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A. Baghdad protests: At least ‘10 dead and more than 200 injured’ as riot police open fire – October 1, 2019
B. Japanese citizens nationwide opposed to Pacific Ocean discharge of Fukushima radioactive water support storage and processing – October 1, 2019
C. City solution to Clinton Park anti-homeless measures: ‘larger boulders’
D. On 76th Friday Great March of Return: Palestinian Civilian Killed and 86 Civilians Injured, including 22 children, 4 female paramedics and 5 Male Paramedics
September 28, 2019
E. Julian Assange’s father to receive award on behalf of his son – September 28, 2019
F. House subcommittee approves Yucca Mountain bill – September 26, 2019
1. PROTECT the Whistleblower!
2. End U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen in the NDAA now!
The U.S. is STILL selling bombs and giving military information to fuel the brutal unending Saudi-led war in Yemen. There will be no justice for Jamal, no justice for the people of Yemen until we force an end to ‘business as usual’ between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
3. Urge the IDB to Investigate the Hidroituango Dam and its Human Rights Violations!
The Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IBD) must accept responsibility for the blatant human rights violations and environmental harm emanating from the controversial Hidroituango dam in Colombia that they financed.
Construction of the Hidroituango dam in the middle of a still-active conflict zone in Colombia has resulted in violent human rights abuses, including forced displacement, intimidation, and even assassinations of rights defenders, as well as environmental degradation from drying up the vital Cauca River.
4. No GMOs in Organic! Sign by midnight October 3
Wednesday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 8
Wednesday, October 2
1. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing – Every Wednesday
16th & Mission
We are resuming weekly sharings on Wednesdays at the 16th/Mission BART Plaza
We will prepare and cook at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1661 15th Street (at Julian) beginning at
4:00 PM every Wednesday, except for the 4th Wednesday of the month
We will continue preparing and cooking at Station 40, 3030B 16th Street (between Mission and Julian) beginning at
3:00 PM on the 4th Wednesday of the month
We always need volunteers. More information here:
Thursday, October 3
2. Thursday, 10:00am – 12Noon, Protect Refugees SF: Cambodian Deportation Defense Rally
630 Sansome St.
The Cambodian American community is under attack by ICE AGAIN. ICE is scheduling check-ins for Cambodian Americans with deportation orders on October 3rd at the San Francisco ICE building. WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY FROM DEPORTATION. We are hosting a rally in support of impacted folks and their families who have check-ins that day.
This is an action in support of other Cambodian community members that have check-ins.
We need folks to:
– Support folks with check-ins by showing up and letting them know there is a community that supports, loves, and will fight for them
This event is in conjunction, and in solidarity with the deportation defense rallies across the nation.
Host: Asian Prisoner Support Committee
3. Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, In the Name of Humanity, the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go—NOW!
3858 Cesar Chavez
Come to a Mass Meeting to Consider and Plan for Sustained Non Violent Mass Protest Beginning this October
The world as we have known it is being torn asunder. This requires getting out of our comfort zones and not allowing our differences to stand in the way of rising together in an unprecedented, unrelenting mass struggle to confront the danger of a Trump/Pence fascist America. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Be OUT NOW!
Hosts: Refuse Fascism Bay Area & Vigil for Democracy
Friday, October 4
4. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Mothers on the March Against Police Murders –Weekly action
Hall of Injustice
850 Bryant St.
DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
All are invited to join us (Even if it’s for a few minutes) to demand that District Attorney George Gascon charge police officers with murder. Stand with ALL families who have lost loved ones to police murders. This is a movement towards police accountability. If we keep accepting the way things are, we’ll, never make any true progress that benefits the people. 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!
Host: Mother’s on the March
5. Friday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Voluntary Services First Coalition Meeting
Senior Disability Action
1360 Mission St., #400 (Between 9th & 10th Sts.)
The Voluntary Services First Coalition formed to oppose the expansion of conservatorships authorized by SB1045 and to be broadened under SB40. Even though the SF Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to expand conservatorships (without additional funding) by using police initiated 5150 holds as a main critieron to involuntarily conserve people, we continue to resist these detentions.
