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A. Massacre in Gaza: Israeli Forces Open Fire on Palestinians, Killing 18, Wounding As Many As 1,700 (April 2, 2018)
B. Supreme Court Rules for Police Officer in Excessive Force Case (April 2, 2018)
2 ACTION ALERTS
1. Isaias Mosqueda Cisneros is a dad and husband from Auburn who was detained by ICE today while on his way to work with 2 coworkers. The 3 men were on their way to their landscaping job when ICE followed them to an AM/PM and detained them.
EMAIL and Call David Jennings, ICE Regional Field Office Director,
David.Jennings@ice.dhs.gov and (415) 844-5503
“I am writing [or calling] to express support for Isaias Mosqueda Cisneros, who was picked up by ICE on April 3, 2018. Mr. Cisneros is a hardworking member of the Auburn community, a father to three, and is an asset to our community. Please release him and use your prosecutorial discretion to halt deportation actions in his case.”
Info from NorCal Resist
2. Keep the water on in Brightmoor – Petition
Black people in Brightmoor are suffering as a result of the city’s decision to deny them water. Brightmoor is a Black community here in Detroit that has seen the pressure of gentrification and lack of economic support lead to longtime Black residents without secure housing.
Wednesday, April 4 – Saturday, April 7
Wednesday, April 4
50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination
1. Wednesday, 12Noon – 3:00pm Public Participatory Reading of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
Plaza in front of Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
1301 Clay Street
Wednesday April 4, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will also mark the 51st anniversary of his visionary speech, â€œBeyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,â€ delivered at the Riverside Church in New York City. Dr. Kingâ€™s words were precautionary and prophetic, providing both a diagnosis and a cure â€“ â€œa true revolution of valuesâ€ â€“ for our societyâ€™s gravest illnesses, â€œthe giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.â€ Today his words remain as timely and relevant as ever.
Join diverse members of our community for a public participatory reading of Dr. Kingâ€™s â€œBeyond Vietnamâ€ speech
We will do three readings of the complete speech, at 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm. We have divided the speech into 16 sections, so we can accommodate a total of 48 readers. You can read the speech at https://tinyurl.com/https-tinyurl-com-MLK
Initial co-sponsors : Western States Legal Foundation, Womenâ€™s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), East Bay and San Francisco branches; Asian-Americans for Peace & Justice; Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC; Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice; Nafsi ya Jamii.
For planning purposes, please let Jackie know which hour(s) you are available to read. PLEASE RSVP TO:
Jackie Cabasso; email@example.com ; (510) 839-5877
2. Wednesday, 12:30pm – 8:00pm, Caravan to Sacramento! Day of Action for Stephon Clark
Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plaza
On March 18, 2018, Stephon Clark was gunned down in his backyard by the Sacramento Police Department. The Sacramento Community has been organizing and mobilizing to get #justice4stephon.
BLM Sacramento has called for a national day of action!
Oakland is responding to that call with a show of solidarity. We’ve rented vans to support them in Sacramento.
If you want to ride with APTP, email us to reserve a seat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827314840658257/ orhttps://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/04/03/18808185.php
3. Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, National Day of Action for Stephon Clark
901 G Street
please join #BrownLivesMatter and #BlackLivesMatter for this National Day of Action in support of Stephon Clark and his family.
Host: Brown Lives Matter
4. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Rally & Press Conference for Jesus Adolfo Delgado
Hall of Justice (Front steps)
850 Bryant St.
4:00pm – 4:50pm Rally with chants
5:00pm – Press Conference
Please join with the family of Jesus Adolfo Delgado. The family is meeting with District Attorney George Gascon to discuss the case.
We ask that you stand outside and rally to show your support to the family and so DA Gascon knows that he needs to hold these killer cops accountable and put them in jail.
On March 6th, Adolfo was murdered by SFPD – shot at 99 times, by 10 SFPD officers, while he was in a car trunk. There was also a female passenger in the car while they were shooting!
Family is demanding: FIRE, ARREST, CHARGE and PROSECUTE ALL 10 of the officers!
5. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL See item # 12
One Post Street
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinsteins office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station).
If it rains we will meet below the stairs to BART/MUNI
Theme this week: Restore Habeas Corpus
Signage & fliers provided
All are welcomed
6. Wednesday, 6:15pm – 8:00pm, Save Mission Street Meeting
Mission Neighborhood Center Inc.
362 Capp St.
We need your participation in PLANNING NEW MISSION ST ACTIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA, OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY, and more! We will not let Mission Street become a playground for the wealthy and a new Valencia Street! Protect our working-class family corridor and keep Mission Street para la MisiÃ³n!
Sponsor: United to Save the Mission
7. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Justice for Stephon Clark: The Fight Against Police Brutality
3543 18th St.
A grim list: Jesus Adolfo Delgado-Duarte. Shaleem Tindle. Mario Woods. Luis Gongora Pat. Jessica Williams. Alejandro Nieto. Oscar Grant. These are the names of just a few of the black and brown people who have been killed by the police in and around the Bay Area. On March 18, killer cops in Sacramento took another life: Stephon Clark, who was shot 20 times in his grandmother’s backyard.
Join us for a discussion of police brutality, and what it will take to put an end to police terror and racist gun violence.
Sponsor: International Socialist Org.
8. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Vijay Prashad on Resisting Militarism and Building Freedom
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St.
Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom
A conversation with Vijay Prashad
Sabiha Basrai of ASATA – Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Roberta Ryan of Anakbayan East Bay
Lara Kiswani of AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
and Steve Williams of LeftRoots
What does it mean to live in a democracy where guns are more important than ending poverty? On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a powerful argument that the mass movement for racial and economic justice needed to break its silence on the US wars raging abroad. King’s words echoed those of other radicals who argued that understanding the relationship between war, imperialism, and exploitation abroad and violence, racism, and impoverishment at home would imbue people’s struggles with stronger connections and broader horizons, toward deeper social and economic transformations. Our own times call for a reinvigoration of such connections and commitments.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, join CPE for a conversation with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, on resisting war and building freedom.
Host: The Center for Political Education
Thursday, April 5
9. Thursday, 11:00am– 4/5; Friday 4/6; & Saturday 4/7, The 16th University of San Francisco Human Rights Film Festival
2330 Turk Blvd. (@ Masonic)
Free & open to the public
See FB site for films / schedule
10. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, CCSF AB540 Family Dinner
City College of SF – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St.
The AB540 Family Dinner is hosted by VIDA at CCSF
It has been 17 years since the California Assembly passed Assembly Bill 540 (AB540), a policy that empowers undocumented youth graduating from CA High Schools to afford a college education. Still, many families miss out on this information and this event is for those who need to know.
We’re providing dinner and a night full of information for Dreamers and their families. We encourage all Juniors and Seniors to come learn about your opportunities at City College, all ages/grade levels are welcomed.
Host: Voices of Immigrants Demonstrating Achievement.
11. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, “A Leap of Faith and a Leap to Rational Knowledge”
Revolution Books – Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave.
Discuss and debate: “A Leap of Faith and a Leap to Rational Knowledge-Two Very Different Kinds of Leaps, Two Radically Different Worldviews and Methods.” Pick up the essay from Bob Avakian’s book, BAsics at Revolution Books.
revolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Friday, April 6
12. Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, “Symposium on Habeas Corpus in Wartime”
UC Berkeley Law School
Reception to follow
Habeas corpus, or the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indeﬁnitely without showing cause. A California Law Review debate about the rights of detainees during wartime will likely include discussion of the torture at Guantanamo Bay Prison, where 800 years of Habeas Corpus law — the right to know why you are being held captive by the State — came undone.
Should constitutional law be applied to U.S. wars of aggression? What happens when you don’t deal with the crime of unlawful incarceration? University of Texas panelist Stephen Vladeck advocates closing Guantanamo (good) but he, and others, are prepared to subject “Forever Prisoners” to Obamaera Periodic Review Boards. True “closure” of the detention camp can only be accomplished with a determination to charge or release all inmates
13. Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, First Friday Forum: How Can We End Global Warming?
