Wishing EVERYONE a safe and healthy holiday. Hoping that 2019 will be one of CHANGE and one of renewed energy and commitment.
Won’t be back till sometime next year. Few actions are listed. Hoping all the links will open properly – Earthlink is acting out a bit, but everything opens up on my gmail account.
Please encourage groups you are involved in to post events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
Thank you to those who are posting on Indybay!
Check Indybay for events not listed here that might interest you.
ACCESSIBILITY: Please include Accessibility Information on events! This is a JUSTICE ISSUE!
KID FRIENDLY / CHILDCARE Please indicate for events. This is also a JUSTICE ISSUE!
A. ‘A moral disaster’: AP reveals scope of migrant kids program – December 19, 2018
B. Yemeni mother gets travel ban waiver to visit dying son in Oakland, lawyer says – December 18, 2018
10:30pm UPDATE – Shaima Swilch has arrived safely in SF to visit her dying son, Abdullah, 2yrs old.
C. Glenn Greenwald: Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in Boycott of Israel – December 18, 2018
D. International Migrants Day: Activists replace 200 Tube adverts with instructions on how to stop deportations
E. 181 Nations Just Voted to Help Refugees. Only the Far-Right United States and Hungary Voted “No” – December 17, 2018
F. SF’s top law enforcement officials square off over police shootings – December 14, 2018
G. ‘Complete Wiping Away of Clean Water Act’: Trump EPA Rule Would Free Corporations to Pollute Nation’s Water as Much as They Please
4 ACTION ALERTS:
1. Keep the Redstone Labor Temple a Community Center!
The Redstone Labor Temple is being targeted by the same forces of speculative capital that threaten to displace poor and working class people from all of San Francisco.
2. President Trump: Please STOP the landfill work in Okinawa until a democratic referendum can be held.
Earlier this year the Okinawan people overwhelmingly elected Gov. Denny Tamaki on the premise of STOPPING the construction at Henoko / Oura Bay. The Bay is a CRUCIAL part of the Okinawan ecosystem. However the Japanese government & U.S. military have so far IGNORED the democratic will of Gov. Tamaki & the Okinawan people.
4. Tell Amazon to back off and stop developing spy technology for local neighborhoods.
Thursday, 12/20 – Thursday, 1/3
Thursday, December 20
1. Thursday, 8:00am – 11:00am, Court support for Nia Wilson – 9:00 AM
1225 Fallon St., 7th Floor, Department 11
9:00am – Court
The Death of Nia Wilson still haunts the Mother ALICIA GRAYSON, and NIAS FAMILY, AND US, THE FOLKS OF THE
COMMUNITY TO THIS DAY.
AS WE ALL KNOW, AFTER THE CAMERAS LEAVE, AND THE RALLIES ARE OVER, SOME FAMILIES ARE LEFT ALONE WITH NO SUPPORT AT ALL. THIS HAS NOT BEEN EASY FOR THE FAMILY TO GO BACK AND FORTH TO COURT, AND HAVE TO ENDURE THIS ALONE. WE AS THE COMMUNITY AND CITY OF PEOPLE WHICH NIA LOVED SO MUCH, NEED TO PULL TOGETHER AND SHOW UP FOR THIS FAMILY TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE, AND WE ARE WITH THEM IN THIS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. PLEASE COME OUT THIS THURSDAY TO GATHER IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE. THE FAMILY NEEDS SUPPORT.
BRING SIGNS AND BANNERS FOR SUPPORT OF NIA
BRING COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS FOR THE FAMILY
PLEASE COME EARLY AT 8 AM
Nia Wilson is the young woman who was stabbed to death at the MacArthur BART Station in July 2018
2. Thursday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Press Conference
Alameda County Administrative Building
1221 Oak St.
San Francisco Bay Area houseless communities are declaring their partnership to form the Bay Area Landless People Alliance, which homeless and formerly homeless organizers are working together and mobilizing to end the attacks and sweeps on poor people. We will demand justice for unfair evictions and the wrongful confiscation of our possessions. We demand dignity, compensation, an end to homeless criminalization, and permanent housing.
Poor and homeless people are facing evictions in the midst of a nation wide housing crisis, further jeopardizing our livelihood, stability, and future. People on the streets are denied basic access to public space, bathroom facilities or shelter. We live in survival mode, constantly searching for these resources that should be considered a basic human necessity. The most recent UN report describes the Bay Area’s treatment of the homeless population as “cruel and inhuman.”
We believe Libby Schaaf, Jesse Arreguin, and London Breed should cease all evictions, compensate the people for their stolen property and instead provide housing. We believe California has more than enough wealth to share with everyone.
We are coming out together to make a call to our fellow homeless and non homeless brothers and sisters to stand together
3. Thursday, 6:00pm, SF Food Not Bombs Food Share
16th & Mission BART Plaza
For information or to volunteer: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Friday, December 21
4. Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Pack The Court for Raul!
