Jimmy Dore, Direct Democracy & Michael Allman / The World According to Jesse


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Published on Apr 13, 2018

Jimmy Dore fills in while Jesse Ventura is off the grid. Jimmy and Brigida Santos discuss blockchain technologies and how they are disrupting power structures around the world by delivering direct democracy to the people. California congressional candidate Michael Allman talks about why he’s running on a platform of direct democracy in his district.

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Divest from gun profiteering, Wells Fargo

April 10, 2018 (SFChronicle.com)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to members of the media as crowds of people participate in the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in San Francisco. In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a "vote-them-out" movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammunition. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson) Photo: Josh Edelson / Associated Press
Photo: Josh Edelson / Associated Press.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to members of the media as crowds of people participate in the “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in San Francisco. In a historic groundswell of youth activism, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied across the U.S. against gun violence Saturday, vowing to transform fear and grief into a “vote-them-out” movement and tougher laws against weapons and ammunition. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

 

At the San Francisco “March for Our Lives” rally on March 24, speakers urged everyone to divest of any investments they might have in the gun and ammunition industries. They detailed how such investments often are buried in many retirement and pension accounts, mutual funds, and more.

“Are you unknowingly supporting the gun industry?” one young woman pointedly asked.

Why might this matter? We now know all too much of our nation’s tragic and bloody gun violence problem. Beyond being reminded by recurrent mass shootings, the ongoing slaughter includes close to 100 people per day, including suicides. Gun lobbyists argue these are unavoidable, or only “mental health” problems, but the undeniable truth — now known despite efforts to suppress gun-related research — is that where there are more guns, there is more carnage.

And that sane restrictions on gun sales, ownership, storage and use can save lives, are constitutional even under the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Second Amendment, and are supported by very strong majorities of Americans, including most gun owners.

So why the lack of progress? One of the biggest factors in maintaining the tragic status quo is the gun lobby — infamously the National Rifle Association — which kills almost any effort to further regulate guns.

The NRA’s work is about money — for the gun and ammo industries, and for themselves. Thus it seems decreasing their profiteering might be an effective tactic to decrease the slaughter. Responsible companies refusing to sell weapons or to advertise or accept advertising of them are good steps. Divestment could be another. Movements to remove organizational and individual investments from unhealthy and objectionable industries and practices, such as the tobacco industry and apartheid in South Africa, have gained medical and public health professional support and had positive impact.

So it’s time to practice what we preach. I am a 35-year customer of San Francisco’s Wells Fargo bank. I’ve liked that my bank is based here in my home city. However, I was dismayed to read in the New York Times last month that “Wells Fargo is the largest financier in the nation of the gun industry and is the main bank for the National Rifle Association.” Further research reveals that Wells Fargo has lent more than $400 million to the gun industry in the past five years — since the slaughter of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary School — and has remained unapologetic about such practices.

I have attempted to remain a loyal customer despite Wells Fargo’s scandals of recent years, pending the new leadership’s efforts to confront those. But as a public health professional and medical ethicist, I cannot overlook this link to an industry partly responsible for the ongoing gun violence in our nation.

Gun violence is a public health and medical epidemic that cannot be supported, and “thoughts and prayers” aren’t nearly enough. Thus I wish to announce publicly my intent to divest all my resources from Wells Fargo, and to urge others to do likewise. Beyond talking to your own adviser and banker, there are resources online to help do this; goodbyegunstocks.com is just one.

Of course, should Wells Fargo choose to publicly remedy this shameful problem soon, I will gladly reconsider. But I sincerely hope my hometown bank will do the right thing.

Steve Heilig is public health director for the San Francisco Marin Medical Society, co-editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and was certified as an NRA Junior Marksman as an adolescent.

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Berkeley Occupation Update

XII. Settlement and ADR
The parties have scheduled a further settlement conference with Magistrate Judge Ryu
for May 7, 2018.
XIII. Narrowing of Issues
The parties will endeavor to narrow issues as demonstrated to be appropriate through
discovery.
XIV. Trial
Trial is set for May 20, 2019.

