Additional Announcements (from Adrienne Fong)

EMERGENCY

NoDAPL Last Stand in San Francisco

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

8:00am – 6:00pm   

San Francisco Federal Building

90 – 7th Street (nr. Mission St.)

S.F.

#NoDAPL Action! Arrestival! Stand with us!

National Lawyers Guild  (415) 285-1011

–         NLG hotline will be open (write the # on your arm)
–         Bring ID

Today, Tuesday February 7, the US Army Corps gave notice of intent to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Mni Sose (Missouri River). They are skipping the EIS ordered in December, and skipping the congressional notification period required by law. This is a response to President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum directing the Corps to expedite approval of the project.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will likely sue and ask for a temporary restraining order to halt construction while the legality of this decision is reviewed in court. In the meantime, DAPL will likely start drilling immediately.

WORLDWIDE CALL TO ACTION FEB. 8

The Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock is calling for February 8th to be an international day of emergency actions to disrupt business as usual and unleash a global intersectional resistance to fossil fuels and fascism.

Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

“…“The granting of this easement goes against protocol, it goes against legal process, it disregards more than 100,000 comments already submitted as part of the not-yet-completed environmental review process — all for the sake of Donald Trump’s billionaire big oil cronies. And, it goes against the treaty rights of the entire Seven Councils Fires of the Sioux Nations.

“Donald Trump has not met with a single Native Nation since taking office. Our tribal nations and Indigenous grassroots peoples on the frontlines have had no input on this process. We support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, and stand with them at this troubling time….”

You can read that notification letter here:
http://www.ienearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Dakota-Access-Pipeline-Notification-Grijalva.pdf

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/959089084225279/?active_tab=about

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Support SF Ordinance Against Muslim Registry

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

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee will be hearing an ordinance introduced by the Mayor and Supervisor Cohen against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of origin.

All are encouraged to come out and speak in support of this ordinance.

The ordinance ensures that San Francisco will not comply with any registry imposed by the Federal government targeting Arabs and Muslims. AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing CenterAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law CaucusCAIR – San Francisco Bay Area and ACLU of Northern California have been working closely with their offices on this matter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/15350306182207

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

At the huge PEACE banner  One Post Street in San Francisco. (on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,  directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station) Topics vary each week Join Codepink, World Can’t Wait and Occupy Action Council

Thursday, February 9

Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Community Meets with Commissioner Hing

Bayview Senior Center
1706 Yosemite Ave.
SF

Community Townhall Meeting with new Commissioner on the San Francisco Police Commission – Commissioner Hing.

Sponsor: Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice for Mario Woods

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1824618667819891/

Friday, February 10

Friday, 12 Noon, “Mothers On The March Against Police Murders”

Hall of Justice (outside)
850 Bryant St.
SF

A weekly action by Black & Brown United Against Police Murders

Info: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/?fref=ts

Friday, 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Celebrating 21 years of Poor people – led media, education, art

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

After 21 years of grassroots street based journalism, art, education and solutions from Unhoused, Black, Brown, Indigenous, Disabled and Criminalized Po Folks in resistance we are honoring that by any means necessary we made it this far and are here for the generations still to come.

On this power-FULL night we will be honoring our elder resistance heroes of the movement that guided us, held us taught us and led us through the generations. This will also be the 2017 POOR Press book collection release & a benefit for the transmitter of KEXU 96.1fm- Poor Peoples Revolutionary Radio

The benefit will be raising money for the new KEXU 96.1fm Radio Transmitter and will be featuring Special Guests: Dr Loco’s Rockin Jalapeño Band Resistance Awards Ceremony honoring Avotcja JiltonilroCorrina Gould, Aunti Frances Moore, Osha Neuman, La Mesha Irizarry and many more special guests.

Call for reservations 510-435-7500

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513168628712475/

Friday, 7:00pm, Trump’s Foreign Policy: Where is it leading?

