‘Findings Should Inspire Naked Fear’: Canada Warming at Twice the Global Rate

April 02, 2019 by Common Dreams

“We don’t have any other choice but to take bold action on climate change, now.”

by Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Protesters hold up anti-pipeline signs as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a public town hall in Nanaimo, B.C., on  Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, according to a new government report that provoked impassioned calls to urgently address human activities that produce planet-heating emissions.

Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR) was commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), a federal government department. It was scheduled for release on Tuesday but leaked to CBC News columnist Neil Macdonald on Monday.

Macdonald called the report’s findings “beyond grim,” and said they “trigger thoughts of hoarding and maybe selling the house and moving to higher ground. To a millennial, the findings should inspire naked fear.”

“We are living through a climate crisis,” the environmental group 350 Canada tweetedin response to CBC‘s Monday coverage. “We don’t have any other choice but to take bold action on climate change, now.”

“Climate change is here,” said Greenpeace Canada campaigner Mike Hudema. “Will we do what it takes to address it?”

A recent U.N. analysis warned of “climate catastrophe” without rapid systemic changes in sectors such as transportation and energy that generate greenhouse gases. In January, a study published in the journal Nature Communications found it is still possible to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels—the target of the Paris agreement—but doing so requires “ambitious and immediate emission reduction across all sectors.”

“The science is clear, we need to take action now,” ECCC Minister Catherine McKenna said in a statement as the Canadian government put out its new report. “Practical and affordable solutions to fight climate change will help Canadians face the serious risks to our health, security and economy, and will also create the jobs of tomorrow and secure a better future for our kids and grandkids.”

McKenna was appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been widely criticized during his four years as head of government for his mixed messagesand policies on climate—particularly his government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline, a project McKenna has defended.

“The details trigger thoughts of hoarding and maybe selling the house and moving to higher ground. To a millennial, the findings should inspire naked fear.”
—Neil Macdonald, CBC News

CCCR is the first major analysis released as part of a national assessment the government launched in 2017. Its goal was to examine “how has Canada’s climate changed to date, why, and what changes are projected for the future.”

“Since 1948, when nation-wide records became available, Canada’s annual average temperature over land has warmed by a best estimate of 1.7°C, with higher temperature increases observed in the North, the Prairies, and northern British Columbia,” according to the report.

In northern Canada, temperatures are rising at nearly three times the global rate. CCCR says that “annual average temperature over northern Canada increased by 2.3°C since 1948.”

The report unequivocally acknowledges that warming is predominately driven by human activity, stating that “only when human influences on climate are accounted for—changes in atmospheric greenhouse gases and aerosols, and changes to the land surface—can these observed changes in climate be explained.”

“The effects of widespread warming are evident in many parts of Canada,” CCCR notes, “and are projected to intensify in the future.”

Its key findings about the country’s current conditions and what its future could look like include:

  • Oceans surrounding Canada have warmed, become more acidic, and less oxygenated, consistent with observed global ocean changes over the past century;
  • Precipitation is projected to increase for most of Canada, on average, although summer rainfall may decrease in some areas;
  • The seasonal availability of freshwater is changing with an increased risk of water supply shortages in summer;
  • A warmer climate will intensify some weather extremes in the future;
  • Canadian areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans have experienced longer and more widespread sea-ice-free conditions; and
  • Coastal flooding is expected to increase in many areas of Canada because of local sea level rise.

“The rate and magnitude of climate change under high versus low emission scenarios project two very different futures for Canada,” warns CCCR. “Scenarios with limited warming will only occur if Canada and the rest of the world reduce carbon emissions to near zero early in the second half of the century and reduce emissions of other greenhouse gases substantially.”

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MSNBC Published on Apr 1, 2019

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“Erin Brockovich of Slovakia” Elected Nation’s First Female President

April 01, 2019 by Common Dreams

Win by anti-corruption campaigner and lawyer seen as win for pro-European Union forces

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová just won Slovakia’s presidential election. (Photo: Zuzana Čaputová campaign)

Voters in Slovakia elected activist Zuzana Čaputová their first female president over the weekend, delivering a rebuke to right-wing nationalism.

Politico framed Čaputová’s win as “cause for celebration for pro-EU and democratic forces throughout Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Brussels.”

The 45-year-old lawyer and political novice secured 58 percent of the vote in Saturday’s runoff election, easily beating European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, who nabbed just 42 percent of the vote.

