Articles ~ Actions ~ Announcements, Wed. Feb. 26 – Sat. March 2 (from Adrienne Fong)

Periodic Announcements

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ARTICLES:

A. House to vote on measure revoking Trump’s emergency order – February 26, 2019

https://www.apnews.com/1e104c6b06b44e7bb395d71f9f0097ed

B. Kamala Harris told AIPAC she backs Israel because of civil rights struggle in Selma, 1965 – February 25, 2019

https://mondoweiss.net/2019/02/harris-because-struggle/?fbclid=IwAR16ttDPLAUNNUQM3ZDQhn5IQ4uvlG3DMWhQ_aRwNYvxW2efcY2ESH3Xg4o

C. Eight years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Japanese and American Children – February 24, 2019

   Save the Date: March 11th – 8th Anniversary of Fukushima – at SF Japanese Consulate!

D. Honduran Teen Fled Gangs at Home Only to be Murdered While Stranded at the U.S.- Mexico Border – February 23, 2019

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/23/unaccompanied-minor-migrants-us-border-policy/?fbclid=IwAR3hqG3ESyeUcoRTGfEGDHMVS0oSKMw849C6M5Pl95wFOW4yp6QmvlaOXAY

E. Israeli Pharmaceutical Firms Test Drugs on Palestinian Detainees – February 22, 2019

F. 70,000 Mexican Workers Strike _ not being reported  – February 19, 2019

and

200 million Hindus Strike January 2019 in India!

3 – ACTIONS:

1. Tell Congress: Don’t let Trump use the military to intervene in Venezuela

   SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/venezuela-Cicilline?t=4&akid=31669%2E21110%2E1oDrXz

2. Demand Congress Stop Trump’s dangerous “Salute to America” parade.

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/stop-trump-ego-parade-2_copy?source=em20190225&t=4&akid=3216%2E294094%2EETPvI0

3. End Draft Registration Once and For ALL!

   SIGN: https://couragetoresist.org/petition-end-draft-registration/

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 2

Wednesday, February 27

1. Wednesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Commemoration of Wounded Knee 1973

Department of Justice

450 Golden Gate Ave.

SF

“Liberation Day” Commemoration of the Warriors At Wounded Knee 1973, February 27, 2019, held at noon time rally/vigil from11:30-1 pm at Dept. of Justice, 450 Golden Gate Street. Speakers, Drum, songs, sage, Dancers and poetry! Call 415-577-1492 for more information!

For more event information:  http://www.aim-west.org

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/13/18821154.php

2. Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lobbying for Sweeps Hearing

SF City Hall

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

SF 

Come to City Hall to encourage the Supervisors to show up and support Matt Haney’s Hearing on Rainstorm Sweeps. We’ll walk around to each Supervisor’s office and convey the importance of this hearing. All are welcome, there’s no need to speak if you don’t want to. We’ll meet outside the front entrance of City Hall at 2pm.

Background: SFPD and the Department of Public Works (DPW), collaborating with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, have continued the cruel and inhumane practice of “sweeps”, forced relocation and property confiscation of those living on the streets. During the last two rainstorms we know that DPW and SFPD confiscated tents, sleeping bags, and survival gear handed out by DSA SF and allies, leaving people with no way to protect themselves from the elements. Very few politicians in SF have been willing to own up to sweeps being official city policy, but Sup. Haney has given us a rare opportunity to spotlight the lack of services available during winter storms and the ensuing sweeps

Sponsor: DSA of SF, Glide, Harvey Milk LGBTQ, Coalition on Homelessnes, Indivisible SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/631169830629609/

3. Wednesday, 3:30pm, All out at the school board to stop spending cuts and AB 1840 (New)

1050 2nd Ave.

Oakland

The school board will be holding a special meeting to approve over $20M in spending cuts in 19-20. These cuts include $3M in cuts directly from schools and laying off nearly 150 central staff. They plan on making this vote even though there is currently an unexplained $60M increase in expenditures and our teachers are on strike. This is unacceptable and as we say it’s#FailureByDesign.

We need an all out effort to stop the school board from voting on spending cuts for next year. The school board has until March 1st to approve these cuts to qualify for AB 1840. We also need to demand that the school board direct the superintendent to settle a fair contract with our teachers.

2:30-4 Join the La Escuelita/MetWest/Dewey High School teacher picket lines

4-5:30 community picket line at the school board meeting 

5:30 Rally

6:00 Meeting starts

Sponsor: Oakland Public Education Network

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2347934678754882/?notif_t=plan_edited¬if_id=1550994007113139

4. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. OUSD: NO library closures! (New)

La Escuelita Elementary

1100 3rd Ave.

Oakland

Tell the board NO to school library closures! Yes to equitable funding! 

What’s happening?
A proposed change to Measure G funding will close libraries or drastically reduce services across the district.