2969 Mission St
SF

Trump’s agenda at home is rapidly shaping up to be an all-sided attack on the working class and people’s democratic rights. What about foreign policy? Trump and his administration have already taken very belligerent positions toward China, Iran, Cuba, Mexico, the Palestinian people and others. While seemingly taking a less aggressive position toward Russia, clearly a key element of that tactic is to drive a wedge between China and Russia. His immigration ban has created outrage around the world as well as inside the U.S.

Sponsor: Party for Socialism and Liberation

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850449215233238/

Friday, 7:00pm, Fundraiser for #NoDAPL & Climate Activist

Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley

Join us for a provocative and exciting discussion with the climate activists who shut down five tar sands oil pipelines located in four states.

They shut down 15% of US crude oil imports for nearly a day. And face up to 90 years in jail.

Their action was done in solidarity with the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

As they prepare for court, they’ll speak with us about strategy and share their journey and the love that inspired them.

RSVP & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633070643668275/

Saturday, February 11

Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Greenpeace Oakland Presents: Resistance 101 (venue change)

Greenpeace Warehouse
955 – 7th Street
Oakland

Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization and we have 45 years worth of experience running successful campaigns all over the world. Now we need to share that experience!

Meet us at the Greenpeace Warehouse where will we have activists and leaders from Greenpeace and Rainforest Action Network hosting a free training on Goals, Strategies and Tactics. Free food

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1919745431587236/

Saturday, 10:00– 12:30 Noon, Pacifica Resist – RESIST (Note SF event will be also happening simultaneously at Ocean Beach)

Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica

This is a PEACEFUL, family-friendly human banner sister rally in conjunction with Brad’s rally in SF. The event is open to everyone. We want the world to know that we stand as a united front FOR freedom and civil liberties and AGAINST Trump and tyranny.

Prticipants will be using our bodies to spell out “RESIST!”

Arrive by 10:00am

-Message will already be etched in the sand

11:30am Helicopter scheduled to arrive

–         As soon as the onboard camera crew signals its satisfaction, we will all proceed safely to the waterline and form a chain stretching down the beach, holding hands (this, too, will be filmed

RSVP / Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/942416155895939/

Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Free School: Journalism 101 Street Sheet Workshop

Street Sheet
468 Turk St.
SF

free journalism workshop! You’ll learn the fundamentals of journalism, including how to pitch a story, conduct an interview, and write and edit articles. Learn about how you can get involved with journalism or just improve your writing skills.

More than ever, we need journalists and writers to document the housing crisis and human rights violations that unhoused San Franciscans face.

No experience necessary. Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP, e-mail streetsheet@cohsf.org

Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Community Memorial and BBQ: Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland

On Friday February 3rd, it will be two years since Yuvette Henderson was murdered by Emeryville police. On Saturday February 4th, family and community members will gather for a memorial and BBQ.

Please bring a dish to share.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655419631296538/

Saturday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Trump First 100 Days: Planning Meeting for A29 Bay Area Mobilization

Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188 12th Street
Oakland

Pat St Onge (Six Nations) will facilitate as we generate ideas for an event on April 29 that reflects the creativity and urgency of social and environmental justice movements. All voices must be heard, particularly those historically silenced.

Background: The coalition of organizations that sponsored the hugely successful 2014 People’s Climate March in NYC has issued a call for a campaign that begins with the inauguration and concludes on April 29th with a mass demonstration in Washington, DC. While their emphasis is getting the largest possible turnout to the Capitol on April 29th, it is unlikely that very many people from the West Coast will be able to get to DC, so we plan to organize a parallel event of our own in the Bay Area

Please join this meeting to plan the Bay Area April 29th event/action. We are a large coalition. Please send a representative from your organization, union, faith community, neighborhood group, etc. We welcome everyone to get involved.

Sponsor: A29 Bay Area Mobilization

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384169688612901/

Saturday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Emergency Information Session About New Executive Orders – Know Your Rights!

