Why Democrats Can’t Win without Bernie

By Leroy Boone

May 29, 2020 (Faccebook.com)

I think the people running the DNC need to pull their collective heads out of whatever orifice they’re up and just look around.

We have the most successful women’s movement in history. #Metoo has brought down dozens if not hundreds of supposedly “untouchable” men. Meanwhile the presumed nominee of the Democratic Party has more than a half dozen women claiming he sexually harassed them or worse.

We have the worst health crisis we’ve had in a century. Yet the presumed nominee of the Democratic Party has said he opposes single payer health coverage and will veto it if it reaches his desk.

The presumed nominee of the Democratic Party has vowed only to return the U.S. to “normal,” but normal sucks for about 50 million Americans.

Then planet is literally burning, but Mr. Biden proposes only an energy plan that poisons the water more than the air.

The unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in four generations, and Mr. Biden proposes allowing low wage workers to cash in their non existent retirement accounts to survive.

Cops are now openly murdering black men and Biden’s pick for VP has enabled this by failing to prosecute the “bad” cops when she could. Mr. Biden himself crafted legislation that makes African Americans criminals just because of their socioeconomic status and skin color, further convincing racist cops that they can do what they do.

Biden himself on at least three occasions has told people not to vote for him

So listen, DNC member. I don’t know whether you worship Jehovah, Allah, Jesus, Buddha, Odin, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Mother Nature, Planet Earth, The One, The Universe, or any other higher power. That Higher Power is saying quite clearly that time is up for unbridled greed and destruction. The Supreme Being is making it quite obvious that things have to change.

God sent climate change. You laughed at Her. God sent a pandemic; you said taking care of your fellow humans wasn’t important enough to provide them with health care. God is sending protests and riots across the country to tell the Dems not to put racists in charge of the government.

To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never met any of you. I’m sure that deep, deep down you’re capable of empathy and humanity. We need you to find those qualities in yourself now. We don’t need you to find it in 2022, or 2024. We need you to find it now. And we need you to forget everything you think you know about politics and the world. Thatworld is gone and is never coming back. The system we have is unsustainable and in it’s death throes. We need all of you Establishment Democrats to congratulate yourself for all the wealth and power you’ve accumulate, and hell, even be proud of it!

And then we need you to step aside. And we need you to let others take over now. Because you can’t win if you don’t. And this isn’t about country or party, this is about human survival.

You may have Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on your side.

But look around. It’s quite clear that Bernie Sanders has God on his side.

We’re suspending our campaign. The fight for a Green New Deal for Public Housing continues.

To all our dedicated supporters, our generous donors, the organizations who have endorsed and supported our work, and to everyone who thinks public housing is a worthwhile cause to organize around, we have some sad news: today, we are announcing the suspension of our signature gathering campaign to put the SF Community Housing Act on the November 2020 ballot.

We’ve spent three-and-a-half years working on this measure and building support with many fantastic people and organizations across the city.  We’re especially grateful for all our endorsing organizations — Sunrise Bay Area, DSA San Francisco, POOR Magazine, SEIU Local 1021, Freedom Socialist Party: Bay Area, San Francisco Green Party, San Francisco Berniecrats — as well as the many community leaders who have shared their experiences and endorsed our measure.  Needless to say, we’ve generated a lot of excitement around solving the city’s housing crisis through a robust municipal housing program.  Unfortunately, as with many other campaigns in the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our plans.

We had hoped to get an earlier start to signature gathering this year, but we had barely filed the measure on March 5 before the City started limiting large in-person gatherings the very next day.  Due to state and city election law, signatures to place a measure on the ballot must be gathered in person, and COVID-19 makes that impossible.  Our deadline to get enough signatures to qualify for this November’s ballot is July 6, and it does not look like there will be a safe way to gather signatures by that time.

