Kim Jong Un Offers to Host Peace Talks Between United States and Canada

UPDATES ~ 3 ACTION ALERTS ~ OCCASIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS for Thursday 6/16 – Tuesday 6/19 (from Adrienne Fong)

The program I usually work from was accidently deleted along with all email contacts. I backed up some in early April – but have lost new contacts for the months of April &  May. Some of you have referred people to be put on this list during that time.

Please consider posting your events on Indybayhttps://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Check Indybay for events not listed in this announcement that might be of interest to you.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE  ISSUE! 

UPDATES:·        

A. SF police accountability activists silence panel on police accountability June 14, 2018

https://missionlocal.org/2018/06/sf-police-accountability-activists-silence-panel-on-police-accountability/

B. Bay Area Muslim Leader Has Her Award Rescinded by Interfaith Group After Pro-Israel Activists ObjectedJune 14, 2018

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/14/bay-area-muslim-leader-has-her-award-rescinded-by-inter-faith-group-after-pro-israel-activists-objected/

C. Israeli Forces Ordered to Demolish Israeli Houses on Palestinian Land June 13, 2018

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Israeli-Forces-Ordered-to-Demolish-Israeli-Houses-on-Palestinian-Land-20180613-0002.html

D. Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children June 12, 2018

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html 

3 – ACTION ALERTS 

1. OPPOSE the Corker-Kaine  AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force)

Signhttp://act.winwithoutwar.org/sign/sign-now-oppose-corker-kaine-aumf/?source=MO20180613

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on the new Corker-Kaine Authorization for the Use of Military Force — or AUMF — as soon as next week. This dangerous bill would give Trump a blank check for endless global war 

2. Support AB 931 –Contact Senator Scott Wiener before June 19th. 

FLOOD Sen. Wiener’s office with calls between now and June 19 asking him to support AB 931 –

Call his district office at (415) 557-1300

Sacramento office at (916) 651-4011

AB 931 is up for a key committee vote (likely the most crucial vote it will face) on June 19, and SF’s Sen. Scott Wiener is going to be the key swing vote that will decide whether a strong bill passes, or the bill dies or is watered down

AB 931 changes the standard under California law for when police can use deadly force from allowing any “reasonable” force, to making clear that officer cannot use deadly force if they have any other reasonable options, that they must use de-escalation and other tactics where feasible, and making clear that decisionmakers like courts and police departments must consider the officers’ conduct in creating the need for the use of deadly force in determining whether it is justified.  It would make California law the strongest in the country when it comes to police deadly force.

See item # 16

Sponsored by Black Lives Matter, Anti-Police Terror Project, the ACLU of California, CURYJ, Youth Justice Coalition, and Alliance for Boys & Men of Color/PolicyLink. 

For questions contact: Jennifer Rojas JRojas@aclusocal.org or Peter Bibring pbibring@aclusocal.org

3. Tell Amazon: Stop selling spy tech to local police!

Sign:  http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/tell-amazon-stop-selling-rekognition-help-local-police-spy-us/?

Rekognition is an Amazon facial recognition program that allows police to spy on and track everyone’s movements in real time. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 19 

Thursday, June 14

1. Thursday, 6:00pm – SFPD Holding Town Hall For Police Shooting In North Beach

SFPD Town Hall, Thursday, June 14th @ 6:00pm
Cathay Post No 384
1524 Powell St. (nr. Broadway St.)
SF 

Man’s name who was shot is: Oliver Barcenas 

SFPD’s Town Hall will provide details (their version) about the latest officer-involved shooting that injured a man in the North Beach neighborhood over the weekend.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/06/12/sfpd-town-hall-north-beach-officer-involved-shooting-1300-grant

Info: See attachment

Friday, June 15 

2. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders 

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

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.

3. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Stop Deportations at ICE San Francisco with UNITE HERE Local 2!

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

 All are welcomed to stand with Local2 members in support of immigrants and against deportations!

Members of Local 2 will be present this week. 

4. Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Juneteenth Call To Action! – Beds 4 Bayview 

5pm meet @ Newcomb and Lane St in Bayview, to march to Mendell Plaza.
SF

Mother Browns (United Council of Human Services) and Coalition on Homelessness call on our communities to join forces, bringing voice to the constant neglect of our community.

WE DEMAND BEDS FOR BAYVIEW. For years Mother Browns has been asking for shelter beds for Bayview. Not one bed is available to our unhoused residents, although we have 40% of the unhoused population. Bayview has the 3rd highest population of unhoused residents in San Francisco and only receives 6% of services.

WE DEMAND A STOP TO STREET SWEEPS. San Francisco is sweeping our residents into jail to “accept services.” The rich get richer and the poor get jailed. We are spending 20 million a year to SFPD to just move people along, inducing trauma and criminalization on our residents, disproportionally our black and brown residents.

Speakers:
Gwendolyn Westbrook – Mother Browns / United Council of Human Services
Kevin Williams – Ruth Williams Family/The Big 5
Dauras Cyprian – All Of Us Or None
Maria Cristina Gutierrez – Mothers On The Marc

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184812575509097/ 

5. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Nightwalk, Friday, 6/15, 6pm 

Meet at:

16th & Mission
SF

During our walk, we’ll spend part of our time with Roberto and Carlos in their new HOMEY office on Mission. They’ll share some of their own stories, talk about HOMEY’s work, and update us on some of the latest developments in the neighborhood.

Our simple, clear message, as always: We care! Stop the violence!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175879655978397/

6. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema: Under the Gun 

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Blvd.
SF

Under The Gun is a documentary narrated by Katie Couric and directed by Stephaine Soechtig in which the debate of gun control is examined

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/14/18815677.php 

7. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace 

Lake Merritt Columns
599 El Embarcadero
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible – and is outside

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

 We hope to create a space for our community to come together to share our experiences, learn more about the context of reunification and its implications on Korean politics, and speak back against distorted, US-centric narratives dominating media and public discourse.