Šefčovič was backed by the ruling Smer-SD party. Čaputová is part of the newly-formed Progressive Slovakia, and her platform calls for justice for all, dignity for the elderly, and environmental protection.

Čaputová’s lengthy and successful campaign against a toxic waste dump in her home town of Pezinok earned her the moniker the “Erin Brokovich of Slovakia” as well as the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2016

Applauding her electoral victory, the prize committee wrote on Twitter, “We cannot imagine a stronger advocate for the Slovak people and environment.”

Her activism has continued since the Goldman award. More recently, she’s taken to the streets as part of the wave of protests against the 2018 murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová.

Kuciak, as Agence France-Presse reported,

had been preparing to publish a story on alleged ties between Slovak politicians and the Italian mafia.

The killings forced then prime minister Robert Fico to resign but he remains leader of the populist-left Smer-SD and is a close ally of the current premier.

Five people have been charged, including a millionaire businessman with alleged Smer-SD ties who is suspected of ordering the murders.

The anti-corruption campaigner also made a stance in her victory speech not only in the words she delivered but her language choice.

She said “decency in politics” can be “our strength,” and she called for people to seek “what unites us.”

Reuters also reported that

Čaputová started her acceptance speech by thanking voters in Slovak, as well as in the Hungarian, Czech, Roma, and Ruthenian languages, turning to all main minority groups.

“This was an absolute first in Slovak politics,” wrote DW‘s Keno Verseck.

“With her election to the presidency, Čaputová has become the most prominent representative of progressive politics in the region,” he added, and argued that her win “sends a clear signal that the vast majority of Slovaks want fundamental change.”

While the president wields limited power in the country—he or she is able to “pick the prime minister, appoint Constitutional Court judges, and veto laws,” as CBS noted—Verseck suggested that “Čaputová’s voice will carry a great deal of weight in Slovakia.”

“If this new president succeeds in implementing even some of her political and social plans,” he said, “we should not underestimate the signal that would send to the region as a whole.”

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Explanation ~ Articles ~ Actions ~ Announcements + More (from Adrienne Fong)

Explanation of contents:

This is the LAST announcement for awhile. Will only post emergent events

Listed are:

Articles, 3 Actions, Announcements for Monday, April 1 – Thursday, April 4

  Scattering of other Events

  List of Weekly Events

  List of Monthly Events

Please encourage groups you are involved in to post events on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

Thank you to all who are posting there!

     Check Indybay for other events that might interest you. There are some important events coming up that are listed there

A. Israeli Soldiers Kill 4 Palestinians, Injure 316, In Gaza – March 31, 2019

B. Lawyers Worldwide Urge International Court: Investigate Israeli Crimes

C. Pelosi and McConnell Are Inching Us Closer to Nuclear War – March 28, 2018

D. Memorandum on Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians – March 28, 2019

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-extension-deferred-enforced-departure-liberians/

   Thank you to ALL who signed the petition.

E. Pentagon Announces $1 Billion Transfer for Border Barriers – March 26, 2019

https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/55692-pentagon-announces-1-billion-transfer-for-border-barriers?fbclid=IwAR1ofiX88LMhGANYE-W8Rx5C3aRyHJf5qFMyhOwCf5QtjDpMaMdNuDMDPIQ

3 – ACTIONS:

1. Tell Gov. Newsom: Protect California families. Grant pardons to Cambodian Americans facing deportation.

  SIGN: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/newsom-stop-deportations?t=7&akid=32116%2E21110%2E_peJyJ

2. Tell Congress: Ban CIA Drone Strikes Now!                          

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/ban-cia-drone-strikes-now?source=em20190329_1&t=5&referring_akid=3322.294094.39yZ-T

3. Ban RoundUp/Glyphosates in Alameda County!

  SIGN: https://www.change.org/p/alameda-county-board-of-supervisors-ban-roundup-glyphosates-in-alameda-county?recruiter=6256975&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition&fbclid=IwAR1CsTi_O37UNHOqWtauTQRR2TMxKUjH3E3ZnzOh3tj72aea4Iyzan6Dh24

   See item # 1

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From January 1, 2019 – March 30, 2019 There have been 326 People killed by U.S. law enforcement! (these are only the known cases)

   (From Disarm the Police in America)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, April 1 – Thursday, April 4

Monday, April 1

1. Monday, April 1, 9:00am – 12Noon, Ban RoundUp in Alameda County

Transportation/Planning Committee

Alameda County Board of Supervisors

1221 Oak St.

Oakland

UPDATE
The Board of Supervisors, for a reason unknown to us, canceled their scheduled Transportation and Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Monday 3/4, at which this issue was scheduled to be heard. As far as we know, the issue will be heard Monday April 1st at 9am.