But we’re not going anywhere!  During the last two months, we’ve shifted to working on issues related to Article 34, a racist and classist state law from 1950 that requires local voter approval before any low income rental housing can be established.  Many of us support efforts to repeal Article 34, such as the proposed California constitutional amendment SCA 1.  If state-level repeal makes it on the ballot and passes, or SF voters pass our own Article 34 authorization for municipal housing, there is the possibility of implementing the Community Housing Act through legislation without voter approval.

We have also been working on a white paper to detail many of the aspects of the Community Housing Act, the circumstances it addresses, and the rationale behind the program’s structure.  We hope that this will serve as a useful blueprint for implementing a Green New Deal for Public Housing in other localities around California and the country!

If you’d like to help out with Article 34 repeal, as well as our organizing efforts to bring back public housing in San Francisco, stay subscribed and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!  We’re still active, and we’ll keep you up to date on our efforts going forward.

Thanks for all your support.

In solidarity,

Winnie J. Porter, Proponent

Brett Wilkins, Proponent

Simone Manganelli, Proponent

SF Community Housing Act Committee
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Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First

Minneapolis, MN May 27: A protester smashed a window at Target across the street from the 3rd Precinct, two days after George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis Police. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (theonion.com) — Calling for a more measured way to express opposition to police brutality, critics slammed demonstrators Thursday for recklessly looting businesses without forming a private equity firm first. “Look, we all have the right to protest, but that doesn’t mean you can just rush in and destroy any business without gathering a group of clandestine investors to purchase it at a severely reduced price and slowly bleed it to death,” said Facebook commenter Amy Mulrain, echoing the sentiments of detractors nationwide who blasted the demonstrators for not hiring a consultant group to take stock of a struggling company’s assets before plundering. “I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn’t just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations. It’s disgusting to put workers at risk by looting. You do it by chipping away at their health benefits and eventually laying them off. There’s a right way and wrong way to do this.” At press time, critics recommended that protestors hold law enforcement accountable by simply purchasing the Minneapolis police department from taxpayers.

Articles (divided into 2 groups) ~ Actions ~ Events, Thursday, 5/28 – Monday, 6/1 (from Adrienne Fong)

– Please post events on Indybay even if event is digital: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12

      See Indybay for other events.

Articles are divided into two groups first are few general articles; second group are articles on Police Killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

ARTICLES

A. Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in Hayward, police say – May 27, 2020

https://abc7news.com/hayward-officer-involved-shooting-sleepy-hollow-ave-bahama-police/6216058/

  See event # 1

B. ‘Let the Patriot Act die’: House lawmakers urged to vote down flawed spy bill  – May 27, 2020

https://www.alternet.org/2020/05/let-the-patriot-act-die-house-lawmakers-urged-to-vote-down-flawed-spy-bill/

C. Why California Needs an Innocence Commission – May 17, 2020 – by Kevin Cooper)

   Kevin Cooper is a death row inmate at California’s San Quentin Prison.

Articles RE:  Police Killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

  See Action # 1

  See Events # 9, # 10, #14, #17

Additional Info: A group of mothers in California “West Coast Families”,  who have lost their sons to police terror are on their way (driving) to Minneapolis to stand in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd and with protesters. There are also East Coast and Moms from other States going. With each murder by police the families relive their own experience. Will keep you posted. If you would like to help support them let me know.

This is an important read:

A. George Floyd’s Murder: Hitting the Streets of Oakland and Wanting a World Worth Fighting For. May 28, 2020

http://www.antipoliceterrorproject.org/blog-entire/emergency-communique-george-floyds-murder?fbclid=IwAR13IUBOBSzxU49KWKfxqsFoOtc5pR8ZyeSyrsayh9w7i88QwYGV6wVBO0g

B. Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building on fire; City asks those in area to move away due to potential gas leak

https://kstp.com/news/protests-continue-in-twin-cities-st-paul-businesses-set-on-fire-may-28-2020/5744189/?fbclid=IwAR33U0rEO2nM3byXDggC7bYi-7Muqqbhw08coPWHB8snIZO_KGJOP1efY2U

