Articles ~ Actions ~ Kevin Cooper on 48 Hours ~ Announcements, Mon.1/28 – Wed. 1/30 (from Adrienne Fong)

Periodic Announcements

Thank you to all who came out Saturday, to resist the message of the “The Walk for Life”

Please encourage groups you are involved in to post events on Indybay:

Thank you to those who are posting there!

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A.  Philippines cathedral bombing sparks peace process worries  – January 28, 2019

B.  France’s Yellow Vest protesters hit the streets again – January 26, 2019

C. War Against Iran Becoming Ever More Likely – January 25, 2019

D.  Immigration, civil liberties advocates reject Democrats’ plan to offer Trump “smart wall” – Jan. 25

E.  Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner Fights New Mumia Abu-Jamal Appeal – January 25, 2019

F.  While Trump deports Southeast Asian refugees en masse, the mainstream media stays silent – January 24, 2019


1. Stand up for low-wage contractors who went unpaid during Trump’s shutdown


During the shutdown, Congress approved back pay for around 800,000 federal workers, but they left out federal contractors, who often work in low-wage jobs as security guards, cafeteria workers and janitors.

2.  End the Muslim Ban


3. Repeal the giveaway of a sacred Native American site to a foreign mining company


4. Keep our neighborhood public schools open!


   See announcement # 3

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In case you missed this on Saturday:

Kevin Cooper has been on death row for nearly 20 years at San Quentin. His case was investigated by CBS 48 Hours.

Was Kevin Cooper Framed? Part 1

Part 2


Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Day of Action: Shut Down the Wall, Open the Government – CANCELLED

McKesson Plaza

1 Post St. (Montgomery @ Market St.)

Above the Montgomery BART/MUNI station


The SOTU was scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th. There has been a call for a nationwide day of action to include sick outs, pickets, strikes, Congressional office sit-ins, and rallies. 

On Tuesday, January 29, we will stand together with federal workers, immigrant communities, and all of those who are impacted by this shutdown. 

We reject the hateful rhetoric of the wall and the humanitarian crisis Trump has created at the border. Congress must immediately open the government, pay workers and contractors what they are owed, and the United States must immediately let those seeking asylum in!

Sponsor: Resistance SF



Monday, 1/28 – Wednesday, 1/30

Monday, January 28

1. Monday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, CPUC Emergency Hearing

CPUC Auditorium

505 Van Ness Ave.


2:00pm – Peoples Press Conference – steps of CPUC

Say NO to the CPUC! The California Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a surprise emergency hearing to allow PG&E to pursue debtor-in-possession financing.

Speak against giving PG&E a $6 billion bailout and allowing it to duck its debts from last year’s Camp Fire. 

The first item is to determine an emergency situation under which the normal 10-day agenda notice can be waived according to Gov’t Code 11125.5(b). The second and third items grant exemptions from PUC Code sections to allow PG&E to do this.

Sponsors: Democratic Socialist of America  –  SF & EB


2. Monday, 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Protect People’s Park Nonviolent Solidarity Action

Peoples Park – Berkeley

2556 Haste St.


a solidarity action at People’s Park. We do not want UC Berkeley to build on this land. We can stand together and let people know that we are here to support!

See site for details.

Sponsors: Shift Communication & Consciousness and Priorities


3. Monday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Stop Oakland Unified School District from voting to close “Roots” Middle School

La Escuelita

1050 2nd Ave.


The Oakland School Board has just scheduled a special meeting (less than 72 hours notice) for 6pm on Monday with only one item on the agenda, a final vote in the closure of ROOTS Middle School. The school board can not be allowed to displace our students and families from their neighborhood school. We are asking everyone to help, even if you don’t live in Oakland. 

1. Please email the Oakland School Board and ask them to keep ROOTS open and demand that any “redesign” of the school can not displace any of the current students. 
Aimee.eng [at] [at] 
Jumoke.hintonhodge [at] 
Gary.yee [at] 
Shanthi.gonzales [at] 
Roseann.torres [at] 
James.harris [at]  

Community petition. We want people outside of Oakland to also sign. There are already over 2700 signatures and we want to show maximum support when it’s submitted to the school board on Monday.


Tuesday, January 29

4. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Defend Public Education Rally

SF City Hall

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place


A coalition of educators, students, and parents across the state and country are standing up and fighting back against the endless attacks on public education. In California, the richest state in the nation, we are seeing a historic swell of support demanding a reinvestment back into our schools and communities at the state and local level.

Join us for a rally as we stand in solidarity with educators across the state and call on our elected officials in San Francisco to uphold the commitment made by SF voters who overwhelmingly passed Prop G. The time is now to invest in our students, educators, and schools.

Sponsor: United Educators of SF


5. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, School’s Out! Information & Action Session

East Side Arts Alliance

2277 International Blvd.


Childcare and Snacks will be provided.

An information session and action brainstorm for community organizations and allies of Oakland teachers about the potential Oakland teachers’ strike!

Support the potential strike! Come learn more about the struggle of Oakland teachers for smaller class sizes, manageable special education case loads, and higher pay!

We are calling on allies to study up on this fight and bring inspiration back to your organizations for ACTIONS supporting the potential Oakland teachers’ strike!

Sponsor: Oakland Education Association


6. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Trump/Pence Must Go! Organizing Meeting

Sports Basement – San Francisco

1590 Bryant St.


Join the movement to STOP the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime & drive it from power, through SUSTAINED, Non violent, MASS protests in the streets.

Sponsor: Refuse Fascism Bay Area


7. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sunrise January General Meeting

Sierra Club

2101 Webster


Sunrise is building an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

We are redefining the conversation on climate change nationally, and if we are going to succeed in creating the changes that are needed and securing a Green New Deal, we will need everyone involved. Including you.

Join us for the January monthly meeting to plan for our next steps in the new year. 

Everyone is invited-


8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Reform or Revolution

Revolution Books – Berkeley

2444 Durant Ave.



9. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Forum: Resisting the US Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela


2969 Mission St.


Join us for a forum to learn the facts about Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, the U.S. attempts at overthrowing the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro and what we can do to fight back.


Wednesday, January

10. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission


16th & Valencia St.



We are a group of black and brown folks, Jews, Mission Housing tenants, trans and queer people, and many others, who are committed to collective liberation. We are 
calling for a community boycott of Manny’s (3092 16th at Valencia, SF) because this new upscale wine bar is yet another gentrifying attack on our community. While Manny’s bills itself as a “community space”, it’s marketed toward white ruling class techies, and its programming often features right-wing politicians who are supported by the luxury condo industry. While Manny’s is on the ground floor of a low-income building run by Mission Housing, its residents had no say in its placement. While countless Latinx cultural spaces are evicted from the Mission, Sam Moss who runs Mission Housing, gave Manny’s a reduced rent. 

The owner of Manny’s has worked with Bay Area Zionist organizations. Zionism is a racist ideology that believes Palestinian people have no claim to their land. Zionists, through the state of Israel, enforce this ideology by murdering, arresting, torturing, and displacing generations of Palestinian people. We stand against Zionism, gentrification, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of oppression. 

Manny’s is part of a systematic attempt to make gentrification and racism seem “cool” through woke-washing. Woke-washing is the strategy of putting a “social justice” façade on oppressive politics. 


Endorsed by 
Black and Brown for Peace Justice and Equality; 
The Lucy Parsons Project; 
Palestinian Youth Movement – Bay Area; 
Brown Beret National Organization; 
National Brown Berets; 
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; 
Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism; 
Jews Against Zionism; 
GAY SHAME: A Virus in the System 

Please honor this Boycott!

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