We have an historic opportunity to place a moratorium on Bayer’s (formerly Monsanto’s) RoundUp, and all toxic herbicides containing glyphosate in Alameda County.

Sign & Share

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/alameda-county-board-of-supervisors-ban-roundup-glyphosates-in-alameda-county?recruiter=6256975&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

Alameda County agencies still spray thousands of gallons of RoundUp on Alameda County residents without their knowledge, despite clear scientific evidence spanning years of studies around the globe demonstrating glyphosate’s toxicity to humans and Life. They only post notifications when they spray on public trails/trailheads, but the vast majority of RoundUp is sprayed on literally thousands of linear miles of waterways and flood control channels, many of which border homes and backyards of East Oakland and unincorporated Alameda County residents. These residents are NOT warned, and are being put at risk by Alameda County agencies and officials by toxic RoundUp “drift”.

RoundUp is associated with higher rates of cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, early pregnancy terminations, low-birth weight, endocrine disruption, and it kills beneficial gut bacteria which is linked to a growing list of health problems.

Sponsor: Planting Justice

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2333426486887436/

Tuesday, April 2

2. Tuesday, 9:00am – 12Noon, DA O’Malley Must Hold Sgt. Russell Accountable!

René C. Davidson Courthouse

1225 Fallon St.

Oakland

Come kick it with Urban Peace Movement and the Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County  outside Sgt. Russell’s next court appearance!

Your presence is needed… even if just for half an hour!
FREE COFFEE, BAGELS, MUSIC!!

Support youth leaders by passing out flyers and educating the community about why the District Attorney’s office MUST hold Sgt. Russell accountable!

Sign the petition: bit.ly/NotAboveLaw

BACKGROUND:
Recently, it was revealed that Alameda County Sergeant James Russell and Lieutenant Timothy Schellenberg were caught on video discussing illegal audio monitoring of a youth and his lawyer discussing his case. It can be inferred from the conversation that this may be a regular practice at the Sheriff’s office. Recording a defendant and their lawyer is a violation of the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments, as well as CA Penal Code 632,

We demand that the District Attorney Nancy O’Malley do the following:

1. PROSECUTE Sergeant James Russell on the four counts of felony eavesdropping to the fullest extent of the law. No slap on the wrist.

2. INVESTIGATE the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to determine the extent of this egregious violation of the United States Constitution, make public the results of the investigation, and file felony charges against Lt. Tim Schellenberg for his complicity, as well as all other officers involved in the recording of these constitutionally protected conversations. 

The DA’s office should establish a commission to investigate the seemingly widespread violations of constitutional rights of our community by the Sheriff’s office immediately and pursue the appropriate criminal charges. This commission should have representation from community based and civil rights organizations.

For more information, please contact Urban Peace Movement at: info@urbanpeacemovement.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2399254996964551/

3. Tuesday, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, 5% Is Too High! City Council Special Session on Rents

Alameda City Hall

2263 Santa Clara Ave.

Alameda

Alameda City Council is holding a special session to discuss changes to our rent ordinance. As of now, the agenda does not include a real rent cap or just-cause eviction protections.
This is a crucial moment for Alameda renters! This is our best opportunity this year to get stronger tenant protections in Alameda. We need a strong showing.

Prepare a one-minute statement sharing your story of unfair increases or eviction. Let them know that the 5% trigger has become the floor for rent increases. #FiveIsTooHigh

Ideal to arrive at 4:30 for the 5-7pm special session. This is most important.

If you can’t make the special session, the backup option is non-agenda public comment at about 7:15 during the regular meeting. Sign up for that by 7.

Sponsor: Alameda Renter’s Coaliton

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2507881005943322/

4. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, 500 Years: Life in Resistance

1 B Hearst Field Annex

UC Berkeley

Berkeley

The Native American Student Development Office and Central Americans for Empowerment will be hosting a screening of the documentary 500 Years: Life in Resistance followed with a Q&A with narrator Irma Alicia Veláquez Nimatujj and activist Rigoberto Queme Chay.

