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A. Congress begins passing bills to give Israel more money – Part one: $550 million – August 2, 2018
See Action Alert #1
B.. Migrant toddler died after release from ICE detention, lawyers group says – August 1, 2018
C. Retired Immigration Judges Are Protesting How A Deportation Case Was Handled – July31, 2018
D. States Must Treat Refugees & Migrants as Rights Holders & Prevent Trafficking & Exploitation – July 30, 2018
E. This Video Is a Reminder that Our Immigration System Is Even More Unjust to Black Immigrants – July 30, 2018
3. ACTION ALERTS:
1. TELL CONGRESS: Vote NO on $38 billion to Israel! (See article update ‘A’)
The bill to give Israel $38 billion of our tax money over the next ten years!
This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history and amounts to approximately $23,000 for every Jewish Israeli family of four.
Bill was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but this fact was not reported by news organization. ( see ‘Update #1)
The bill makes into law an agreement by the Obama administration that is to take effect in 2019. It is being considered concurrently in both the Senate and the House.
2. Demand Koch Industries stop attacking the Environmental Protection Agency
3. Send message in solidarity with Colombian human rights defenders
For decades, communities have been caught in the middle of the Colombian armed conflict and drug wars, enduring forced relocation, disappearances, and massacres. Today, despite a peace treaty, communities are still facing violent conflict because of the construction of the Hidroituango dam.
26 – ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thursday, August 1 – Monday, August 6
Thursday, August 2
1. Thursday, 3:00pm, Food Not Bombs –San Francisco
For information or to volunteer: Contact email@example.com.
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!
2. Thursday, 5:30pm, Sisters Warrior Freedom Coalition – Working together to End the Incarceration of Women and Girls in CA (NEW)
320 13th Street
Dinner will be provided and children are always welcomed.
Open to all.
Jessica St. Louis was released from the Santa Rita jail after 1am on Saturday night, and was found dead at East Dublin BART hours later. There absolutely should be no circumstances under which women are released into the dead of night, when public transit is closed and no programs are open to transition women into support services.
We will be meeting with community-based organizations to discuss how to bring justice to Jessica St. Louis. We must end late-night releases from correctional facilities.
Info: YOUNGWOMENFREE.ORG / Krea: 415-261-1107
3. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Community Meeting: #StopKavanaugh (NEW)
Ed Roberts Campus
Osher Foundation Education Center
3075 Adeline St. (nr. Ashby BART)
Free; Reservations: Tickets by Eventbrite
Light food – Please RSVP so there will be enough food.
This community meeting will inform Bay Area activists of the incredibly high stakes in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Our speakers will share concrete actions we can take to mobilize the power of Californians in this urgent battle.
Leslie Proll, civil rights attorney and senior advisor to the NAACP on federal judicial nominations
Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California
Eva Paterson, President of Equal Justice Society and Co-Chair, California Civil Rights Coalition
Noreen Farrell, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates
Dan Roth, American Constitution Society Bay Area Lawyer Chapter (Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair; Past Board Chair), and former Alliance For Justice Judicial Selection Fellow
Linh Nguyen, Indivisible East Bay
Co-sponsors (in formation): California Civil Rights Coalition, Equal Justice Society, The Center for Independent Living, Inc., People For the American Way, Indivisible East Bay
4. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Direct Action vs. Climate Change!
The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St.
In September 2018, there’s a battle brewing between Jerry Brown’s gang of green capitalists and the people on the frontlines of the climate crisis in the Bay Area.
It’s a complicated political landscape evolving around the summit, and many people are preparing to take action against financial institutions funding the climate crisis, carbon trading policies that greenwash the crisis for corporate profit and Brown’s own two-faced behaviour on oil and gas extraction in California. Others are embracing Brown’s “real climate leadership” and the climate neo-liberalism that he embodies.
Diablo Rising Tide has created “Making Green A Threat Again,” a new zine to lay out our own anti-capitalist climate critique of Brown’s policies and the climate neo-liberal agenda. Plus it includes sections on the resistance battling the political, fossil fuel and financial sectors profiting from the climate crisis.
**Join us for a party and presentation of “Making Green A Threat Again.” Diablo Rising Tide’s new zine with a climate justice and anti-capitalist critique emerging in response to Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit.
**Followed by a panel discussing mass action organizing & the upcoming climate summit with Pennie Opal Plant of Idle No More SF Bay, Christy Tennery-Spalding of Diablo Rising Tide and arts organizer David Solnit.
5. Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Info Session/Demo prep to resist 8/5 white supremacist rally
4749 Shattuck Ave. (use side door)
Omni’s front door is at street level, with no steps or ramps required to enter.