Koreans in diaspora and on both sides of the DMZ want peace and an end to this war that has marked generations of our families. The past 70 years of hostility, division and dangerous proximity to nuclear war must finally end. After President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Panmunjom to declare their shared intention to end the Korean War and initiate the process of reunification, Koreans all around the world feel hope for seeing a reunified Korea in our lifetime.

Join us for a teach-in and vigil for #KoreanPeace: What does this moment mean for us now as Koreans in diaspora of different experiences and histories? How does this moment intersect with other [transnational] movements for justice like the current South Korean #MeToo movement? How can we move towards an end to war and militarization while also demanding an end to patriarchal violence and other forms of marginalization?

Sponsor: HOBAK

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376769069509956/

8. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Stranger Fruit: What Really Happened to Michael Brown – screening & discussion 

Revolution Books
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

The new film, Stranger Fruit, by Jason Pollock, documents the police murder of 18 year old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, onAugust 9, 2014. Interviews with witnesses describe how he was shot multiple times with his hands up. Shocking footage of the immediate aftermath of the murder shows how police left his body in the middle of the street for over four hours.

It shows the upsurge of outrage that swept across the country and the world: the heartbreaking grief and loss the Brown family suffered, like many Black and Brown people whose children or other family members have been murdered by police while the cops walk free. Stranger Fruit tears the cover off the lies and distortions pumped out by the murdering pig Darren Wilson, the chief of police, the mayor of Ferguson, and by city, state, and federal government officials.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/10/18815599.php

Saturday, June 16 

9. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Oakland Hands Around Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Oakland

We are returning to Lake Merritt to encircle it with clasped hands and honest hearts in celebration of the power of a united equitable Oakland. We are joining in a circle of compassion and clarity to uplift our commUNITY members especially the marginalized children, women and men among us who are experiencing targeted oppression, housing and food insecurity.

Co-Sponsors/Endorsers Include: Anti Police-Terror ProjectCommunities United for Restorative Youth JusticeSURJ – Oakland/Bay AreaThe East Oakland Collective
Youth TogetherThe Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/197422297569624/

10. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis 

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening.

Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.

Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black communities and forcing thousands of long-time Oakland residents into the streets. We believe public land should serve the public good – not generate profit for developers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/639535986388542/

11. Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, The Legacy of The Chinese Exclusion Act 

PSL
2969 Mission St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

$3-$10 donation – no one turned away

This year marks the 136th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the racist law restricting immigration from China to the U.S. After over a century of merciless racism against Chinese people, suddenly the idea emerged of the Chinese community as the “model minority,” attempting to hide a shameful history of the brutality Chinese immigrants have suffered.

Special guest speaker: Sheila Xiao

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/12/18815637.php

Sunday, June 17 

12. Sunday, 9:30am, UU Forum – Kelly Hardy of Health Policy for Children Now will speak on child trauma and resilience

Unitarian Universalist Church SF
1187 Franklin St., MLK Room
SF

9:00am Coffee (Breakfast for nominal fee)

9:30am Program

Ms. Hardy directs and supervises the organization’s research and health policy areas. She has worked in health policy at the federal, state and county levels, focusing on Medicaid and access to care 

13. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Partners in Crime! Rally & March from Pelosi’s House to Feinstein’s Mansion 

Meet at:

Congresswomen’s Nancy Pelosi’s home
2640 Broadway (nr. Scott St.)
SF

March to:

Senator Feinstein’s mansion
2460 Lyon St.
SF

Time For Justice And Accountability
Senator Diane Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Partners In Crime

On Father’s Day To Remember The Fathers Who Have Been Poisoned And Died Because of the Criminal Cover-up Of The Hunters Point Shipyard $1 Billion Eco-Fraud

There is a massive $1 billion eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard. Tetra Tech and Test America have falsified testing and fired whistleblowers who exposed this falsification of testing. Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi were contacted by these whistleblowers who provided factual evidence of the criminal cover-up of the faked shipyard testing. These two politicians along with other refused to do an investigation and continue to support the development of Lennar/5 Points of the Hunters Point Shipyard and contaminated Treasure Island where there was also radioactive contamination and toxic poisons which have been harming the residents.

We demand that the San Francisco US attorney start a criminal investigation and prosecution of these two politicians for obstruction of justice, fraud on the American people and RICO for criminally conspiring for financial reasons to continue the development.

Feinstein’s husband Blum financially supported the development of the shipyard and one of his companies has a contract with Lennar to build condos on Treasure Island. Pelosi’s cousin Lawrence was with Lennar and supported the development of the Hunters Point ship Yard.

Note: on Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30Pm: Tribunal On The Death, Crimes and Cover-up At Treasure Island with Whistleblowers and Public Health Advocates 

Building A
Treasure Island
The RAB on Treasure Island will be meeting at 7:00 PM

This operation is run by the Navy which is using Tetra Tech to run the fraudulent hearings.
There will be a tribunal to expose the illnesses and criminal cover-up by Tetra Tech and San Francisco government officials and other officials to conspire with Lennar for the development despite the deadly contamination. 

Sponsors: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815623.php  Tel: 415-533-5942

Monday, June 18 

14. Monday, 9:00am, Budget Justice Rally

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

Come join Budget Justice to fight for increased funding to serve the city’s poorest residents, while calling for a reduction in city spending that is wasteful or harmful, such as excessive spending on weapons and bullets, and jailing youth.

We are fighting for funding for programs and services that promote and support Arts & Culture, Affordable Housing, Childcare, Food Security, Tenant Rights, Transgender Justice, San Franciscan’s living with Disabilities, Seniors, Shelter, and Youth Organization!

Sponsor: Budget Justice Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1200309243439360/ 

15. Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s CampaignA New Unsettling Force

California State Capitol – West Steps
Sacramento

A New Unsettling Force

Remaining date and theme for action:

WEEK 6 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks.

In the 6th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are showing up to Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative of our time.

JOIN US FOR THE FINAL WEEK IN THE LAUNCH OF THIS MULTI-YEAR MOVEMENT, 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at North Capitol steps

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.

Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1MaXjGt9n-3LN8tA1QDjwKZwexEIIw3ylEP1kxI0LX_gug/viewform

 Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm

Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087690524591942/

Tuesday, June 19 

16. Tuesday, 5:45am – 10:00pm, Get on the Bus Against Police Murder – Support AB 931! Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19

From Oakland:

Bus will leave Fruitvale BART approximately 6:00am

3401 East 12th St
Oakland 

Sign up for free travel and food.

RSVP AND REGISTER HEREwww.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19

**TRAVEL SUPPORT TO SACRAMENTO**
Need a lift to Sacramento on Tuesday, June 19? Bus leaves at 5:45 am from Fruitvale BART and 6:00 am from West Oakland BART. Please register here http://www.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19 so we know how many people are coming. 

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931, the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! We need to let the Legislature know that limiting police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee!

AB 931 will reduce the number of police killings by allowing the use of deadly force ONLY when there is an imminent threat to an officer or someone else, and there are no other viable alternatives. The bill would make clear that officers must use de-escalation or alternatives to deadly force. 

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support! 

17. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, We Need Universal Long-Term Health Care 

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St.m Fireside Room
SF

Wheelchair accessible

SF Gray Panther Meeting

Tens of millions of seniors and people with disabilities need, or will need, long-term care, yet this care is ruinously expensive, or exhausting for family members, and is often inadequate.

Learn more about the problem and how senior/disability activists, personal attendants, and people hiring them, are working together to win quality and affordable long-term care for all who need it in California.

How can we meet growing and unmet long-term care needs of today’s and tomorrow’s seniors and people with disabilities? Our speakers:

Steve Kaye is a Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging.

Lindsay Imai Hong is a leader of the SF Care Council, a group of senior, disability, and domestic worker activists pressing for affordable, quality long-term care for all need it, and creation of a new workforce of care workers with good pay and working conditions, dignity, training, and legal protections.

Both Steve and Lindsay are part of the group that put together San Francisco’s Support at Home program, a pilot program of subsidies to help pay for home care for SF residents who do not qualify for In-Home Support Services because their income is slightly above IHSS limits. San Francisco’s Support at Home is a step toward universal long-term care, just as Healthy San Francisco is a step toward universal healthcare in California.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/09/18815562.php

18. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, No to luxury housing and yes to affordable! Save Mission St.! 

SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

This project is going to be heard at the Board of Supervisors. This will be a big fight and we need everyone at this meeting.

Help protect Mission St., Calle 24 Latino Cultural District and the Mission as a whole. The Mission District is over the amount of market rate housing that was calculated in the 2008 Eastern Neighborhoods Plan in order to maintain a healthy housing mix. We are in dire need of affordable housing. This project uses the state density bonus program that allows developers two extra floors in exchange for lower affordable units maximizing their profits. In one of the most vulnerable and weakened neighborhoods this development will continue the pressures of displacement and advanced gentrification, pushing us to exclusion. This project provides 75 Luxury units, only 8 affordable and is 8 stories high.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/765027610373272/

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On Call Action

Day of Action – #StandWithMuslims in San Francisco (On-Call)

San Francisco

In mid-late June, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Trump v. Hawai’i—deciding the fate of Trump’s Muslim Ban.

No matter what the Supreme Court decides, it’s crucial that we have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda. The #NoMuslimBanEvercampaign is calling for a national day of action whenever the decision is announced.

This is an ON-CALL protest as we await the decision expected in mid-to-late June. Invite your friends and stay tuned to this page for more details! Next decision day will be  Monday, June 18

Sponsors: MPower Change, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260352077428756/

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UPDATES ~ ACTION ALERT ~ Occasional ANNOUNCEMENTS Tues. 6/12 – Mon. 6/18 (from Adrienne Fong)

Thank you to ALL who worked on and voted for “No on H”

Items # 20 & 21, Monday & Tuesday transportation info listed for those intending to go to Sacramento – make your reservations now.

Please consider posting your events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Check Indybay for events not listed in this announcement that might be of interest to you.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE  ISSUE! 

UPDATES:

A. San Francisco police officer shoots man during North Beach foot chase (June 9, 2018)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-police-officer-shoots-man-in-North-12980905.php

B. Judge Stops Deportation of a New York Pizza Delivery Man (June 9, 2018)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/judge-stops-deportation-of-a-new-york-pizza-delivery-man/ar-AAyqZwk?ocid=spartandh

C. UN to hold emergency meeting on protecting Palestinians (June 9, 2018)

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180609-un-to-hold-emergency-meeting-on-protecting-palestinians/

D. San Francisco high schoolers skip senior trip, visit Afghan boy in ICE detention center instead (June 5, 2018)

http://www.ktvu.com/news/san-francisco-seniors-skip-senior-trip-visit-afghan-boy-in-ice-detention-center-instead

ACTION ALERT

Support AB 931 –Contact Senator Scott Wiener before June 19th. 

FLOOD Sen. Wiener’s office with calls between now and June 19 asking him to support AB 931 –

Call his district office at (415) 557-1300 or

Sacramento office at (916) 651-4011

AB 931 is up for a key committee vote (likely the most crucial vote it will face) on June 19, and SF’s Sen. Scott Wiener is going to be the key swing vote that will decide whether a strong bill passes, or the bill dies or is watered down

AB 931 changes the standard under California law for when police can use deadly force from allowing any “reasonable” force, to making clear that officer cannot use deadly force if they have any other reasonable options, that they must use de-escalation and other tactics where feasible, and making clear that decisionmakers like courts and police departments must consider the officers’ conduct in creating the need for the use of deadly force in determining whether it is justified.  It would make California law the strongest in the country when it comes to police deadly force.

See item # 21 for transportation info for June 19th to Sacramento

For questions contact: Jennifer Rojas JRojas@aclusocal.org or Peter Bibring pbibring@aclusocal.org

OCCASIONAL  ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, June 12 – Monday, June 18

Tuesday, June 12

1. Tuesday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Defend the Berkeley 5 Anti-Fascists Protesters at Trial

Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 109
661 Washington / 7th Street
Oakland

Note: The trial begins Tues. June 12 and will likely go all week long.