Masjid Al Salam
1005 – 7th Street
Oakland

Attorneys from CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus will be on hand to:

*Share what is known and what is still unclear about the travel restrictions put in place on 1/27 through the #MuslimBan
*Share what you should know about the ban
*Share what you should to do protect yourself

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/224888771250389/

Sunday, February 12

Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Together We Can: Post Inauguration Resource Fair

Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount Ave.
Oakland

Do you want to do something about the environment, immigrants’ rights, healthcare, Black Lives Matter, reducing bullying, or building a culture of peace and inclusion? Are you looking for resources to turn your passion into action?

Meet like-minded neighbors, local activists, and peacemakers at the second Oakland Peace Center Activism and Advocacy Resource Fair.

Learn about pressing issues and develop critical skills by attending FREE skill-building workshops offered at the fair.

See info site for participants and workshops

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005457859599706/

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Theodore Roosevelt on criticism of the President

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else.

–Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1858-1919)

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First They Came for the Homeless threatens lawsuit, alleges city violated constitutional rights (DailyCal.org)

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A lawyer representing the advocacy group First They Came for the Homeless sent an open letter to the Berkeley City Council Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Solutions on Friday, alleging that the city has consistently violated unhoused residents’ legal protections and constitutional rights during homeless encampment disbandments.

EmilyRose Johns, the lawyer representing First They Came for the Homeless, said if the city does not change its policy surrounding homeless encampment disbandment, the group plans to file a class-action lawsuit. Since receiving the letter, First They Came for the Homeless has scheduled a Feb. 23 meeting with the mayor and City Council members where they will discuss the various allegations.

Between October and December 2016, a traveling homeless encampment organized by First They Came for the Homeless was disbanded 17 times, the letter states. Among several complaints, Johns alleges that Berkeley Police Department and city officials discard or confiscate homeless residents’ valuable belongings like wallets and cellphones during disbandments, violating citizens’ constitutional protection from the seizure of property without due process.

City spokesperson Matthai Chakko said in an email that before disbandments are initiated, homeless residents are generally given hours or days notice to collect their things and leave.

“At the time of an enforcement of illegal lodging on public property, City staff always ask people to move their belongings on their own,” Chakko said. “If there are any items that no one appears to be claiming, staff give those who have been illegally lodging the chance to claim those items (from storage).”

Homeless activists alleged that once the disbandments begin, however, they are given 15 minutes to collect all of their belongings and have to leave the rest of their items behind.

Items left behind are stored in the city’s Transfer Station where homeless residents can arrange to pick them up. Johns stressed that it’s difficult for homeless residents to coordinate the pick-up of their items or make it to the Transfer Station at all because they often lack access to phones and transportation.

Additionally, items at the city’s Transfer Station are stored outside in an open container so they are often damaged by rain, Johns said.

Homeless resident Mike Lee said his laptop, cellphone and tent, among other items, were all lost or damaged after being taken during disbandments.

“To the outside world this looks like a minor injustice, but these issues are huge to the people affected to them,” Johns said, noting that after Lee’s boots were taken during a disbandment he was forced to wear flip flops during inclement weather for several weeks.

Johns added that the residents of the homeless encampment are hoping that their meeting with the city will result in a weatherproof storage method for collected items, more time for homeless residents to collect their belongings and, ideally, a city-sanctioned homeless encampment.

Jessica Lynn is the city news editor. Contact her at jlynn@dailycal.org and follow her on Twitter at @jessicailynn.

Note from Mike Zint:

I owe Emily much vegan food. And if we win, the homeless of Berkeley and other cities have a chance for a much better existence.

