♥ Shout out to all the parents and children – especially single parent households that are “Sheltering in Place” ♥
Am still having major internet connection problems – won’t get resolved until after the “sheltering in place” has cease
NOT back posting on a regular basis.
– Please post events on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
Thank you to all who are – See Indybay for other events.
A. A Medically Indicated Plan to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Among Unhoused People
Here is a medically informed plan developed by physicians, our CoVID19 scientists, community groups to address the crisis of our unhoused people and their safety as well as the public health in the context of this pandemic. Since the city of SF’s response was ill-informed and not endorsed by any physicians, epidemiologists or scientists we could identify, our crew with the Do No Harm Coalition decided it was time to add our voices. Thank you Dr’s Juliana Morris and Olivia Park for your tireless advocacy, Dr Charles Chiu Madhavi Dandu and GLIDE, Coalition on Homelessness, SF Rising and Board of Supes Dean Preston Hillary Ronen for your humane science-based solutions. Housing is a human right.
B. Fast Foods Workers at 50 Restaurants Across California Are Going on Strike – April 8, 2020
C. U.S. Department of Defense give 1 million masks to IDF for coronavirus use – April 8, 2020
D. Breed changes plans for massive new Moscone West homeless shelter – April 6, 2020
E. Nigeria Researching Safety of 5G Before Deployment: Government Prioritizing Health and Welfare of Citizens. – April 4, 2020
F. Edward Snowden says COVID-19 could give governments invasive new data-collection powers that could last long after the pandemic – March 27, 2020
G. OTHER VOICES: End immigration detention to save lives
1. Stop Water Shutoffs During COVID-19 Pandemic and Restore Water Access Immediately
2. Congress: COVID-19; Demand that Congress Expedite Funds and Resources to Tribal Nations
3. Tell Congress: Pass Broadband for All!
4. Federal aid must support farmers, not corporations
5. Don’t cut out hospitality workers!
6. Stop Trump’s attacks on transparency and the COVID-19 response package
7. Liberty Mutual must stop insuring tar sands
8. During This Pandemic, Support Our Public Postal Service
9. Hey, Candy Giants: Stop Destroying Rainforests
Thursday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 9
1. Thursday, 12Noon (PT), Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty – feature death penalty abolitionist, Sr. Helen Prejean
Watch LIVE (or afterwards) on the Death Penalty Action Facebook page.
- Abraham Bonowitz, Death Penalty Action (Host)
- Rob Dunham, Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), with an update on litigation around federal executions and how COVID19 is impacting scheduled executions and litigation on capital cases (DPIC does not take a position on capital punishment and appears for informational purposes only).
- Bill Pelke, Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing
- Krisanne Valliancourt Murphy, Catholic Mobilizing Network
- John Zokovitch, Pax Christi USA
4:00pm (PT) Shane Claiborne discusses Holy Week and the importance of abolishing the death penalty while sharing his free book chapter from Executing Grace entitled “The Most Famous Execution in History.” Listeners are invited to pre-read the chapter at the link below and submit questions via the comments section during the Facebook Live. https://aerbook.com/books/Executing_Grace_Chapter_5_special_excerpt-25146-163191.html?store_id=51&product_id=3200032
From: Death Penalty Action Network
2. Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Oakland Unhoused and Homeless Advocates Town Hall & Speak Out in the Age of Covid-19
https://zoom.us/j/173479762, Dial-in: +1 669 900 6833, Meeting ID: 173 479 762
New participants will encounter an online “waiting room’’ for security; please wait to be added to the main meeting by the online hosts. In case this link fails, please check http://tinyurl.com/curbsidecovid for updates.
Report by Oakland’s Unsheltered — Left to Fend for Themselves
Unsheltered residents and advocates will hold a Town Hall Speak Out organized by The Village, The East Oakland Collective, Punks With Lunch, and Love and Justice in the Streets — Oakland’s four leading unhoused service and advocacy groups. We invite unhoused advocacy organizations and curbside community members to share their observations about conditions on the ground, grassroots solutions, and what is needed from the government.
— Facilitator: Talya Husbands-Hankin of Love and Justice in the Streets
— Yanna Johnson, Outreach Worker and Advocate with The Village, Unhoused resident.
— Needa Bee, Founder and Organizer of The Village, and Unhoused resident.
— Candice Elder, Founder and Executive Director, East Oakland Collective.
— Ale del Pinal, founder of Punks with Lunch, an organization that provides meals and harm reduction supplies in West Oakland curbside communities.