The majority of the documentary focuses on the voices of Indigenous women in Guatemala; it is split into three segments covering the trial of Efraín Ríos-Montt on charges of genocide, the struggle against megaprojects and land theft, and the 2015 Guatemalan uprising against Otto Pérez Molina. 

Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, violence

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/320999788600772/

5. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Bay Area Refuse Fascism Discussion and Planning Meeting

Sports Basement – SF

1590 Bryant St.

SF

THE TIME OF WAITING FOR A SAVIOR MUST BE OVER — THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER

History is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1005741529813437/

Wednesday, April 3

6. Wednesday, 10:30pm – 2:00pm, More Affordable Homes in SF! Say YES to COPA!

Budget Cmte. Hearing

SF City Hall, Rm. 250

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

SF

It is crucial that the community come in support of COPA for the Budget Committee hearing. This will be our chance to help push COPA through the Board of Supervisors. Do not miss out on this opportunity to stand up for this very important pathway to more affordable housing in San Francisco. 

If you would like more information on COPA, please visit www.sfccho.org.

Sponsors: Council on Community Housing Organizations, Housing Rights Committee of SF, Tenderloin Neighborhood Corp., PODER SF, GLIDE, Coalition on Homelessness, South of Market Community Action Network, Jobs with Justice SF, YAH, SF Housing Development Corp

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2223579214550060/

7. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, No Tasers! Sunshine Task Force Meeting 4pm arrive at 5:30-6pm

SF City Hall, Rm, 408

Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place

SF

This unusual action by the Task Force to Review the decision by POLICE COMM SIGNALS THEY ARE SICK OF BEING IGNORED!

It starts at 4PM but our Item is last on the agenda so if you can come by 5:30 or even 6PM that would be great!


We all have done work to stop letting Tasers get in the hands of SF Police. The Police Commission failed to support the Unanimous decision of the Sunshine Task Force to affirm that the vote for Tasers was a violation of the Brown Act.


The President of the Police Comm. Hirsch admitted that the sheriffs didn’t let people in so he said it wasn’t the Comm fault.
That is irrelevant! It still stands as a violation!

Article by Haley Keizer 48 Hills article about the Police comm meeting https://48hills.org/2019/02/police-commission-defies-sunshine-task-force-and-refuses-new-vote-on-tasers/

Host: Magick Altman

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/302876640390316/

8. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Support the SAFE Shelter in the Embarcadero!

Delancey Street Foundation

600 Embarcadero

SF

The ongoing challenge in San Francisco is the fight for sufficient shelter and resources for those facing homelessness, because there is always push back. 

The City is hosting a follow-up community meeting on April 3 to provide an update and gather additional feedback and community input on the proposed SAFE Embarcadero Navigation Center at Sea Wall Lot 330. 

Join us at a neighborhood meeting to support expanded resources for our city’s homeless population.

For more info about the Coalition on Homelessness, visit www.cohsf.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169377146706181/

9. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Jeff Adachi Benefit Tribute: PRESUMED GUILTY

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St.

SF

Tickets: https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/jeff-adachi-tribute-presumed-guilty-tales-of-the-public-defenders/?instance_id&fbclid=IwAR3WuztdhRTTtPV8xksG_ACsGOSaEW17gW-pO3tdSOa0RMYkAdK1O4794Xw

A Benefit Evening In Honor Of Jeff Adachi & his decades of public service to our community. All proceeds to benefit the Jeff Adachi Legacy Fund! REQUIRED VIEWING FOR ALL NEW HIRES to the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, Pamela Yates’ vivid documentary chronicles the trench warfare in jails, holding cells, courtrooms & the police stations of San Francisco. Revealing a criminal justice system maze & the Public Defenders seeking justice, PRESUMED GUILTY: : TALES OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS is an emotionally enthralling cinematic tribute to the team led by Jeff Adachi, a dearly departed civic hero & an irrepressible crusader for the rights of the poor.

Public Defenders & Guests IN PERSON!

Sponsors: ROXIE Theater, KQED, Public Defende’rs Office

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2250334171905196/

10. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission (New time)

Manny’s

16th & Valencia St.

SF

STOP THE WOKE-WASHING OF THE MISSION

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.



JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00PM 

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

Thursday, April 4

11. Thursday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Free School 4: Organizing & Outreach and Leadership

Hospitality House

290 Turk St.

SF

ADA accessible space. Bag lunches will be provided. Classes will be in English with Spanish translation.

This course covers the Coalition organizing methodology, from how to gather input from constituents through to recruiting volunteers and the difference between transactional and transformative organizing. Our unique bottom up organizing technique has brought numerous successes for homeless people. This training will cover the basic “how and why” of organizing homeless people.

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info; https://www.facebook.com/events/296471494368995/

12. Thursday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Alex Nieto Memorial Final Vote,

Parks and Recreation Operations Committee

San Francisco City Hall, Room 416

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco

Now is the time to prove love, love for community, love for history, love for posterity. 

Join us, the entire community, for the Parks and Recreation Operations Committee vote for the final step to make the Alex Nieto Memorial a reality.

We are receiving opposition about the beautiful poetry that will be on the Amor for Alex Nieto plaque on Bernal Heights. This is our last obstacle before planting the monument that will serve to inspire and educate thousands, hopefully beginning in August of this year. 

We must stand up, speak out, fight back for our First Amendment freedom of speech right to speak the truth! We will not compromise La Pura Neta. Too many of our youth have been mis-educated and killed by lies. The plaque language is the beautiful truth without in any way being offensive. The message has been approved by Refugio and Elvira Nieto.

This is it in its entirety: 

“Against the violence and injustice of 59 bullets, family and grassroots community arose as a movement to promote the positive spirit and to defend the honor of a beloved young man, Alex Nieto, who was killed by the police.

Amor for Alex Nieto”

We thank you always for your support and courage.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/438605573548435/

13. Thursday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, STOP the Luxury Takeover of the Mission!

SF Planning Commission

SF City Hall, Rm. 400

1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl

SF

*3140 16th St large auto body garage across from the Roxie that wants to convert into a 3-story entertainment space including a rooftop bar is still on and must be stopped!

This area is already overcrowded with a imbalance of food and drink spaces (55%) and we need to keep our blue-collar spaces. A Subaru dealer, in fact, wants to run a repair shop at this space and is happy to work with us to get our Mission folks into these good-paying jobs.

*344 14th St is a luxury housing project that is currently offering only the bare minimum of affordable housing plus high-tech manufacturing space 90% of which will be at market-rate prices. This project will add to the displacement and gentrification of this blue-collar area of the Mission!

Sponsors: United to Save the Mission, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Our Mission No Eviction, Cultural Action Network

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/484880375354099/

14. Thursday, 6:00pm, SF Food Not Bombs Food Share 

16th & Mission BART Plaza

SF

For information or to volunteer:  send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

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!

Webpage: https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/

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 Other Actions / Events

Be sure to check the dates!!

Saturday, April 6

Saturday, Apri 6, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Rally and Action to Oppose SB 40 Protect Homeless People Civil Liberties!!

UC Hastings

200 McAllister St. (Between Hyde & Larkin)

SF

This is Scott Weiner’s town hall

Chiu, Weiner, and Ting have a community meeting at 11am and we’re PROTESTING Weiner’s introduction of Senate Bill 40 which expands conservatorship and impacts more marginalized people!

Conservatorship makes it easier to take away one’s civil liberties! Senate Bill 40 targets homeless people, people with mental illness and substance abuse and aims to take away their rights!

History: As SB-1045 was in Sacramento in 2018, civil liberties and disabilities groups opposing SB 1045 successfully pressured the legislature to add some protective clauses to SB-1045. It’s turning out that these clauses are now restricting the potential conservatees in San Francisco to 5-10 people. So Weiner is now sponsoring SB 40, which would remove some of these protective clauses to cover more people and make it easier to conserve them; in effect moving the goalposts to try to rescue a fundamentally flawed bill.

For more info and to get involved, visit https://sdaction.org/conservatorship-sb-1045/

Sponsors: Coalition on Homelessness, Critical Resistance Oakland, San Francisco Senior Disability Action, DSA – SF, Do No Harm Coaliton

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349502475771928/  Or https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/29/18822338.php

Saturday, April 6, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Walk Against Rape

Meet at:

The Women’s Building

3543 18th St. (Between Valencia & Guerrero)

SF

The Walk Against Rape is a 2.2 mile march through the Mission District of San Francisco, beginning and ending at The Women’s Building. It is an opportunity for the many communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness around sexual assault and empower survivors, their friends, families, and supporters to break the silence by walking together on the streets against rape, and declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.

For more event information: http://www.sfwarevents.org

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/14/18821917.php

Saturday, April 6, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Poor People’s Hearing Bay Area Against Racism, Poverty, War Economy, Climate Change

Taylor United Methodist Church

1188 12th St.