Amended Complaint, filed 3-30-18

https://occupyoakland.org/…/04/Amended-Complaint-3-30-18.pdf

… The land that the FTCftH encampment currently occupies is
City of Berkeley land, and plaintiffs live in constant fear of eviction…

… The City often cites complaints by neighbors as justification for
moving a particular camping person or encampment. However, homeless
residents are not given a copy of the complaint or provided an opportunity
to defend themselves against the accusation of offending conduct or fix the
offending conduct…

…During the winter 2016 evictions, some FTCftH residents and allies were
arrested. One former resident, Mike Zint, was arrested on November 17, 2016, for not
packing his belongings fast enough. He has chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, and emphysema and suffered a
respiratory attack at 5 a.m. when he was awoken by the police. He was given 10 minutes
to pack his belongings, and when he demanded more time because of his respiratory
attack, he was arrested…

… There is a substantial risk of irreparable harm including risk of injury,
illness, and permanent loss of property whenever homeless people are evicted. It
is clear that the City of Berkeley intends to continue evictions under threat
of arrest…

–Mike Zint

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Book: “New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You”

New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You

New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You

by Jeremy HeimansHenry Timms

In this indispensable guide to navigating the twenty-first century, two visionary thinkers reveal the unexpected ways power is changing–and how “new power” is reshaping politics, business, and life.

Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in our chaotic, connected age? In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest stories of our time–the rise of mega-platforms like Facebook and Uber; the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump; the unexpected emergence of movements like #MeToo–and reveal what’s really behind them: the rise of “new power.”

For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This “old power” was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. “New power” is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency–and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel.

New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Airbnb, uncovering the new power forces that made them huge. Drawing on examples from business, activism, and pop culture, as well as the study of organizations like Lego, NASA, Reddit, and TED, Heimans and Timms explain how to build new power and channel it successfully. They also explore the dark side of these forces: the way ISIS has co-opted new power to monstrous ends, and the rise of the alt-right’s “intensity machine.”

In an era increasingly shaped by new power, this groundbreaking book offers us a new way to understand the world–and our role in it.

(Goodreads.com)

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Colin Kaepernick Accepts Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship


December 8,2017

Football player Colin Kaepernick accepted the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship Tuesday night, for having sparked a movement against racism and police brutality across the National Football League after refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL games. This week, Kaepernick also accepted Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.

Transcript:

AMY GOODMAN: And football player Colin Kaepernick accepted the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship Tuesday night, for having sparked a movement against racism and police brutality across the NFL and beyond, after refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL games.

COLIN KAEPERNICK: I would like to say, at this point in time, with freedom of speech and freedom of press being under attack in so many ways, in so many forms, The Nation Institute and the work that journalists and reporters are doing right now is more important than it ever has been. You truly are the pathway for the people to see the truth that’s going on.

So, in this moment of time, my message to all of you is: Continue to speak just in an unjust room, regardless of the consequences, regardless of the backlash. We’re with you. We need that truth. And continue to spread that truth for us, because people need to know what’s truly going on, so we can game plan as far as how to fight against these oppressive forces.

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2 CANCELLED EVENTS + 1 ACTION for TODAY (Wednesday 4/11) from Adrienne Fong

2 CANCELLED EVENTS

CANCELLED:

 Wednesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Pack the Court to #FreeKevin Part 2 CANCELLED 

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

Thank you for your continued support and remaining engaged for DACA recipient, Kevin Rubio, during his unjust detention. We would like to share with you all that Kevin was released to Shasta County and that the immigration judge has administratively closed his case so there will be no immigration hearing

Kevin’s release could not have been possible without the support of the community. Please stay tuned as we prepare for Kevin’s celebratory press conference in the upcoming weeks!

The ILM Public Campaign Team

A day after AG Jeff Sessions announced his lawsuit threatening California, Kevin, another DACA recipient in California, continues to be unjustly detained by ICE. Today, IJ Park denied Kevin’s bond, finding him to be a danger to the community despite Kevin having no criminal convictions and despite large community presence during Kevin’s bond hearing. The denial of Kevin’s bond is an example of how the current administration is targeting even the most exemplary community leaders. Kevin’s excellent academic record and his involvement as a teacher for his youth ministry were not enough proof to Judge Park, so now the community is ready to continue standing alongside Kevin to fight for his liberation!