The movement which Oakland and the Bay Area has built to defeat Trump and the whole right wing is a model for the nation. The Berkeley 5 are going to trial for protesting alt-right (neo-fascist) Trump supporters in Berkeley last year. In the era of Donald Trump, fascists are feeling emboldened and are attempting to grow. Courageous anti-Trump and anti-fascist protesters Taylor Fuller, Scott Hedrick, Nathan Perry, Jeff Armstrong, and Dustin Sawtelle (pictured above) are local heroes who stood up to neo-fascist attacks. But now they are being falsely charged by neo-fascists and local law enforcement to advance Trump’s agenda in the direction of a police state. The old traditional slogan, “cops and Klan go hand in hand” applies all too well in this case.

This trial boils down to whether Oakland, Berkeley, and the Bay Area can defend the rights of protesters and the Bay Area community’s proud role as a leader in the movement against the growth of fascism.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815609.php

2. Tuesday, 6:15pm – 8:45pm, Medea Benjamin on Inside Iran: The Real History and Politicis 

Veterans Building
401 Van Ness St., Rm. 210
SF

Speaking on her latest book: Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“As I travel around the country speaking about my new book I explain how the consequences of the 1953 CIA coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government persist to this day…” 

See Indybay for other Bay Area engagements

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/04/18815463.php

3. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Darnell Moore: Coming of Age Black & Free in America

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Oakland

wheelchair access

 advance tickets: $12 : : T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit

DARNELL L. MOORE
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America”

What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Where should they turn when history rejects their very existence? Darnell explores these questions in NO ASHES IN THE FIRE.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/21/18809312.php

Wednesday, June 13

4. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, SF Supervisors Public Safety Committee – End the Injunctions!

SF City Hall, Rm. 263
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

3:00pm – Rally on steps of City Hall – outside

The SF Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a hearing on the SF injunctions.

The City Attorney, Public Defender, District Attorney, and SFPD will testify. We need a strong showing of public support and as many people as possible to give public comment.

Sponsor: SF No Injuctions Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/205651553542996/

5. Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Take Down White Supremacy 

SF City Hall, Rm. 416
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

The next full Board of Appeals meeting pertaining to this. IITC requests testimony at the SF Board of Appeals to request a rehearing to remove the early days statue.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/05/26/18815246.php

6. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Use of Force Panel 

Grace Cathedral, Gresham Hall
California & Taylor Sts.
SF

Free / open to public

District Attorney George Gascon discusses criminal justice reform and use of force.

(Note: DA Gascon has not charged any police officer involved in shootings since he has been the DA) Community folks standing for justice / accountability will be attending   

Moderated by Yolanda Jackson, Executive Director, Bar Association of San Francisco.

Guests include Dr. Shirley Weber, California State Assembly; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Berkeley Law; and Pete Walsh, SFPD Commander.

Sponsors: Grace Cathedral, Bar Association of San Francisco, SF District Attorney’s Office

7. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Bayview Hunters Point Emergency Community Meeting

1101 Fairfax Ave., Huntersview Phase 1 Community Room
SF

SF Bay View, Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates
and Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee and Greenaction are calling for an Emergency Community Meeting for Bayview Hunters Point in response to last months public hearing on the massive radiological fraud at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site.

Last month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors held a special hearing in response to the massive radiological fraud at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund site. The Supervisors sent a loud and clear message to the Navy, Tetra Tech, state and federal regulatory agencies, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. However, now that they have been put on notice, it is imperative that we do everything in our collective power to ensure the Hunters Point Superfund site remediation is comprehensive, transparent, trustworthy, and community-led.

DEMANDS:
Our rights to a clean and healthy environment will NOT be overlooked! We must continue to come together to demand a full and comprehensive cleanup of the contamination at the Hunters Point Shipyard and to keep lifting our voices to protect our health, our children and the environment! We will gather to discuss community demands, answer class action lawsuit questions, and plan our next steps

Sponsor: Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Info:  (415) 447-3904 greenaction@greenaction.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/1578012555655198/

8. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Beds 4 Bayview – Community Organizing Meeting

SF Public Library – Bayview/Linda Brooks/Burton
5075 3rd St
SF

If an interpreter or ASL is needed, please contact us asap.
Library is wheelchair accessible.

An ongoing community discussion addressing the needs of unhoused residents of District 10, Bayview-Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, Ca.

Bayview has long been ignored services, most notably a shelter for unhoused residents. We demand beds 4 bayview and an immediate stop to street sweeps.

June 6th and June 13 meetings will be dedicated to organizing Juneteenth actions in response to the neglect of our community.
Allies, please join us at the table!

Leading the discussion will be Mother Brown’s Gwendolyn Westbrook and local activist, Tony Kelly.

Sponsors: Beds 4 Bayview & Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339615736564588/

9. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Mexican Political Horizons in the Time of Trump

Women’s Building
San Francisco

Mexico is heading into a presidential election in the face of 30 years of attacks on workers’ living standards and a failed drug war. And at a time when Trump is escalating his attacks on immigrant families crossing the Mexican border, the time to build solidarity with working people in Mexico is now. Join us as we host Fausto Reyes from the Mexican Partido Revolucionario de Trabajadores to discuss what is happening in Mexico and how we can support each others’ struggles across borders.

Sponsor: International Socialist Organization

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/911301945743399/

10. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 34th Indigenous Women New Moon Ceremony 

César Chávez Park
Berkeley

This will be the 34th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony since the signing of the treaty on September 27, 2015. The ceremony is led by signatories on the Treaty. Everyone is invited.

“We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom.” These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas – Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.

Read the entire Treaty here: www.IndigenousWomenRising.org

Sponsor: Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039540332853714/

Thursday, June 14

11. Thursday, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco

For information or to volunteer:  send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

Cookhouse:  Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian).

Food Pickups: Help Needed!

Cooking:  3030B 16th Street–3:00 pm to 6:00 pm–Ring doorbell for entry–Help Needed!

