New Shape Prize 2017

Dear Mike,

The New Shape Prize is in full swing and ready for your entry!  We are encouraged by the enthusiasm of the 10,500+ individuals and teams that have already registered their interest to re-imagine global governance.

With the submission portal now open, you will start to receive bi-weekly emails to keep you up to date on the competition and get support as you complete your proposal.

Here are the steps to submit your proposal:

  1. Log in to your account using the email and password combination to used to register
  2. Start your proposal by clicking “Add entry”
  3. Invite co-authors who will contribute to the proposal, or skip this step if you are the sole author
  4. Upload your entry by including the following five parts:
    • Abstract – 1000 words max.
    • Description of the model – 5500 words max.
    • How the model meets the assessment criteria – 2750 words max.
    • References
    • Attachments – 2 illustrations (optional)

You can read the complete instructions for submitting your proposal here.

In need of inspiration for your entry?

Read the latest interview from Global Challenges Foundation founder László Szombatfalvy. Find out what inspired the prize competition and why effective global cooperation is so needed today.

Follow #NewShapePrize on Facebook and Twitter to see the Shapemaker Coalitions already forming!
Global Challenges Foundation

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New Announcements: Tuesday 4/11 thru Friday 4/14 (from Adrienne Fong)


Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation

 “Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia.

Russia seeks ‘productive talks’ with US amid Tillerson visit

From the family of Luis Góngora Pat in Teabo, Yucatán on the One Year Anniversary of his killing by SFPD:

Video: The Life and Death of Luis Góngora Pat

           by Peter Menchini

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Tuesday, April 11 – Thursday, April 13

(two early Friday morning actions also included)

Tuesday, April 11

1.  Tuesday, 2:00pm, SF Board of Supervisors Meeting – to Advocate for SB 562

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

Message from California Nurses Association & Single Payer.

We need you Tuesday at the SF Board of Supervisors. The resolution submitted by Supervisors Kim and Ronen  in support of SB562 is facing difficulty and could be sent to committee.

 London Breed, Asha Safai, Katy Tang and Mark Farrell need to know you support SB562 “ The item is early on the agenda. Led Don Bechler know if you can attend: 415-810-5826 

2.  Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, March & Rally for Public Education & to Keep Educators in SF!

Meet at:

450 Golden Gate Ave.

4:00 p.m. Rally at SF Federal Building (450 Golden Ave.)
4:30 p.m. March to SFUSD HQ (555 Franklin St.)
4:45 p.m. Rally & Speak Out before the Board of Ed meeting

The demonstration will begin at the San Francisco Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Ave. (between Polk and Larkin), where we will rally against the DeVos/Trump agenda to dismantle our public education system. We will then march to 555 Franklin to take part in a rally to keep educators in San Francisco where they belong!

Sponsor: United Educators of San Francisco


Wednesday, April 12 

3.  Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, SFERS – Divest Pensions from DAPL, KXL, and All Fossil Fuels!

1145 Market St.

San Francisco may have stated it would divest from banks tied to DAPL, but the City’s pension fund still has tens of millions of dollars invested in coal, tar sands and other extreme oil projects like DAPL and KXL. Four years ago, the Board of Supervisors urged the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) to divest from fossil fuels. Although Retirement Board staff recommended shedding coal holdings in September, the committee that reviews divestment hasn’t met in six months, and no meetings are scheduled. 

We will not stand for this apathy to the poor Black, Brown, and indigenous people and future generations of all races who will pay the price for these short-sighted investments. We’re showing up to demand some answers. 

San Francisco’s pension fund was valued at $15 billion with $565 million in fossil fuel investments. Today, the pension fund is valued at $21 billion and fossil investments have dipped below $480 million.


4.  Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL

One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART

All are welcomed to join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF and Others.

Look for the bright lettered pink PEACE banner

Subject this week: War in Syria / Famine in Yemen


5.  Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, No to War in Syria!

UC Berkeley
247 Dwinelle Hall

The Causes and Consequences of the Unending US War Drive

With the launching of military strikes on Syria, the US is opening a new chapter in its bloody wars in the Middle East, which have left more than one million dead. The consequences of the direct targeting of the Syrian government are incalculable. How will Russia respond? The world could wake up some morning in the near future to the news that the two largest nuclear-armed powers in the world are at war. 