Kevin’s legal team filed an appeal challenging his bond denial and the legality of his ongoing detention. Kevin will also seek to terminate proceedings based on his DACA protections remaining current. Finally, Kevin will seek to terminate proceedings based on the fact that his arrest by ICE violated his constitutional rights when ICE unlawfully searched his father’s cellphone to get to Kevin and pretended to be highway patrol, thus arresting him under false pretenses.

Host: Immigrant Liberation Movement

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/570771093284982/ 

CANCELLED 

Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Emergency Protest: Secretary of War James “Mad Dog” Mattis Speaking in SF CANCELLED 

Gather at

Powell & Market St.
SF

Event with Secretary of Defense James Mattis is CANCELLED – as the Trump regime prepares to escalate war in Syria!

U.S. troops are fighting in seven countries and deployed in more than 100. The already huge military budget is being vastly expanded, with trillions of dollars projected to be spent on newer, more “usable” nuclear weapons.

ACTION FOR TODAY! Wednesday, April 11th 

 Please join us today as we make the rounds among the SF supervisors urging them to ensure a just police contract.

When: TODAY, 4/11, 1:30pm

Where: City Hall, North Light Court (inside)

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

After a short prep meeting, we’ll head up to the supervisors’ offices.

Also, please email and call your supervisor, especially if you can’t attend. You are welcome to use this script:

My name is _____, and I live in District _____. I strongly urge you to support the demands of the #NoJusticeNoDeal Coalition, as you continue contract negotations with the POA. Please insist that the POA stop blocking necessary police reform in San Francisco. This is a moral imperative, and we are fighting for the lives of all who live in the city. No Justice, No Deal!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Finally, thought I’d pass along this letter sent to the supes by HOMEY. This may help you in drafting your own organization’s letter to them. Hats off to HOMEY’s Roberto Alfaro!

Dear Honorable Supervisors:

HOMEY  is a 20-year old non-profit in the Mission District that serves 300 participants a year. Many of our participants live high-risk lifestyles, are in the criminal justice system, or are youth and young adults who need social service support at  HOMEY.

I am writing to urge your to support the  demands  of the #NoJusticeNoDeal Coalition. In San Francisco’s upcoming contract negotiations with the Police Officers Association (POA), please insist the POA stop blocking necessary police reform in San Francisco. This issue impacts our community deeply and we are urging you to support the demands of our large coalition of 38 community-based organizations and over 1,000 petitioners on this matter.

We are seeking  real and meaningful  reform inside the San Francisco Police Department that will have lasting and positive impact on public safety and demand that reform happen within the  SFPD immediately. We understand that change is not easy, but we have continued to make the necessary changes to prevent incidents like the one that happened to  Jesus Delgado  and many others.  Please, we urge you to support our demands!

No Justice! No Deal!

No Justice! No Deal Petition

No Justice! No Deal! 

*  SF Examiner, 2/9/18

*  Mission Local, 3/22/18

*  48 Hills, 4/5/18

Thank you,

Roberto Eligio Alfaro, Executive Director

Peace,http://t.yesware.com/t/99da96c52bac6921bff4b5b81ab2b13cbfe32622/07dee223e4da35a9018473b573196395/spacer.gif

Fr. Richard Smith, Ph.D.
Special Project Organizer
Faith in Action Bay Area
415-314-0924

https://www.facebook.com/FaithInActionBayArea/

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Berkeley Occupation Update

From an email I just sent to our supporters, and the city. Call this the official announcement. Enough is enough! No more games!

There are two people I am aware of who are in danger of dying on the streets. Clark Sullivan is the second one. He will be out of the nursing home on the 17th.

I cannot speak for Ani, but I do know all about Clark’s situation. He started Snubbed by the HUB with us. That was 1 1/2 years ago. The HUB has done nothing. Ani has been on our radar for almost as long. She has said the HUB has spoken to her.

As of today, we have helped 56 into housing, while the HUB has housed two of us. Me and Mike Lee. The perceived leaders.

What is going on? Why is Ani still homeless?

On the 17th, we are preparing to start protesting again. I will be occupying again. I will be leading the occupiers in a new series of direct, targeted actions against the city. I feel the city no longer considers us a threat.