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Weekly calendar of events for political activists (from Patricia Gray)

If you see an event you might like to attend, please invite someone to join you.  It is going to require greater numbers on the streets to change our government.  If you know of an event coming up that might be of interest to people on this list serve, please let me know and I will put it on the calendar.  Send stuff to pat1936@gmail.by the Tuesday prior to the event.  The calendar comes out every Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
5:30           From the Mission to Gascon’s house. Go to Mission Police
                 station to offer or join a car pool to Gascon’s home.  This
                 week’s vigil for Amilcar will be at the corner of Cresta
                 Vista Dr. and Casitas, near Mr. Davidson
                 VIGIL FOR AMILCAR
                 It’s been two years since SFPD officers fired six bullets
                 into Amilcar’s back killing him.  These officers need to
                 be charged with MURDER.
7:00 pm       Alameda Hospital, Conference room A
                   Second floor–follow the signs.
                   BRIDGING THE POLICE COMMUNITY DIVIDE
                   Panel discussion
                   Join us for this discussion with  Police Chief Rollerie,
                   of the Alameda Police Dept.  Listen to  Quint of Alameda
                   Black Lives, and Nalia Vella, newly elected City Council
                   member.  There is a legitament concern about what
                   the new national government might want the police to
                   do in the days, months and years ahead.
                   Sponsor   Alameda Democratic Club
7:00 – 8:30 pm     Green Arcade  1689 Market St. S.F.
                          Book reading
                          RECOGNIZING CONTRIBUTIONS OF FORMER
                          BLACK PANTHERS
                          Suzun Lamaina will present her new book. Suzun
                          has spent five years interviewing and photographing
                          these panthers.
                          free admission
8:30 – 11:00 pm      El Rio   3158 Mission St. S.F.
                             Kick off meeting for planning a
                             TAX MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO
                              We will share ideas about the National Tax Day
                              March Movement.  We will plan a local activity.
                              We will demand that Trump show us his tax forms.
                              info  www.taxmarch.org
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THURSDAY FEB 9
10:00 am        San Francisco City Hall
                      Board of Supervisors    room 205
                      SF JAIL RENOVATION : DEMAND TRANSPARENCY 
                      AND ACCOUNTABILITY
                      We need to stop imprisoning people in San Francisco.
                      The jail at 850 Byrant is being closed.  Sheriff Hennessy
                       wants to renovate the County Jail at 425 7th St. This
                       will cost $70 million from the city.  We don’t know the
                       details of this plan. This is an opportunity for public
                       comment.
                       sponsor: No New Jail Coalition
                       info:  nosfjail@curbprisonspending.org
1:00 pm    SF City Hall Planning Commission  rm 400, 4th floor
                HELP PROTECT THE MISSION’S CULTURE AND 
                COMMUNITY
                Calle 24 will present special use district legislation.
                      * stabilize the district
                      * preserve small stores
                      * stabilize rents
                      * encourage neighborhool serving businesses
                  This is a critical time for neighborhood solidarity.
 