There is no opposition to war from within the media and political establishment. The Trump administration’s actions against Syria are in line with the demands of the Democratic Party, backed by the most powerful factions of the Pentagon and CIA. 

Info:      /

6.  Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, A year of vigils for Amilcar: Still waiting and watching (53rd Vigil)

Mission Police Station
Valencia and 17th Streets

After 53 weeks of vigils for Amilcar, our demand remains:

DA Gascon: Let us have our day in court! Charge the officers who killed Amilcar with murder!

Amilcar Perez-Lopez was a 21 year-old Guatemala immigrant shot in the back six times by San Francisco police on February 26, 2015 as he was running for his life.

Amilcar came to the U.S. when he was 17 to earn money for his family in Guatemala. He provided for his family, sending remittances back home. He is survived by his parents and five younger siblings in Guatemala

7.  Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm,  Bay Area Socialists April Meeting

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

Monthly meeting


8.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Reece Jones in conversation with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave.

Discussing his new book, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move, from Verso Books. 

A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed and policed. 

Forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. 

Reece Jones argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather the result of state attempts to contain populations and control access to resources and opportunities. “We may live in an era of globalization,” he writes, “but much of the world is increasingly focused on limiting the free movement of people.” 

In Violent Borders, Jones crosses the migrant trails of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects and their dire consequences for countless millions. While the poor are restricted by the lottery of birth to slum dwellings in the aftershocks of decolonization, the wealthy travel without constraint, exploiting pools of cheap labor and lax environmental regulations. With the growth of borders and resource enclosures, the deaths of migrants in search of a better life are intimately connected to climate change, environmental degradation, and the growth of global wealth inequality. 


9.  Wednesday, 7:00pm, Free screening: National Bird + PANELIST : Ines Hoffman Kanna Producer

Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
2966 College Ave. @ Ashby


Documentary on the covert U.S. Drone assassination program.

Co-sponsored by Codepink and Rialto Theater

10.  Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Nationalism and Racism in Nazi Germany and the US

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave.

St. John’s Presbyterian Church of Berkeley presents a series on the American crisis in civil liberties and the role of religion.  Series begins with the history of Nazism in Germany and the current danger signs in the United States. 

Speakers two UC professors:

John Connelly
His focus has been on European Political and Social History, Nationalism and Racism.

David A Hollinger 
His focus has been on American Religious and Intellectual History, Immigration and Multiculturalism. 


11.  Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America

Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Marcus Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, KPFA benefit,, wheelchair access 

Author: Andres Reséndez

The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the early 20th century. This is a key missing chapter of American history.

Unlike African slavery, Native American slavery was technically illegal on most of the American continent since the time of Columbus. Practiced as an open secret for centuries, there was no abolitionist movement to protect the indigenous people who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadores throughout the 18th Century, or made to serve Mormon settlers and other Anglos as servants.

Sponsor: KPFA


Thursday, April 13

12.  Thursday, 10:00am, San Francisco- Housing Now Week of Action – Vivienda Ahora Semana de Acción

Meet at corner of Turk and Gough St –

Action on corporate landlord association,

Info: contact


13.  Thursday, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, How to event organize even better.

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

Tickets – $17.50 – $20.00 Ticket URL:

You throw events. You love it and you make it work, but the answers to these questions are left to be desired (workshop lineup below and ever expanding). 

–How can I be a better organizer?
–How do I become a better host and speaker? What is “rocking the mic”? 
–How do I better manage bookings at my space?
–How do I create a better experience for my guest? 
–How do I get sponsors?
–Where do I find others to network with in the industry? 


14.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Fascism: What it is and how to fight it Study

New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (@ Ellis)

Trump’s election has given rise to an epidemic of Islamophobia and neo-Nazi activity. Some call Trump a fascist, but is he? Partake in an interactive study based on the writings of Leon Trotsky and his analysis of the rise of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s. Second of six sessions (all are welcome). Readings available. 

$2-5/session. To benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Newspaper Fund Drive

Sponsor: Freedom Socialist Party


15.  Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, What Is “Rule of Law”and Why is Trump out to Shred it?

Revolution Books
2444 Durant Ave. (@ Telegraph)

What Is “Rule of Law” and Why is Trump out to shred It? Why does this matter? And what do we do now? 

Discussion based on the article Fascist Attack on the Rule of Law and drawing from Some Points on Strategic Orientation for the Next Period by the Central Committee, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA 

Trump and his cabal are packing high-level courts with fascists and fascist-enablers, all the way up to the Supreme Court.