I have spent the last year waiting patiently, and being diplomatic. I have acted as the system expects the people to act, instead of acting as the protester that created change.

It is again time to stop playing their game, and start playing our own.

Those interested in participating, please contact me. There will be no announcement of targets until you see us there.

–Mike Zint

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“North Korea in Context” by John Laurits

For readers who missed my talk with Lauren Steiner on the history of the US-military presence in Korea on The Robust Opposition last month, I am posting the video below. After my recent post (North Korea Talks Are a Major Step But the Media Lies About Why) on US media’s blatant revision of the history behind North Korea’s nuclear program, Lauren invited me to appear on the show to help set the record straight. Also last month, co-hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan had me as a guest on Radio Sputnik’s Faultlines to discuss how US media distorts public perceptions by omitting important context and portraying the DPRK as ‘crazy’ and dangerous.

As Trump’s planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un grow near, it is crucial for the US public to understand the historical context of the Korean War, how and why Korea’s North and South regions were split, and the 70-year legacy of US imperialism on the Korean Peninsula. If you have 45 minutes or so, feel free to watch my interview with Lauren Steiner on The Robust Opposition below or at Lauren’s YouTube channel.

And finally, here’s 16 minutes or so of me on Radio Sputnik’s Faultlines or, if you dig the show, here’s a link to their full 3-hour program.  

In solidarity,
John Laurits

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UPDATES ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS from Tuesday, 4/10 – Friday, 4/13 ~ SAVE the DATES (from Adrienne Fong)

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

Check Indybay for other events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Updates: 

A. Calling on world conscience (April 7, 2018)

https://electronicintifada.net/content/calling-world-conscience/23846?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=73b659a207-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-73b659a207-299173401

B. US blocks Arab-led UN call for independent probe of Gaza protests April 7th

For second week, Washington the lone member of 15-member Security Council to reject statement condemning Israeli response to ‘March for Return’ violence

https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-blocks-arab-led-un-call-for-independent-probe-of-gaza-protests/

C. After Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes (April 8, 2018)

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/04/08/after-gaza-massacre-israeli-leaders-should-be-prosecuted-for-war-crimes/

2 – ACTIONS 

1. Hold Israel accountable for killing Palestinian Protesters in Gaza  – Petition 

https://www.afsc.org/action/hold-israel-accountable-killing-palestinian-protesters-gaza (If my info pops up just erase it and put your info in) 

 On Friday, March 30th, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza took part in the Great Return March. Israel responded to this nonviolent protest through a brutal show of force, opening fire on protesters and deploying tear gas by drones, killing at least 23 Palestinians and injuring approximately 2,000.

April 6th, a second Friday in a row, Palestinians are protesting in Gaza as part of a nonviolent protest known as the Great Return March. At least three Palestinian have already been killed and over 250 others have been wounded today. Palestinians in Gaza have said they will remain on the border and will continue Friday protests through May 15, demanding action to address Israel’s occupation and denial of their rights. 

2. The No on H campaign needs your help defeating the SFPOA’s Taser ballot measure.

     H is MISLEADING & UNSAFE

    The San Francisco Police Officers Association spent more than $80,000 paying for signatures to get it on the San Francisco ballot.  They’ve publicly threatened to spend a half million dollars to pass it.

     We need visibility.

  • to get our window signs — in English, Spanish & Chinese — up all over town;
  • volunteers to help us deliver our campaign materials door to door;

The SFPOA plans to use their money to trick voters into overturning that policy so they can use tasers when they want to … under a  standard so weak and permissive that it will be nearly impossible to hold officers accountable for misuse of the weapon… and pursuant to a new law that can only be changed with another election or a four-fifths vote of the Board of Supervisors.

Please let us know if you or your organizations can help defeat Prop H.   If you have a home, office or business in San Francisco and could display our sign, please let us know.   We hope to be canvassing every weekend between now and Election Day.  Please join us.   (Volunteer here — https://votenoproph.nationbuilder.com/contact .)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, April 10

1 new announcement  and 1 cancellation

See Announcement that went out on April 6 for other Tuesday listings.

1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Protest to Stop Pompeo

McKesson Plaza
1 Post St.
SF

Join us to ask Senator Feinstein to show leadership by publicly committing to vote against Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State during his confirmation hearing.