Sharing: 16th and Mission BART Plaza — 6:00 pm–Help Needed!

Cleaning Up:  3030B 16th Street–after Cooking–6:00 pm – 8:00 pm–Help Needed!

12. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, World Refugee Day: Watch, Listen, Act

Kiva Headquarters
875 Howard St.
SF

RSVP is NECESSARY for this event. Please register at our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-refugee-day-watch-listen-act-tickets-46547490798

In honor of World Refugee Day this year, Kiva is hosting a short documentary screening, a refugee panel discussion, and call to action at our HQ office.

Documentary: REFUGEE directed by Clementine Malpas and Leslie Knott, run time 23 min

Call to action: guests will learn about how Kiva loans can empower refugees around the world, and receive promo codes to make a loan at the event.

Refreshments will be served

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2056778804586373/

Friday, June 15 

13. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

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. 

14. Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Juneteenth Call To Action! – Beds 4 Bayview 

5pm meet @ Newcomb and Lane St in Bayview, to march to Mendell Plaza.
SF

Mother Browns (United Council of Human Services) and Coalition on Homelessness call on our communities to join forces, bringing voice to the constant neglect of our community.

WE DEMAND BEDS FOR BAYVIEW. For years Mother Browns has been asking for shelter beds for Bayview. Not one bed is available to our unhoused residents, although we have 40% of the unhoused population. Bayview has the 3rd highest population of unhoused residents in San Francisco and only receives 6% of services.

WE DEMAND A STOP TO STREET SWEEPS. San Francisco is sweeping our residents into jail to “accept services.” The rich get richer and the poor get jailed. We are spending 20 million a year to SFPD to just move people along, inducing trauma and criminalization on our residents, disproportionally our black and brown residents.

Speakers:
Gwendolyn Westbrook – Mother Browns / United Council of Human Services
Kevin Williams – Ruth Williams Family/The Big 5
Dauras Cyprian – All Of Us Or None
Maria Cristina Gutierrez – Mothers On The Marc

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184812575509097/ 

15. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, Nightwalk, Friday, 6/15, 6pm 

Meet at:

16th & Mission
SF

During our walk, we’ll spend part of our time with Roberto and Carlos in their new HOMEY office on Mission. They’ll share some of their own stories, talk about HOMEY’s work, and update us on some of the latest developments in the neighborhood.

Our simple, clear message, as always: We care! Stop the violence!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175879655978397/

16. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace 

Lake Merritt Columns
Oakland

Koreans in diaspora and on both sides of the DMZ want peace and an end to this war that has marked generations of our families. The past 70 years of hostility, division and dangerous proximity to nuclear war must finally end. After President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Panmunjom to declare their shared intention to end the Korean War and initiate the process of reunification, Koreans all around the world feel hope for seeing a reunified Korea in our lifetime.

Join us for a teach-in and vigil for #KoreanPeace: What does this moment mean for us now as Koreans in diaspora of different experiences and histories? How does this moment intersect with other [transnational] movements for justice like the current South Korean #MeToo movement? How can we move towards an end to war and militarization while also demanding an end to patriarchal violence and other forms of marginalization?

Sponsor: HOBAK

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376769069509956/

17. Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Stranger Fruit – a screening & discussion 

Revolution Books
2444 Durant Ave.
Berkeley

The new film, Stranger Fruit, by Jason Pollock, documents the police murder of 18 year old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, onAugust 9, 2014. Interviews with witnesses describe how he was shot multiple times with his hands up. Shocking footage of the immediate aftermath of the murder shows how police left his body in the middle of the street for over four hours.

It shows the upsurge of outrage that swept across the country and the world: the heartbreaking grief and loss the Brown family suffered, like many Black and Brown people whose children or other family members have been murdered by police while the cops walk free. Stranger Fruit tears the cover off the lies and distortions pumped out by the murdering pig Darren Wilson, the chief of police, the mayor of Ferguson, and by city, state, and federal government officials.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/10/18815599.php

Saturday, June 16 

18. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening.

Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.

Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black communities and forcing thousands of long-time Oakland residents into the streets. We believe public land should serve the public good – not generate profit for developers.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/639535986388542/

Sunday, June 17 

19. Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Partners in Crime! Rally & March from Pelosi’s House to Feinstein’s Mansion

Meet at:

Congresswomen’s Nancy Pelosi’s home
2640 Broadway (nr. Scott St.)
SF

March to:

Senator Feinstein’s mansion
2460 Lyon St.
SF

Time For Justice And Accountability
Senator Diane Feinstein and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Partners In Crime

On Father’s Day To Remember The Fathers Who Have Been Poisoned And Died Because of the Criminal Cover-up Of The Hunters Point Shipyard $1 Billion Eco-Fraud

There is a massive $1 billion eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard. Tetra Tech and Test America have falsified testing and fired whistleblowers who exposed this falsification of testing. Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi were contacted by these whistleblowers who provided factual evidence of the criminal cover-up of the faked shipyard testing. These two politicians along with other refused to do an investigation and continue to support the development of Lennar/5 Points of the Hunters Point Shipyard and contaminated Treasure Island where there was also radioactive contamination and toxic poisons which have been harming the residents.

We demand that the San Francisco US attorney start a criminal investigation and prosecution of these two politicians for obstruction of justice, fraud on the American people and RICO for criminally conspiring for financial reasons to continue the development.

Feinstein’s husband Blum financially supported the development of the shipyard and one of his companies has a contract with Lennar to build condos on Treasure Island. Pelosi’s cousin Lawrence was with Lennar and supported the development of the Hunters Point ship Yard.

Note: on Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30Pm: Tribunal On The Death, Crimes and Cover-up At Treasure Island with Whistleblowers and Public Health Advocates 

Building A
Treasure Island
The RAB on Treasure Island will be meeting at 7:00 PM
This operation is run by the Navy which is using Tetra Tech to run the fraudulent hearings.
There will be a tribunal to expose the illnesses and criminal cover-up by Tetra Tech and San Francisco government officials and other officials to conspire with Lennar for the development despite the deadly contamination.