Trump’s attacks on the judiciary are of a piece with a multifaceted attack on rule of law—that is, an attack on the concept that nobody is above the law. He has called for protesters at his events to be “carried out on stretchers.” His attorney general Jeff Sessions is a lifelong enemy of civil liberties. In a country where police terror and murder in oppressed communities is virtually unchecked as it is, Trump told leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police, “We will always support … the incredible men and women of law enforcement. I will always have your back—100 percent.”  

For more event information:   /

Friday, April 14

16.  Friday, 6:45am – 9:45am, Good Friday Witness at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

South Vasco  and Patterson Pass Roads

Speakers:  Francisco and Christina Herrera.

On Friday, April 14, at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Ecumenical Peace Institute and the Livermore Conversion Project will offer a service of worship and nonviolent witness against nuclear weapons. 

Martin Luther King gave his “Beyond Vietnam” speech 50 years ago this spring. We ask, “Where would Dr. King be today?” We believe Dr. King’s spirit is with us at the Livermore Lab where new nuclear weapons continue to be designed.

The service contains elements from Christian and other traditions

Following the witness at the gate, there will be a community gathering at nearby Asbury United Methodist Church to share our work and vision. Light refreshments will be served

Sponsor: Ecumenical Peace Institute


17.  Friday, 8:30am – 10:30am, This System Kills Jesus: Good Friday Action

Superior Court of California
County of Alameda
1225 Fallon St.

Accessibility: The action will take place on a sidewalk with cutouts at the curb. There will be no marching, but we will be standing for approximately an hour. A few chairs will be provided.

The criminal justice system failed Jesus on the original “Good Friday,” and it continues to fail Jesus today. 

Police terror, unjust sentencing, mass incarceration, capital punishment, degradation, deportation, and denial of opportunity are all used to crucify Black lives and Black life in America, and despite all our efforts to claim innocence and blame someone else, we all* have blood on our hands.

To ensure that you can participate as fully as you feel moved to do, please wear an outer layer of clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and/or stained. Light colors will work best.

All are welcomed

Sponsors: Second Acts and Seminary of the Streets


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“The real plight of the homeless told by homeless” by Mike Zint (

Mike Zint of ‘First They Came for the Homeless’ talks to some Berkeley, CA street kids after their chalking action defending their right to sleep.  PHOTO/SARAH MENEFEE

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA — Housing is not a reality. How many years do you have to wait? So, until then, you are a target. No stability at all. Keep your gear close. They are coming for you. No place to hide, no place to go, no choices left. Except drugs or insanity.

The real plight of the homeless!

During police sweeps you have a few minutes to save your belongings if you are lucky. Cities have no intention of preserving or keeping it for you. The intention is to purposely steal it as punishment for being homeless in public. To fight back is impossible. You need money to do that. Or lawyers. And good luck getting a lawyer. They want big bucks.

Things I used to own: baby pictures, multiple warm sleeping bags, cell phones, computer, extra clothing, backpacks, inhalers, and a jewelry making set up that took years to develop. This has happened multiple times.

Why do they do it? Because there is no room for poor people anywhere. Harass them, steal from them, abuse them, torture them, and maybe they will move along.

Mental disabilities and drug use are often the end result.

Class warfare waged by the Chambers of Commerce, commercial districts, business associations are the reality. And it won’t stop until enough people get screwed by the corrupt, greedy system!

Homeless people get almost no choice. Shelter system, sleep on the sidewalk, hide a tent.

Shelters are one step above jail. Abuse by staff, violence, lice, bed bugs, exposure to illness, these exist in shelters. So, is it really a choice?

Sleeping on the sidewalk (exposed) is horrible too. Cardboard for meager insulation, no padding except for a sleeping bag, no privacy except what exists between your nose and the blanket you are hiding under. Yes, hiding is accurate. For mental stability, privacy and security are needed. When a blanket was what l had, that little space had to do. Fear never leaves either. Will I get rousted by cops? Robbed? Beaten? So, the longer you live this way, the worse your mental state becomes.

So, hide a tent is left. This works until you are found. When found, your gear is usually confiscated. You are ticketed. And you spend the next few nights in a shelter, or on a sidewalk exposed.

Think about that. Understand why a tent city is so important. And ask yourselves why we aren’t allowed to take care of ourselves? Changing that could end homelessness.