— Vera Sloan, Community Advocate with curbside/unhoused residents.
— Michelle Bunker-Alberts, Family Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, Touro University Graduate School of Nursing, Founding member of One Love Center for Health, working primarily with un-housed residents in Oakland. Currently works at Highland in the women’s and pediatric clinics and inpatient psychiatric hospital providing womens’ health care.
— EmilyRose Johns, civil rights attorney defending unhoused individuals in the east bay and member of the National Lawyers Guild.
3. Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (PDT), How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism (Part 2)
An online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, hosted by Hari Kondabolu.
join us for a continuation of our online teach-in with Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, hosted by Hari Kondabolu, and featuring a musical performance by Lia Rose.
This event will also include an update from Dr. Victoria Dooley, and a video message from Arundhati Roy.
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, Debt Collective, and Democratic Socialists of America
You can watch the video of part one, from March 26, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxwLHRKaB0
The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.
We are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.
Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.
We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.
We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.
4. Thursday, 3:00pm, Bernie Ends Campaign: Next Steps for the Socialist Movement
Livestream on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/523381571659109/
Tune in to hear leaders of the PSL examine the connection between the pandemic and the capitalist global economy and its impact on the strategic calculations of the U.S. empire.
The theme of the live stream has been updated to include the PSL’s assessment of the end of the Bernie Sanders campaign and next steps for the emerging socialist movement in the United States.
Gloria La Riva
PSL 2020 Presidential Candidate
Member of the PSL Central Committee
Member of the PSL Central Committee
5. Thursday, 4:00pm, Free Them All Webinar!: Covid-19 and Racist Mass Incarceration
Register: Zoom Video conference
The COVID-19 pandemic poses as a death threat to all people who are incarcerated. The system of racist mass incarceration is now poised to commit mass murder of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and migration detention facilities. Yet there is a growing struggle, inside the walls and in our communities, to free our people now!
Workers World Party believes that prisons are concentration camps for the poor and the oppressed. This includes the thousands upon thousands of migrants and refugees who are confined in camps across the country. The system of mass incarceration does not exist to punish crimes or rehabilitate those who commit them; it exists to control excess labor population, to cage workers that capitalists find threatening or unnecessary. We must end this system once and for all.
6. Thursday, 5:00pm, Remembering Deir Yassin
Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/706666776538958/?active_tab=discussion
Join us to remember and commemorate the Deir Yassin Massacre. We will talk about the historical significance of the tragedy, the events of the Nakba, and how we can keep the story of Palestine alive.
The event will be live-streamed through the American Muslims for Palestine and chapter pages.
Dawud Assad is a survivor of the Deir Yassin massacre.
At the age of 17, Br. Dawud awoke in the early morning of April 9, 1948, to his village in flames. After narrowly escaping, he made his way to the United States, earning a Master of Science in Industrial Management and an Honorary Doctoral Degree.
In 2008, Br. Dawud released a book titled, “Palestine Rising: How I survived the 1948 Deir Yasin Massacre.” Since, he has gone on tours and speaking engagements to educate the general American public about the massacre that occurred in Deir Yassin and other tragedies forced onto the Palestinian people as a result of Zionist aspirations.
Host: American Muslims for Palestine – Minnesota and 7 Other groups
7. Thursday, 5:00pm, NARAL, America: Combating Health Disinformation National Training Webinar
NARAL will host our first training to educate our members to learn more about what health disinformation is, how it impacts our lives and our elections, and how it is spread through social media platforms like Facebook. We’ll also tell you how you can spot and stop health disinformation when you see it in your own life/social media.
Special guest Ellie Langford, NARAL’s Research Director will share tips on how to spot health disinformation – whether that’s in conversation with your family or on Twitter or Facebook – and how to combat it.
Friday, April 10
8. Friday, 8:00am, For the Healing of the Nations & the Peaceful Conversion of Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory (Virtual event)
DO NOT GO TO THE LAB
Meeting ID: 317 889 891
Or Call in: Dial by your location
+1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 317 889 891
Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fnBIyKrcc
A Virtual Service of Worship and Witness. Guest preacher: Dr. Ken Butigan
Coplanners include: Ecumenical Peace Institute & Livermore Conversion Project
9. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Friday Regenerative Activism
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 727 108 084
All are invited! We will:
– “Meet” & greet each other,
– Take some time to get grounded,
– Share resources AND
– Take Action – after discussion, participants will be invited to breakout rooms to perform the selected action (such as a phone call or social post) and report back.