450 Golden Gate Ave,
15th Floor, Courtroom C
10:00am – Press Conf.
The federal magistrate judge just set a hearing on Raul’s urgent request for release on December 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at 450 Golden Gate Ave, Courtroom C, 15th Floor.
Please come and help us PACK THE COURT at Raul’s hearing, we need all hands on deck to ensure that we FREE RAUL!
Support Raul by signing the petition and continue to makes calls to the ICE field directors!!
Hosts: Free Raul & California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
5. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders – Week 115
Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
All are invited to join us to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. Since Gascon has been the DA in San Francisco, he has not charged any police officers
6. Friday, December 21, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Decorate Alex’s altar site – (This is a surprise for the Nieto’s) bring an ornament / Christmas greenery / plant or something that can be secured.
– Most of all bring yourselves!
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Stand with the Nieto’s as we remember Alex.
Adriana C. suggested that we surprise the Nieto’s and decorate his altar site before the Nieto’s arrive.
Public transportation # 67 MUNI. Catch it on 24th St. at Mission across from McDonalds
Photo by: Adriana Camarena
On March 21, 2014, Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, 28 years old, was killed when he was struck by 14 to 15 bullets (of a total of 59 shots) fired by four San Francisco Police Department officers, on Bernal Hill Park, without justification. The officers who killed Alex Nieto are: Sgt. Jason Sawyer (then lieutenant. He is also the killer of John Smart in 1998!), Officer Roger Morse, Officer Richard Schiff, and Officer Nathan Chew.
On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder, the Nieto’s gather at the altar site on Bernal Hill.
All are welcomed
7. Friday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Interfaith Homeless Persons Memorial
United Nations Plaza
Market St. & 8th St.
an annual gathering to honor homeless persons who have died. Members of the interfaith community will offer prayers, sing, and read the names of homeless persons who have passed away in the last year.
Host: SF Interfaith Council
8. Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Sensible Cinema: Fahrenheit 11/9
1187 Franklin St.
Please join Sensible Cinema at our final screening of the year Fahrenheit 11/9 the latest offering by film director Michael Moore. It’s a provocative and comedic
look at the time in which we live in the Trump Era. The film will explore the two most important questions of the Trump era and How did we get there? and How do
we get out?
Saturday, December 22
9. Saturday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Macron Out Now! & Trump Should Be Next: US Working People Support French People
Hundreds of thousands of French workers, students and farmers have been shutting down roads and protesting against massive tax increases on the working class and capitalist austerity with privatization and outsourcing of jobs. The “Yellow Jackets” movement is a spontaneous popular anti-capitalist protest that was organized through social media but is now getting increased from trade unionists and some unions.
The reactionary Macron government has met these protests with rubber bullets and grenades that have seriously injured the protesters. Macron has now ordered armored vehicles in the streets to shut down this protest. The French union leadership has refused to mobilize their members to support these protests despite the fact that their members face massive attacks including their working conditions and benefits. While the government is cutting social benefits and raising taxes on the working class they are increasing funding for the military and police to repress the people of France.
The capitalist class in France like the capitalist class in the US 1s seeking to solve their problems by making the poor and working class pay by allowing the corporations and billionaires to profiteer on the growing economic crisis.
American workers also face similar attacks on our jobs, housing costs, and health and education rights. The Republicans with the support of the Democrats have pushed privatization and deregulation and also more militarization of the police and the world.
While workers have trouble surviving, Trump with the support of the Democrats is spending more than $750 billion on wars around the world.
Bring Your Yellow Jackets, Instruments, and Voices Rally
Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action UPWA.info
January 1, 2019
10. Tuesday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, 10th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil: Gone But Not Forgotten
(Fruitvale BART Station)
“Keep Fighting Until Victory is Won!”
Come out and support
Youth Speakers | Poets | Artists | Community Leaders | Activists | Lawyers | Educators | Family & Friends
Commemorating the Life of Oscar Grant. We are ALL Oscar Grant.
Host: Oscar Grant Foundation
Thursday, January 3
11. Thursday, 4:00pm, One Year Later…We Still Want Justice 4 Sahleem Tindle
West Oakland BART Station
We don’t celebrate the death or the day Sahleem was murdered,but we want to let them know on the same day that he was tragically taking from us,Jan 3rd 2018,that we still want JUSTICE,We STILL WANT ACCOUNTABILITY,and REMEMBRANCE of the life that is no longer here with ourselves.We love Sahleem,we miss Sahleem and we want to remind them that we will never forget the day Joseph Mateu took him away!Join us for a protest in Sahleem’s Honor followed by a Candlelight Vigil…More Details to follow.(Please Wear All White)