Please join us at our next meeting. More information about conservatorships: https://sdaction.org/conservatorship-sb-1045/
Saturday, October 5
6. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Community Town Hall on Oakland A’s New Stadium Proposal
Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
1188 12th St.
The A’s claim they are “rooted in Oakland” — but if we don’t act now their new stadium could UPROOT our communities! Join us on Oct. 5th to demand that any new stadium benefits our community, not just the billionaires!
Oakland City Council and Port Commission are considering a new MEGA stadium complex on our public land near Jack London Square. Without a strong, legally-binding Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), this project will only accelerate gentrification and displacement.
We face a choice: a playground for the wealthy and out-of-town tourists—or a community-centered development that prioritizes the needs of our Oaklanders.
Let’s be truly “rooted” in the Town! We need your help to make sure any large-scale ballpark development doesn’t uproot our communities!
We demand a strong CBA that ensures good jobs, affordable housing and environmental justice for our communities, and public land for public good—not just profits to the billionaire team owners.
Hosts: East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, East Bay Housing Organization, East Bay Community Law Center, Partnership for Working Families, Causa Justa Just Cause
7. Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, SF Forum: The Arnautoff Murals, Identity Politics, Privatization & Public Education
518 Valencia St.
Tamaka Bailey – Native American elder & storyteller
Lope Yap Jr. – VP George Washington High Alumni Association
Jack Heyman – ILWU Local 10 Retired
Rex Ridgeway – Grandparent of a student at MLK and full-time school volunteer
Carol Denney – Artist and activist
Jack Gerson – Retired OEA union activist & educator
The battle over the proposed destruction of the now world-famous Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High has raised critical issues not only about art and the Communist artist Victor Arnautoff but also about public education in San Francisco and the country.
For over eighty-three years these historic murals have been at George Washington High without signage and many students have been unaware about the background and history of labor, the San Francisco 1934 General Strike and the connection with these murals.
The plan by the school district board and Eli Broad trained Superintendent Vincent Matthews to spend $850,000 to cover them over, after previously proposing to destroy them has been met with a torrent of opposition in San Francisco and around the world.
At the very same time, Matthews and the school board were proposing to cut $300,000 to the Martin Luther King MLK Middle School budget.
The school in South East San Francisco has a large proportion of African American and other minority students. At the last school board meetings, dozens of students, parents, and teachers strongly spoke out against these attacks that would destroy their school and continue the long history of racist attacks on the staff and students at the school.
While San Francisco has one of the highest numbers of billionaires in the world, the school board and superintendent have continued the attack on minority and working-class public school students, teachers, and staff including with the PAR program.
This forum will look at the history of murals and the continuing privatization of education and the crisis in the school district.
8. Saturday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Film “Gaza Fights for Freedom: w/director Abby Martin
2781 24th Street at York
Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaza-fights-for-freedom-sf-film-screening-w-abby-martin-qa-tickets-71936962391?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2jbDHFvcDPwbiLizZLx0IAb_rljoZ_rcy8ySFdGuvPPgNIDE3rpBxiHew
$15 – $75
Join Abby Martin for the one-night-only theater screening in San Francisco! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Gaza Fights For Freedom on the big screen. (Doors open at 5:30; film starts promptly at 6pm)
This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through the blockade.
This collaboration shows you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018.
The documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by mass media. Victims are heard from the ongoing massacre, including journalists, medics and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic, Razan al-Najjar.
Hosts: Empire Files and ANSWER Coalition
Sunday, October 6
9. Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, UU Forum: Defenders of Honduran Water Protectors
Unitarian Universalist Society of SF
1187 Franklin St.
Juan Lopez, Juana Martinez, Juana Esquivel and Reynaldo Ramos from Honduras are in the Bay Area to inform the public of the repression they and others in their country face in trying to defend their rivers from mining companies that are destroying the resources communities near in the Mountain Park of Botaderos in Tocoa, need to survive.