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Salesforce Tower tops off (

The top floor (number 61, but who’s counting?) has been christened the Salesforce Ohana Floor (ohana is the word “family” in Hawaiian), where offices and conference rooms are verboten. During the workday, the Ohana floor will be used for Salesforce meetings, but according to Benioff, on nights and weekends it will be turned over to the city, free of charge, for events and community gatherings.

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First They Came for the Homeless

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Benjamin Royer

April 8, 2017

The city of Berkeley did something right for a change. Instead of the usual raids, they cut the grass at the site of our camp. What the city would normally do is send a very large number of cops, and then do the grounds maintenance. I wish to say thank you to the city of Berkeley. We are currently at HERE & THERE on Adeline. The grass was becoming impassable to the wheelchairs and this is why I say that the city of Berkeley did right.

–Benjamin Royer

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New Announcements – Monday 4/10 & Tuesday 4/11 (from Adrienne Fong)


The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syriaby Glenn Greenwald(Thank you Martha Hubert for sharing)

-Item #5 – Must register for bus seat to the West Coast ICE Detention Center in Richmond. Bus is available in SF & Oakland (9:30am is the bus from Civic   Center)
-Thank you to all who came out and supported in many ways the One Year Anniversary of Luis Góngora Pat’s actions. The family felt very supported.
-These are announcements that I was not able to post in last week’s postings

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Monday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 11

Monday, April 10

1.  Monday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Call Vallejo Police Chief to Demand Justice for Angel Ramos

Call Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou 

Tel.  (707) 648-4321

Angel Ramos was killed in his own home in Vallejo on January 23, 2017 by Vallejo PD Officer Zachary Jacobsen. Angel Ramos was only 21 years old. The family has yet to see a copy of the coroner’s report. Angel Ramos didn’t have to die!

Sponsor: APTP


2.  Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Art Build #2 For the Peoples Climate Movement – locally and beyond

Bridge Art Space
23 Maine Ave.

Art build for the Climate March


3.  Monday, 4:00pm, BART Police Board – Use of Force Policy

Kaiser Center
344 – 20th Street (nr 19th Street BART)
20th St Mall 3rd Floor

“BART Police Department’s (BPD) Use of Force Policy Revision Subcommittee Update. For Discussion and Action.” 

This is a meeting! The Board will be voting on the amended Use of Force Policy. It is vital that we turn out in mass and are heard!
Public comment is at the very beginning so you’ll want to get their at 4pm. 

Organized by Coalition on Homelessness


4.  Monday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, SURJ SF April General Meeting

Alley Cat Books
3036 – 24th St.

Monthly SF SURJ General Meeting! Newcomers Welcome. Families will meet at 5:30-6:30 for a racial justice storytime. Bring food to share, and a blanket to sit on 


Tuesday, April 11

5.  Tuesday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Caravan Bay Area Stop: West County Detention Center Action

West Bay County ICE Detention Center
5555 Giant Highway

Join the Caravan Against Fear in the Bay Area  Stand up to Trump’s Racism & Xenophobia 

Stand up for Immigrant Rights! Stop Separating our Families! Free Yasmin! ICE Out of California! Yes on sb54 for a Sanctuary State!
Stand with loved ones and workers who are locked up in the Bay Area immigration detention facility. 

Fear is spreading throughout the U.S. and being used as a tool to promote white supremacy, terrorize communities and break apart families. We believe that defiant protest, coupled with acts of mutual aid, trust, and understanding across communities, are vital to combating fear, repelling Trump’s attacks on our freedoms and families, and building a lasting civic offensive to defend immigrants and defeat the hate-filled plans of the Trump administration. 

Transportation from Oakland or SF provided.

 REGISTER for your bus spot here:

Sponsored by: Asian Law Caucus, Bay Resistance, Contra Costa ACCE, CJJC, Costa Racial Justice Coalition, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, Global Exchange, NDLON, SEIU 1021, SEIU UHW, SEIU USWW, Richmond Progressive Alliance, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy


6.  Tuesday, 2:00pm, Film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight”

SF Main Library, Latino Room / Hispanic Room
30 Grove St.


With Producer Regis Tremblay

Thirty Seconds to Midnight. It is a powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers

7.  Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Speak-out-Evacuate The Families and Children of Fukushima – Stop the Cover-up

San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.

