Please hold ♥ Clark Sullivan ♥ and ♥ Mike Zint ♥ in your thoughts. Both remain hospitalized in the East Bay
Please hold the family of Nia Wilson in your thoughts – The trial is currently underway in Oakland. Nia was killed on July 22, 2018 at the MacArthur BART Station, She was attacked by John Cowell.
Please hold the family of Sahleem Kindle in your thoughts. – There was a court proceeding this morning in Oakland.
Am not back posting on a regular basis.
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A. Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Arrested. Stand with Unist’ot’en Now! – February 10, 2020
Update on 2/20 – See related articles E & D. RCMP is moving very rapidly on Indigenous People and their supporters.
B. Israeli Soldiers Abduct Sixteen Palestinians In West Bank – February 10, 2020
C.Trump’s Homelessness Czar Seeks to Further Criminalize the Homeless – February 9, 2020
D. Connecting a Canadian First Nations’ Sovereignty to Dredging the San Francisco Bay February 9, 2020
E. ALL EYES ON WET’SUWET’EN – February 8, 2020
F. Law enforcement is now buying cellphone location data from marketers – February 7, 2020
G. RAY McGOVERN: German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange – February 6, 2020
See Action # 3
1. Stop the Prosecution of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale
2. Marco is 5 years old. He had a skull fracture. He’s in detention. Add your name to demand ICE release Marco so that he can get the care he needs
3. DO NOT EXTRADITE JULIAN ASSANGE to the USA
4. Tell Congress Save DACA
Monday, Feb. 10 – Thursday, Feb. 13
Monday, February 10
1. Monday 8:00am, Court Support Request for Trial Proceeding of Sahleem Tindle – Killed by W. Oakland BART Police
Oakland Federal Court House
1301 Clay St.
On January 3, 2018, Sahleem Tindle was shot and killed by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu near the West Oakland BART Station.
The family of Yolanda Banks Reed,Mother of Sahleem Tindle is requesting support at the Trial Proceeding for Sahleem
2. Monday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Show Up Speak Out – regarding People’s Park
2495 Bancroft Way
UC Capital Strategies is asking for public comment on the plan to develop People’s Park
A public forum on People’s Park. Mayor Arreguin and UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Christ are hosting a public forum to rally support for the final devastation of People’s Park. Along with the development plan, they will discuss what the mayor calls “the displacement plan”. There is no particular reason why the dorm must be built on People’s Park. UC Berkeley does have other locations to build a dorm.
There are no plans for a replacement park. Despite owning several empty lots in Berkeley, the UC has not offered one to be a replacement user-developed, community open space. Such an issue circles back to the question: if there are empty lots, why not build there instead?
Attend this meeting to challenge their narrative.
Host: People’s Park Defense
3. Monday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue
Sutardja Dai Hall,
Banatao Auditorium (#310)
Film – Documentary: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies
The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary. Inside Japan, the issue is dividing the country across clear ideological lines.
Supporters and detractors of “comfort women” are caught in a relentless battle over empirical evidence, the validity of oral testimony, the number of victims, the meaning of sexual slavery, and the definition of coercive recruitment. Credibility, legitimacy and influence serve as the rallying cry for all those involved in the battle. In addition, this largely domestic battleground has been shifted to the international arena, commanding the participation of various state and non-state actors and institutions from all over the world. This film delves deep into the most contentious debates and uncovers the hidden intentions of the supporters and detractors of comfort women. Most importantly it finds answers to some of the biggest questions for Japanese and Koreans: Were comfort women prostitutes or sex slaves? Were they coercively recruited? And, does Japan have a legal responsibility to apologize to the former comfort women?
Q&A session after the film with the director, Miki Dezaki.
4. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Soul of a Nation: Art in the era of black power
Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak St.
“The internationally acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, organized by Tate Modern in London, focuses on art made in the pivotal decades between 1963 and 1983, when issues of race and politics dominated and defined both public and private discourse. Rarely has an exhibition of historical art seemed so contemporary — and provoked so much discussion among its numerous viewers in Europe and the United States.”
Tuesday, February 11
5. Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:30pm, No to U.S. Aggressions and Interventions
SF Federal Building
90 7th St. (7th & Mission St.)
Mothers on the March and Black and Brown for Justice, Peace, and Equality Demand:
– An End to the Genocide in Palestine, Yemen and of Native Americans.
– An End to the United States government’s interference in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran etc.
– An End to the United States funding of aid to these fascists governments and the $40 Billion to Israel.