There are 31 people so far charged with crimes. They face years in jail if their appeals to drop prosecution fail. Shining a light on these injustices here in the U.S. is an important way of defending the Water Protectors and standing in solidarity with the Honduran people in their efforts to wrest justice from a corrupt, U.S. backed regime.
10. Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, In Honor of | Unveiling Event
Clarion Alley Mural Project
Between 17th & 18th Streets / Mission & Valencia
In Honor of… is a multi-faceted project of art, literature, and performances, in remembrance of hundreds of men and women who have been taken as political prisoners in Iran in recent years. They have fought for social justice, civil liberties, and worker and environmental rights. Today, they are behind bars for wanting to speak freely, practice their faith peacefully, join a union, receive fair wages, or protect the environment. The Iranian regime, however, has continued to deny them this voice and freedom.
Celebrating In Honor of …, a new mural that features seven women who are currently in prison in Iran. They are all strong advocates of various civil rights movements, including freedom of religion, workers’ rights, women’s rights, environmental rights, etc.
See FB site for program
Hosts: Clarion Alley Mural Project, United for Iran, Diaspora Arts Connection
Monday, October 7
11. Monday, Oct. 7 at 9:30am – Oct. 12 at 9:30am, SFSU Ethnic Studies 50th Anniversary Commemoration Week
San Francisco State University
View the detailed schedule of events at https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/50th.
Most Events Free
Tickets by Eventbrite
The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites you to our 50th Anniversary Commemoration Week on October 7-12. We’re hosting a series of events, including interactive presentations, panel discussions, exhibits, performances, and opportunities for inter-generational dialogue among college founders, students, faculty, staff, and our on- and off-campus colleagues.
The commemoration week includes a summit in partnership with the Associated Students of SFSU and the California State University (CSU) Council on Ethnic Studies – a consortium of over 200 faculty members from the 23 campuses of the CSU.
12. Monday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Immigrant Rights Commission District 10 Special Hearing
SF Public Library – Visitacion Valley Branch
201 Leland Ave.
Interpretation upon request
San Francisco District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton 華頌善 and the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission invite you to a special neighborhood meeting about the impact of federal policies on SF families, how we can make sure District 10 residents get counted in the #2020Census, and how to improve the quality of life of all our residents.
13. Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, SF District Attorney Candidate Forum on Immigrant Rights (See **NOTE for upcoming action)
Mission High School
3750 18th St.
Tickets by Eventbrite
ADA accessible, childcare provided and Spanish translation provided
Immigrants are a vital part of San Francisco, and the District Attorney’s policies and practices can have a major impact on this community. Join us at this important educational forum to hear from candidates for the next San Francisco District Attorney with a focus on immigrant rights.
**NOTE: PROTEST Suzy Loftus from becoming SF’s next DA!
Meet promptly at 5:30pm on the corner of 18th & Dolores St., the Dolores Park side of the street. The Black & Brown Club and Mother’s on the March Against Police Murders are calling for this action. More info when available.
Suzy Loftus’s history:
In 2016, then President of the SF Police Commission, Suzy Loftus and ex-Chief of Police Greg Suhr (supporter of Loftus), turned a blind eye to racist murders by SFPD. To name a few victims, Mario Woods, Jessica Nelson, Alex Nieto, Luis Gongora Pat, Amilcar Perez-Lopez. To this day none of the cops have been charged with murder.
During the Frisco 5 Hunger Strike Suzy Loftus did nothing to address the demands of the Hunger Strikers and supporters.