1:00 pm – 4 pm  Uber Inc. Headquarters
                        1455 Market St. S.F.
                        UBER! SUPPORT SAUDI WOMAN DRIVERS
                        Come and deliver over 4,000 signatures to UBER.
                        We must take on the battle to one of the most
                        controversial corporations in San Francisco.
                        We insist that Uber treat women with equal rights
                        as a man to drive a car.  Join us at Uber!
                        Sponsor  Code Pink
7:00 pm     UC Berkeley Dwinelle Hall on Campus
                 fundraiser for No DAPL and climate change
                 Five climate activists who manually shut down five
                 tar sands pipelines will be speaking at the meeting.
                 THE BEST WAY TO STOP IT   IS TO STOP IT!
                 These activists face 90 years in prison!  This is a fund
                 raiser for them and for NODAPL
                 sponsor diablorisingtide
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FRIDAY FEB. 10
12:00 – 1:00         S.F. Federal Bldg     90 7th St. S.F.
                           FEDERAL WORKERS   YOU CAN STOP
                           THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
                           In the first weeks of the Trump administration
                           we’ve seen workers express alarm, push back,
                           leak and speak out in protest.  Federal workers
                           are organizing and dissenting.  Show up during the
                           lunch break with signs, flyers and creative ways
                           to engage and encourage rank and file to resist.
                           Show that we support your acts of resistance.
                           info http//beautifultrouble.org
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SATURDAY FEB 11
9:30 am – 5:00 pm   Green Peace Bay Area
                              405 14th St. Oakland
                              GREEN PEACE PRESENTS:
                              RESISTANCE 101
                              This is a critical time in our country.  Millions of
                               people are out on the streets.  Come together
                               to a free training on goals, strategies and tactics.
                               This basic organizing training is critical and will
                               build leaders to continue to resist for the next
                               four years.  Join us!
                               (also there is free food)
                               sponsored by Green Peace Bay Area
10:00 am         Ocean Beach San Francisco
                       TRUMP MUST GO – NOW!
                       This will be a peaceful family protest open to all
                       (including well behaved  dogs) who would like to see
                       Trump and  his band of billionaires ushered out of
                        the White House.  Come by 10:30—the letters will
                        be etched out on the sand. Bring a blanket or a
                        tarp—the sand may be wet.  A plane will fly over at
                        10:30.  After that we will join hands and stretch out
                        down the beach.  event will be complete by 12:30
                        hosted by Brad Newsham
3:00 pm        Nancy Pelosi’s house
                    2640 Broadway near Divisadero
                   PEOPLE’S TOWN HALL AT  PELOSI’S —
                   REPRESENT US!
                   Nancy has not had a town hall meeting in decades!
                   We are bringing our concerns to her at her home.
                   host   People’s Town Hall Project
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SUNDAY FEB. 12
12:00 – 2:00 pm     San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge
                            DANCE ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
                            SALSA RESISTANCE!
                            We will escalate our efforts, calling on men and
                            women  to rise up, Love and Resist!
                            sponsored by Code Pink
7:00 pm  9:00 pm      UU of San Mateo   300 East Santa Inez, San
                               Mateo
                               THE MIDDLE EAST AND TRUMP
                                speaker   Dr. Stephen Zunes
                                Dr. Zunes will talk on the appointment of David
                                Friedman – avid Zionist — to be our ambassador
                                to Israel.. Friedman supports the settlements
                                of Jewish people only on Palestinian land.  He
                                wants to move our embassy to Jerusalem.
                                He supports the changes made by the Trump
                                administration to end the two state solution.
                                Dr. Zunes is very well informed and involved.
                                We can learn a lot and have the opportunity
                                to ask questions concerning American plans
                                in the Middle East.
                                free event
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Monday Feb. 13
1:30              tech workers walk out of work
12;00 noon    rally at 4th St and Howard Street
                    SF TECH WORKERS SAY NO BAN, NO WALL
                    SANCTUARY FOR ALL
                    Join us and say
                          NO BAN
                          NO WALL
                          NO RAIDS
                          NO REGISTRY
                     Sponsored by Tech Workers Coalition
                                           Silicon Valley Rising
                                           SEIU
                                           Unite Here
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Tuesday  Feb. 14
11:00 am – 1:30 pm        468 Turk St. S.F.
                                     protest
                                     BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN ACTION!
                                     Meet for a free lunch and then we will
                                     march to S.F. City Hall to protest the
                                     planned city budget cuts and the effect
                                     these cuts will have on our homeless
                                     population.  Black people are 12.6 % of
                                     the population but 40% of the homeless
                                     population.  Homelessness is not just
                                     a poverty issue — it’s a race issue!
                                     sponsor   Black Lives Matter
                                                    #house keys not handcuffs
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The 12 Early Warning Signs of Fascism (washingtonmonthly.com)

Trump protestAnthony Albright/Flickr

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.

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New Announcements: Mon. 2/6; Tue.2/7; Wed. 2/8 (from Adrienne Fong)

Send Items for Announcements to Pat by Tuesday: pat1936@gmail.com 

New Announcements

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Monday, February 6

Monday, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Free Tashi Weanchuk Protest

Consulate General of China – San Francisco
1450 Laguna (@ Geary Blvd)
SF

Tibetan shopkeeper, Tashi Wangchuk, 31, was detained on January 27, 2016, after appearing in a New York Times video in which he advocated for the rights of Tibetans to learn and study in their mother tongue. In March, 2016, he was charged with “inciting separatism,” and faces up to 15 years in prison, despite his clear statement not calling for Tibetan Independence.