Oakland

This Bay Area hearing will focus specifically on homelessness, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of poverty. It is the Oakland stop on a statewide Poor People’s Bus Tour from the Yurok Indian Nation in the North down to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Bus Tour is organized the California Poor People’s Campaign which is part of the National Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. 

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/16/18821975.php   / https://www.facebook.com/events/244450359803306/

Saturday, April 6, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Talking With Kids About Race: Reading Between the Lines

Koret Auditorium

SF Main Library

100 Larkin St. (Use Grove St.)

SF

REGISTER HERE: http://sfpl.org/TalkingwithKidsaboutRace

Join award-winning illustrator and animator Christian Robinson, Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash storyteller, activist, and educator Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Islander spoken word artist June Lynn Kealoha-Hall, and educators and activists Shayna and Dylan Cureton from Abundant Beginnings.

Parents and their children, educators, and caregivers are invited for an afternoon of storytelling, story learning, story creating, as well as story evaluating…especially when stories don’t align with our values. In this interactive event, we will explore how stories can lead us into critical conversations about race and justice and share practices for being more concrete about about what racism is, how it works, and how we can stop it. We will share stories, books, and other resources to support these important conversations with young people.

Children will be included in portions of the programming, and free childcare (with advanced registration) will be provided at all other times.

Sponsors: SURJ SF & 4 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2138388942922110/

Saturday, April 6, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom

St. John’s Presbyterian Church

2727 College Ave. (@ Garber)

Berkeley

Speakers: Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Pam Africa, Judith Ritter, Jeff Mackler, and Mumia Abu-Jamal via phone

Co-Sponsors: The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, African American Studies Dept. – UC Berkeley, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Middle East Children’s Alliance

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/03/17/18822012.php

Sunday, April 7

Sunday, April 7, 10:00am – 11:00am, 3rd Anniversary of SFPD’s murder of Luis Góngora Pat

Luis’s Altar

Shotwell & 19th St.

SF

This is the monthly gathering at Luis’s altar site. It is also the 3rd Anniversary of Luis’s murder by SFPD.

Meet José Góngora Pat at his brother’s–Luis’s altar to commemorate his life. José will appreciate your company.

 All are invited.

Note: At this writing I have NOT seen an official FB announcement. If it is NOT happening, I’ll update.

You can also check : https://www.facebook.com/groups/230409604013458/  for updates.

Monday, April 15

Monday, April 15, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, XR SF: Sound the Alarm!

United Nations Plaza

50 United Nations Plaza

SF

On March 15th, more than one million of our children marched worldwide to demand action on climate change. They told us we cannot carry on living as we have been living – and they are right. They told us we have to focus on what MUST be done rather than what is politically possible or there is no hope for them – and they are right. They told us we are stealing their future with every minute of our inaction – and they are right. On March 15th, one million children around the world told us we have less than 11 years to save them and all life from assured destruction this century… And our leaders told them to go back to school. Will you let that stand? We will not.

We are Extinction Rebellion, and we declare that when our children call us to action, we will answer!

Join us on April 15th to rise up for a living future. We will not gather to beg our leaders to care. We will gather to declare that change is coming, whether our governments like it or not. This is an emergency and it’s time we all started acting like it, adults included. So come out on April 15th as we raise our voices, our trumpets and cookware, bike bells, and boomboxes with the truth on our lips! to declare this emergency for what it is and to demand that our governments worldwide do the same. 

PLEASE BRING: 
– As many additional people as possible. 
– Noisemakers of every variety

Extinction Rebellion is a 100% non-violent civil disobedience movement aimed at nothing less than radical system change. Our rebellion is fueled by our love for humanity and for all life on earth. We face the greatest existential crisis in history, but we already have the solutions we need to prevent the suffering of billions, and we will not allow a lack of political will to bring about our extinction. Join us on April 15th and onward to Rebel for Life!

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/xr-bay-area-sign-up

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/411044969659259/

Wednesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 17, 5:30pm, Innocent on Death Row: A Conversation with Kevin Cooper

McLaren Conference Room 250,

2139 Fulton

USF Campus

SF

5:30 p.m. Registration, 6 p.m. Program, 7 p.m. Reception

Free

Register: https://rsvp.usfca.edu/events/innocent-on-death-row-a-conversation-with-kevin-cooper/registration-6aacc4bb815942caba5c83116f416146.aspx?fqp=true

Kevin Cooper has been on death row for more than three decades for brutal murders he has always insisted he did not commit after a trial that was infected by corruption and racial bias. In 2004, he was hours away from execution before a court decision spared his life.  In 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA retesting.