Sponsors: United Public Works for Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/06/11/18815623.php  Tel: 415-533-5942

Monday, June 18 

20.  Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s CampaignA New Unsettling Force

California State Capitol – West Steps
Sacramento

A New Unsettling Force

Remaining date and theme for action:

WEEK 6 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks.

In the 6th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are showing up to Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative of our time.

JOIN US FOR THE FINAL WEEK IN THE LAUNCH OF THIS MULTI-YEAR MOVEMENT, 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at North Capitol steps

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION.

Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1MaXjGt9n-3LN8tA1QDjwKZwexEIIw3ylEP1kxI0LX_gug/viewform

 Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm

Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087690524591942/

Tuesday, June 19

21. Tuesday, PASS AB 931! Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19

Transportation info:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesZwJoMGT0JTzlfjVp5zMCXcF4p9HjtR8yQh3U0g7yIEtEVQ/viewform

From Oakland:

Bus will leave Fruitvale BART approximately 6:00am

3401 East 12th St
Oakland

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931 the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! Please answer the questions below to register for the mobilization and sign-up for travel support.

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support!

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On Call Action 

Day of Action – #StandWithMuslims in San Francisco (On-Call)

San Francisco

In mid-late June, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Trump v. Hawai’i—deciding the fate of Trump’s Muslim Ban.

No matter what the Supreme Court decides, it’s crucial that we have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda. The #NoMuslimBanEvercampaign is calling for a national day of action whenever the decision is announced.

This is an ON-CALL protest as we await the decision expected in mid-to-late June. Invite your friends and stay tuned to this page for more details! Next decision day will be Thursday, June 14 and Monday, June 18

Sponsors: MPower Change, CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1260352077428756/

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Net Neutrality Can Still Be Saved

You can be sure that Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his cronies in the phone and cable lobby will declare victory on Monday, but the expiration of the 2015 rules will be only a temporary hiccup. The fight is far from over in Congress, in the courts and across the country.

Demonstrators rally outside the Federal Communication Commission building to protest against the end of net neutralityrules December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Lead by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the commission is expected to do away with Obama Administration rules that prevented internet service providers from creating different levels of service and blocking or promoting individual companies and organizations on their systems. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

A future without net neutrality is here. Well, almost.

The Federal Communications Commission will take away the rights of internet users on Monday. Officially, the repeal of the 2015 net neutrality protections ― a repeal that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump pick, had pushed for ― will take effect.

That means that internet providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon will be able to block, throttle and otherwise interfere with online content without any real legal consequences.

Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, bucked the lawignored public opinion and twisted the facts to make his ill-advised case for handing control of the internet to the anti-competitive cabal of giant phone and cable companies that control broadband access in the United States. In a moment of Orwellian arrogance, Pai said he did it to “restore internet freedom.”

The reality is quite the opposite: Pai is attempting to usher in an online regime that would resemble the internet in China. In that country, a powerful alliance between the central government and national telecom companies has created a digital dystopia, where websites and online services that fall out of favor load so slowly as to render them unusable. Others appear in a flash, thanks to cozy ties to the powers that be.

Pai is attempting to usher in an online regime that would resemble the internet in China.”

The 2015 rules prevented this kind of discrimination in the U.S. They created the legal foundation for real net neutrality safeguards, giving internet users the freedom to choose what they do, where they go and whom they connect with online.

The FCC’s approval of those rules was the result of a decadelong fight on behalf of the public — and against the forces of special interests that spent hundreds of millions of dollars on lawyers, public relations firms, lobbyists and campaign contributions in their quest to take over the internet.

The millions of people who won net neutrality three years ago aren’t going away now. Since Pai’s FCC voted to strip internet users of those protections, advocates of every political stripe have been organizing to overturn that decision and restore the safeguards we expect every time we go online.

Since late 2017, Free Press, my organization, has joined with other advocacy groups and online companies in calling on Congress to pass a resolution of disapproval that would reinstate the 2015 net neutrality rules. We’ve already won a stunning victory in the Senate, which in May voted 52–47 in favor of the resolution. The measure has since moved to the House, where it’s already garnered support from more than 175 Democrats.

Republicans should support the resolution too — that is, if they care at all about their constituents’ wishes. Poll after poll after poll after poll shows large majorities of Republican voters in opposition to the FCC’s repeal. Any Republican seeking re-election in the fall can’t run from this polling data or from the people back home who demand real net neutrality.

Momentum is on the side of internet freedom. Since 2017, more than 400,000 volunteers have joined the grassroots “Team Internet” campaign to organize in their communities. As part of this effort, more than 16.5 million pro-net neutrality emails have been sent to Congress. These were supported by 1.6 million phone calls urging lawmakers to support the resolution and reverse the FCC’s decision. There have also been 1,300 local events, including rallies outside the district offices of members of Congress.

Meanwhile, more than 30 states are weighing legislation to restore the net neutrality rules for their residents. Governors in Hawaii, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont have signed executive orders prohibiting their state governments from doing business with internet providers that violate net neutrality.

The mayors of 120 cities, representing more than 26 million people, have signed a similar pledge, threatening to pull billions of dollars in contracts from phone and cable companies that break the 2015 rules.

The FCC will also have to defend its new rules in court. Free Press and our allies are challenging the agency’s reversal on the proper definition of broadband, its flawed justifications for tossing out the rules and the many procedural fouls that plagued the FCC action last year. The lawsuit has been assigned to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, with oral arguments expected to occur by the end of the year. Pai and his colleagues will have to defend their decision before judges likely to be skeptical of the FCC’s rationale for destroying open-internet protections and putting nothing else in their place. We’re also confident that the judges will rule against Pai’s rollback and the way he conducted the proceedings.

You can be sure that Pai and his cronies in the phone and cable lobby will declare victory on Monday, but the expiration of the 2015 rules will be only a temporary hiccup. The fight is far from over in Congress, in the courts and across the country.

