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A. UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’ – May 31, 2019
See item # 12
B. Berkeley loves its sanctuary label, but a housing crisis is testing its liberal values
C. Black women political prisoners of the police state – May 25, 2019
D. Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement – May 20, 2019
E. Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Makes a Comeback Under Trump Selling Mercenary Armies Around the World – May 6, 2019
F. These 28 companies are building nuclear weapons – May 2, 2019
1. Tell Congress: Don’t Rubber-Stamp a Bad NAFTA Deal
See item # 5
2. Sign Our Petition to Stop Oil Drilling on Mt. Diablo and Everywhere
3. Tell Congress: Ban Saudi and Emirati Arms Sales Now!
Trump’s trying to ram through arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. And he’s doing it by claiming rarely-used emergency powers — justified by the fake emergency his administration is currently manufacturing: war with Iran.
In order to make Congress ban the $8 billion arms sales, we’ve got to act fast
4. Tell the Senate: Shut down Section 215! Stop Spying on Americans
For 18 years, the NSA has been spying on the phone records of millions of Americans, and not once have they uncovered anything useful to prevent a terrorist attack.Now the NSA is ready end their phone record spying program for good. But Republicans in the Senate, led by Sen. Richard Burr, refuse to let it go.
Saturday, June 1 – Tuesday, June 4
Saturday, June 1
California Democratic Convention in SF May 31 – June 2
ACTIONS centering on the CA Democratic Convention in SF:
1. Saturday, 7:00am – 9:00am, Ask Congress Member Pelosi To Support HR 1384 Medicare for All
Moscone Convention Center
Howard and 4th St. (3 short blocks from the Powell St BART and MUNI stop.
Pelosi will be speaking at the Democratic Convention at 7:45am at the Moscone Convention Center in SF.
We want to have our banners at the convention at 7am so the 4000 delegates can see them. We will also have leaflets that ask delegates to ask Pelosi to cosponsor HR 1384.
80% of Democrats and over 50% of Republicans support Medicare for All. Pelosi has decided to not join with the 106 Democratic Congress Members who have cosponsored HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act.
Please let Don know if you can help hold a banner and/or distribute leaflets
Contact: Don Bechler, Chair Single Payer Now at 415-695-7891
2. Saturday, 7:00am – 9:00am, Stand up to Pelosi with Single Payer NOW!
747 Howard St.
Feeling fired up about Medicare for All?! Nancy Pelosi will be speaking at the Women’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Convention. Single Payer NOW and others will be out front holding banners and chanting! We need to send a strong message to Pelosi that the people want single payer healthcare!
Sponsor: Democratic Socialist of America: San Francisco
3. Saturday, 10:30am – 1:00pm, ‘Trump Must Go’ joins ‘Impeach on the Beach!’
Great Highway & Balboa St.
Call out for ‘Handmaids’
Saturday June 1, 10:30am, Refuse Fascism will join thousands gathered for “Impeach on the Beach” to make the case that we cannot passively wait for an impeachment process that, without massive and sustained protest from below, cannot and will not happen! We are calling for handmaids to come out to tell the world that we refuse to accept the regime.
Help flyer “5 Points on the Demand for Impeachment,” https://refusefascism.org/2019/04/28/5-points-on-the-demand-for-impeachment/ and line up with others on the sand at Ocean Beach (Great Highway and Balboa Street, San Francisco) to spell out a giant IMPEACH! message, which will be caught on camera by a helicopter/– the image will reach millions who hate the regime and yearn for the day that the nightmare is over.
Too much is at stake to wait: Women’s lives, immigrants’ lives, the lives of trans folks and the life of the planet itself are at risk. Trump and Pence must go!
NOTE: – People will be standing upright on the beach for this event
To reserve your “Handmaid” costume in advance, or for info call (510) 926-8144 or email NorCal@refusefascism.org.
Please see item # 4 (below)
4. Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Impeach on the Beach
Great Highway & Balboa St.
Please bring Impeachment signs
A peaceful, no-cost, family-friendly event, hosted by IndivisibleSF.org and organizer Brad Newsham.
We have now been issued a permit for upwards of 5,000 people to attend this upcoming June 1 event, at which we will be standing upright to spell out “IMPEACH” in 150-foot-tall letters on Ocean Beach.