C. Minnesota governor activates National Guard as upheaval continues in Twin Cities – May 28, 2020

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/28/minneapolis-protests-george-floyd-death/

D. Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: ‘They want their civil war’ – May 28, 2020

E. Protests Erupt In Oakland Over Police Killing Of George Floyd In Minneapolis – May 28, 2020

F. George Floyd: Protests erupt across US over deadly arrest – May 28, 2020

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/george-floyd-minneapolis-braces-night-protests-200528211041622.html?fbclid=IwAR1HtugWtjYhj_nTKo-oIzxbGutw0MXhH5rCwqaBO8MApdx8yImMsQgYBW8

G. Protesters block 101 Freeway during large protest over George Floyd’s death in downtown L.A. = May 27, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-27/protestors-block-the-101-freeway

H. A Disgusting Display’: Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, and Tear Gas at Demonstrators Protesting Killing of George Floyd – May 27, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/27/disgusting-display-police-fire-rubber-bullets-stun-grenades-and-tear-gas

I. New video shows George Floyd being dragged out of his car without resisting arrest, handcuffed and manhandled on the sidewalk before he was ‘murdered’ by cop who kneeled on his neck – May 27, 2020

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8360903/New-video-shows-George-Floyd-dragged-car.html

J. Hundreds Demand Justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd  May 26, 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/26/george-floyd-killing-minneapolis-protest-police?fbclid=IwAR3glHkJiBVsRfOm9j5fYYS8Uq0w1G4ETLKfKXDehtfADTWNeTh0ldc4zmQ

 6 ACTIONS:

1. #JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.

  SIGN: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis/?sp_ref=638147553.176.207236.f.653784.3&referring_akid=42806.5718523.R1apfU&source=fb_sp&fbclid=IwAR15KhvpNkiKcn88RWlEBgytXMqz2mlMpdgYf6zO1LSSucT9jj5BQwshWRw

2. Fully Fund the United States Postal Service

  SIGN: https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/fully-fund-the-united-states-postal-service?link_id=3&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-tell-the-senate-save-the-post-office&email_referrer=email_815061&email_subject=take-action-its-time-to-fully-fund-the-post-office

3. Tell the NRC & Congress: No nuclear waste in our landfills

  SIGN: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=27062

4. Health Workers Call for Housing Protections During and After COVID-19 Pandemic

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/health-workers-call-for-housing-protections-during-and-after-covid-19-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR0QIsEtVJncRpvv3zea0cyqskz-M1JuuP0HAwvwkRfw-ohhShPXkff5Ivo

5. Mayor Breed: City of SF essential workers deserve safety

  SIGN: https://www.change.org/p/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed-mayor-breed-city-of-sf-essential-workers-deserve-safety-52ada24b-f404-4ea8-81d7-17574aa33768

6. No Big Oil Bail Outs!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/oil-companies-dont-deserve-to-be-saved/?link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-no-big-oil-bailout-3&email_referrer=email_815420&email_subject=no-big-oil-bailout

EVENTS

Thursday, May 28, – Monday, June 1

Thursday, May 28

1. Thursday, 5:00pm, & Every Night, Protest May 27th Shooting of Chicano Eric “Gato” while in his own backyard in Hayward

Hayward Police Dept.
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, 94544

Wear masks.

Eric “Gato”, is over 60 years old and in critical condition due to a Hayward police tasing and shooting on May 27th by the Hayward Police.

Bring signage.

All are welcomed to stand in solidarity with Eric “Gato” and his family.

  **Check site for updates

Info: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3087648217970580&set=a.135097059892392&type=3&theater

Friday, May 29

2. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Free Them All Town Hall / Press Conference for Immigrant Justice

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nZ6ZhbJkRua5NUdb7_9z8A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

On Wednesday May 6, Carlos Escobar-Mejia died of COVID-19. He was one of the 32,000 ICE detainees in the United States held in close quarters, with no opportunity to practice social distancing–conditions that have already sickened 140 people at the Otay Mesa detention facility. His death is the predictable policy of neglect and cruelty by ICE and CBP officials who continue to hold immigrants in detention camps rather than allowing them the opportunity to fight for the internationally recognized right of asylum, not to mention the right to work in their country of choice, from the safety of their own homes.