We demand that United States of North America, military budget given to these governments be used in the U.S. to fund homes for the homeless and for healthcare for all, and NOT to fund the killing of people around the world!
All are welcomed – weekly demonstration every Tuesday.
6. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Stop The 2020 Olympics in Japan, End Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons, Defend Fukushima Families
SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St (nr. California)
Join the No Nukes Action NNA to demand the cancellation of the Olympics in Japan and Fukushima. The Abe government lied to the International Olympic Committee and the people of the world that Fukushima had been “decontaminated”.
A study has found hot spots on the 2020 Fukushima Torch Relay that will start in March. The government is threatening to release 1.5 million tons of radioactive water with tritium and other dangerous material in the Pacific ocean. This is an environmental crime and threat to all humanity. The release will contaminate the entire Pacific rim and must be opposed.
We cannot be silent as the Abe government with the collusion of the IOC continues to greenwash the Olympics in Japan.
The government is threatening to release 1.5 million tons of radioactive water with tritium and other dangerous material in the Pacific ocean. This environmental crime and threat to all humanity must be opposed.
The Government is also demanding that families return to Fukushima and has actually built public schools near the Fukushima plant to show that it is safe. These children are used as guinea pigs as the government continues to try to remove the melted nuclear rods from the broken down plants.
The Abe government is also moving to militarize and remove Article 9 from the constitution which disallows offensive war and the use of Japanese military forces outside Japan. Despite this law, the government is sending military naval vessels to the Middle East to join with the US and other imperial powers in threatening the people of the Middle East.
If your organization would like to endorse and speak at the rally please contact our committee
No Nukes Action Committee
7. Tuesday, 3:00pm – 9:00pm, CA Youth vs. Big Oil Oakland Art Build
955 7th St.
A youth coalition of organizers from throughout the state will be hosting an art build to offer time to create art for the upcoming State of the State action in Sacramento on February 19th. We will be showing up in masses to put pressure on Gavin Newsom and need your help to make it happen! During our time together we will also offer trainings, performances, food, open mic, and art supplies for ambient creativity and community time as we also kick off our upcoming State Tour to put pressure on Gavin Newsom.
We would love for you to join us in co-creating art and a vision to plan actions throughout the state leading up to the April 22, 2020 Earth Day Strikes.
tentative program is as follows:
3pm – 6pm Opening/Open Time for Art Creation/Snacks
6pm – 7pm Crisis Break storytelling from the California Allegory
7pm – 9pm Open Mic/Performances/Dinner
Learn about Last Chance Alliance:
8. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, & Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Socialist Feminism: The 1st Decade
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis)
A history of the early years of the first socialist feminist party amidst the backdrop of the Vietnam War, civil rights struggles and the eruption of the women’s liberation and LGBT movements.
Wednesday, February 12
9. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, KPFA Press Conference – KPFA-FM Building on the Auction Block
1929 MLK Jr. Way
KPFA Unpaid Property Tax Bill Hits $486,000;
Alameda Tax Collector Schedules Public Auction
Berkeley – KPFA-FM management has not paid property taxes to Alameda County for the last six years for the station’s studio in Berkeley. As a result, the County Tax Collector’s office has announced its intention to seize the property for public auction.
Board members, staff and listeners are asking: Is this the result of incompetence or internal sabotage? The plan to turn KPFA into NPR-type programming was defeated in 1999, yet the rogue KPFA management has engineered a financial meltdown through deliberate fiscal mismanagement to force its hand once again. This has resulted in an imminent auction of the Berkeley building.
The engineered financial meltdown also explains why:
• There was a violent seizure of the WBAI studio in New York during a successful fund drive.
• There have been repeated failures to submit timely audits, causing a loss of CPB grants.
Tracy Rosenberg, former Treasurer of the Pacifica National Board warns that, “The situation is grave and serious. I hear the paternal ‘let management take care of it’, but that was tried and for seven years management did not take care of it. So the whole community needs to get KPFA out of this pickle.”
In addition to financial mismanagement, Pacifica’s anti-war mission is under threat. KPFA was known for broadcasting often lone anti-war voices in the midst of “embedded” journalism and for stepping outside of the two-party political framework with in-depth analysis rarely found in mainstream media. Instead of following this unique and crucial tradition, KPFA has been regurgitating mainstream media arguments and management has canceled popular programs without due process: Guns and Butter, Twit Wit Radio, Discreet Music, WorkWeek.
See Indybay site for details!
Host: Defend KPFA & Pacifica
10. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Beds 4 Bayview Coalition Meeting
SF Public Library – Bayview / Linda Brooks Burton Branch
5075 3rd St.
Let’s meet and catch up on the latest developments with the United Council of Human Services, and help us discuss and plan how we can best support the community’s demands for beds in the Bayview neighborhood.
You can help us push for these improvements on the city’s plan for the shelter in the Bayview:
• 100 beds that can be referrals from the Bayview community at places such as Mother Brown’s
• The ability for people to use the shelter as long as they need in order to get into permanent housing, instead of cycling on and off the streets every 30 days
• Hire and staff from the local community
• Ongoing community involvement and input in the project
11. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Queer Koreans & #MeToo: A reportback from Seoul & beyond
Rockwood Leadership Institute
will make sure that the venue is ADA-accessible and low-fragrance. More access information to come shortly.
In 2018, KACEDA (kaceda.org) published a national report on queer Korean Americans and experiences of domestic/sexual violence. Since then, we have facilitated workshops on identifying abuse and supporting survivors in our communities in Seoul, Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York City. In Korea, we were able to spend extended time with organizer friends to exchange ideas, stories, resources, and strategies, and are excited to share some of these back with our community in Oakland.
Come join Stacy and Hyejin in discussing lessons learned and ways forward. We will share stories and observations from the different cities and collectives we were able to build with, with a special focus on how queer Korean organizers in Seoul are thinking about and addressing rape and partner abuse in their formations.
12. Wednesday, 6:30pm, Food Not Bombs Food Sharing
16th & Mission
4:00pm Food prep and cooking!
We will prepare and cook at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1661 15th Street (at Julian) beginning at 4:00 PM every
Volunteers are welcomed
13. Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, COMBATANTS FOR PEACE: AN INTERFAITH WORKSHOP
World Affairs Auditorium
312 Sutter St., Suite 200
In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace (CfP). The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots movement was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Together they work to end the Israeli occupation and bring peace, justice and equality to both peoples. Combatants for Peace is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons
Join us for a special evening that will bring together Bay Area Interfaith Clergy leaders, along with two CfP activists (one from Israel, one from Palestine), to participate in a discussion about the impact of the work being done by activists to bring about peace and civil society in Israel and Palestine.
Palestinian Activist, Combatants for Peace
Rabbi Amy Eilberg
Director, Pardes Rodef Shalom (Pursuer of Peace) Communities Program
Member, Israeli Combatants for Peace
Founder, Qalbu Maryam Women’s Mosque
Rev. Anna Rossi
Succentor, Grace Cathedral
Host: World Affairs Council
14. Wednesday, 8:30pm – 10:30pm, Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State
Omni Commons (check board for room)
4799 Shattuck Ave
We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” — 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.
We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.
Thursday, February 13
15. Thursday, 9:00am – 11:00am, Oppose Ala. County’s Plan to Spend $75 million on Camp Sweeney
Alameda County Administrative Bldg, 5th Floor
1221 Oak St.
Alameda County wants to spend $75 million to rebuild its
juvenile probation camp, Camp Sweeney, at 100 beds when there are currently only about 15 youth held there. But schools are closing and people are struggling to pay skyrocketing rents. Tell Alameda County to invest in our future, not in incarceration!!
Host: Urban Peace Movement
16. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Rooted in Enslavement: History of American Medicine & the Exploitation of the Black Body
UCSF Mission Hall , Room 1407
550 16th St.
SPEAKER: Dante King
Executive Leader of Diversity, Culture, Equity and Employee Experience for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) (https://www.danteking.com/)
The Black body has been exploited as a tool by others since the first enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of Virginia in 1619. Many industries such as cotton, sugar cane and tobacco were built on the backs of Black people to create the wealth inequality that we see today.
What is seldom discussed is the many ways in which the fields of healthcare and medicine were also developed and continue to flourish under the same systems of enslavement and Jim Crow.
Dante King, a Bay Area expert in the advancement of equity, inclusion, and equality, will discuss the history and experiences of the enslaved and their descendants, and how the Medical Industrial Complex owes its development, foundation, and success to the experimentation and commodification of Black bodies.
Host: UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative
SAVE the DATES
Saturday, February 15
Saturday, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Black-Palestinian Solidarities: Pedagogical Implications
518 Valencia St.
Please join AMED Studies Open Classrooms at two roundtable discussions in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, February 15th (2:30-5pm) at 518 Valencia, and Wednesday, February 26, 12:30-1:45pm, at San Francisco State University.
