Articles ~ Actions ~ Ongoing action ~ Events for Tuesday, 9/22 – Thursday 9/24 (from Adrienne Fong)

Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’

***Please let me know if you need ASL interpretation – and I’ll forward your request. ***

 Am NOT back posting!

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

 See Indybay also for other listing of events.

Listing of other Bay Area Protests & Rallies

ARTICLES:

A. Cameroonian Granted Humanitarian Release From U.S. Immigration After Revealing Her Fallopian Tube Was Forcibly Removed in ICE Custody – September 22, 2020

https://panafricanvisions.com/2020/09/cameroonian-granted-humanitarian-release-from-us-immigration-after-revealing-her-fallopian-tube-was-forcibly-removed-in-ice-custody/

B. DA says he’ll investigate ‘criminal offenses’ in San Francisco Department of Human Resources – September 21, 2020

https://missionlocal.org/2020/09/human-resources-forgery-alleged-rebecca-sherman-chesa-boudin/

C. JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank Named in Money Laundering Report – September 21, 2020

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/jpmorgan-jpm-deutsche-bank-db-money-laundering-report

D. ALLAN WERNICK: What you should know about Trump’s end to the Temporary Protected Status program – September 21, 2020

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-allan-wernick-immigration-column-20200921-whzedhre4rbhhi7n7lhy7yhwde-story.html

E. They Call for Assange’s Immediate Release: Lula, Rousseff, Morales, Zapatero, Corbyn, Correa, Paul, Galloway, Gravel, Varoufakis…– September 20, 2020

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/09/20/they-cal-for-assanges-immediate-release-lula-rouseff-zapatero-corbyn-correa-paul-galloway-gravel-varoufakis/

F. The Abraham Accords: A Fever Dream of Dictators, a Nightmare for Palestinians

https://portside.org/2020-09-19/abraham-accords-fever-dream-dictators-nightmare-palestinians

G. Four officers found to have committed misconduct escape discipline – September 18, 2020

https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/four-officers-found-to-have-committed-misconduct-escape-discipline/

3 ACTIONS:

1. The people of Yemen deserve humanitarian assistance

  SIGN: https://web.mercycorps.org/signup/2020_yemen_pledge/?source=EV0WUMSXNMNZZ0922202&utm_source=advocacy&utm_content=yemen%2Bhumanitarian%2Bpledge%2Bsep%2B22%2B2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=advocacy&t=8&referring_akid=11361.419023.w8PDcC

2. Tell Congress to pass funding to make sure kids can keep learning

  SIGN: https://www.battleforthenet.com/?org=fftf&link_id=1&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-kids-still-cant-get-online-for-school-2&email_referrer=email_930359&email_subject=remote-learning-without-internet-access

3. Tell Congress: Abolish the Federal Death Penalty 

   SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-abolish-the-federal-death-penalty?clear_id=true&source=email-when-your-child-is-to-be-executed-voices-of-experience-today-at-2pm-edt

  Scheduled Federal executions:

     William LeCroy, Jr., scheduled for September 22, in Georgia (Today)

    Christopher Vialva, scheduled for September 24, in Texas

EVENTS

Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24

On going action:

Occupy Antioch Police Department – 24/7 Occupation

Antioch Police Dept. (outside)
300 L Street
Antioch

(nr. BART’s last stop in Antioch)

Hx:

On Friday, September 4th, five young activists from the City of Antioch—Shagoofa Khan, Maria Brown, Michelle Parmenter, McKenna Peterson, and Lacey Brown—and Michael James, a former resident of the Mission District of San Francisco, now an East Bay resident, began a hunger strike.

On September 9th the Hunger Strikers officially ended the Hunger Strike but continue to OCCUPY the front of the Antioch Police Department 24/7.

Demands:

1. The immediate termination of Officer Michael Mellone from Antioch Police Department for his known record of illegally using lethal force in the killing of Luis Góngora Pat in San Francisco, and new surfacing allegations of abuse of force in Antioch;

2. The immediate resignation of Steve Aiello as President of Antioch Police Officers’ Association for promoting violence against peaceful protesters;

3. The integration of community representatives as equal participants (unaffiliated with the City of Antioch & its government) to the “Bridging the Gap” forum during which a third-party facilitator will be assisting a discussion on racial injustice and police community relationships. We demand also that the next forum meeting happen within the following 30 days and be publicly announced through the appropriate outlets to maximize attendance.