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump nominated current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next U.S. Secretary of State. Since then, only two senators have spoken out against this extreme, hateful, and warmongering nominee, and one of them is Republican senator Rand Paul.

Mike Pompeo has a track record that is anti-climate, homophobic, islamophobic, and suggests he will bring us closer to war. Senator Feinstein has a key opportunity to make Americans more safe, prevent war, and make sure that the people who represent our country to the world reflect our values.

Sponsors: Common Defense, Indivisible San Francisco, Muslim Advocates, MoveOn.org, Beyond the Bomb

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/175726123237889/

2. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, District 4 and District 7 Crime and Public Safety Forum –EVENT CANCELLED 

San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. & The Great Highway
SF

Join the SF Police Officers Association and local law enforcement leaders for a community conversation around crime in the neighborhood. This gathering will focus on an update for D4 and D7 residents.

This is the 3rd forum in the series of crime and public safety forums that will be held throughout the city – one will be coming to your neighborhood soon! All of these forums are open to the public.

Participants: Supervisor Katy Tang, Inner Sunset Park Neighbors, Outer Sunset Residents Association, and Stop Crime SF.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581029828662815/

Wednesday April 11 

Wednesday 4/11 & Thursday 4/12 8:30am – 10:30am, Demand San Francisco DA George Gascon  Charge Killer Cops with Murder See item #18 

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Protest from April 11th – April 25th, on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am – 10:30am join families who have lost loved ones to police brutality and the community to demand that DA George Gascon charge ALL killer cops with murder.

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

4. Wednesday, 10:00am, Demand DA O’Malley Charge Mateu with Murder of Sahleem Tindle 

1225 Fallon St.
Oakland

Calling all Daughters,Sons,Mothers,Fathers ,Sisters,Brothers,Friends And Family to come out and protest ,rally and let your voices be heard 4/11/2018 on behalf of Mothers Fight Back And the Family Of Sahleem Tindle who was murdered 1/3/2018 by Bart Officer Joseph Mateu.We demand he is FIRED,CHARGED&CONVICTED!D.A.Nancy O’Malley has the power to charge him and we must let her hear our voices!!!Come Stand as One with us!!

Info https://www.facebook.com/events/613037245700759/

5. Wednesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Pack the Court to #FreeKevin Part 2 

ICE
630 Sansome St.
SF

A day after AG Jeff Sessions announced his lawsuit threatening California, Kevin, another DACA recipient in California, continues to be unjustly detained by ICE. Today, IJ Park denied Kevin’s bond, finding him to be a danger to the community despite Kevin having no criminal convictions and despite large community presence during Kevin’s bond hearing. The denial of Kevin’s bond is an example of how the current administration is targeting even the most exemplary community leaders. Kevin’s excellent academic record and his involvement as a teacher for his youth ministry were not enough proof to Judge Park, so now the community is ready to continue standing alongside Kevin to fight for his liberation!

Kevin’s legal team filed an appeal challenging his bond denial and the legality of his ongoing detention. Kevin will also seek to terminate proceedings based on his DACA protections remaining current. Finally, Kevin will seek to terminate proceedings based on the fact that his arrest by ICE violated his constitutional rights when ICE unlawfully searched his father’s cellphone to get to Kevin and pretended to be highway patrol, thus arresting him under false pretenses.

Host: Immigrant Liberation Movement

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/570771093284982/

6. Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Defend the Families of Fukushima & Stop Restarting Japan Nukes 

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

Speak Out Against Restarting Japanese Nuclear Plants
Support the Fukushima Families and Children Who Do Not Want To Return To Fukushima
Stop Militarization In Japan and The Threat Of War In Asia

Join the speak out and rally to defend the residents of Fukushima who are still demanding that they not be coerced to return to the contaminated Fukushima area. The Abe government continues to tell the Japanese people and the world that they have “decontaminated” the nuclear meltdowns despite the fact that the radioactive melted material remains in the broken down plants. There continue to be increases of thyroid cancer not just in Fukushima but in areas outside Fukushima. Additionally tens of thousands of contract workers have been sent to the contaminated plants without out proper training and protection and are not being protected by the government which now runs TEPCO. The government is using subcontractors and even the Yakuza to recruit workers and migrant workers.