La Escuelita Education Center, 1050 2nd Ave, Oakland CA 94606 
5:30 Free Dinner!
6:00 – 9:00: Speak during public comment. Students are prioritized to speak first. This will be a hot topic meeting so be prepared to wait a while.
• Voices from ALL Oakland neighborhoods are needed!
• For more information about speaking, contact Bret Harte and Redwood Heights parent Lisa Rothman: lisa@lisarothman.com

Other ways to support:
  Sign and share the petition at: https://www.saveschoollibrarians.org/ousd2019

Sponsor: Save Oakland School Libraries

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/777611442607870/

5. Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Honoring 104 Years of the Redstone Labor Temple!

2940 16th St.

SF

FREE

Join us and the rest of the community to honor 104 years of organizing towards social and economic justice by the tenants of San Francisco’s historic Redstone Labor Temple!
live music, artists, dancers, poets y performers

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1671690786329290/

6.  Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Welcoming deray and her sad blue vest (Boycott Manny’s) (Updated)

Manny’s

16th & Valencia St.

SF


Manny has invited deray mckesson to his upscale wine bar where zionists get rowdy for no reason. join the community boycott!

This challenge to the woke-washed zionist gentrification pioneered by manny and his establishment is organized weekly by black and brown folks, jews, mission housing tenants, queer and transpeople and others committed to collective liberation. we proudly oppose anti-semitism, zionism, racism, colonialism, gentrification and all other forms of oppression.

Please honor this Boycott! By NOT attending or scheduling events there. Let Manny know why.

Sponsor: Boycott Manny’s

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455155348017458/?active_tab=about

7. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Honoring Jeff Adachi: Vigil and March (New)

Meet at:

555 – 7th St. (Nr. Hall of Injustice)

SF

March to SF City Hall

San Franciscans are mourning the passing of our DEFENDER, Jeff Adachi, who stood up for our most marginalized and always spoke truth to power.

Community leaders and the San Francisco Office of the Public Defenders invite you to join us in honoring Jeff Adachi’s legacy in the fights for civil liberties, racial justice, immigration rights. Let’s come together this Wednesday evening to remember Adachi and commit to carry his fight together.

We will gather at the Public Defender’s office for a candle light vigil and then march to City Hall.

Between this site and the Public Defenders site – over 700 people have signed up to attend.

Co-Sponsored by many groups. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2310402975638478/

Thursday, February 28

8. Thursday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Press Conference – Justice for All Victims of Vallejo PD Terror

Vallejo City Hall

555 Santa Clara St.

Vallejo

In response to yet another police murder in Vallejo, Attorney John Burris is holding a press conference for all families whose loved ones have been killed by Vallejo PD. Join us on on Thursday February 28th at 2pm at Vallejo city hall. Please come out to Vallejo to support these families! Vallejo PD is among the worst in the state. We Demand JUSTICE!

Sponsor: APTP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2714157761942590/

9. Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, SF <3 Striking Teachers: Happy Hour Benefit

El Rio

3158 Mission St.

SF

Oakland teachers are on strike for the schools our kids deserve. Show your love at this happy hour benefit so that teachers can keep up the strike!

Teachers & families are fighting for smaller class sizes, support for students, a living wage that helps teachers keep teaching and an end to school closures that are hurting Black & Brown families. Join the national #RedforEd movement to defend public education! 

Donations will go to the Oakland Education Association’s Member Assistance Fund which helps financially precarious teachers that are sacrificing their paychecks for the cause, and to materials and porta potties necessary for the strike.

Sponsored by Jobs with Justice SF, United Educators of San Francisco, and the DSA SF Labor Organizing Committee.#Unite4OaklandKids #OUSDStrike

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/567272967109065/

10. Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, A Tribute To Jeff Adachi: Black History Month Reception

Fillmore Heritage Center

1330 Fillmore St.

SF

Tickets are $40 and for Law School Students $25. 

Tickets can be purchased by sending payment via Venmo to @Anisa-Sirur or PayPal to smith.tenette@gmail.

In light of the recent death of Jeff Adachi, this year’s Black History Month Reception will feature a Tribute to Jeff Adachi. 
There will be entertainment, food and open bar!

We will also feature spoken word poets Karla Brundage & Jada Imani.

Sponsor: Public Defender’s Office

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/345598946051362/

Friday, March 1

11. Friday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, HOMEY Grand Re-Opening!

H.O.M.E.Y.