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St.)
Climate change threatens the very existence of humans and other species. Among those most affected globally are indigenous people. They are some of the fiercest fighters against drilling, mining, and the use of fossil fuels that warm the atmosphere and flood coastal lands. But, environmentalists, radicals and unionists all play a role in the fight against multinational energy corporations. How can we build a mass movement to shut down, not only the multinationals, but the profit system which drives their destructive greed?
Host: Freedom Socialist Party – Bay Area
14. Friday, 6:00pm – 2:00am, Mission House Party para Alex Nieto
Mission Hill Saloon
491 Potrero Ave.
An old school style party celebrating the life of Alex Nieto and fundraiser to build the memorial on Bernal Heights! Velez and Kiko of The Scratchy B-Siders will be spinning all your favorite oldies and jams, words of encouragement by Ben Benjamin Bac Sierra, raffle, silent auction, art by Oscar Aguilar, Josue Rojas , Daniel Boza, Maloner, Joker, Crayone, and Jaime Crespo! All proceeds go to the Alex Nieto Memorial! Sponsored by Mission Hill Saloon, bartending by Raeann. Come and enjoy some great music and people from the neighborhood while we get a step closer to building the memorial!
Let’s make it our goal to get the actual memorial completed by September. Donate now:https://www.gofundme.com/amor4alexnieto
15. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Forum: Is the U.S. Preparing for Another New War?
2969 Mission St.
$3-10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor is the latest move in reorganizing the Trump inner circle as a war cabinet. The Bolton announcement came just days after the naming of CIA director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State replacing Rex Tillerson, and Pompeo’s replacement at the CIA by Gina Haspel. Both Pompeo and Haspel are advocates of torture. The elevation of Bolton, Pompeo and Haspel can only be seen as a turn in the direction of new wars against North Korea, Iran and elsewhere, and intensification of the seven wars that the U.S. is already engaged. Now is the time to intensify the resistance!
Saturday, April 7
16. Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm, 13th Annual Walk Against Rape
The Women’s Building
3543 18th St.
Registration / Donate
Held every year in San Francisco’s Mission District, Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco’s Bay Area to come together and raise awareness around sexual assault.
Now, more than ever, we need to come together to strengthen our communities and take a united stand against Sexual Violence. In this current climate, we need your fierce support and allyship to continue providing our free services to survivors and our communities.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, yet an estimated less than 20% of rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape causes survivors to feel isolated and unsupported.
The goal of Walk Against Rape is to empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters, to break that silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and to declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.
17. Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Philippine Society & Revolution Weekend
500 E. 8th Street
With the increasing political repression in the Philippines under the leadership of fascist US-Duterte regime, we encourage you all to join us in a collective study of the history of the Philippines and the ongoing resistance of the Filipino people against Bureaucrat Capitalism, Feudalism, and Imperialism. Learn how international solidarity has been and always will be a crucial part of our liberation struggle!
WHAT IS PSR?
Amado Guerrero’s “Philippine Society and Revolution” is the primary historical document that tells the story of the Philippines from the perspective of the Filipino masses. It provides great insight on the evolution of Philippine society from the pre-colonial period to the present, and the Filipino people’s duty to fight for genuine freedom and democracy.
Host: Anakbayan East Bay
18. Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Joining Forces Against Policing and Jails in SF
City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St.
Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare and language interpretation provided upon request, please contact us regarding this and other accessibility needs.
Contact: email@example.com – 510.444.0484 – https://nonewsfjail.wordpress.com/
Lunch provided. Donations accepted.
A Half Day Summit Against the Prison Industrial Complex
The Summit will bring together organizational partners and community activists working to stop the violence of the prison industrial complex in San Francisco. Summit presenters and participants will discuss interrelated topics such as jail construction, gang injunctions, justice for community members murdered by police, tasers, bail reform, increased policing on our streets, and more. Interactive workshops, trainings, and panel discussions will allow for participants to share information and strategize between campaigns. Our goal is to strengthen connections between our organizations and efforts in order to better address the interlocking impacts of imprisonment, policing, surveillance, courts, and prosecution in San Francisco. Join us.