The government is also seeking to remilitarize including nuclear weapons and the Trump administration is supporting this remilitarization with massive sales of weapons to Japan.

Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/09/18808357.php

7.  Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL  (See Save the Date info item # 22)

One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinsteins office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
SF

If it rains we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI

Focus this week: End the Wars at Home & Abroad Spring 2018 Action -Sunday, April 15, Rallies & March

Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed

8. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Homelessness in BVHP – A Community Discussion 

San Francisco Public Library – Bayview Linda – Brooks Branch
5075 3rd St.
SF

Wheelchair accessible

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

6-6:45
• recap the concerns expressed last meeting
• share updates on the “Seniors Housing Homeless” program, name the program,
• discuss possible pathways to shelter beds and share the history of the struggle for beds and ongoing obstacles involved
• have contributing speakers, Ms. Vincent & Mr. Prosser, who will share their positive experiences sharing their homes.

6:45-7:30
• open for community discussion

This is a meeting for the community by the community, so please feel welcome to share your voice. 

We also have an info table at the entrance, please leave any printed resourceful information you would like to share, and don’t forget to sign in to receive more info on future meetings and updates.

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

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

If you can’t make the discussion and want to share your ideas, please email:
beds4bayview@gmail.com  or post to the discussion. 

Host: United Council on Human and Beds 4 Bayview

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/180021782624115/ 

9. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Our Housing Crisis – A Call to Action 

Pro Arts
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plz.
Oakland

Wheelchair accessible

We have the power to make sure that everyone has a safe and stable home. Come to this CDP Community Conversation event to find out how to get involved and meet groups already working in our community. Join a discussion about how to take immediate action and create long-term solutions.

Featured speakers include representatives from: Causa Justa Just CauseThe Village in Oakland #feedthepeopleOakland Warehouse CoalitionSafer DIY SpacesEveryOne Home, and our City Council representative, Rebecca Kaplan.

Sponsor: Community Democracy Project – Oakland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/564729947236568/

10. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Communists in Harlem During the Depression 

The Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
SF

Join us for a discussion of chapters 1 and 2. You can find the book online here:https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/56ddt8pm9780252072710.html

Racism has been the preferred method of the rich and powerful to divide workers and the poor–and revolutionary socialists have been at the center of the fight against it. Mark Naison’s “Communists in Harlem During the Depression” is invaluable in its documentation of one of the high-water marks in that history–when the Communist Party led some of the largest and most important struggles against racism prior to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and built a multiracial party with thousands of Black members.

Sponsor: International Socialist Org. Northern Calif.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/184205785633903/ 

11. Wednesday, 7:15pm – 9:15pm, Filmmaker screening: “The Long Shadow”  – racial justice movie 

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
Oakland

Tickets: http://www.renaissancerialto.com/

Students: $10; General admission: $15

Resistance Action East Bay and KPFA Radio Bring Uplifting Documentary “The Long Shadow” to Oakland
Join this special one-time screening of a film that explores the origins and legacy of Slavery, White Supremacy and the political role of the South.

The Long Shadow is a gripping new feature-length documentary on the origins and legacy of slavery. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Frances Causey, a daughter of the South, set out to explore her personal family history of slaveholding. Her investigation traces slavery’s history from America’s founding up through its insidious ties to racism today.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/30/18808032.php

12. Wednesday, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, World Premiere: “The Gangster of Love” 

Magic Theatre
Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor
SF

Tickets: http://magictheatre.org/season/the-gangster-of-love or by calling (415) 441-8822.

$20 + 

Jessica Hagedorn’s THE GANGSTER OF LOVE focuses on the author’s own story of immigration from Manila and is based on her book of the same name. In THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, Raquel “Rocky” Rivera and her eccentric family settle in the Haight during the 1970s, amidst a dynamic period of conflict, social change, and artistic flourishing in San Francisco. The lauded city of poets, rebels, and thriving musicians will be reclaimed at Magic Theatre through the eyes of Hagedorn’s immigrant artists. This world premiere stage adaptation – twenty years in the making – will feature live music, poetry reading, and the music video as key narrative forms.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/03/27/18807930.php