This year it became known that Ofc. Mellone left the San Francisco Police Department on August 18th—a day before SFPD’s Internal Affairs was set to hand down a historic suspension for violating almost every SFPD rule in the book when he fired two different lethal weapons that resulted in the killing of Luis Góngora Pat—and began working days later with the Antioch Police Department. According to San Francisco D.A. Boudin “…the timing makes very clear that the resignation was aimed at and was effective at avoiding accountability.”

Since the activist started their demonstration they have received multiple threats, have had eggs thrown at them and have also received death threats.

Support welcomed!  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/6Forced2Strike/?notif_id=1599634473005674&notif_t=page_name_change&ref=notif

Tuesday, September 22

1.Tuesday, 8:00am, Indigenous Women of the Americas – Fall Equinox Treaty Action You can even do this after 8am!

Join the San Francisco Bay Area signatories on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty on this Fall Equinox as we take action on September 22, 2020 from wherever we are! The Treaty obligates us to conduct a nonviolent direct action to protect the sacred system of life each solstice and equinox. Everyone is invited to participate. And, while Mother Earth is encouraging us to take a time out now, it is important to connect with each other to protect and defend all we hold dear.

Please join us in the following:

1.) Email and Call: We know who is causing the harms leading to climate chaos. Choose a corporation, elected official, or policy maker (fossil fuel corporation, bank, climate denier elected official, etc) causing harm (climate change, wildfires, flooding, drought, migration due to climate change, extinction of species, etc.) in your community. Do your research and find contact information of those causing or allowing the harms to continue. Invite people you know to join you. Share your personal concerns (and outrage). Please post your messages on the group page here: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/indigenouswomenequinox

Solidarity with Indigenous Women Defending Mother Earth Treaty.

– For those in the San Francisco Bay Area: In the SF Bay Area we are inviting you to contact the Refinery Manager at the Chevron refinery in Richmond –

2.) Create Art: Envision the safe, healthy, sustainable and equitable future that you long for. Create artwork such as drawing, sculpting, painting etc. Invite people in your family and community (especially children and young people) to participate.

Take a photo of your art and at the bottom please write out, “The healthy future I envision looks like (what that looks like for you).” with the hashtag #indigenouswomenequinox
Send a photo of your artwork along with the email you send on the equinox and post it to the Treaty group page: https://www.facebook.com/…/238480837538822/announcements

Host: Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/623780015004930

2. Tuesday, 9:00am – 10:00am, #DefundPalantir – Twitter account action

Action for those with Twitter accounts!

https://organiz.org/campaign/1598893733688-defundpalantir?emci=b9253b66-c1f7-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&emdi=3f12c183-c1f7-ea11-99c3-00155d039e74&ceid=146122

Palantir, the data analytics company founded by Trump-supporter Peter Thiel, is going public on September 23.

 Palantir has contracts with ICE that are “mission critical” to the agency, contracts it has defended for years despite pressure from immigrants, activists, professors, students, and even their own workers.

We want to make sure that, in the days before Palantir’s public listing, the company knows that there are thousands of people demanding that it stop working for ICE and stop facilitating surveillance, mass raids, deportations, and de facto family separation.

3. Tuesday, 10:00am – 11:00am (PT); 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET), Indigenous Rights & Women’s Leadership are Central to Divestment Strategies

Online:

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webin ar/register/2015996599722/WN_TbIm23wcQEyUd1y8mP_J8Q

In light of the intensifying climate crisis and Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more clear the importance of Indigenous rights and self-determination and women’s leadership as central strategies for justice and protection of Mother Earth. From the frontlines of extraction to the boardrooms of financial institutions to the halls of governments, Indigenous women are leading resistance efforts against the fossil fuel industry. Indigenous women and their allies are building critical strategies for divestment from fossil fuels, calling for justice and accountability from the financial sector, and advocating for a Just Transition that places people and planet first.