Before the Summit: SAT. April 7th is the TWO YEAR anniversary of the killing of Luis Góngora Pat by SFPD. We will start the day as always on the 7th with a special ceremony at 10am at the altar at Shotwell and 19th. At it’s conclusion, we will walk to City College to join the summit against policing and jails in SF
Hosts: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, No New SF Jail Coalition, Critical Resistance Oakland, CUAV, TGI Justice Project
19. Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Commemorating 50 Years Since MLK: Building Beloved Community
Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188 12th St.
The United Methodist Church California-Nevada Advocacy and Justice Committee presents
Commemorating 50 Years Since Rev. Dr. King’s Assassination
Building Beloved Community In the Face of the 3 Evils of Militarism, Racism, and Materialism
In Rev. Dr. King’s last speech he spoke on the connections of the Civil Rights movement in the US with the Vietnam War. Join us as we come together in that spirit of connection to speak and strategize on the importance of bringing our struggles together – both nationally and internationally. We will have worship, lunch, panelists of leaders of our Social Justice ministries in our Annual Conference, plenary discussions, and interest groups.
Register online at https://calnev-reg.brtapp.com/BuildingBelovedCommunity
No one turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships will be arranged for those needing financial assistance. For more info contact Rev. Michael Yoshii at michaelyoshii1*at*gmail.com.
Preacher – Rev. Staci Current, Bay District Superintendent
Keynote Speakers – Rev. Phil Lawson, National Council of Elders.
David Wildman, Executive Secretary Middle East, Human Rights, and Racial Justice for the General Board of Global Ministries.
Interest Groups: Comfort Women and Korean Unification, Disability, Immigration, Israel-Palestine, Philippine Solidarity
20. Saturday, 10:00am – 9:00pm, SAT. April 7th is Luis’s 2nd Year Commemoration. Join Us!
10:00am – 11:30am CEREMONY @ Luis’s Altar
Shotwell & 19th Streets
Join us in celebrating the life of Luis Góngora Pat! We will start the day with a Mayan ceremony and commemoration of his life led by his family.
2018 will be the most important year for the family of Luis Góngora Pat. Within weeks they will learn whether D.A. Gascón will charge the officers who killed Luis.
By October 22, 2018, the civil rights trial filed by Luis’s widow, Carmen, and his children Rossana, Luis and Angel, will begin.
*Summit Against Policing and Jails in San Francisco 10:00am-3pm @ City College Mission Campus. We will join by or before NOON!*
We will MARCH to the Summit against Policing and Jails organized by #NoNewJailSF at City College Mission Campus. Our commemoration of the Life of Luis overlaps with the start of the Summit, but we will walk over to City College, Mission Campus as soon as we conclude.
Jose Góngora Pat and Luis Poot Pat, as well as members from Justice for Luis, will participate in a panel, and join us in discussing next steps to end police impunity in San Francisco.
*OPENING AND FUNDRAISER OF MAYAN WAR ROOM, 6:30-9:00pm*
To end the day, we will open our pop-up Mayan War Room at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (near 25th and Mission) with a FUNDRAISER for Luis’s family.
We will showcase actions past and present of their 2 year quest for justice! Our Mayan War Room will be open for the month of April, and we will be using it as a temporary office space from where we will be organizing a new campaign.
21. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us!
3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince Street
The Peace and Freedom Platform states: “We call for open borders. Full rights for all immigrant workers. No human is illegal. Stop ICE raids. Stop jailing and deporting immigrants.”
Speakers to discuss immigration issues: Bree Bernwanger, Staff Attorney, Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights; Yvette Felarca, Middle School Teacher, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN); Eugene Ruyle, former PFP Congressional Candidate, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, CSULB; Antonio Trossero, political refugee arrested by the Peronist government in 1976, exiled to the United States after spending five years in jail during the military dictatorship.