Thursday, April 12

13. Thursday, 9:00am – 11:00amRally and Hearing on Living Wage amendments

San Francisco City Hall
Steps & Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Rally on the Civic Center-side steps of City Hall and then Hearing before the Budget and Finance Committee to support amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance to raise wages to at least $16.86 per hour for city-funded home care and non-profit workers, airport workers and CalWORKs parents

Sponsor: Living Wage Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/684084718638697/

14. Thursday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Show Us The Money! Mobilize to Audit the Sheriff 

Alameda County Offices, Board of Supervisors
1221 Oak St.
Oakland

Over the past 10 years, the Alameda County jail population has decreased by 44%, yet the Sheriff’s budget has doubled to a total of $404 million this year. In 2014, as a result of the passage of Proposition 47, 13% fewer beds are occupied in Alameda County jails.

Join us for a mobilization to the County Board Of Supervisors Public Protections Committee where presentations regarding money saved from Proposition 47 will be presented from the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, Probation Department, and Public Defender’s Office.

We will be mobilizing to demand reinvestment back to our communities and connecting this effort to our larger demand for an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, visit www.bit.ly/auditahern

Sponsor: Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/799855043540731/

15. Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food prep 

Station 40

3030B 16th Street (between Mission & Julian –across from 16th Street BART)
Ring door bell
(Up a flight of stairs)
SF

   Thursday, 6:00pm, Food Not Bombs – Food Share

16th Street BART Plaza
    SF

For information or to volunteer: call Micah at 415-738-9249 or send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

Food Pickups: Help Needed!

Cooking:  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!

16. Thursday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, April 12th: #ShutDownChase 1st Mobilization Call 

at 8pm EST/5pm PST, we’ll have our first mobilization call with information about the fights against fossil fuels and fossil fuel infrastructure, how JPMC is involved with dirty fuels and how to get involved in the JPMC Day of Action.

Call-in details:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/579850871

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,579850871# or +16699006833,,579850871#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 740 3766 
Meeting ID: 579 850 871 

We’re working with allies and partners from around the continent to launch waves on action against extreme fossil fuel loving JPMorgan Chase on May 7th.

Sponsor: Rainforest Action Network

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/797228807132833/

17. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, Refuse Fascism Meeting – Launch of New Call to Action

Sports Basement – San Francisco
1590 Bryant St.
SF

Trump’s recent appointment of a team of torturers, war criminals and eager-to-be war criminals – coming on top of more than a year now of the regime’s fascist assault on many different sections of the people as well as many norms and institutions of society – make the mission of RefuseFascism.org more urgent and necessary than ever before.

it is of tremendous importance that we now have a new Call to Action. This new Call captures in a single piece the scope and magnitude of the danger we face 14 months into a fascist regime and compellingly puts forward the only way that this can be stopped. 

The official livestream of the New York launch will take place on Wednesday 4/10 at 3:45pm, Pacific time (6:45 Eastern).https://refusefascism.org/2018/04/06/livestream-launch-from-nyc-new-call-to-action-from-refuse-fascism/

Refuse Fascism Bay Area will meet on Thursday 4/11 at 6:30. We will watch a video of the livestream, discuss the video and the call, and make local plans. Join us!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181197289194799/

Friday, April 13

18. 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 

19. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film: Resistance at Tule Lake 

Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave
Berkeley

Resistance at Tule Lake,
directed by Konrad Aderer
Special guest, Satsuki Ina, a filmmaker and psychotherapist, who was born at Tule Lake Segregation Center

During World War II President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. 120,000 men, women and children, living on the West Coast were rounded up and sent to “relocation camps.” They had committed no crime other than being Japanese and Japanese American.

Tule Lake was the largest of these 10 concentration camps, a maximum security facility reserved for those the U.S. government considered disloyal. Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to protest the U.S. government’s program of mass incarceration. The “No No Boys” and others resisted in the face of militarized violence, courageously standing up to beatings, abuse, torture, and food shortages. This new film, and the history it reveals is especially important now.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767302819957302/ 

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Saturday, April 14 

20. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Transnational Great Return March – Bay Area

899 Market St.
(Meet @ intersection of Powell & Market Sts.)
SF

International call to action in support of The Great Return March!