That’s because people everywhere understand what’s at stake. Without net neutrality, large phone and cable companies will control the future of communications, deciding who gets a voice and who doesn’t. No one thinks that letting Comcast manage our clicks is a good idea. Pai’s attempts to strangle the free internet exemplify a Washington where corporations dictate policy, and the people aren’t going to take that sitting down. Not today and not ever.

Huffington Post Editor’s note: Verizon owns HuffPost’s parent company.

© 2018 Huffington Post

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The Communist Manifesto

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First edition, in German

AuthorKarl Marx and Friedrich EngelsTranslatorSamuel MooreCountryUnited KingdomLanguageGerman

Publication date

late-February 1848

The Communist Manifesto (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in German as Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifestowas later recognised as one of the world’s most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism’s potential future forms.

The Communist Manifesto summarises Marx and Engels’ theories concerning the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism. Near the end of the Manifesto, the authors call for “forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions”, which served as the justification for all communist revolutions around the world.

In 2013, The Communist Manifesto was registered to UNESCO‘s Memory of the World Programme with the Capital, Volume I.[1]

More at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Communist_Manifesto

From Addenda:  “The first capitalist nation was Italy.  The close of the feudal Middle Ages and the opening of the modern capitalist era are marked by a colossal figure:  an Italian, Dante, both the last poet of the Middle Ages and the first poet of modern times.  Today, as in 1300, a new historical era is approaching.  Will Italy give us the new Dante, who will mark the hour of birth of this new proletarian era?

–Friedrich Engels (London, February 1, 1893)

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Peter Joseph – The Zeitgeist Movement | London Real


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The opportunity to sit down with Peter Joseph is a unique chance to capture a moment in time with one of the great thinkers of our generation. His first breakthrough film “Zeitgeist: The Movie” in 2007 was an unexpected success and he founded The Zeitgeist Movement on the back of his 2nd film “Zeitgeist: Addendum.” Peter proceeded to release two additional films and produced a satirical Web series called Culture in Decline.

Engineering a leaderless movement is a conundrum itself, which is why Peter rarely does interviews and instead prefers to let the movement ideals speak for themselves. In order to understand all of the tenets of The Zeitgeist Movement I recommend reading the TZM Defined Book available here http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/o….

What’s next for Peter? He has been busy working on a live-action genre with his InterReflections Trilogy expected in the next few years. After producing works of documentary and satire, we can expect a new angle. As Peter says, “The beauty of art is that it sneaks behind your ego.”

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OccupySF// Adrienne’s UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS and note from Ruthie

Occasional list of ~ updates ~  announcements 

Please consider posting your events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/

Check Indybay for events not listed in this announcement that might be of interest to you. 

ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE  ISSUE! 

UPDATES: 

A. Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware 

B. Police broke into Chelsea Manning’s home with guns drawn – in a “wellness check” (June 5) 2018)

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/05/chelsea-manning-video-twitter-police-mental-health/ 

C. U.S. Senator Turned Away From Detention Center for Migrant Children (June 4, 2018)

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/sen-jeff-merkley-turned-away-from-border-facility-for-children.html 

D. Google to drop Pentagon AI contract after employee objections to the ‘business of war’ (June 1, 2018)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/06/01/google-to-drop-pentagon-ai-contract-after-employees-called-it-the-business-of-war/?utm_term=.026c98eb3d5b 

ACTION  ALERT:

Add your name: Abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) –Petition 

https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/forms/abolish-ice?detail=emailaction&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-signature-needed-help-stop-trumps-deportation-force-2&email_referrer=email_363808&email_subject=signature-needed-help-stop-trumps-deportation-force 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) major responsibility is to detain and deport immigrants. Contrary to Donald Trump’s bloviating, the agency isn’t targeting gang members or people who are a threat to public safety. They are deporting people with Down Syndrome,veteransbusiness ownerscaregivers and so many others who do not pose a risk to the U.S.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday

Monday, June 11

13. Monday, 12:30pm – 5:00pm, POOR People’s Campaign: Everybody’s Got the Right To Live

California State Capitol – West Steps

Sacramento 

EVERYBODY’S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. ** RVSP http://bit.ly/PPCwk5 **

WEEK 5 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks.

12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at West Capitol steps 

In the 5th week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival we are fighting for Everybody’s Right to Live: education, living wages, and housing. In the richest nation ever to exist it is immoral for people to go cold or hungry. When 3 Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 50% of the countries population combined, we have a problem. 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RISK ARREST TO JOIN THIS ACTION. 

Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Transportation Signup & Info to Sacramento

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfu1MaXjGt9n-3LN8tA1QDjwKZwexEIIw3ylEP1kxI0LX_gug/viewform

 Bus leaves West Oakland BART at 10:00am; returns at 8:00pm 

Remaining dates and themes for actions are:
Week 5 June 11 – Systemic Poverty Everybody’s Got the Right to Live: Jobs, Income and Housing
Week 6 June 18 –Challenging the Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative – A New and Unsettling Force 

Sponsors: NorCal Resist, California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, Our Revolution California, CLUW – Calif. chapter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022114928042776/ 

14. Monday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 71st  Rally At SF Japanese Consulate To Demand Justice For Children And Families of Fukushima, No Restarting of NUKES 

San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (nr. California St.)

SF 

Join No Nukes Action on the anniversary of our 71st rally to defend the families and children of Fukushima, Oppose the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants and against militarization and nuclear re-armament.

The Abe government continues to reopen nuclear plants and is also demanding the families and children to return to Fukushima saying that it is now safe and has been decontaminated. This despite the fact that the melted nuclear rods still remain at the reactors and it is still creating a massive crisis with radioactive water continuing to be produced.

Join our rally and speak out to demand justice for the Fukushima children and families, against any forced evacuation and against the restart of Japan’s nuclear plants. 

Sponsor: No Nukes Action 

15. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop

​ (OccupyForum is going to this as a field trip as well.)​ 

Impact Hub
1885 Mission St.

San Francisco 

RSVP here: bit.ly/sanctuary11 

Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home.