Worldwide, Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by ongoing extractive industries, which endanger human rights and neglect Indigenous People’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Fossil fuel extraction and pipelines often run through Indigenous territories where many Indigenous peoples have not given consent for extraction or construction, a clear violation of FPIC that puts Indigenous communities at risk of further environmental and cultural injustice.

Backed by banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, fossil fuel companies continue to push forward projects, further exposing Indigenous communities to environmental pollution and now also COVID-19. Along with extraction and infrastructure, fossil fuel companies also develop ‘man camps’, which house workers from outside the community and have been directly linked with increased rates of drug use, sex trafficking and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Indigenous women and their allies are demanding that financial institutions adhere to the Paris Climate Agreement, protect the climate, respect the rights of nature, and the rights and lives of Indigenous communities experiencing the impacts of fossil fuel development. While much more is still needed, divestment advocacy, direct actions, and campaigning are having a critical impact on the fossil fuel industry regarding moving funds out from the dirty energy sector and generating policy changes to uphold Indigenous and human rights as we face the climate crisis.

Speakers include:
— Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca Nation, long-time Native rights activist, Environmental Ambassador and WECAN Board Member

— Charlene Aleck, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, former councillor with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Trans Mountain pipeline expansion opponent;

— Monique Verdin, Houma Nation, Director of The Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange, Organizer with Another Gulf is Possible

— Michelle Cook, Diné, Founder of Divest Invest Protect, Founder and Co-Director of the Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegations

with facilitation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), Co-Director of the Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegations.

Host: Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/330575185049215

4. Tuesday, 4:00pm, TPS Forum

24th Street BART
SF

Info: TPS Northern California

5. Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, The nursing home crisis:  What’s gone wrong?  Can we fix it?  If so, how?

Online

Zoom in:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86278508874?pwd=OXN0eHljNDlBekUxSWdabmEvUUFlQT09

or call in:  1 669 900 9128;  Meeting ID: 862 7850 8874;  Passcode: 491972

SF Gray Panthers Monthly meeting.

The current model of nursing homes is a deadly mess, failing residents workers and our society.  What can we do about it?

Speakers:

Pat McGinnis, executive director of CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform);

Jodi Reid, executive director of CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans);  and

Marilyn Albert, a retired registered nurse, and former health care union staff member who works with HCN (Healthy California Now);

All will talk about the struggle for aging in place with dignity and good care for elders and the disabled.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/21/18836807.php

6. Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT); 8:00pm (ET), Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation

Register for Zoom:

https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/nwttac_webinar_20200922

  Further info will be given after registration

Please join #nowaytotreatachild campaign co-leaders from Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee. We will share updates on local advocacy efforts to end Israeli military detention of Palestinian children and tips on debunking opposition talking points.

BACKGROUND

Approximately 2.9 million Palestinians live in the occupied West Bank, of which around 45 percent are children under the age of 18.

Palestinian children in the West Bank, like adults, face arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment under an Israeli military detention system that denies them basic rights.

Since 1967, Israel has operated two separate legal systems in the same territory. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli settlers are subject to the civilian and criminal legal system whereas Palestinians live under military law.

Israel applies civilian criminal law to Palestinian children in East Jerusalem. No Israeli child comes into contact with the military courts.

Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that automatically and systematically prosecutes children in military courts that lack fundamental fair trial rights and protections. Israel prosecutes between 500 and 700 Palestinian children in military courts each year.

Ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains “widespread, systematic, and institutionalized throughout the process,” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report Children in Israeli Military Detention Observations and Recommendations.

Children typically arrive to interrogation bound, blindfolded, frightened, and sleep deprived.

Israeli military law provides no right to legal counsel during interrogation, and Israeli military court judges seldom exclude confessions obtained by coercion or torture.

Info: https://nwttac.dci-palestine.org/nwttac_webinar_20200922

7. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop

Online

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84012361059
Meeting ID: 840 1236 1059

Please sign up to our email list before you attend this event:
dxe.io/signup

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.

 Workshop was created by DxE co-founder and former Northwestern law professor Wayne Hsiung. 

DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at dxe.io/conduct

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/744193692817425/   or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/08/31/18836334.php

8. Tuesday, 6:30pm, Virtual Narcan Training by Punks with Lunch

Online via zoom – will be posted before event

How do I know if someone is overdosing? What’s narcan? How do I use it?