A coalition has formed in California to demand that Governor Gavin Newsom use his emergency powers during COVID-19 to close all detention facilities and release immigrant detainees to their communities of choice, with the opportunity to safely quarantine themselves

If California wants to pride itself on being the center of the #Resistance, Newsom needs to put his money where his mouth is. We have invited him to come to a town hall meeting to agree to the community’s call for justice, to close the concentration camps and release all immigrant detainees.

Speakers include:

Sarah Souza, DACA recipient, President of the Latino Democratic Club, and Delegate to the California State Democratic Party
Hillary Ronen, District 9 Supervisor
John Avalos, Former Supervisor of District 11 and author of the latest SF Sanctuary Policy
Dr. Juliana Morris, Do No Harm Coalition
Tari Gilbert, Nurse Practitioner, Doctors for Camp Closure San Diego
Representative from the Asian Prisoner Support Committee
Sam Tunick, Never Again Action Bay Area
Noemi Perdomo, Coalition to Close the Camps and Free our Children

Sponsored by the #FreeThemAll coalition (Committee to Close the Camps and Free the Children, San Francisco DSA, Never Again Action, Bay Resistance Immigrant Justice Committee)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/245003813478684/

3. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET), Abortion Access in the Age of COVID-19

Register:

https://www.facebook.com/events/706431180154626/

or

 Daily Kos’ YouTube channel

While the outlook on abortion rights and access is bleak, we won’t just be discussing obstacles and barriers. Our panel will also speak to patients’ resilience and tenacity, providers’ brilliance and compassion, and the necessary work of trusted, community-rooted organizations like abortion funds that help people get the funding, transportation, and child care they need in order to access care.

Panel:

Daily Kos’ Campaign Manager Sarah Hogg, who focuses on abortion rights and access, will be joined on the panel by Carole Joffe and David S. Cohen, authors of Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion in America, Kamyon Conner, Executive Director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, an abortion provider, and Tina Vasquez, Gender Justice Staff Reporter at Prism.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706431180154626/

4. Friday, 4:00pm, #SANCTIONSKILL Car Caravan  (See Event # 13 and hear from panel of people fr. Palestine, Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Korea DPRK)

Meet at:

15 Marina Blvd. (Safeway parking lot)
SF

IMPORTANT
All attendees must register at bit.ly/no-covid-sanctions to receive the route, day-of coordination, and other important information.
* At the event, all attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please wear a mask, stay in your car, stay 6 feet apart from others, and only carpool with people from your household.

Sanctions kill. They cripple economies, cause shortages of food and medicine, and kill thousands of children and other civilians.

Under COVID-19, sanctions are particularly cruel and dangerous. By affecting countries’ ability to curb the disease, they lead to an exponential increase in deaths. They also enhance the spread of the virus, hampering the global response that is necessary to keep everyone safe, including Americans.

We demand that Nancy Pelosi use her uniquely powerful position to help combat COVID-19 around the world. We demand a global response that prioritizes human health over warfare.

Join us in demanding that Pelosi:

– Work to eliminate sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and North Korea
– Work to end the U.S. blockades of Cuba and Yemen
– Work to end the Israeli blockade of Gaza
– Work towards an immediate and indefinite moratorium on all U.S. military activity

– Introduce and champion new legislation to meet all the above demands, including Ilhan Omar’s Congressional Oversight of Sanctions Act (https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-omar-introduces-pathway-peace-bold-foreign-policy-vision-united-states)

Event is cosponsored by:
The Democratic Socialists of America: San Francisco chapter’s Immigrant Rights and International Solidarity Committee

Hosts: Revolutionary United Front, SF Bay Anti-War, Demoncratic Socialist of America – SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/233430191293148/

5. Friday, 5:00pm (PT), 8:00pm (ET), Friday Forums: Abolition and COVID-19

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ACYiOoimTNCJO6SfpU_mNQ

The Friday Night Forum will explore how conceptions of prison industrial complex abolition and abolition democracy help us understand and take action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featuring:

Ruthie Wilson Gilmore of The Graduate Center at CUNY,

Emilie Rakete of People against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA),

Mohamed Shehk of Critical Resistance,

 Nicolás Cruz of The Red Nation.