Once again, the fascists are coming to Berkeley to spew their rhetoric of violence and death in our community. In response, SURJ , along with a coalition of local organizations, is calling on people to protect that public space from their hate. We cannot give fascists space to normalize their racist speech. Join with us at the demonstration on August 5th to say: STOP THE HATE!
We will address:
– What is planned for August 5th?
– Who are the fascist groups who are coming to Berkeley?
– What is the real threat?
-Why we are here?
– What can we expect?
– Demo Agreements
– What to bring?
TOGETHER WE CAN BLOCK THE ALT-RIGHT BEFORE THEY GET TO THEIR NEXT CHARLOTTESVILLE!
Sponsor: SURJ – Oakland / Bay Area
Friday, August 3
6. Friday, 9:00am, Detention Hearing For: Juan Carlos Atanacio-Medina
630 Sansome St, 4th Floor
Support needed for Juan Carlos Atanacio-Medina’s detention hearing – Pack the court!!
Juan is currently being held at the West County Detention Center in Richmond.
7. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Please join us to demand that DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder! Stand with ALL the families that have been impacted by police murders.
They have been out there every Friday. This will be the 96th week!!
8. Friday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Free Citizenship Clinic
Masjid Al Salam
1005 7th St.
Council on American-Islamic Relations – SFBA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and Pars Equality Center are co-sponsoring a Citizenship Workshop hosted by Masjid Al Salam.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CITIZENSHIP YOU MUST BE:
• 18 years of age
• A legal permanent resident for 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen
ATTORNEYS WILL PROVIDE:
• Presentation on Citizenship process and eligibility
• Legal consultation to determine eligibility
• Legal assistance with Naturalization and Fee Waiver applications
WHAT TO BRING:
• Green Card and Social Security card
• Job history & home addresses for last 5 years
• List of trips abroad in the last 5 years
• Family information for all children and spouses (current and former)
• Arrest records, if arrested and/or cited
• To apply for Fee Waiver or Reduced Fee: Latest tax return and/or proof of public benefits (such as food stamps, cash aid, SSI, etc.)
To get more information or schedule an appointment, please contact us at 408.986.9874 or complete the form at:http://bit.ly/CAIRWorkshop
9. Friday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Community Memorial for Nia Wilson and Support for Latifah Wilson
Rally will feature all women speakers
Currently there is no FB page for action. Please spread the word.
10. Friday, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Blood on Santa Rita’s Hands – Vigil / Rally
Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Blvd. (meet at bus stop in front of jail)
Gather at Santa Rita jail this Friday to call for Justice for Dujuan and Jessica St Louis.
Dujuan was 23 years old when he was murdered at Santa Rita jail on June 23, 2018. His family is asking for community to come out in support of Dujuan and please bring signs.
Jessica St. Louis was released from the Santa Rita jail after 1am on Saturday night, and was found dead at East Dublin BART hours later. There absolutely should be no circumstances under which women are released into the dead of night, when public transit is closed and no programs are open to transition women into support services. Jessica would be alive today, were it not for this violent practice that puts girls and women into harm’s way. Throughout the entire state of California women are released in such a dangerous way. In Jessica’s memory, we vow to put an end to this inhumane practice
11. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Speak Out! Housing is a Right!
24th & Mission Streets
Affordable Housing for All!
Are you fed up with soaring rents, evictions and people being thrown out on the street? Join us for a people’s speak out for housing justice!
It is outrageous that thousands of people in the Bay Area have no homes while thousands of housing units sit vacant. As working people struggle to find safe and affordable housing, the city continues to put the profits of the big developers and investors above our needs. Housing should be a right not a commodity! Prop 10, on the Nov. ballot, can overturn the pro-landlord Costa-Hawkins Act and strengthen protections for renters. Join us in the ongoing struggle for housing for all!
12. Friday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Camilo Mejía Speaks About Nicaragua
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness, 2nd Floor
Keynote Speaker: Camilo Mejía
Videos and messages from Nicaragua
For over two decades, Nicaragua was the safest country in Latin America. Its President Daniel Ortega had the highest approval rating of any chief of state in the entire hemisphere. Social indices were on the rise, with literacy, small businesses promotion, free public education, poverty reduction, and economic growth among the highest in the Americas. Then on April 18 things suddenly changed dramatically. To explain the latest developments in Nicaragua, we have invited Camilo Mejía. He was recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience and was awarded by Refuse and Resist with its Courageous Resister Award.
Organized by Task force on the Americas and Veterans for Peace
For more information call (415) 578-7930 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 4
13. Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Art Build: Brown’s Last Chance
Bridge Storage & Art Space
23 Maine Ave.
Join us to build a HUGE 10 foot-by-50 foot banner demanding Governor Brown walk his climate talk and take on oil and gas production in California. This banner will be a major presence at the September 8th Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice march in San Francisco.