PLEASE sign up, so the hosts know how to plan either on facebook or for non facebook users at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impeach-on-the-beach-tickets-62277183733
— EXACT LOCATION: The banner will stretch between Stairwell 5 and Stairwell 10 of the seawall along Ocean Beach — approximately halfway between the Cliff House and the Beach Chalet Restaurant. The site is just a couple minutes walk from either the intersection of Balboa Street/Great Highway or the intersection of Fulton St/Great Highway.
— PLEASE arrive by 11 a.m., take an information sheet from one of the volunteers, and follow the directions.
— HELICOPTER: At noon, at least one helicopter and one photographer will be overhead to capture imagery that is sure to go viral.
— PLEASE DON’T BE LATE. Official completion time is 12:30, but these events usually finish early. If you arrive at 12:15, you will most likely have missed the whole event.
Size of event will stretch the size of two football fields across the sand.
if you still have energy after Impeach on the Beach, head with us over to the Moscone Center, where we’ll rally outside CADem from around 1:30-3:00. Then between 3:00 & 5:00 look out for a plane flying our IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY NOW banner around the Bay!!!]
5. Saturday, 12:30pm, Flier attendees of Moveon.org attending a forum of 2020 presidential candidates RE: NAFTA
Warfield Theater (in front)
982 Market Street
Call or text David at 415-503-7066 if you have trouble finding us.
help to demand that the “renegotiated” NAFTA in Congress should not be brought to a vote until it contains swift and certain enforcement of labor rights and protections for the environment at the very least.
Join us in flyering and passing out wearable stickers to people attending a forum of 2020 presidential candidates sponsored by Moveon.org
Sponsor: SF Living Wage Coalition
6. Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, CODEPINK at the California Democratic Party State Convention
Yerba Buena Gardens (nr. the stage)
750 Howard St.
CODEPINK models social justice (with a splash of pink) by making beautiful trouble at 2020 Presidential candidate appearances. Armed with our 10-point peace platform, we remind candidates that U.S. foreign policies should be based on respect, cooperation, diplomacy, and demilitarization. We know that change will not occur unless citizens demand it!
Volunteers needed to help hand out our 10-point peace platform, pink beads, and stickers to delegates and participants
7. MoveonOn Big Ideas Forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates
Check times below.
Big Ideas Forum online watch party on Saturday, June 1 at 3:45p.m. ET/2:45p.m. CT/1:45p.m. MT/12:45p.m. PT. to hear Senator Cory Booker, Secretary Julián Castro, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth Warren share their big ideas to create an America where everyone can thrive, and answer questions submitted by MoveOn members around the country in a conversation with Karine Jean-Pierre and Stephanie Valencia.
8. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela’s Future
Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave. (nr. Ashby BART)
Please purchase food at the pub.
Roger Harris and Mehmet Bayram, both recently returned from Venezuela, will discuss this key battleground in the U.S. ruling class’s ongoing war to overthrow independent and left-wing governments world wide. The will be joined by the National President of Veterans for Peace, Gerry Condon, who was beaten by police when he was delivering food to the activists defending the Venezuelan Embassy in Washinton, DC. All speakers have recently visited Venezuela.
co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change
Sunday, June 2
9. Sunday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, and the Threat to Free Press
As the founder, anchor, and executive director of Democracy Now! since 1996, Amy Goodman has been one of the leading voices in independent media. In this keynote address, she will discuss her decades spent covering the movements changing the world.
Then, she’ll be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Direct Action Everywhere co-founder Wayne Hsiung, and other guests for a panel on the repression faced by both journalists and activists and how we can collectively harness this backlash and bring animal rights into the mainstream. Greenwald is an expert on global surveillance and one of the most influential opinion columnists in the country.
Lecture is part of a week-long grassroots animal activism conference taking place in Berkeley.
Sponsors: Direct Action Everywhere + 3 Other groups
10. Sunday, 10:45am – 12:45pm, Monthly Codepink Golden Gate Bridge Walk
10:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 “corners”, just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge
Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent vigil in the middle.
12:00 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk.
This month’s focus: PEACE WITH IRAN
NO BLOOD for OIL!
DIPLOMACY not BOMBS!
Bring appropriate signs or hold the ones provided
11. Sunday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Film: Lobby (2nd West Coast Screening)
Redwood Gardens Community Meeting Room
2951 Derby St.
The suppressed Al Jazeera documentary on the Israel lobby in the U.S.
Al Jazeera produced a documentary on the Israel Lobby in Britain that had an explosive impact. Then they produced a documentary on the Israel Lobby in the United States. But powerful Israel partisans from the U.S. traveled to Qatar and succeeded in pressuring Al Jazeera not to release it. However, the attempt to censor this information failed when the film was leaked and posted on the Internet.