Confirmed speakers include:
* Frances M. Beal, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Third World Women’s Alliance
* Nesbit Crutchfield, SFSU Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front
* Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Information, Black Panthers Party
* Phil Hutchins, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
* Terry Collins, SFSU Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front.
February 15th roundtable at Freedom Archives will be moderated by Rabab Abdulhadi, Director and Senior Scholar, AMED Studies, SFSU
February 26th roundtable at San Francisco State University will be moderated by Jamal Dajani, AMED Studies Lecturer and Arab Talk Radio host.
Inspired by the Spirit of ’68 and the long history of anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist struggles, these AMED open classrooms/roundtable discussions will launch the next phase of Teaching Palestine:Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice.
Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice (a) reflects our commitment to justice-centered knowledge production by digging deeper into the past, asking questions that might not seem intuitive or comfortable, and bringing histories of seemingly disparate struggles into the same historical imaginary; (b) preserves narratives at the risk of deliberate erasure by maintaining our praxis of compiling oral histories and archival records of comparative histories; (c) carves out spaces for intergenerational conversations that pass on elders’ legacies of the past to the leaders of today; and (d) models best practices in university-community partnerships in SFBA, the US, Palestine and elsewhere that are transparent, accountable and respectfully reciprocal (irrespective of coercion, intimidation or bullying.
Accordingly, these two Teaching Palestine roundtables will feature Black leaders who have been part of significant historical moments in Black Palestinian solidarities:
1. The 1970 New York Times Statement expressing solidarity with Palestine and a clear anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist perspective that parted ways with Black support for Zionism and Israel.
2. The 60th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) that was falsely accused of anti-Semitism following its statement on Palestine. its 60th anniversary.
3. The 1968-69 SFSU Student Strike, led by the Black Student Union (BSU) and the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) with insistence on that demanded relevant, public and accountable education, including a school for Third world studies, and exhibited staunch opposition to imperialism and Zionism
4. The 2016 US Prisoner Solidarity, Academic and Labor Delegation to Palestine during which former US prisoners and members of the Black Panthers Party met with Palestinian freed prisoners and leaders of the Afro-Palestinian community in the old city of Jerusalem.
5. The Defense of California Ethnic Studies Curriculum and AMED Studies against Zionist and right wing attacks.
Host: AMED Studies at SFSU
Monday, February 17
Monday, 10:00am – 11:30am, Wake the ZUCK Up (at his house)
21st St. & Dolores
This Presidents Day, we will gather outside Mark Zuckerberg’s house near Dolores Park to let him know that we won’t be quiet in the face of his company undermining our democracy.
We are not sure what billionaires brunch on, but let’s give him some food for thought and a piece of our minds. It will be fun. We will be loud. And we will bring plenty of democracy bagels for everybody who shows up with a sign or a noisemaker.
Why? Zuckerberg’s San Francisco Bay Area technology company — Facebook — refuses to take responsibility for lies, hate, and disinformation spread on its platform. This irresponsibility is alarming — especially in light of the 2020 elections.
Facebook sells ads to U.S. politicians but imposes zero restrictions on lies and false claims and is happy to profit from micro-targeted advertising that’s being used to misinform, manipulate and incite hatred among vulnerable voters.
Facebook should recognize it has created a monster and stop politicians from being able to “buy and lie” in their campaign advertising in 2020. But don’t expect Facebook to let go of so much lucrative attention and influence without a fight. We are ready to fight and to wake the Zuck up!
Hosts: Global Exchange, Media Alliance, Indivisible SF Peninsula and CA-14, Raging Granny Action League, and the crew at Don’t Let Facebook ZUCK UP Our Democracy.
Sunday, February 23
Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Oscar López Rivera, Two Years Later Resistance and Resilience
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St.
Serving 36 years in prison, Oscar López Rivera is the longest held Puerto Rican political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence, regarded as the “Nelson Mandela of the Americas.” In 2017, as the result of a broad human rights campaign, Pres. Obama commuted his sentence only days before leaving office.
Since then, he has continued to energetically advocate an end to U.S. colonialism, and resumed his role as an organizer, deepening his relationship to the municipalities of Loiza and Comerio and working to establish a community center in Rio Piedras, from which to train organizers to develop the capacity for community self-reliance, mutual aid, and self-governance.
Of particular interest for Oscar on this Northwest US tour, is to educate students, academics, and communities about the campaign to audit Puerto Rico’s $74 billion debt.
Don’t Extradite Assange
Monday, February 24
1 Sansome St.
Join us in solidarity and protest on the first day of the UK Extradition Hearing for Julian Assange.