Moderated by Rachel Herzing.

Hosts: AROC, Red Nations, & Center for Political Education

Join us this Friday for a forum on abolition and COVID-19 with:Ruthie Wilson Gilmore of The Graduate Center at CUNY,…

Δημοσιεύτηκε από AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center στις Τρίτη, 26 Μαΐου 2020

Saturday, May 30

6. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, National “Cancel Rent Caravan”

Meet at:

1875 Marin St.
SF

10:00am –  Gather

10:30am – Press Briefing

11:00am – Caravan Begins

Join thousands of people across the country in car caravan to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters will adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements, including wearing mask that have been established to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The effect on the people has been devastating. Nearly 90,000 people in the United States have died and more than 1.5 million have gotten sick as of May 18.  37 million people have lost their jobs since March with millions more jobless to come. We are in worst depression since the 1930s, and it’s getting worse.

As a result of the economic crisis, at least 30 percent of renters will be unable to pay their rent on June 1. No one should lose their housing for any reason in this crisis! The rents and mortgages must be cancelled!

A short-term suspension of evictions is not enough to save people’s homes. And the meager rescue stimulus payments the government provided are long gone for most people. Even if there is another one, it will be needed for food, healthcare and other necessities.

* *Note there are also protest happening in Santa Rosa, San Jose, & Davis – see Indybay

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/19/18833132.php

7. Saturday, 10:00am – 12Noon (PT); 1:00pm -3:00pm (ET), Reflections on Healing Justice: Black Socialist Strategies Cuba Report Back

Webinar has reached its max

You still can join the webinar by watching the Live Stream on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/WFPSolidarityCollective / (viewable even without a Facebook account)

You are invited to join participants of the Black Socialist Strategies for Holistic Healing and Healthcare delegation to Cuba in December 2019 as we dialogue and reflect about our experiences with Cuba’s socialized health care system; Afro-Cuban culture; and many historical museums and sites dedicated to the country’s revolutionary legacy and future.

Cuba’s approach to wellness incorporates revolutionary education, spirituality, self-determination, and internationalist values all withstanding vengeful attacks by the U.S. economic blockade.

Host: Solidarity Collective

8. Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Nor Cal Renter Power Assembly 2020

Register:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdu2orjopE9BoYTi1cmM7z1855XoFs2hY?link_id=3&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-weekend-of-action-renter-power-assembly-online-happy-hour&email_referrer=email_810962&email_subject=this-weekend-ca-renter-power-assembly-asamblea-de-poder-inquilino

a virtual California Renter Power Assembly with our friends Homes for All California, as well as tenant organizers and tenant lawyers from every corner of the state. We’ll be hosting workshops on:

  • Community Land Trusts and Tenant Opportunity to Purchase campaigns
  • Ongoing tenants’ rights legislation currently being heard in the CA State Legislature
  • How to organize tenants in your community and build tenant unions
  • A Know Your Rights Q&A hour where renters can ask questions of legal allies

Hosts: Tenants Together & Homes for All California

9. Saturday, 12Noon, March Against Police Brutality- Bay Area

Meet at:

UN Plaza
SF

In light of the recent events involving police brutality and racial injustice, a protest is being organized for May 30, 2020, in San Francisco. Protests have begun in Los Angeles and I believe that the San Francisco Bay Area needs to stand in solidarity with all who are standing up and speaking out about the injustices that our communities face.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/254816935756477/