PETITION urging world leaders to call on China to immediately release Tashi Wangchuk:
https://actions.tibetnetwork.org/free-tashi-wangchuk-sft

Sponsor: Students For A Free Tibet – West

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/622451731288348/?notif_t=plan_reminder¬if_id=1486396905936997

Monday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting

Small Wonder Café (probably upstairs)
37 Grand Ave.
Oakland

Promote Public Bank in Oakland!

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016.

In November, they succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the city Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland.

Goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study ASAP.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/26/18795811.php

Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: Standing Rock: Every Footfall is a Prayer” – Rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene

Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia St
SF

The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the “Black Snake” has been (now, under Trump, it appears only temporarily) stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of the North American Continent to save our water and earth.

Monday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, The Drone Memos

World Affairs
312 Sutter St, Suite, 200
SF

Cost: $20.00

Speaker: Jameel Jaffer

President Obama staked his first presidential campaign on a principled opposition to the Iraq War and a restrained, humble view of the use of US power abroad. However, looking back on the past eight years, the same administration has also grown the US drone program, with bombings in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Libya.

Jameel Jaffer, renowned civil litigator, led the ACLU legal team that fought for the US government to release the documents underlying the government’s legal and policy framework for its drone program. Jaffer evaluates these “drone memos” in light of domestic and international law. He connects the documents’ legal abstractions to the real-world violence they sanction, and makes the case that we are trading core principles of democracy and human rights for the illusion of security.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/25/18795782.php

Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Real Life Story About Japanese Internment in a Kids Book

The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
SF

Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, present their new book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, which chronicles ther real life story of Fred Korematsu, whose family was forced into internment when the U.S. went to war with Japan, and required all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes and move to prison camps.

Fred refused to go and was put in jail for resisting.

Book is written for school-aged children.

Info: 415-431-6800 or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/02/18796137.php

Monday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Teachers with white boards: The Trump Years

Notable House
189 Ellsworth
SF

Join teachers for an in-service on how to use dry erase pens, white board, and any question students pose regarding power.

The pens represent “people power”, use it or lose it: the white board represents time and place; the question is “Who controls the white board?’ Enhance critical thinking and spark profound, reflective discussions.

Supper provided.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/02/05/18796190.php

Tuesday, February 7

Tuesday, 10:00am, Luis Demetrio Góngora Pat’s,  10th Month Anniversary of Being Killed by SFPD

Luis’s Altar
Shotwell (nr. 19th Street)
SF

Luis’s 10th Month anniversary of being killed by Nate Seger and Michael Mellone. We will honor Luis’s memory, and also speak about our project.

Tuesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Resist Trump Tuesdays: #DrainChase

Chase Bank
595 Market St.
SF

Trump’s swamp of banker and billionaire cabinet members is just the beginning. His latest executive order Friday, issued the same day Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon joined Trump’s first advisory council mtg, opens the way to slashing regulations on big banks that were enacted to prevent a repeat of the 2008 banking meltdown and Great Recession. While banks got a $700 billion bailout, thousands of us lost their homes.

Join us for #ResistTrumpTuesdays to stop the swamp from spreading. Our banking system, like our healthcare, or our public education, is not for sale.

Tell Chase: stop collaborating with hate.

Sponsor: Bay Resistance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830080670592294/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1486404917759855

Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Resisting Trump: Protect Our Communities and Fight for Socialism

SF Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

Join National DSA organizer Hannah Allison for an interactive discussion and skills training. She will discuss the role a multi-racial, feminist movement for socialism can play in defeating Trump’s hate-filled agenda.

Hannah is an organizer, educator, and social worker from rural North Carolina. She has nine years of experience organizing in community, labor, and environmental organizations. She is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University

Sponsor: Democratic Socialist of America – San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/232752727133836/

Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Valor: 3rd Annual Veteran Documentary Corps Premiere

Coppola Theater, SFSU, Fine Arts 101
1600 Holloway Ave.
SF

SF State’s Veteran Documentary Corps premieres short films sharing military veterans’ stories of courage and resilience. Stories include a prisoner of war, a U.S. Congresswoman, a conscientious objector and a Purple Heart recipient. Free.