When SFPD was exposed for sharing racist, sexist, and homophobic texts, Loftus once again did nothing to hold SFPD accountable
Host of forum: Free SF (see site for list of hosting coalition)
14. Monday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Narcan Training
Korean American Community Center of SF & Bay Area
745 Buchanan St.
*The Coalition on Homelessness is using the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association Meeting as a platform to get people trained to use Narcan. Please be aware there will be a police presentation at the beginning of the meeting, this is something we don’t have control over.*
Want to learn how to save a life? Join the Coalition on Homelessness and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association for a Narcan training session with the DOPE Project’s Kristen Marshall, to be held at the HVNA’s October Public Safety Committee meeting. Learn the signs of an opiate overdose and how to reverse one with Narcan (naloxone), as well as receive info on where in SF to pick up free Narcan nasal spray kits. Narcan is an essential tool in the fight against overdose deaths, and you never know when you may get a chance to save a life, so come get trained!
Tuesday, October 8
15. Tuesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Boycott Manny’s – Weekly protest
16th & Valencia St. (outside)
From Black & Brown For Justice Peace and Equality / Mothers On The March Against Police Murders.
Why Are We Boycotting Manny’s?
The owner of Manny’s is occupying a place that the Latino community fought for! Residents of the Mission community have fought for many years to make sure that community organizations create venues/space that would benefit the black and brown community. We believe that this should be a cultural center for the youth of this area, especially at a time when so many are being displaced.
The owner of Manny’s also supports the occupation of Palestine by a so-called Zionist state of Israel that is committing genocide of the Palestinian People. Zionist also are involved with training police in the US and in other countries – like the Philippines
Support the BDS movement!
All are welcome to join us, Stop the Displacement of Black and Brown People from the Mission, help us denounce Zionism and help STOP the GENOCIDE of the Palestinian People by the state of Israel.
SAVE the DATES
Wednesday, October 9
Wednesday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Save the Date: Justice for Jessica Alva
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
10 AM – Gather @ Civic Center Plaza — Prayer Circle & Indigenous Mapping Workshop provided by Sovereign Bodies Institute
12 Noon Press Conference on City Hall Steps
Check for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/517976582270472/?active_tab=discussion
Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Townhall: Community Input for Independent Oversight of Police
Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd.
In September, APTP released a paper on best practices for independent police oversight based on our legal research, impacted families input, and lessons learned from the Oakland Police Commission, with areas to improve.
Join with us to learn more about the Oakland Police Commission and participate in a community conversation on APTP’s findings. Hear Police Commission Vice Chair and community representative Ginale Harris. We need to help inform the City Council as they draft a ballot measure which can make sure Oakland’s Police Commission has effective oversight.
Host: Anti Police-Terror Project
Monday, October 14
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Day of Action: Close the Camps Now!
Embarcadero & Folsom Sts
San Francisco Tour of Shame: End Corporate Profiteering Off Detention and Deportation! Close the Camps Now!
This Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend let us act together –
From the day he took office, Donald Trump escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out war against immigrants, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents’ arms.
2pm – Meet at Rincon Park
2:45pm – March
4:15pm – Rally at Ending Point
If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosts: DSA – SF, PSL-SF, Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – Bay Area, Movement for Peoples Party
Tuesday, October 15
Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of a Police Killing
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
514 Valencia St.
Luis Gongora Pat, a Mayan indigenous man, was murdered by San Francisco police officers on April 7, 2016 on Shotwell near 19th Street in the Mission. His killing came in the wake of other homicides by police of Black and Brown communities members.
His family pursued every legal avenue available, including a civil case which was settled in January 2019. Three and a half years later, the story at risk of being buried because the primary eyewitnesses never got their day in court. But Luís’s story must be told.
Two primary eyewitnesses—Christine Pepin and S. Smith Patrick—will present their testimony in an open setting, getting the facts onto a public record even if they couldn’t provide it in court. Adante Pointer—the family’s civil rights lawyer—will attend to support the narrative with facts on the record.
Hosts: Shaping San Francisco, San Francisco Public Library, MAYAN WAR ROOM: In honor of Luis Góngora Pat