10. Saturday, 12Noon – Friday, June 5, 12:00Noon, Virtual Alter for Those Impacted by State-Sanctioned Violence

OnLine

Anti Police-Terror Project invites you to share on a Virtual Alter for those impacted by state-sanctioned violence. We will provide the link for viewing, contributions, and sharing on Saturday. People will be able to post pictures, poems, videos, and art.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/259208925321416/

11. Saturday, 1:00pm (Sat.) – Sunday 7:00pm, Revolutionary Storytelling is a Healing & Arts Retreat for and by Formerly Incarcerated Women

Online

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revolutionary-storytelling-tickets-106778926644?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3oysgs5CUpcxCd1p1YyTtLtbBObGFbNw_KJ5Mire8o4RNjGcZ6BCIn264

FREE

The Young Women’s Freedom Center, in partnership with Artist in Residence Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, and formerly incarcerated leaders are hosting a 2-day Digital Healing and Wellness Retreat for and by Formerly Incarcerated cis and trans women and Gender non-conforming people.


Revolutionary Storytelling will be a 2-day transformational retreat centering the healing, transformation, and sisterhood of formerly incarcerated women.
The Retreat will include both workshops, skills development, and a chance to share your voice.

Topics include:
-The Peace, Relaxation, & Relief of Grounding, Meditations, & Embodiment Exercises
-You Are Magic: Recognizing & Honoring Your Gifts, Talents, & Passion
-Lifting Up Our Sisters: How To Offer Love & Support to Incarcerated Women
-Get Bodied & Be In Your Power: Tai Chi and Self-Defense
-Trusting Our Emotions: Holding Space for Our Anger & Releasing the Trauma that Fuels It So We Can Have Healthier Relationships
-We Hold Each Other’s Stories: Navigating the Emotional Experience of Re-Entry
-After A Life Sentence: Sacred Healing Space for Ex-Lifers & Folks With Long-Term SentencesFighting Fires On the Other Side: Employment and Resource Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Fire Fighters.
-1 on 1 Sacred Listening
Information, please call: Vanessa at (619)709-9775

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/788631818207896/

12. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Poetry in the Time of the Pandemic & Other Earthly Ills

Online

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-in-the-time-of-the-pandemic-other-earthly-ills-tickets-105347896394

   $6.00 – $30.00

This is a live online event hosted on Zoom. After purchasing a ticket, you will be provided the registration link in email to complete details to join the webinar on the day of the poetry reading.

Join award-winning poets Nellie Wong, Genny Lim, Kim Shuck, Maw Shein Win, and Alice Rogoff reading a selection of their works. These five Bay Area poets will share their lifelong experience of current events past and present through verse.

Hosts: Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area & New Valencia Hall

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/853783851778384/    and    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/17/18833103.php

Sunday, May 31

13. Sunday, 10:00am (PT); 1:00pm (ET), Sanctioned Countries Denounce New Military Threats

Zoom Video Conference:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f5ntIQ8ORBC6u1cts7t7vQ

A link to the recording will be sent to all who register in advance (register even if U can’t watch it live)

Speakers include:

·       Palestine: Dr. Medhat Abbas, Director of Primary Care, speaking from Gaza

·        

·       Yemen: Dr. Yahyia Mohammed Saleh Murshed, Union of Arab Academics, speaking from Sana’a University, Yemen

·       Venezuela: Carlos J. Ron Martinez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaking from Venezuela

·       Iran: Sayed Hosein Mousavian, Retired Iranian Ambassador, now teaching at Princeton University

·       Korea DPRK: Dr. Kee Park, Harvard Medical School neurosurgeon, who volunteers in DPRK

Hear an EMERGENCY UPDATE on Sanctions during Covid-19  pandemic

To enforce illegal U.S. sanctions:

·       A U.S. Naval Blockade threatened 5 Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela and other normal trade.

·       Meanwhile 15 oil and supply tankers are blocked from entering Yemen’s ports. The U.S. Navy has blockaded Yemen by sea, land and air for 5 years.