Punks with Lunch be answering these questions and guiding you through how to prevent and reverse an opiate overdose.

We will be providing specific information about where to get narcan in Oakland and the Bay Area, but the overdose prevention and reversal training will be relevant to any location.

This is not just for people who use drugs or have friends who use drugs because you never know when an overdose may cross your path.

Anyone can be a life saver!


Host: West Oakland Punks with Lunch

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/246644466549318

Wednesday, September 23

9. Wednesday, 8:00am – 8:00pm, Facebook Stop Censoring Palestine 

Online

Digital action to bring attention to censorship of Palestinian voices and Palestine advocate

Host: Stop Censoring Palestine, Jewish Voice For Peace+ 12 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/384398352565884/

10. Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm (PT); 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET), BlackRock: Stop Forest Destruction

Online rally

 RSVP here: tinyurl.com/DefundDeforestation

we head to Boston and Liberia as Climate Finance Action, Friends of the Earth US, and Amazon Watch present Alfred Brownell, Liberian activist and scholar, and experts on the role of giant asset managers on global deforestation before we take action together calling and targeting BlackRock and other asset managers.

Hosts: BlackRock’s Big Problem, Friends of the Earth U.S., Amazon Watch, Stop the Money Pipeline,

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2737527229862448/    or  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/12/18836596.php

11. Wednesday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (PT); 3:30pm – 5:30pm (ET), Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A conversation with Leila Khaled

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://sfsu.zoom.us/…/register/WN_ycpMqzqcReO3HCQJKShi5g

Join the open classrooms of Professor Rabab Abdulhadi (AMED Studies) and Professor Tomomi Kinukawa (Women and Gender Studies) for a historic roundtable conversation with Palestinian feminist, militant, and leader Leila Khaled, followed by Q&A discussion with students, activists, and scholars

Participants:
Leila Khaled

Rula Abu Dahou, Acting Director, Institute for Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, Palestine

Ronnie Kasrils, Palestine solidarity anti-Zionist Jewish activist and member of uMkhonto we Sizwe, 1961-1990

Sekou Odinga, Black Liberation Army, 1960s & ‘70s, and 33-year prisoner in US jails

Laura Whitehorn, anti-Zionist Jewish activist, Co-founder of Release Aging People in Prison, RAPP, and 14-year-captive political prisoner

Moderators:
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi
Dr. Tomomi Kinukaw

Co-Sponsors:
Al-Awda: The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Eyewitness Palestine,
Jewish Voice for Peace- Bay Area, Jewish Voice for Peace- Boston, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
SJP at UCLA, Workers World Party, Within Our Lifetime, Yalla Indivisble

Info:https

://www.facebook.com/events/754000115385200

12. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (PT); 7:00pm – 9:00pm (ET), Crossing Borders in An Age of Anti-Immigrant Fascism

Online

Register for the event on Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/…/crossing-borders-in-age-of…

Watch the event on Wednesday on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/revbooksnyc/live/

Watch it on youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpDI5pAGG5tNM3zXxow8MA

Part of the 60 Defiant Days from Revolution Books:

Talks, Dialogue, Performance — In the Name of Humanity, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

* Julie Schwietert Collazo
Bilingual writer, founder of Immigrant Families Together, an organization dedicated to reuniting and supporting immigrant families separated at the US/Mexico border.

* Rosayra Pablo Cruz
Author of *The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Separation at the Border*
“[The] haunting and eloquent…narrative of a Guatemalan woman’s desperate search for a better life.”
-Kirkus Starred Review
TIME Magazine Best Books of Summer 2020

* Pamela L. Laskin
CCNY professor, author of *Why No Goodbye*, a YA novel in verse
“There has been a lot written about the Rohingya crisis in recent years, but nothing quite like this… Through verse, the author helps expose the painful wake of the world’s newest genocide.” 
—Matthew Smith, co-founder and CEO, Fortify Rights
 

* Pamela Kerpius
Founder, Migrants of the Mediterranean, a Humanitarian Storytelling organization that documents the journey stories of the people who’ve crossed continents, countries, desert and sea to reach Europe.