Join Associate Professor Lara Bazelon, Cooper’s attorney Norman Hile, and Kevin Cooper as he calls in from San Quentin for a deep dive into his case, a discussion wrongful convictions generally, the importance of the new DNA testing, and Cooper’s push for a full-blown innocence investigation.

Presented by the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Racial Justice Clinic. 
Co-sponsored by Death Penalty Focus, the San Francisco Chapter of Amnesty International, UC Hastings Prisoner’s Outreach, and USF’s Criminal Law Society.

http://rsvp.usfca.edu/events/innocent-on-death-row-a-conversation-with-kevin-cooper/event-summary-6aacc4bb815942caba5c83116f416146.aspx

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Weekly Events

Wednesday’s, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission

Manny’s

16th & Valencia St.

SF

STOP THE WOKE-WASHING OF THE MISSION

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.



JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:00PM 

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

Thursday’s, 6:00pm, SF Food Not Bombs Food Share 

16th & Mission BART Plaza

SF

For information or to volunteer:  send email to sffnbvolunteers@riseup.net.

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!

Webpage: https://sffnb.org/serving-schedule/

Friday’s, 12Noon – 2:00pm Mothers on the March Against Police Murders

Hall of Injustice

850 Bryant St.

SF

DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

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.

Calling for Justice for:

Joshua Smith, Kenneth Harding Jr., Peter Yin Woo, Steven Michael Young, Dennis Hughes , Pralith Prolouring, Dale Stuart Wilkerson, Alex Nieto, Giovany Contreras Sandoval, O’Shaine Evans, Matthew Hoffman, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Alice Brown, Herbert Omar Benitez, Javier Lopez Garcia, Mario Woods, Luis Gόngora Pat, Jessica Nelson, Nicolas McWherter, Nicholas Flusche, Damian Murray, Keita O’Neil, Jesus Adolfo Delgado, Jehad Eid, and Derrick Gaines (killed by a police officer hired by SFPD)

The above named  all were killed by SFPD during DA Gascon’s reign – NOT ONE police officer has been charged! 

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Monthly Events

Every 7th Day of each month, 10:00am – 11:00am, Meet at Luis Góngora Pat’s Altar

Shotwell nr. 19th St.

SF

Join Luis’s family each month as we gather to remember Luis and support his family.

Check the facebook site for updates:  JUSTICE 4 Luis Demetrio Gongora Pat, killed by SFPD 4-7-16

Every 11th Day of each month, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Speak Out @ Japan Consulate to Stop Re-starting of Japananese Nuke Plants

San Francisco Japanese Consulate

275 Battery St. (nr. California)

SF

Join No Nukes Action when we have our monthly action at the San Francisco Japanese Consulate to opposed the restarting of Japan’s nuclear plants. The Abe government has claimed that it has “decontaminated” Fukushima and is coercing the refugees and their children and families to return to the area or lose their housing subsidies. The facts are that the melted nuclear rods are still highly dangerous and hot requiring thousands of tons of water. The government wants to release this radioactive water which is in hundreds of tanks surround the plants into the Pacifica ocean despite the opposition of fisherman and the community.

In order to get the 2020 Olympics the Abe government claimed that Fukushima problem had been solved and that it was “decontaminated”. This is was an overt brazen lie and falsification of the real situation and show the real political charter of the Abe government. 
At the same time, there is an increase in the amount of cesium in the waters around Fukushima nearly eight years after the explosion of the nuclear plants and contamination of Fukushima, Japan and the world.

The Abe government is also pushing for militarization and removal of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution that prevents military interventions outside Japan. They are also pushing for a new US military base in Okinawa despite the opposition of the mass of Okinawan people and the governor. This base would also have US nuclear ships and weapons which is presently against the US Japan Security Agreement. The US has already violated this agreement many times and used Okinawa as a base for illegal wars around the world.

Check Indybay closer to the day.

Every 21st Day of each month, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Stand with Refugio and Elvira Nieto – Monthly gathering at Alex Nieto’s altar

Bernal Hill

SF

Public transportation # 67 MUNI. Catch it on 24th St. at Mission across from McDonalds

On the monthly anniversary of Alex’s murder, the Nieto’s gather at the altar site on Bernal Hill.

All are welcomed

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.