·       U.S. military, economic and diplomatic aid supports the Israeli naval and land blockade of Gaza.

·       The seizure of a Korean ship and decades of sanctions and U.S. Naval war games just off the coast of DPRK threatens all of Asia.

·       U.S. aircraft carriers, nuclear subs and destroyers continue to threaten shipping in the Persian Gulf and Straights of Hormuz

·       US escalating military threats against shipments of desperately needed supplies pose a threat to the entire world.

·       The Pentagon announcements of new nuclear tests, mass production of thousands of hypersonic nuclear missiles and U.S. commanded war games in Europe and the Pacific are an ominous escalation.

·       Coercive economic measures backed up by military threats are Acts of War.

·       Interference in normal and perfectly legal trade between independent nations is an act of piracy.

·       In a time of global pandemic all of these acts are Crime against Humanity.

Info https://sanctionskill.org/

14. Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Justice for George Floyd & Breonna Taylor Car Caravan

Meet at:

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
2777 E. Harbor Rd. (Parking lot – @ 7th St. & Middle Harbor Rd.)
Oakland, 94607

Please wear masks when your windows are open and stay in your cars. If you have to get out to post signs, please remember to keep 6 ft apart.

We will be holding a car caravan for #GeorgeFloyd and #BreonnaTaylor . We will gather in the parking lot at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park at 7th St and Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. We will have some signs or you can bring your own.

Once the lot fills, please line up on 7th St, between Port View Park and Middle Harbor Park, facing Middle Harbor Park. (map posted in event discussion tab).

Host: APTP

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2670288016632503/

15. Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:15pm, From Katrina to Corona: Wite Science Vs Indigenous Healing

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Time: May 31, 2020 5:45pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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From Katrina to Corona- government Solutions to Homelessness & Covid 19- Join Poverty, Disability Skolaz Leroy Moore, & Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia wit special guests for a weekly special live zoom broadcast of Pnn-Kexu 96.1fm-Po Peoples Revolutionary radio/TV news hour that deals with different “government” response to Covid 19 versus poor people-led self-determination movement solutions created by /for us.(All past shows were recorded and are available on PoorNewsNetwork’s channel on Youtube

Week #6-
Topic Wite- Science Vs Indigenous Haaling Practices thru Covid19 and the Virus of Poverty – featuring special guests: Luis Rodriguez, healer, organizer, poverty skola, author, poet and Poet Laureate of LA
Chicueyi Coatli- Mexica healer , danzante, prayer – bringer and author of Voices of Our Ancestors
Socky Laya SMith- Filipina community nurse, poverty skola, revolutionary and healer
Jasmine Syedullah, Teacher, writer, healer and Co-author of Radical Dharma

Hosts: POOR Magazine, Homefulness, + 2 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033010203769071/

Monday, June 1

16. Monday, 9:45am, Oppose Nancy Tung’s Nomination for S.F. Police Commission

Virtual meeting

Rules Committee – Hearing on police commission candidates

Fill out form for info: http://bit.ly/nonancytung

Nancy Tung has been nominated by Mayor London Breed to serve on the Police Commission. This is bad news! Tung is a law and order conservative who will give the police an even freer hand to violate the civil rights of SF residents. In the past Tung has opposed closing juvenile hall, was supported early in her campaign by the POA (Police Officer’s Association, a far right police union), opposed prosecuting officers involved in shootings of San Francisco, supports cash bail, and supports the use of tasers (which typically increase use of force).

The Rules Committee hearing on police commissioner candidates is on Monday June 1st at 10:00 AM. To public comment these days, you typically must be IN THE QUEUE by 9:45AM. We will email (and text) you (1) talking points, (2) the public comment link, and (3) public comment instructions for the virtual meeting.

If the meeting is rescheduled, we will also let you know and regroup accordingly
General guidance for virtual public comment can be found here: https://sfbos.org/remote-meeting-call

Info from Coalition on Homelessness

17. Monday, 11:00am, Kneeling 4 Justice – to honor George Floyd

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community has been fighting for Justice for Black people since the 2015 killing of Mario Woods by San Francisco police. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49’ers took a knee to protest the firing-squad style murder of Mario Woods.
This Monday we take a knee to honor George Floyd, known as Floyd to his friends – who was murdered by racist police in Minneapolis.