All are welcomed..

The radioactive leakage in Fukushima continues to threaten the residents, the people of Japan and the world. There are thousands of tanks filled with radioactive water and the government is pushing to release it to the Pacific ocean despite the opposition of fisherman, their co-op and the community. The government is also demanding that the families, mother and children either go back to Fukushima or be faced with a cutoff of housing benefits. This effort to blackmail the families to go back to Fukushima is further terrorizing the victims of Fukushima. At the same time the government is demanding that other prefectures or states take contaminated soil and material to be used in their region

The government says it has been decontaminated but who can believe the Abe government which promised the Olympics that the crisis at Fukushima is over despite the mounting problems. 

Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee


8.  Tuesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Rosania! We Reject your Monster in our Mission: Community Rally

16th and Mission BART Plaza

Our fight against Maximus/Robert Rosania’s luxury Monster in the Mission is not over! We need affordable housing at 16th and Mission, not twin ten-story towers of luxury units.

Rosania’s astroturf consultants and canvassers are actively intimidating and lying to our community. They falsely claim the Monster will benefit the neighborhood. But we know that many of the people, merchants, and organizations that we cherish will be displaced forever from the neighborhood if the Monster is built.

Build the Marvel in the Mission not the Monster!

Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition


9.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm,(April 11 – 13),  Revolutionary Ecologies: History, Power and Limits to Capital

CIIS Desai Matta Lobby
1453 Mission St.


Ticket info:

Anthropology & Social Change CIIS Visiting Scholar Lecture Series with Jason W. Moore
Free and Open to the Public.

Jason W. Moore is a world historian, world ecologist, and professor at Binghamton University. His research focuses on capitalism as world-ecology, political ecology, environmental history, food and agriculture, world history, political economy of agrarian change, and financialization.

Individual Lectures for the three nights are as follows:
April 11th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Nature and ‘Empire of Man’: Dualism, Dialectics, and the World-Ecological Imagination
April 12th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, and the Origins of Our Ecological Crisis
April 13th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: The End of Cheap Nature? Cheap Food, Runaway Finance, and the Deadly Climates of Capital

Host: CllS Anthropology and Social Change


10.  Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council

Hayward City Hall
777 B Street

Join the family of Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon at the next Hayward City Council meeting to demand both the truth and real accountability for her recent killing by Fremont police. (Hayward PD is “investigating” since it happened there.)

Unidentified Fremont detectives – driving an unmarked car in Hayward – shot 16 year-old Ebbie on March 14th in the middle of an apartment complex and concocted a very suspicious story to justify killing an innocent girl.

Sponsor: APTP


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OccupyForum presents “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” on April 10

OccupyForum meets at Local 2 this coming Monday April 10th for the film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” with Producer Regis Tremblay about the danger of nuclear war, climate change and the struggle to challenge these dangers


Hope you can join us for one of the  three Bay area showings of excellent new film Thirty Seconds to Midnight April 10 and 11. It is a powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers. Please spread the word  to the larger community and hope to see you there. See the flyer attached.

Warm Greetings and Peace,

David Hartsough

​What: Film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” with Producer Regis Tremblay
When: Monday, April 10th 2017, 6:30 – 9 pm
Where: SEIU Local 2, 215 Golden Gate near Leavenworth; near Civic Center BART
​Three threats to life on the planet: nuclear technology, a nuclear armageddon, climate change.
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“Berkeley’s homeless Hate Man dies at 80” by Kevin Fagan (

SFGATE:  Hate Man Memorial in People’s Park April 3, 2017

The Hate Man, one of the most colorful and endearing homeless people ever to hit the sidewalks of the Bay Area, has died at the age of 80.

His actual name was Mark Hawthorne, but he hadn’t called himself that since 1970, when he abandoned his job as a reporter for the New York Times after nine years and first took up residence on the streets of Berkeley.

Failing in health for the past year, he died of heart failure Sunday night at a hospital in Berkeley, according to friends who were helping take care of him.

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Announcements: Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10 (from Adrienne Fong)


          Steve Bannon loses National Security Council Seat

          California State Senate OKs statewide immigrant sanctuary bill . (Bill now goes to the State Assembly)

          Please question what mainstream media is putting out on Syria. Check out this article received from Cecile Pineda

          Something is Not Adding Up In Idlib Chemical Weapons Attack


       If you are interested in other articles that have come out let me know and I’ll send them.