This workshop will include:
– Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights
– Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary
– What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood
– Networking with others in your neighborhood

– Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 – 8:30 pm) 

Sponsors: training is organized by Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods, a project initiated by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, Hand in Hand, Immigrant Liberation Movement, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, La Colectiva, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER and Xicana Moratorium Coalition. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/209983866395958/ 

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SAVE the DATE

Friday, June 15 

Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Teach in & Candlelight Vigil for #KoreanPeace

Lake Merritt Columns

Oakland 

Koreans in diaspora and on both sides of the DMZ want peace and an end to this war that has marked generations of our families. The past 70 years of hostility, division and dangerous proximity to nuclear war must finally end. After President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Un met in Panmunjom to declare their shared intention to end the Korean War and initiate the process of reunification, Koreans all around the world feel hope for seeing a reunified Korea in our lifetime. 

Join us for a teach-in and vigil for #KoreanPeace: What does this moment mean for us now as Koreans in diaspora of different experiences and histories? How does this moment intersect with other [transnational] movements for justice like the current South Korean #MeToo movement? How can we move towards an end to war and militarization while also demanding an end to patriarchal violence and other forms of marginalization?

Since the April inter-Korean summit for peace, the US has made threats about attacking North Korea with nuclear bombs and statements that North Korea could “end like Libya” and has also gone back and forth about meeting with the DPRK to negotiate a way forward. The path forward to Korean peace and reunification remains unclear. Whether or not the June 12 US/DPRK summit comes to pass, we invite communities across the Bay Area to gather with us for peace and reunification. 

Sponsor: Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/376769069509956/?active_tab=about

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OccupyForum FIELD TRIP: Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop

OccupyForum FIELD TRIP

Monday, June 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop

Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home.

This workshop will include:
– Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights
– Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary
– What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood
– Networking with others in your neighborhood
– Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 – 8:30 pm)

This training is organized by Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods, a project initiated by Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Bay Resistance, Hand in Hand, Immigrant Liberation Movement, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, La Colectiva, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, PODER and Xicana Moratorium Coalition.

Sanctuary Neighborhoods brings together neighbors, schools, small businesses, workers, people of faith and congregations who have pledged to defend our communities from ICE. We are each others’ sanctuary.

Join us by coming to this workshop! RSVP here: bit.ly/sanctuary11

Location: Impact HUB SF, Monday June 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free legal consultations from 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Impact Hub San Francisco

1885 Mission St., San Francisco, California 94103

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· Hosted by Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network and AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center

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Berkeley Homeless Report from Mike Zint

Well, the community donated time and a lot of money to decorate the cities new homeless solution. Stock tanks as planters? The city didn’t even go for landscaping materials, they went for farm materials.

Welcome to the farm. Like a petting zoo? Let’s view the homeless from the outside of the fence.

I don’t know what’s worse, the concentration camp design, or the community members helping to make it a pretty concentration camp.

Congratulations Berkeley. You really fucked the homeless. The bigger picture is not to help the homeless. It’s to confine to permissable areas, under threat of enforcement.

How many raids last week?

This is not something to be proud of participating in. You HELPED them continue the genocide.

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Fed Up With Big Banks That Fund Climate Crisis and Oppression, Community Coalition Demands Public Bank for New York

“It’s time New York City puts its money where its mouth is, divests from Wall Street, and—through a public bank—invests in us.”

At a rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, community and social justice groups demanded that New York City divest from Wall Street and establish a public bank. (Photo: @0debtzone/Twitter)

 

Chanting, “Wells, Chase, B of A, public bank’s a better way!” social justice groups rallied at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday to demand that New York City divest from Wall Street banks and establish a public bank that is “expressly chartered to serve the public interest.”

“New York deserves a public bank that will invest in community needs, and be accountable to New York City residents—one that will prioritize housing…and not prey on low-income New Yorkers,” said Scott Hutchins, a member of the grassroots social justice group Picture the Homeless.

The more than two dozen groups that gathered on Wall Street also included New York Working Families, the Pan-African Community Development Initiative, and Food & Water Watch.

Investment in Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of Americas, and JPMorgan Chase is synonymous with harming the environment, propping up private prisons, and putting working families at risk for financial collapse as well as pushing them out of New York neighborhoods, argued the groups.

The rally came days after the Trump administration announced it would roll back the Volcker Rule, which since 2014 has prohibited banks from using their accounts to conduct risky, speculative trading, in an effort to avoid another financial meltdown like the one that threw the country into a recession in 2008.

“With the Trump Administration and Congress handing out massive corporate tax breaks, rolling back federal financial reform, and gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wall Street is heading straight for another crisis,” said Deyanira Del Rio, Co-Director of New Economy Project. “A public bank will allow New York City to deposit our public money with a bank that belongs to New Yorkers.”

“Here’s the deal: New York City currently deposits billions of public dollars in the big Wall Street banks. These bankers make millions off these deposits and high fees, while providing little benefit to the City… Our money should be put to use in our communities.” —Stephan Edel, New York Working Families

The crowd also heard from a Brooklyn resident whose rent has doubled in recent years and who spoke about the exorbitant fees New Yorkers pay to big banks every year, a student who spoke out against predatory loan practices and Wall Street’s investment of billions of dollars in fossil fuels that accelerate and worsen the climate crisis, and a social justice activist who told the crowd of JPMorgan Chase’s support for private prisons.

“As long as the city continues to deposit its money in prison financiers like JPMorgan Chase, we will remain complicit in systems of oppression that profit off of incarcerating our communities,” said Bamsa Eid of the racial and economic justice group Enlace. “It’s time New York City puts its money where its mouth is, divests from Wall Street, and—through a public bank—invests in us.”

A public bank would allow New York’s public money to go towards investing in small businesses run by locals, low-income housing, and financial services to immigrant and low-income communities.

“Here’s the deal: New York City currently deposits billions of public dollars in the big Wall Street banks,” said Stephan Edel, director of New York Working Families. “These bankers make millions off these deposits and high fees, while providing little benefit to the City, small businesses, and residents of New York. Our money should be put to use in our communities.”

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