Sponsors:
Third Baptist Church, Rev. Amos Brown, NAACP and Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community, Phelicia Jones, Founder.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/271883940850545/

18. Monday, 12Noon – 4:00pm, Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can’t Breath Caravan

Meet at:

California State Building
1515 Clay St.
Oakland

Caravan will go to Oakland Coliseum

The event will follow social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks & maintaining physical distance.

Life over Profits: No Return Work Unless Workers Are Safe

12Noon Rally at State Building

    to demand that Cal-OSHA enforce the health and safety laws.

    See Indybay site for list of demands & speakers

1:15pm – 2:00pm

    Caravan stops at Fruitvale & Oscar Grant Station for an educational Speakout & outreach.

    There is still no plan for people locked in jails, prisons, and detention centers. Racist vigilante violence is on the rise again, and police violence never stopped.
    The racists police murders including George Floyd have to stop NOW! From Minneapolis To Oakland!

    See site for speakers

  2:15pm -3:00pm

     Caravan ends at the Coliseum/Oracle Arena with a closing Rally and Press Conference.

     Coliseum Way & 66th Ave. Oakland

     See site for list of demands and speakers

We are dying while corporations get bailouts, & wars abroad and at home continue. We cannot rely on the system that created this crisis to help us. We must stand together and help ourselves. People’s Strike will strike the first of every month

Initiated by People’s Strike Bay Area & the Workers Solidarity Action Network.
bit.ly/fight-for-life

Host: Peoples Strike Bay Area

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/18833347.php

Biden needs to be vetted and, if needed, replaced

Katie Halper Please support The Katie Halper Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thekatiehalpe… Former Bernie Sanders press secretary Briahna Joy Gray (https://twitter.com/briebriejoy) talks about 2020, her latest piece, “Biden’s ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment Is Symptomatic of Democrats’ Deeper Race Problem” (Current Affairs) and what’s next. Follow Katie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kthalps

Tommy Douglas – Mouseland

Gary Chisholm The Story of Mouseland was a story told first by Clarence Gillis, and later and most famously by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democratic parties. It was a political fable expressing the CCF’s view that the Canadian political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests. The mice voted in black cats, which represented the Progressive Conservative Party, and then they found out how hard life was. Then they voted in the white cats, which symbolized the Liberal Party. The story goes on, and a mouse gets an idea that mice should run their government, not the cats. This mouse was accused of being a Bolshevik, and imprisoned. However, the speech concludes by saying you can lock up a mouse or a person, but you cannot lock up an idea. A variation of this story is told in Douglas Adams’ novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, involving a democracy where people vote for lizards as their leaders. No one is happy with this situation, except for the lizards, but the people continue voting for the lizards “because if they didn’t vote for a lizard… the wrong lizard might get in.”[1] In 2006, Brad Wall, Leader of the Saskatchewan Party, the opposition party in Saskatchewan, parodied Mouseland, a place in which the mice govern as destructive creatures, as an attack on the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

News Stations Air Identical & Laughable Amazon Propaganda

The Rational National At least 9 local news stations aired the exact same Amazon package as ‘news’, provided to them by Amazon themselves. === Support the show at http://TheRationalNational.com/Join Donate Directly at http://PayPal.me/daviddoel Tip at https://streamlabs.com/therationalnat… ‘Join’ on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo9o… Follow David Doel at http://twitter.com/DavidDoel Follow The Rational National at http://twitter.com/TRNshow Follow on Twitch at http://twitch.tv/TheRationalNational === Sources: https://youtu.be/x6U2Un5kEdIhttps://bit.ly/2TJ3JVxhttps://abcn.ws/2ZKzO2Whttps://bit.ly/2zsrIBu