The Veteran Documentary Corps project, led by Professor Daniel Bernardi, empowers filmmakers from around the world to tell true stories about the veteran experience to other veterans and global citizens alike

Limited Seating – RSVP sfsudocfilm [at] gmail.com

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday, 6pm, From the Mission to Gascon’s House: This week’s vigil for Amilcar

Meet at 6:00pm:

Corner of Casitas and Cresta Vista Drive (nr. Mt. Davidson)
San Francisco

To carpool from the Mission: Meet at 5:30pm (to offer / hitch a ride)

In front of Mission Police Station
Valencia & 17th St.
SF

People have been holding vigils most Wednesday’s outside the Mission Police Station for over 40 weeks.

It’s been almost two years since SFPD officers fired six bullets to Amilcar’s back when he was running for his life.
Almost two years! And DA Gascon still has not charged the officers with murder, has not brought this case to court!
This Wednesday our weekly vigil moves to the DA’s house!

In the spirit of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, some of us will be praying that Gascon does what he knows is right.

But whether praying or not, our message–to him, his neighbors, and anyone who will listen–remains:

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

Info: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1cffc40a58193b3d538400764&id=af69fd51af&e=%5BUNIQID

Or: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353672264838421/

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“150 Activists Hold 2nd Feinstein Town Hall” by Michael Petrelis


San Francisco constituents urge Senator Dianne Feinstein to vote no on all upcoming Trump nominees.

A robust speak-out against the Trump agenda and his nominees took place on Sunday, February 5 for ninety minutes and it was the second town hall held at Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s mansion in Pacific Heights.

It’s was inspiring seeing folks hoist the enormous rainbow flag over their heads and holding powerful political posters, and parade down the public step leading to her home where democracy in action took place.

Many thanks to everyone who showed up. You were a co-organizer of the event via your presence and participation, whether you spoke or not.
Special gratitude goes out to Mirka Morales for creating this visual news report on the town hall!

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OccupyForum presents . . . Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” with The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6 – 9 pm

at The Black and Brown Social Club

474 Valencia between 15th and 16th Streets, near 16th/Mission BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

Standing Rock:

“Every Footfall is a Prayer”
with The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene

The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the “Black Snake” has been (now, under Trump, it appears only temporarily) stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of the North American Continent to save our water and earth.

The Rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry where she formerly served as Adjunct Faculty. She has served as Minister to four UU Congregations. Her psychotherapy experience includes successful facilitation to heal post-traumatic stress, historic trauma, and issues being experienced by couples, families, and individuals. She has been Clinical Supervisor of the Native American Counseling Center in San Francisco. She is a graduate of The Reverend Dr. Jeremy Taylor’s Dreamworker Institute. She presently leads Dream Groups and does short term counseling in her private practice.

Support Standing Rock!

As the banner at the entrance of our collective home proclaims, the Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist congregation is “Standing with Standing Rock.” As a Lakota nation, Standing Rock peacefully and prayerfully proclaims that water is life and, since September 30, 2014, has asserted that the Dakota Access Pipeline would threaten Lakota ways of life ­– past, present, and future. We respect these declarations by Standing Rock, as well as Standing Rock’s sovereignty in making them. It is our honor to stand with Standing Rock, our neighbor and our friend.

Are you wondering how you can support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock? There are some great ways you can help!

Oceti Sakowin is the “big camp” at Standing Rock. The easiest and most direct way to support the camp is to donate at http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org. The Medic and Healer Council is busy keeping folks at camp safe & healthy this winter. You can donate to them at https://psmag.com/inside-the-battle-over-the-dakota-access-pipeline-2509fa77f23e#.88r2314pphttps://medichealercouncil.com/

Time will be allotted for announcements.

Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

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