Sponsors: Rootskeeper + 3 Other groups
14. Saturday, 11:00am – 12Noon, Muslims in Solidarity with Immigrants at the Southern Border (also see # 15)
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
Every month, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity holds a ceremony of prayers in front of the West County Detention Center. This August 4th, Muslims are invited to lead the prayer. Our intention is to support and pray for immigrants separated from their families and detained in harsh conditions. We will be joined by people from all faiths and walks of life as we show solidarity with families who were forced to leave the harsh conditions in their home countries only to face harsher conditions in this country.
15. Saturday, 11:00am, MUA exige:Las familias Inmigrantes pertenecen Juntas y Libres! (also see # 14)
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
11:00am- Interfaith prayer service led by leaders of the Muslim faith with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
12 Noon -The action will begin following the closing of the prayer service.
Release and do not transfer individuals in West County Detention Center. Reunite them with their families in California.
Join Mujeres Unidas y Activas at West County Detention Facility to demand that ICE release the people it is currently holding in detention there and to protest unjust immigration policies that separates families, put our children in cages, arbitrarily ban people from entry based on their nationality, and deny asylum to those fleeing from violence. We reject the racism and the cruelty of this administration, not only against people from Latin America but also those from Muslim-majority countries.
For questions or would like to volunteer: please reach out to Jennifer@mujeresuniudas.net , subject line: Questions/Volunteer for 8/4 and in the body please let us know about your capacity.
16. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Korea and the Bomb: Whose Nuclear Button Is Bigger?
Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave. @ Prince (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Speaker: Paul Liem of the Korea Policy Institute
The Democrats (and Republicans) tell us that the Koreans and their Bomb are the problem, but is that really true? Maybe the problem is the United States and OUR BOMBS. On this 78th anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, our speakers, will explore the search for peace in Korea and its international implications.
FREE! (Please buy food and drink at the Pub.)
17. Saturday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Break down borders into rubble!! an Art Procession by MAPP.
Harrison St. (between 25th & 26th Sts.)
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Calling families for art making
3:20pm – Lineup and music begins for procession
(march down on Balmy Alley starting at 4pm, turning left on 24th Street until we reach 24th and Mission BART Station by 4:45pm.)
Procession ends 24th & Mission St. BART
Join artists Melissa San Miguel, Gisela Insuaste, Steve Piasecki, Keegan Roberson, and Jason Wyman in making posters, butterflies, and noisemakers to bring to the Art Procession. All art is family friendly and open to all ages. All materials provided by the artists.
The artistic community of the Mission District of San Francisco, are uniting our voices to stand by the families that have been victims of the inhumane family separation policy and the separation by the borders all around the world. We are standing united and will march with art and performance as our flag, in a radical celebration of unity, respect, and power.
18. Saturday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm, Candlelight Democracy Vigil
Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround
Candlelight Democracy vigil to confront corruption, demand democracy, keep families together and free, vehemently oppose treason, and defend the Constitution.
19. Saturday, August 4 & Sunday August 5, Peace Camp – in conjunction with August 6 action ~ RSVP Required (See item # 25)
Punta Vaca group campground
Del Valle Regional Park
Del Valle Road of Mines Road
RSVP – Scott: 925-443-7148 or 415-990-2017; email@example.com
Saturday Aug. 4 and/or Sunday, Aug. 5. Confirm check-in times with Scott when RSVP.
August 6 – will caravan to Lab for event
This is in conjunction with August 6 action at Livermore Nuclear Lab
Cost: Tri-Valley CAREs is covering costs; bring food + musical instruments & art-making welcome
Sunday, August 5
20. Sunday, 7:00am – 11:00am, Feed the Hood 6: Bag Lunch & Hygiene Kit Distribution
Cristo Rey de la Salle High School (Saint Elizabeth campus)
1530 34th Ave.
PARKING: Parking available in the neighborhood
7 AM: Volunteers arrive. Volunteer breakfast.
7 AM – 9 AM: Prepare bagged lunches and hygiene kits
9 AM – 9:30 AM: Program and instruction
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Load caravans
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Caravans head out to distribute bagged lunches and hygiene kits across Oakland.
**Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with their parent(s) or guardian).
**Coffee/tea and continental breakfast will be served for volunteers.
Sponsors: East Oakland Collective and Fam 1st Family Foundation
21. Sunday, 11:00am – 3:00pm, People’s Potluck
Lakeshore Ave. & Hanover
GABRIELA Oakland and Anakbayan East Bay present People’s Potluck!