We are calling our community and allies to take action and launch demonstrations in support of the Great Return March on April 14th, just as the righteous resisters in Gaza have declared. The time has come for our youth wherever they may be to raise their voices in support of the rightful struggle of our people in Gaza, and for our youth in diaspora to proclaim we will never surrender the right of return. Now more than ever when we seem the most divided, we must come together in collectively asserting our right to return and our dream of the total liberation of our people and homeland. There will be no solution without the total end of the Zionist colonization of Palestine–return is our right, and demand: we will return! Palestine will be free! 

SponsorsGeneral Union of Palestine Students -GUPS SFSU and ‎Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)-

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/783399885199486/

21. Saturday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Emergency Protest: Secretary of War James “Mad Dog” Mattis Speaking in SF 

Gather at

Powell & Market St.
SF

Secretary of Defense, James Mattis will be speaking at the Parc 55 Hotel

U.S. troops are fighting in seven countries and deployed in more than 100. The already huge military budget is being vastly expanded, with trillions of dollars projected to be spent on newer, more “usable” nuclear weapons.

At the same time, a McCarthyite hysteria has been created against Russia, intended to prepare the people here for new and extremely dangerous provocations against that country. Overseeing the huge military build-up is Secretary of “Defense” James Mattis, who will be speaking in San Francisco on Sat. April 14. Join us to say;

– No new war against Korea or Iran – End all U.S. wars around the world!
– Shut down all foreign bases & Bring all troops home!
– End the anti-Russia hysteria before it leads to war!!
– Stop the nuclear weapons build-up!
– Fund healthcare, housing, schools & jobs, not militarism!

Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/06/18808306.php

Sunday, April 15

22. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, End the Wars at Home & Abroad Spring 2018 Action

Meet at:

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Between 12th Street & 1st Avenue
Lake Merritt Blvd.
Oakland

Join us to rally and march to end wars at home and abroad

11:00am Gather at  the Lake Merritt Amphitheater

11:30am Rally

12:30pm March to Oscar Grant Plaza

1:30pm Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, 14th and Broadway

– End U.S. overt and covert wars, drone wars, sanction/embargo wars, and death squad assassination wars.

— Close all U.S. bases on foreign soil. Dismantle all nuclear weapons.

— Bring all U.S. troops home now. Self-determination not military intervention. U.S. hands off the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. End U.S. aid to apartheid Israel. Self-determination for Palestine. The U.S. cannot be the cop of the world.

– $Trillions for human needs. For jobs and social services, quality debt-free education and single payer health care. No to anti-union legislation. For $15 and a Union Now.

– Defend the environment against life-threatening fossil fuel-induced global warming. For a rapid transition to a 100 percent clean, sustainable energy system and retraining and jobs at union wages for all displaced energy workers. 

— No to white supremacy and racist policies and actions against Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and indigenous peoples. No to police brutality/murder. End racist mass incarceration. Black Lives Matter!

— No human being is illegal. No to deportations. Yes to DACA and TPS (Temporary Protective Status) and a just and early path to citizenship. No ban, no wall!

– No to sexism, sexual violence, and harassment and targeting of LGBTQI communities. Yes to equal work and pay. Support women’s reproductive rights.

The U.S. government and its leading Pentagon generals openly and repeatedly threaten nuclear war or massive military intervention against sovereign nations. Such is the case today with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. Simultaneously, U.S. military forces are at war in several nations including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia. Haiti and Honduras also face covert and ongoing U.S. intervention.

More than 800 U.S. military bases circle the globe in more than 170 countries at the cost of $trillions, while these same $trillions are subtracted from critical social programs at home. $Trillions in tax cuts and corporate bailouts are granted to the super rich while the war at home takes on virulent racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and homophobic forms.

Info & List of signers: https://www.facebook.com/events/187473998692994/

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OccupyForum meeting on April 9

Hey Everyone!

We will be meeting this Monday, April 9th, at Local 2, (215 Golden Gate near Leavenworth)
at 6:45 – 9 pm.

This will be a planning meeting for the next OccupyForum which will meet Monday, April 23rd 2018.

We’ll also discuss OccupyForum altogether and how to proceed from here! I sure hope you can make it

Stay tuned!

xx Ruthie

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