Call Agenda (high level):
– 10m check-in & land acknowledgement
– 10m calm the limbic system (Guided meditation, poems, qigong, laughter yoga)
– 30m digital activism in breakout rooms
– 10m calm the limbic system (Exercise, meditation, gratitudes)
Hosts: Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area, Extinction Rebellion South Bay, Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz
Saturday, April 11
10. Saturday, 11:00am (PT), Tele-Town Hall: COVID-19 Student Loan Relief and Policy Updates
Trusted experts and consumer advocates will explain new benefits that can assist people struggling to make their student loan payments during this unprecedented time.
Important topics that will be covered:
— Automatic suspension of payments on some federally-held student loans for 6 months
— Automatic waiving of interest on federally-held student loans for 6 months
— Stoppage of wage garnishments and tax and social security withholding
— How this affects borrowers applying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
— Other important updates
Host: Student Debt Crisis
11. Saturday, 4:00pm (PT), Covid-19: Workers from the Frontlines
Zoom link to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Other ways to join in:
By iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,366016821# or +13462487799,366016821#
By any other phone, use any of the following numbers, and you will be prompted to type the Meeting ID: 366 016 821
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
As the death toll from this virus continues to climb, it is clear that the government’s main concern is the health of the banks and corporations, not working people. Millions have lost their jobs and have been left to fend for themselves and their families. Many working on the frontlines in healthcare, transportation, grocery stores, supply chains, construction and other jobs have been forced to work in unsafe conditions, putting their lives at risk. We can’t depend on those in power to protect us from the crisis they have helped create. Some workers have begun to organize to stand up for their own safety, and neighborhoods have organized to support those who need help.
Join us for a panel presentation and discussion with workers on the frontlines and share your experiences from your workplace and community.
Host: Speak Out Now
Monday, April 13
12. Monday, John Pilger Film: The Dirty War on the NHS
I think U can watch it online- not sure which time zone yet.
Next week Curzon Home Cinema will be streaming John Pilger’s film The Dirty War on the NHS, which was first released just before last year’s election. This could not be more timely. The government is telling us to stay at home and “protect the NHS”. John’s film spells out the reason why the NHS might be overwhelmed by the impact of the coronavirus: the lack of resources which are the direct result of the policies of the last ten years and the devastation caused by sustained privatisation. At the end of the film Professor Danny Dorling foresaw what we are now going through: “The NHS gave us freedom from fear …. now that fear has returned.” This is a film to enrage, but also to inspire: to make sure that when the pandemic is over, the NHS is rebuilt as a properly funded public health system
Tuesday, April 14
13. Tuesday, 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET USA Time, Webinar | Indigenous Women on Covid-19 & Fossil Fuel Resistance
REGISTER AT THIS LINK: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wucu-sqj8r7_U3J2jRldrG8RqY2vNmLA
The call will be held over Zoom and streamed live to Facebook. Please join us on Zoom to participate in the discussion. To ensure the safety and security of our participants and speakers we ask that you register for this webinar. If you need support registering or have any questions, please be welcome to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is part of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) ongoing Advocacy and Solutions Series:
A Just and Healthy World is Possible.
Indigenous communities are experiencing the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also facing ongoing fossil fuel extraction and pipeline struggles. Across North America, Turtle Island, tribes, as well as communities of color, are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to a lack of resources and health disparities brought on by centuries of colonial policies and environmental racism. As Indigenous communities come together to protect those most vulnerable, governments and fossil fuel companies are grossly taking advantage of this time to push forward with pipelines and extractive projects that will only further exacerbate the issues Indigenous communities are already facing.
During the webinar, Indigenous women leaders will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting their communities and how oil and gas pipelines are being fast-tracked in their lands at this time of crisis— violating Indigenous Rights and further putting Indigenous women at risk. In this wide-ranging discussion, presenters will share calls to action, stories and wisdom, immediate needs of their communities, community-care practices, and the latest updates from various campaigns and resistance movements, focusing on Keystone XL, Line 3 and Coastal GasLink pipelines, and tar sands extraction.
Freda Huson (Chief Howihkat), Unist’ot’en – Wet’suwet’en People, Leader and spokesperson for the Unist’ot’en camps resisting the Coastal GasLink Pipeline
Faith Spotted Eagle (Tunkan Inajin Win), Dakota and Nakota Nations within the Oceti Sakowinan, Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines resistance leader
Tara Houska, Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe, Tribal Attorney and Founder of Giniw Collective, Line 3 pipeline resistance leader
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger , Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, Tar Sands extraction resistance leader.
Moderation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN).