Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Tuesday, Oct 15 – Thursday, Oct. 17 (from Adrienne Fong)

Am not back posting on a regular basis

– Please post your events on Indybay

    Thank you to all who are – you can also see listings for other events not listed here.

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A. Deal reached over shutdown of long-term mental health beds – October 14, 2019

BRadiation Alert: Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan Sweeping Away Radioactive Soil & Waste

C. Indigenous Movement Declares Victory as Ecuador’s President Repeals Austerity Decree and Ends Violence  – October 14, 2019

D. California power shutoff: how PG&E’s actions hit the medically vulnerable the hardest – October 11, 2019

E. Another judge rules against Trump on border wall – October 11, 2019

F. SFPD officer accused of lying under oath after severely beating bicyclist in SF’s Mission – October 11, 2019

G. Israel to build camps as preparation for displacing Arab citizens – October 8, 2019


1. No More Sneaky Backdoors for the FBI

2. Tell the EPA to keep GMO mosquitoes out of our environment!

3. Hold Hearings on the Trump FCC’s Response to the Communications Crisis in Puerto Rico

4. No more school lunch debt. Support the No Shame at School Act.


Tuesday, October 15 – Thursday, October 17

Tuesday, October 15

1. Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Everyday is Indigenous Peoples Day Rally

Sproul Plaza
Bancroft Way

UC Berkeley’s students call for UC-wide action to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples protecting their sovereign rights and sacred sites.

This event follows the Hawaiian Kapu Aloha code of conduct of mutual respect in engagement.

Host: Mauna Kea Protectors – UC Berkeley


2. 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 raise awareness and STOP the GENOCIDE of the Palestinian People by the state of Israel.

Sponsors: Mothers on the March Against Police Murders and Black and Brown for Justice and Equality

3. Tuesday, 7:30pm, Debate: Candidates for SF  District Attorney  – Protest Suzy Loftus’s appointment as interim DA of San Francisco

Manny’s – Outside
3092 16th St. (@ Valencia St.)

7:30pm:  Protest Suzy Loftus’s un-democratic appointment as SF Interim district attorney, by San Francisco’s Mayor.– Expose the TRUTH!

8:00pm:  Manny’s – Debate Night: San Francisco’s District Attorney

In 2016, then President of the SF Police Commission, Suzy Loftus, by her silence allowed and participated in the murders of Alex Nieto, Luis Gongora Pat, Amilcar Perez-Lopez. Mario Woods, and Jessica Nelson. To this day none of the cops have been charged with murder.

When SFPD was exposed for sharing racist, sexist, and homophobic texts, Loftus once again did nothing to hold SFPD accountable.

Host: Mothers on the March Against Police Murders! And Black & Brown For Justice Peace And Equality

Please remember that there’s a boycott of Manny’s –

There will be two other opportunities to hear the candidates at different venues.

4. Tuesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of a Police Killing – Luis Góngora Pat

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics

518 Valencia St.


Spanish interpretation provided with headphones

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


5. Tuesday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm, Guerrilla Projections & Songs of Rebellion

Governor Edmund G. Brown Building
505 Van Ness Ave. (Corner)

GUERRILLA PROJECTIONS: Come Join Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area for Guerrilla Projections by our friends at San Francisco Projection Department.

SING: songs of Rebellion and Climate justice, taught and sung, led by María Xiomára Dorsey and Masumi Hayashi-Smith of Thrive Street Choir.

SOLIDARITY GROUP PHOTO: : This is your chance to take part in a group photo – to be taken as we sing together – which we will share with Extinction Rebellion International. Show solidarity with the global rebellion!

NEXT DAY: Please invite everyone to join the action in SF the next day. We will be ringing in our upcoming Swarming and a Die-In action in in SF on the following day, Wed Oct 16, at 12 Noon sharp.
See event link for details:

Hosts: Extinction Rebellion SF, SF Projection Dept. Extinction Rebellion US


Wednesday, October 16

6. Wednesday 7:00am – 1:30pm, Die-In for Life

Civic Center / UN Plaza Station Farmers Market

Join Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area as we participate in the Global October Rebellion for a Fossil Fuel Free California with Swarming and a Die-In. This is an open action, anyone moved to participate is welcome to join us as we illustrate the catastrophic consequences of inaction on the climate catastrophe.

SWARMING: Meet @ Civic Center BART Station UN Plaza entrance. Groups of rebels will venture into the streets to spread the message about climate action.

First shift meets at 7,

Second shift @ 8, and so on every hour until noon. On site training offered.

Please RSVP for headcount:

– Arrive at 11:30 am
– Look for the Climate Anxiety Tent near the SF Library at Larkin St. More instructions will be given there.
– Wear everyday, comfortable clothes.
– Be extremely respectful of the farmer’s market and surrounding community activity.

Hosts: Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area, 350 Bay Area, Fossil Free CA, Extinction Rebellion USA


7. Wednesday, 4:10pm – 6:00pm, Berkeley Graduate Lecture: Prison abolition, and a mule

Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way

Free & Open to public

The Bancroft hotel is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodation, email or call 510.643.7413 ten days in advance.

Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will discuss what would replace prisons, how people who cause harm could be dealt with in the absence of incarceration, and why abolition would make everyone safer and our society more just.  He’s a legal analyst on MSNBC. He frequently consults on issues of race and criminal justice. His work has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Nightline, and The ABC, CBS and NBC Evening News. Butler lectures regularly for the American Bar Association and the NAACP, and at colleges, law schools, and community organizations throughout the United States.

This lecture is also part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.


8. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.


9. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective Speaks

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall

1924 Cedar (@ Bonita)

Suggested donation: $10 – $20 – no one turned away.

Join us to hear from three of the Embassy Protection Collective. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese from Washington DC and David Paul from San Francisco will be touring Northern California to speak about the latest on Venezuela and what local activists can do to oppose the US blockade against the South American country. After 37 days of struggle to protect the Venezuelan Embassy, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dr. Adrienne Pine, and David Paul were arrested by federal agents and are currently fighting the charges against them.

Co-sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee (SJC), the International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity, and Task Force on the Americas


10. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Book Discussion of The Testaments

Revolution Books Berkeley
2444 Durant Ave

Come give you opinions and insights or listens to others’ comments on Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.


Discussion of The Testaments

11. Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Townhall: Community Input on Independent Oversight of OPD

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 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.

Please also complete our online survey, for additional community input:http

Hosts: APTP + 2 Other groups


Thursday, October 17

12. Thursday, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Save the ARF! Stop Evictions from Mental Health Care Residence.

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

9:30am – Rally on steps of City Hall

10:00am – Hearing in 2nd Floor

Our City’s most vulnerable residents, who depend on quality mental health care and housing provided by the Adult Residential Facility at SFGH, have been given notices of eviction! The Mayor and the Department of Health have still not rescinded those notices, despite months of protests, actions, media coverage and public pressure. Instead, they have taken baby steps and given lip service to issue, while also admitting to an entrenched pattern of dysfunction and poor management at the facility. SF is in the midst of a mental health and a housing crisis! It is nothing short of irresponsible and heartless to remove some of the very few long term mental health beds we have at this time. JOIN US FOR A RALLY AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS THE CUTS TO THE MENTAL HEALTH BEDS.


13. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, The Black Panther Party of 1966 and the New United Panthers

The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St.

The New Afrikan Black Panther Party developed first from within the prisons of Amerika and is now building programs and organizations in communities across the country. Their concept of a United Panther Movement embraces all peoples and seeks to build a movement that can thoroughly transform society. We seek to open a discussion about the ongoing possibilities and challenges of the continuing quest for liberation and justice.

Shaka Zulu, chair of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, was recently released from prison and is on a national tour from his base in Newark, New Jersey. Since Shaka Zulu’s release, the NABPP has been organizing “No Prison Fridays” protests in Newark. These mass rallies, which quickly grew from a few dozen to several hundred protesters from local communities, began in opposition to official plans to build a youth prison in Newark

George Katsiaficas graduated from MIT in 1970 while in solitary confinement after being convicted of “disturbing a school” for organizing anti-war protests. He moved to California, where he was part of a deep network of counter-cultural counter-institutions during the 1970s. He was long active against the CIA and for Palestinian self-determination.

Sponsored by Critical Resistance Oakland Chapter and the Freedom Archives – for more information 415 863-9977 –


 Friday, October 18

Friday, 9:30am – 12:30am, Close 850 Bryant Now: Hearing at Board of Supervisors!

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

Join the effort to Close 850 Bryant and Build a Better San Francisco! Come to the hearing on Friday October 18th at 10:30am to hold our government accountable.

— Coffee and Comradery: Join us at 9:30am directly across from City Hall (Polk Side) in the Civic Center plaza to share in coffee, tea, and breakfast. Learn about the campaign and connect with other members of the coalition.

— Supervisors’ Hearing: Enter City Hall at 10:30am to make our presence seen and heard at the hearing. Please plan to share public comment. We will have talking points available.

Hosts: No New SF Jail, & 5 Other groups.


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