In the film, the head of Israel’s Strategic Affairs Department was filmed by an undercover reporter discussing Israel’s secret coordination with American pro-Israel groups:
” … the Israeli government decided to be a key player, it means a lot. We can bring things that usually
don’t exist in NGOs and civilian entities …. We are a different government working on foreign soil and
we have to be very, very cautious. We have three different sub-campaigns which are very, very
sensitive.Regarding data gathering, information analysis, working on activist organization, money
trail. This is something that only a country, with its resources, can do the best…”
If U can’t attend go to: Live stream ticket https://NoLiesRadio.org/lobby
Monday, June 3
12. Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Emergency Action: Protest Sweden’s Attack on Julian Assange
505 Sansome St.
Please join us to protest Sweden’s attack on Julian Assange! Fabricated “re-opening” of a bogus, charge-less, expired, old case is being used in illegal attempt to extradite Assange to Sweden. He is targeted for the “crime” of publishing U.S. war crimes. His life & our Constitutional Press & Speech freedoms are in immediate jeopardy.
Please bring signs and any bull horns you have.
Background: Please see Wikileaks dot org website
The attack and arrest by the British government and police on Julian Assange with the direct support of the US controlled Ecuadoran government and the US government is an attack on all journalists, whistleblowers, and democracy. It is aimed at closing down all alternative media. While there is no prosecution of the war criminals exposed by WikiLeaks, Assange, Chelsea Manning, Ola Bini, and other journalists and whistleblowers are under attack and imprisoned.
Sponsor: Bay Area Action Committee To Free Julian Assange
13. Monday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Free School: Anti-Oppression Training
Coalition on Homelessness
468 Turk St.
The broader movement for social justice is struggling to end the ways oppression dictates survival, access, resource distribution, and quality of life.
Anti-oppression organizing means creating and maintaining organizing spaces in which the barriers to participation that face oppressed people are minimized if not eliminated. This approach impacts everything from creating space for difficult conversations to the identity of the group and individuals within it.
Participants will build and deepen their own embodiment of and thinking around anti-oppression frames as well as leave with questions and answers to continue discussion.
Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness
14. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Racial Justice & Worker Power with Bill Fletcher Jr.
Jobs with Justice – SF
209 Golden Gate Ave.
Join us for a discussion with noted labor activist and scholar Bill Fletcher Jr. about the upsurge of worker radicalism and opportunities for building racial justice and worker power. Fletcher will be in conversation with Jennifer Alejo of MUA and Luster Howard, member leader of AFSCME 3299’s racial justice committee.
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a longtime labor, racial justice and international activist who is an editor for BlackCommentator.com and former president of the TransAfrica Forum. He is the author of “Solidarity Divided: The Crisis of Organized Labor and the New Path to Social Justice” and will be available to sign his latest book, “The Man Who Fell From the Sky”.
Sponsors: Jobs with Justice-SF, Democratic Socialist of America –SF
Tuesday, May 4
15. Tuesday, 6:45pm, Tell Hayward City Council to Vote YES on an independent investigation
Hayward City Hall
777 B St. (across from Hayward BART)
The Alameda County DA released a report clearing the officers involved in the deadly shooting of Augie Gonsalez.
At this meeting the council members will vote on whether an independent investigation is needed.
Please come support the family and tell the City Council to VOTE YES for an independent investigation.
“Our family watched the police videos of Agustin’s murder from November 15, 2018. This was shocking because not only did we sit as a family to watch this video with the Chief of HPD, Mark Koller, and listened to him speak, but the Chief of HPD shared with us that he was unsure if Augie had the safety razor in his hand when he was shot and killed by the two officers. They found the razor blade under Agustin after he was already on the ground.
Augie was killed within 7 seconds of the cops arriving to the scene. It was devastating for us to watch. In the bodycam footage worn by Philip Wooley, you see him driving with his gun. At one point it is on the steering wheel, and he even opens the door with the same hand he is holding his gun with. This tells us that Philip Wooley came ready to shoot without assessing the situation…”
Watch the 20 min video here : https://www.haywardca.gov/discover/news/2
This is shocking because the video has contradicted some statements that the Hayward Police Department have made. Augie never charged at the officers. Augie did not die the next day in the afternoon like Hayward PD Facebook stated. He died that same night. However, the family was notified 13 hours after the incident occurred
Sponsor: Family of ‘Augie’