         If there is an Emergency demo regarding Syria – will post. An increase in U.S. aggression will NOT help THE PEOPLE of SYRIA!

Re: Announcements Facebook changed something, today I was unable to access events the way I usually do. This list is incomplete for Monday.

You can also check Indybay for some postings at:

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Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9

Friday, April 7

1.  Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City for Luis

Meet at 10:00am:

Memorial Altar on Shotwell & 19th Streets

Friday April 7th, 2017 is the One Year Anniversary of the death of Luis Góngora Pat at the hands of the SFPD. Luis was a 45 year old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker and a family man who for a decade and a half supported his wife and three children in the small town of Teabo.

In 2014, he and his brother were illegally evicted from their home in the Mission District, after which they became homeless.

Extended family helped his brother José get back on his feet, and the plan was to help Luis next, but his life was brutally ended before then; a victim of police terror in the Sanctuary City of San Francisco.

On the one year anniversary of his death, Luis’s family will March Against Police Terror in The Sanctuary City of San Francisco. Your participation in the march is humbly requested. We will address Luis’s unjust killing, and heighten awareness of the systemic oppression that regularly takes the lives of people of color in the City of San Francisco through evictions, homelessness, discrimination, deportations, police violence, and other injustices.

March Schedule & Stops, (approximate times)
• 10:00 a.m.—Shotwell and 19th—Memorial Altar at location of shooting. Spiritual ceremonies for Luis Góngora Pat, then march to: 
• 11:00 a.m.—Valencia and 17th—Mission Police Station. Rally against police violence, then march to:
• 12:00 p.m.—Market and Valencia—Luis’s Stolen Home. Rally for housing rights, immigrant rights, and rights of the unhoused/ homeless, then

  march to:
• 1:00 p.m.—Polk and McAllister—City Hall, front steps. Key moment. A visceral comment by José, brother of Luís, press conference, and rally for

  Justice and Honor for Luís Góngora Pat, then cross the street to:
• 2:00 p.m.—Polk and McAllister—Civic Center Plaza. Healing Circle for Families Hurt by Police Violence. SFCOH will be providing a meal!

Please consider supporting Luis’s family in Teabo (Yucatan, Mexico) in their time of grief and mourning on the anniversary of his tragic killing by police. Funds will also be used to build his final resting place in Teabo! From $5 to $500, everything helps. You can also help by sharing our fundraising campaign: This fundraising campaign will stay open until April 16th.



2.  Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, The Long Ride World Film Festival Premiere

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve tickets at: 

The Long Ride, is a timely new documentary film that follows the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride (IWFR) which sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers. Alarmed by increasing workplace abuses, more than 900 immigrants and allies boarded buses in 10 U.S. cities and traveled across America to focus public attention on the plight of immigrant workers.


3.  Friday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Dejuan Hall – Pre-trial Conference

Fairfield Superior Court, Department 9, Room 209
600 Union Ave.

Dejuan Hall was brutally beaten by Vallejo police officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley on 3/10/2017, then charged with battery on police officer and resisting arrest. Hall does not face ANY charges related to the reason police were called on him as he was not breaking any laws.

**Pretrial hearings are important to attend as lack of pre-trial court support gives the District Attorney’s office leverage to intimidate innocent people into taking plea deals.**  


4.  Friday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Come Back Out! City Council Rent Ordinance Meeting

Alameda City Hall
2263 Santa Clara Ave. # 320

Come back out for Part 2 of the City Council’s meeting on reviewing the rent ordinance!

There is resounding community support for real rent control and just cause, and Friday brings another opportunity to press the council for what we need. 

– An end to no-cause evictions (2 votes already secured!)
– A sustainable cap on annual rent increases tied to the Bay Area CPI
– Standardized relocation assistance
– Elimination of the RRAC and appointment of a hearing officer
– An online rental database
– A repeal of the sunset clause 

Sponsor: Alameda Renters Coalition


5.  Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Critical Okinawan Studies: dialogue across disciplines

University of Berkeley
Center for Race and Gender
642 Barrows Hall

Title: “Decolonial Possibilities: An Experimental Workshop on Okinawa as New Site of Critical Ethnic Studies Scholarship” 

This is to invite the critical scholars of race, gender, and nation across multiple departments to participate in an experimental dialogue. The aim of this workshop is to push the disciplinary boundaries in considering Asia vis-à-vis Okinawa Studies as a new site of critical ethnic studies scholarship. This event will feature an Okinawan female photographer, Ishikawa Mao whose work explores the complex relationships of gender, race, and national identity in Okinawa and Japan, including candid photographs of African American servicemen and their Okinawan and Japanese wives and girlfriends in Okinawa in the 1970s. 