2221 Mission St.

SF

We are so excited to be unveiling our new space at 2221 Mission and invite everyone to come and celebrate with us. We will have food, soft drinks and Banda Sin Nombre performing for us! We hope to see you there! Doors will open at 4:30pm. This event is family-friendly and free of charge to our community.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2155217171474417/

Saturday, March 2

12. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Community Forum on Kaiser Convention Center Redevelopment

The Forum at Laney College

900 Fallon St.

Oakland

*** Register here:  ***
Please message tkang@oaklandca.gov if you need childcare or translation.


Did you know? The historic Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed 7,000 East Bay residents in 1962 on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Now, Orton Development proposes to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse the center as a performing arts venue and office space for arts and non-profit organizations.

Join Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas 4 Oakland and Laney College Facilities Planning Committee to hear plans from Orton and share feedback and questions about the project

If you cannot attend, please share your opinion through this survey District 2’s office is conducting: 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/633330277088185/

13. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Stand with the People’s Uprising in Haiti

East Side Arts Alliance

2277 International Blvd.

Oakland

Join Haiti Action Committee to hear an eyewitness report about the unstoppable fight of Haiti’s people for liberty and justice. Since February 7th, which was the anniversary of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s 1991 inauguration as Haiti’s first democratically elected president, hundreds of thousands of Haitians have been demonstrating in the streets of cities and towns throughout the country. When thousands are in the streets in Europe, we see live coverage. Not so with Haiti. The U.S. and the Haitian elite are afraid of the mobilization of the poor. Silence and disinformation are weapons of empire to marginalize the struggle of the Haitian people.

Chanting, “we are hungry, we can’t take it anymore,” protesters demand that the totally corrupt and fraudulently (s)elected president, Jovenel Moise, resign immediately. Police and para-military forces have killed at least 12 people, with many more wounded. Protests have come in waves ever since Moise was announced the winner of the sham electoral process in late 2017. Moise refuses to step down, and ominously threatens to “clean up the country.”

Oil supplied to Haiti through PetroCaribe, Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution project, lies at the heart of the protests. Through Petrocaribe, Venezuela sells oil at a discounted rate to a country out of solidarity, with the expectation that the oil will be sold at market rate and the profit used for economic development of the country. In Haiti, a new report by a government watchdog group documents $4.2 BILLION of this profit has disappeared, unaccounted for. The report lists a number of companies that have received the money, two owned by Moise, with no accounting for how it was spent. Meanwhile, teachers have not been paid for months, and sanitation services are nil. High inflation makes even the basics unaffordable for many people. Haitians throughout the country demand to know what happened to the money, while police and members of Moise’s PHTK Party attack demonstrators with impunity, reminiscent of the Duvalier ton-ton macoutes death squads.

Sponsors: Haiti Action Committee & East Side Arts Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2476235042405754/

14. Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, The Mass Mexican Worker’s Strikes: Report by Mexican Congressman Fernández Noroña

ILWU Local 34 (next to ballpark)

4 Berry St./801 2nd St. (Free parking)

SF

The Current Situation in Mexico After the Election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Need for Greater Cross-Border Solidarity

Special FORUM in San Francisco, CA Featuring Mexican Member of Congress  José Gerardo Fernández Noroña

On November 28, 2018, Congressman José Gerardo Fernán- dez Noroña received a delegation from the National Independent and Democratic Union of Farm Workers (SINDJA) and the Al- liance of National, State and Municipal Organizations for Social Justice of the Valley of San Quintín, Baja California. They were accompanied by leaders of the Sacramento (California) chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), affiliated to the AFL-CIO. 


The Sacramento LCLAA delegates have been spearheading the effort across the United States in support of the farm workers in San Quintin through the Driscoll’s Corp. boycott campaign. 

During their meeting, which was held in the offices of the Mexi- can Congress, the trade unionists from California asked Congressman Fernández Noroña his position 

on the new free trade agreement, known in Mexico as the T-MEC and in the United States as the USMCA. Congressman Fernández Noroña explained that in his speech before the Congress on October 2, 2018, he had been very clear, stating: “The treaty, which according to Donald Trump is ‘very good,’ is deeply harmful to our national interests.”

For more info see site

San Francisco Labor Council (AFL-CIO), LIUNA Laborers’ Local 270, Instituto Laboral de la Raza, Sacramento Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/23/18821407.php

15. Saturday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, UUSF Spaghetti Dinner for Social Justice

First Unitarian Universalist Society – SF

1187 Franklin St.

SF

Wheelchair accessible

$20 Donation, no one turned away

5:30 pm – Spaghetti Dinner& No Host Bar * 7:00 – Program

“People of Color Human Rights” will feature keynote speaker Angela Brown, M.Div. former Glide Minister and S.F. Public Defender.

2019 Awardees: 

  Matt Gonzalez,  Francisco Ugarte, Michael Hinckley &  S.F. Public Defenders

  Bradley Angel— Green Action

  Karl Kramer— S.F. Living Wage Coalition

Sponsor: UUSF – Social Justice Council

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/12/18821129.php  and  Melvin Starks (510) 246-7730 or sjc@uusf.org

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