Hosts: Revolution Books NY & Revolution Books Berkeley

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/754000115385200

Thursday, September 24

13. Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (PT); 4:00pm – 6:00pm (ET), Full Spectrum Dominance: From AFRICOM to Indo-Pacific Command

Online

Please register: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A24xFhkpThyXTpdU7HzBjA?fbclid=IwAR0dLinK7MCm08czNIeeA1kd53a7wkZoNAYRQgSP611JHqXUlAv886VKeQ8

In 2009, China overtook the U.S. as the African continent’s largest trading partner, destroying the West’s monopoly over export markets and investment finance. China’s $208 billion in trade with the African continent in 2019 dwarfed the United States’ $39 billion in 2017. The response from the West to this development has been a military one.

The U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, puts most African states under the effective military control of the United States. The Indo-Pacific Command is the counterpart to AFRICOM in the Asia Pacific and is being used to direct military aggression towards China.

Join BAP’s US Out of Africa Network for this virtual symposium about the connection between the expansion of AFRICOM and the growing U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific and the work to shut down AFRICOM, and defund, and abolish US militarism world-wide.

SPEAKERS:

Aziz Fall, Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA)

Bahman Azad, Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

Danny Haiphong, No Cold War (China)

Affiong L. Affiong, Moyo Pan-Afrikan Solidarity Centre

MODERATOR: Margaret Kimberley, BAP Coordinating Committee

Host: Black Alliance for Peace, Institute for Policy Studies + 6 Other groups

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1025938371185414

14. Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PT), State of Immigration & Asylum in the U.S.

Online

RSVP at bit.ly/IMMIGRATIONPOLICY

Join us for a panel on the state of immigration policy and asylum in the US.

Our panel of experts will examine the on-going changes of immigration policy, the realities of unaccompanied minors, detention/ deportations, and the impact of the Remain in Mexico Program for asylum-seekers.

Featured panelists:

Camila Alvarez, Legal Director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA)
Lindsay Toczylowski, Executive Director of Immigrant Defenders
Karlyn Kurichety, Supervisory Attorney for Al Otro Lado in Los Angeles
Jasmin Tobar, Program Director for CASA LIBRE

Including testimony of MPP Family on Remain in Mexico Program

Host: CARECEN

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655309845191411

15. Thursday, 6:00pm, Slash SFPD Stash – Guns & Cash (meeting)

Online

REGISTER here: bit.ly/Slash-SFPD-Budget

Join with community members and activists in the Slash SFPD’s Stash coalition, which is calling on the San Francisco city government to make major cuts to the police budget and to disarm the cops.

By decreasing the cops’ allotment by half or more, the racist practices of the police can be reined in. Funds should be re-directed to provide jobs, training programs, housing, education and healthcare, including mental health and nutrition programs, to the city’s most underserved communities.
 
All are welcome. Come share your ideas for making police disarmament and slashing SFPD’s budget to re-fund social services a reality.

16. Thursday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Virtual Speak Out: Tell UC Health System to Protect LGBTQ + Reproductive Healthcare

RSVP to Virtual Speak Out : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdOmsrjouHNPeasrQyqOvsuyxr_yKSsFu

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that a patient’s health – not politics or ideology – must drive important medical decisions. And yet one of California’s largest healthcare providers is considering partnerships that would place discriminatory restrictions on the kinds of procedures they provide. Speak out now!

The University of California (UC) Health System is the fourth largest healthcare provider in California and the training ground for half of California’s medical students and residents. As a public entity, UC Health cannot and should not limit its care based on religious doctrine. And as a national leader in promoting comprehensive reproductive and LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare, UC must stand for both its own and California’s values.

Last fall, UC Health’s many community members asked the UC Board of Regents not to engage in any affiliations that subject its providers, staff, or patients to discriminatory restrictions on care. UC was supposed to vote on this issue in May.

UC has delayed this vote indefinitely, even though every UC campus with a medical center has already signed contracts that impose religious restrictions on UC clinicians, limiting their ability to practice evidence-based medicine and prohibiting them from providing essential reproductive and LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare to patients.

When the UC Board of Regents holds this vote, we must be ready to demand that the UC stand for ALL patients and protect reproductive and LGBTQ-inclusive health care.

Host: ACLU Northern California

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/17/18836711.php

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