2.95667994.722360960.1533055727-1136774431.1526076134&d=08-16-2018
Free with museum admission.
Part of PAL / The Pilipinx American Library + Thursday Nights at the Asian Art Museum
Take a journey through the heart of Manilatown with Al Robles in Curtis Choy’s acclaimed lyrical portrait, “Manilatown Is in the Heart Time Travel with Al Robles” (2008). In this touching documentary, Choy chronicles Robles’ enduring commitment to supporting the manong generation, Filipino men who came to the West Coast as workers in the 1920s and 1930s, and preserving their stories through activism and poetry. This screening will be introduced and followed by readings by Robles’ nephew, poet Tony Robles.
Tony Robles is the author of “Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike” (Ithuriel’s Spear, 2017) and “Cool Don’t Live Here No More” (Ithuriel’s Spear, 2015) and is co-editor and a revolutionary worker-scholar at Poor magazine.
Presenters: Center for Asian American Media and Manilatown Heritage Foundation.
Friday, August 17
14. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Please join us to demand that DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder! Stand with ALL the families that have been impacted by police murders.
They have been out there every Friday. This will be the 98th week!!
15. Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Bystander Intervention Training
CAIR – SF Bay Area
3160 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 110
Join us for an interactive Bystander Intervention training on Friday, at the CAIR-SFBA’s office. This training will be led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and will practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios.
16. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Eyewitness Cuba: “The Ongoing Revolution”
2969 Mission St.
$3-10 donation, no one turned away.
Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.
Join us for talks, video and a slideshow from two recent PSL delegations to Cuba. The delegates took part in the celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the Moncada action that sparked the Revolution. Come learn about the new Cuban constitution project that the whole Cuban population will debate in the next three months, and how their socialist democracy differs from the capitalist system we live under.
17. Friday, 8:00pm – 9:30pm, Know Your Rights in FBI Interactions & at Airports
Yassen Burlingame Center
1722 Gilbreth Rd.
CAIR-SFBA , Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus (AAAJC-ALC) and Yaseen Burlingame Center Present:
Know Your Rights in FBI Interactions & at Airports
Ammad Rafiqi, CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights & Legal Services Coordinator
Sally Horna, CAIR-SFBA Legal Fellow
Christina Sinha, Staff Attorney & Program Manager, National Security & Civil Rights, AAAJC-ALC
18. Friday, Aug. 17, 8:00pm – 10:00pm & Saturday, Aug. 18 , 8pm; Sunday, Aug. 19, 7:00pm, My Name is Rachel Corrie
American Conservatory Theater SF Costume Shop: Fittings
1117 Market St.
Ashley Malloy revives her award winning national tour of the one person show, My Name is Rachel Corrie, on Friday August 17th and Saturday August 18th at 8 pm, and on Sunday August 19th at 7pm in ACT’S costume Shop theater.
My Name is Rachel Corrie, edited from Rachel’s emails and journal entries by the late Alan Rickman and editor in chief of The Guardian, Katherine Viner, chronicles the life of 23 year old American peace activist, Rachel Corrie, who in January 2003 traveled from her home in Olympia, WA to the Gaza strip with the International Solidarity Movement, where she defended Palestinian homes and water resources from being destroyed. On March 16th, 2003, just weeks after her arrival, she was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while protecting a host family’s home from being destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces.
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Saturday, August 25
19. Saturday, 11:00am – 3:30pm, Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization
San Quentin State Prison
11:00am – Rally / Mobilization at West Oakland BART
Carpool & Bus to San Quentin
Support Bus to San Quentin: https://www.gofundme.com/prison-strike-bus-to-san-quentin?member=551444
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, stands in solidarity with the people who have declared a Nationwide Prison Strike beginning on August 21st (This date commemorates the assassination of Black Panther Party, Field Marshall, and prison activist, George Jackson, by San Quentin prison guards) and extending to September 9th, 2018.
The National Prison Strike is in response to the “riot” in the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina on April 15, 2018. . Seven prisoners lost their lives during an instigated melee that could have been avoided had the prison not been overcrowded from the greed wrought by mass incarceration and a lack of respect for human life that is embedded in this country’s penal ideology
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, is organizing a Mobilization and Call to Action, on August 25, 2018, at San Quentin State Prison, with the objective of raising awareness of the inhumane conditions, treatment and policies that afflict those held in these gulags throughout amerikkka.
National Demands of the men and women in federal, immigration, and state prisons:
1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.
2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United States jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.
3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.
4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.
5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in southern states.
6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and brown humans.
7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.
8. State prisons must be funded specifically to offer more rehabilitation services.
9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all US states and territories.
10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count.
Sunday, August 26
Note: The action on Monday, 8/13 of “No to a Handmaids World! No fascist USA!” organized by Refuse Fascism attracted lots of attention.
Plans are being made to do a demo with “Handmaids” on the 26th. Info when available will be provided. Your participation is welcomed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
20. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Unite for Justice: Bay Area to #StopKavanaugh (National Demos)
On August 26, all across the country, Americans will stand united in commitment to our freedom and our future to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court.
In Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump chose a nominee who not only has extremist, ultra-conservative legal views on a range of issues, but who has repeatedly argued that the Supreme Court should put the president above the law. Donald Trump is at the center of a criminal investigation, and he should not be allowed to pick his own judge and jury.
Kavanaugh would rule against reproductive freedom, health care, the environment, voting rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights for generations.
Senators in all fifty states must listen to their constituents, do their jobs to uphold the will of the people, protect the soul of our country and Constitution, and block this nomination. United, we will to fight to ensure Brett Kavanaugh never gets confirmed by the Senate. We will #StopKavanaugh. Join us.
This will be a rally with singing and interactive art, and it will be family friendly.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
California National Organization for Women
Equal Rights Advocates
Raging Grannies, East Bay
San Francisco Democratic Party
South Beach District 6 Democratic Club of San Francisco
The Greenlining Institute
United Democratic Club
Help us spread the word – share this event & invite your friends.
RSVP on the official event page here: http://bit.ly/UFCBay
This event will be in Civic Center Plaza, is wheelchair accessible and will have wheelchair accessible porta potties. Learn more about the Civic Center here: https://sfciviccenter.org/
Learn more about Unite for Justice 2018: https://uniteforjustice2018.com
Questions? Contact Allie Lahey at email@example.com.