On August 5, we invite family and friends to join us in People’s Potluck where we’ll share in food, games and community. Together we’ll learn about the current human rights situation in the Philippines and the ways of resistance.
*GABRIELA Oakland is a grassroots Filipino women’s organizations seeking to wage a struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women and the rest or our people.
Anakbayan is a youth and student organization working to educate, organize and mobilize our community to address important issues that affect Filipinos in the US and the Philippines
22. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, No to anti-communist fascists! Join Revolution Books at MLK Park
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Once again, pro-Trump white supremacist fascists say they going to stage a “No to Marxism” rally in Berkeley. These people, acting as stormtroopers for the fascist Trump/Pence regime, are going after Berkeley because of its radical legacy and progressive thinking. They have specifically singled out Revolution Books, attacking it over 10+ times, most recently threatening to burn it down, because they hate and fear the revolution and New Communism that Rev Books is all about. When these fascists go after Marxism, they are taking a page straight out of Hitler’s playbook.
Everyone who refuses to accept a fascist America… who will not stand by in silence while the Trump/Pence regime puts babies in cages, eliminates abortion rights for women, issues gangster threats of major war, unleashes brutal white supremacist thugs… who wants to throw this Nazi anti-communism right back in their face with a proud YES to Marxism… should stand up against this fascist attack
We support and endorse the “Sweep Out the Fascists Festival of Resilience” (folks will be marching from Ohlone Park to MLK.) Come support, defend, and volunteer at our booth, be there to greet the march, participate in live readings from the Communist Manifesto by Marx and BAsics by Bob Avakian,
23. Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience
Ohlone Playground and Greenway
March to MLK Park
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Once again, a group of white supremacists, Trump supporters, and fascists has announced a rally in downtown Berkeley for August 5, 2018. This event is part of a week-long nationwide “commemoration” of the hateful acts that took place nearly a year ago in Charlottesville, in which DeAndre Harris was beaten and Heather Heyer murdered.
We are calling on all members of our community to assemble together to stop white supremacist and state violence from growing.
We will gather to maintain a Bay Area free of fascism and white supremacy, sweeping out those that seek to deport, cage, harm, or extinguish members of our communities. Attacks on immigrants, Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, Muslims, the un-housed, queer and trans folks, disabled people, and/or women are becoming more prevalent as fascism reasserts itself in governments, state agencies, and increasingly organized groups across the globe.
24. Sunday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Stop the Hate – Rally in Berkeley
Ohlone Playground & Greenway
Workers Voice Contingent
SAFEBay is organizing a contingent within the larger rally and March against the far-right in Berkeley:
Click here for info on original call for a counter-demonstration:
The far right is attempting to reassert itself on the streets of U.S. cities after it was exposed in Charlottesville and outnumbered in Boston and the Bay Area last summer. We will not be silenced or intimidated. The massive demonstrations of last August in Boston and the Bay Area proved that when we come together, we can protect our communities and politically defeat the bigots.
We know that the gatherings of the far right pose a grave threat, especially when they are commemorating their own terrorism. The Berkeley far right mobilization is being organized in conjunction with a far right “Freedom March” in Portland, Oregon.
Monday, August 6
25. Monday, 8:00am – 11:00am, March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival
Corner of Vasco Road & Patterson Pass Road
8:00am – Rally
9:30am – March & Action
Commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where new nuclear weapons are being created today!
Daniel Ellsberg – fame whistleblower, author, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka – atomic bomb survivor
Professor Christine Hong – UC Santa Cruz expert on Korea
Carol Hisause, Dr. Bob Gould, Pennie Opal Plant, Fred Norman, Jackie Cabasso, Marylia Kelley
Reserve NOW for your seat in a free vanpool from Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station to Rally CALL: 925-443-7148
Co-sponsored by Tri Valley Cares and many groups
26. Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, International Day of Action for Peace in Colombia
595 Market St. (nr. Montgomery BART)
Stop the US-sponsored state and death squad terror against Colombian social movements! August 7th, Ivan Dique, will take office as president of Colombia. His campaign was backed by death squads and the extreme right. Since his election on June 17th, death squads have been murdering more than one social movement leader per day. Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities have been especially targeted.
Step up and lend your voice to those who are being silenced. The US government funds and directs the Colombian military, and the Trump administration is pushing Colombia to abandon the Peace Accords
– STOP THE KILLINGS!
– END IMPUNITY FOR DEATH SQUAD AND THE MILITARY!
– HONOR THE PEACE ACCORDS!
Sponsors: Workers World Party-Bay Area, Task Force on the Americas, March Patriotica – Capitulo California