Open to the public


6.  Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Breaking the Chains: Women Resist the Poverty of Capitalism

2969 Mission St.

Poverty determines the conditions of life for millions of women, especially women of color

Presentations and discussion on the root of women’s oppression and hear about ways you can join the fight for not just women’s liberation, but that of all humanity.


Saturday, April 8

7.  Saturday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, April 8th Refinery Healing Walk – 2017

 Meet at:

3 E.  Marina Blvd

Pittsburg to Martinez

Walk starts in Pittsburg (Koch Carbon to Shell and Tesoro Refineries

Idle No More SF Bay, a group of Native Americans and our allies, has been organizing the Refinery Healing Walks to bring awareness to the five oil refineries along the Northeast San Francisco Bay since 2014. 

The walk will be led by Native Americans in prayer, followed by folks in silent contemplation, followed by those in quiet conversation. The day begins at 8am with prayers for the water.


Host: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks


8.  Saturday, 10:00am – 2:30pm, 12th Annual Walk Against Rape

Meet at:

The Women’s Building
3543 – 18th St.

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. 

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.

 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.

Sponsor Walk Against Rape


9.  Saturday,  People Power ~ Events to help urn your community into a Freedom City that protects and respects rights of immigrants

Various sites in San Francisco & Daly City Dates begin this weekend.

Check out sites and RSVP’s:

10.  Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Resistance Art Build (For May Day SF Strike)

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 – 7th Street

Come help us make flags, posters and surprise art for the May Day SF Strike( on May 1st, 2017!

There will be silk screening for Bay Resistance along with painting and sign making. Please bring painting clothes. We will be working-painting on the floor. 

Bring your own cardboard to make butterfly wings – stencil and paint are provided
Please bring snacks/drinks to share.


11.  Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Fight Dark Money with AB 14 the California DISCLOSE Act

SF Main Library
100 Larkin St., Sycip Room – 4th Floor

To register click: Register for the meeting on April 8th (and see details) !

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed unlimited, anonymous spending on campaigns.  Over $1 billion was spent on California ballot measures & SuperPAC ads from 2012 to 2016, almost all by donors hiding behind misleading names like “Stop Special Interest Money Now” or “Californians Against Higher Health Care Costs”.

12.  Saturday, 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Responding to Mental Health Crises without BPD:A Community Forum

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist
1924 Cedar St.

Wheelchair accessible

12:30pm – 1:00pm; refreshments & time to check out displays

What can mental health care and crisis response look like without police involvement? 

Join the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition and Berkeley Copwatch for a forum to address that very question. The forum will feature individuals and organizations who are fighting for, building, and living out mental health alternatives to the police.

Featured presenters include: Critical Resistance’s Oakland Power Projects, Sins Invalid, the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, the Anti Police-Terror Project & the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition

Host: Justice 4 Kayla Moore & Berkeley Copwatch


13.  Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Al Helm: MLK in Palestine, Film, Discussion with Playwright & Filmmaker

Kehilla  Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Ave.

$5 – $10 – no one turned away.

Kehilla Community Synagogue’s Middle East Peace Committee is pleased to host this moving documentary and a post-screening discussion with award winning filmmaker,Connie Field (Have You Heard About Johannesburg) and Dr. Clay Carson, Stanford professor and founder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute. They went to Israel/Palestine as Carson’s play about King was being produced by the Palestinian National Theatre with the support of an African-American gospel choir in 2011.

Program is a fundraiser for the Center for Jewish Nonviolence,, our partner organization that leads delegations to Israel/Palestine, “engaging in creative nonviolent activism with the aim of bringing an end to the occupation.” 


Sunday, April 9

14.  Sunday, 9:00am – 10:45am, UU Breakfast Forum-  Andrés Soto “Communities for a Better Environment”

Unitarian Universalist Center – MLK Room
1187 Franklin St.

9:00am – Breakfast for nominal fee

9:30am – Program

Andrés has been an advocate in Richmond for Civil, Human an Environmental Rights, a founding member of Richmond Progressive Alliance.

15.  Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Looking At Okinawa: Race, Gender, Nation

UC Berkeley
BCMN Commons Seminar Room, 350 Moffitt (next to Free Speech Movement Café)

This is a one-day event being held in order to create a dialogue on issues of race and gender in the study of Okinawa, and to contemplate the relationship between the study of Japan and the study of Okinawa.

In the afternoon, we will hold a discussion between scholars, students, and members of the public, to be led by Professor Wendy Matsumura (UCSD) and Professor Annmaria Shimabuku (NYU), who, from the fields of cultural studies, sociology, and history, have been engaged in thinking about the role of Okinawan studies and its place in Japanese studies more generally. We will discuss what it means to study Okinawa in the American academy, and, drawing on Ishikawa’s work, we will examine the complicated role of race and gender in Japanese studies and Okinawan studies.


16.  Sunday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, The Bellis Affair of 1913: A new Dreyfus Affair in Czarist  Russia

Niebyl – Proctor Marxist Library
6591 Telegraph

Speaker: Elazar Friedman

Lenin called The Beilis Affsir of 1913 a new Dreyfus Affair in Russia. This was the last gasp of Czarism to divert revolutionary struggle into an anti-Jewish Pogrom. When Beilis was found not guilty the Russian working class launched a general strike condemning nti-Semitism. Bernard Malamud’s book The Fixer about Menahem Mendel Beilis was made into a move.


17.  Sunday, 12Noon, Codepink Golden Gate Bridge Walk

Noon:  Gather at Bridge Plaza, SF side…..walk to middle of bridge and back.

We’ll assemble for photos both before and after the walk, and will display signage for motorists and pedestrians as we walk the bridge.

Bridge walkers from all over the world often join us and take pictures.

Theme this month – Sanctuary for Immigrants and Refugees


18.  Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SFUAT General Assembly

Women’s Building
3543 – 18th St.

San Francisco United Against Trump will hold bi-weekly General Assemblies in order to discuss strategy and develop plans for resisting the discriminatory and destructive policies of the Trump Administration. In addition to discussing strategy and building political actions, we hope to faciltiate debates regarding long-term goals, political orientation, tactics, and internal/organizational issues. 


19.  Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Planning Meeting for SF May 1 Action “ A Day Without an Immigrants”

2969 Mission St.

May 1st is known throughout the world as International Workers’ Day.

On May 1st, we will not go to work, school, shop, bank, or purchase online! We will show the power of our labor and our dollar in order to reject discrimination and hate laws.

Future meeting dates for May 1st Action:

  • Sun. April 9, 3-5pm – Planning Meeting
  • Wed. April 12, 6-7:30pm – Banner/Sign Making
  • Wed. April 19, 6-7:30pm – Volunteer Meeting
  • Sun. April 23, 4-6pm – Planning Meeting
  • Wed. April 29, 6-8pm – Community Monitors’ Meeting/Training
  • Sun. April 30, 4-6pm – Planning Meeting

We will RISE UP, STAND UP, RESIST, PROTEST, and DEFEAT Trump’s program to build a wall and deport over 3 million immigrants and refugees!

Info: More info: 415-821-6545 or  

Monday, April 10 

20.  Monday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, SF Protest Against Ukrainian Repression

Ukrainian Consulate
530 Bush St.

Monday, April 10 International Day of Solidarity with the People of Odessa! 

Stop the repression against relatives & supporters of the 47 people murdered on May 2, 2014!

Free Alexander Kushnarev, Anatoly Slobodyanik & all political prisoners in Ukraine! 
No to fascism in Ukraine & all over the world! 

Since the 2014 U.S. and European Union–backed and fascist-led coup in Ukraine the coup government, especially in Odessa, has stepped up its persecution and imprisonment of anti-fascist and social justice activists

Initial sponsors: UNAC • Odessa Solidarity Campaign Endorsers/co-sponsors welcome


21.  Monday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: Film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight”

SEIU Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave.


With Producer Regis Tremblay

Thirty Seconds to Midnight. It is a powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers

There are three other Bay Area showings.

Tuesday, April 11

22.  Tuesday, 2:00pm, Film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight”

SF Main Library, Latino Room / Hispanic Room
30 Grove St.


With Producer Regis Tremblay

Thirty Seconds to Midnight. It is a powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers

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