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Christo Aivalis Bernie Sanders did an event to night with The squad (Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley) to pull the vote to help Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump. But Bernie made sure to know that he appreciated these women because he shared common experiences with them: “It is family. [People say] hey he’s an old Jewish white guy what does he have in common with these young people. I have more in common with you than I do with my colleagues. We know what it’s like to struggle. So, you’re right. You make me feel less alone.” This Shows that Bernie’s movement has come to Congress, and that there is a core group of progressives ready to fight Biden and Harris after the 2020 election. Support me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/ChristoAivalis Support me on PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/chri… For Christo Aivalis: Twitter: https://twitter.com/christoaivalis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christoaival… Website: https://www.christoaivalis.com Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/christoaivalis1

THE DEEP PROBLEM WITH THE NEW SUPREME COURT

The ‘original’ Constitution is all about individual liberty, and not about any collective responsibility for our common humanity.

By PETER GABEL

OCTOBER 28, 2020 (48hills.org)

Amy Coney Barrett will not openly base her decisions on the Affordable Care Act, or Roe v. Wade, or the right to gay marriage on whether she herself agrees with the policies behind these cases. Instead, she will purport to base her decisions on her “originalism,” the view that the actual words of Constitution must be interpreted according to the original intent of the so-called Founding Fathers in 1789.

Why? Because according to her and her mentor Antonin Scalia, the only proper democratic interpretation of that document requires “finding the intent” of those who agreed upon it when it was signed (or when the Amendments to it were signed into law). Every broadening of the document beyond this narrow construal of the written words themselves is characterized, according to Scalia and affirmed by Barrett, as undemocratic judicial activism imposed on the document by unelected judges.

Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in to a court that will want to deny our collective humanity and responsibility to the planet.

I myself heard Scalia say in a videotaped speech to the Federalist Society that there is no way we can know what each other thinks and agrees to besides attributing an objective meaning to words that people state when they write them down. He said he believed there was no binding moral claim that we have upon each other that can shape constitutional interpretation beyond the special words written mainly in the 18th century.

This worldview means that we human beings today must determine our relations with each other according to what a group of mainly 20- and 30-year-old white men, mostly wealthy slaveholders, thought were good and acceptable social relations about 250 years ago.

The worldview has both a psychoanalytic meaning, and a day-to-day bureaucratic meaning within legal reasoning. The psychoanalytic meaning is that the worldview reflects a fetish for our “Founding Fathers,” whose thoughts had a mystical value and prescience that we lesser beings must follow today. The bureaucratic meaning reflected in the work of Barrett and others is that the judge must engage in the quite prosaic task of discerning the so-called “objective public meaning” of a group of words penned in and around 1789 and applying that ancient meaning to interpreting the validity of laws and statutes today, as well as to the text of the Constitution itself.

This latter bureaucratic aspect is what will enable Judge Barrett both to strike down progressive legislation like the Affordable Care Act, and refuse to extend Constitutional protection to rights and activities not explicitly named in the original document or its amendments (such as the right to abortion and gay marriage).

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As a kind of legal philologist who simply interprets words from long ago according to their original public meaning, Barrett can say, “this activity is not liberal or conservative and does not reflect my opinions about these matters—it is rather just a matter of interpreting a text the only way it can be interpreted in accordance with democracy.”  Note that there is an irony about this justification of originalism in terms of democracy: Barrett has willingly participated in the grabbing of a Supreme Court seat while a democratic election is actually taking place, in part to determine who has the right to select a justice for that very seat. If the true meaning of democracy were really of primary concern to her, she would have refused to accept this seat under these anti-democratic circumstances and instead insisted upon waiting for the democratic election result.

But in any case, why should we care AT ALL about what a group of mainly 20- and 30-year old white male, property-owning, in some cases slaveholders would think—as if we could know that—about what we are doing in the present-day world?

Huge upheavals in society and consciousness have occurred in the last 250 years, with magnificent social movements rising up to advance the political and moral understanding of humankind. The idea that we should discard the wisdom that we have gained across all of that historical time when we today determine the meaning of the Constitution and the validity of democratically-passed legislation is just absurd on its face…or ought to be.

Why, then, does “originalism” seem to have staying power as if it were a “legitimate position” to be solemnly agreed with or disagreed with?

The answer to that question has to do with the psychoanalytic meaning of originalism, the attachment that we are trained to feel toward the Founding Fathers and their Original Intent. I wrote a longer piece about this subject when the Original Intent theory was first being strongly advocated in the early years of the Reagan Revolution: In my article in the Buffalo Law Review called “Founding Father Knows Best,” I showed the relationship between fetishism of the Founding Fathers Original Intent and the growing authoritarianism that began in the early 1980s and is still with us in newer forms today.

The same points I made there apply, of course, to Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial philosophy, an ideology of unconscious deference to authority that seeks to impose that deference on the whole of American society. It is that philosophy and its socio-psychological underpinnings that must be engaged with and firmly rejected by progressives trying to build a new and socially just world that thoroughly transcends the moral limitations of the 18th Century.

While the 18th Century world view reflected in the “original public meaning” of the Constitution did help to advance human consciousness by putting forward a vision of human community that affirmed and protected the liberty of the individual from overt group coercion through government action (with the horrific exception of slavery itself), that world view utterly lacked a commitment to fostering a world based upon empathy and compassion, based upon our deep connection and care for one another and for the Earth as well.  

The great social movements of the last 250 years beginning with abolitionism and continuing through the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the LGBTQ movement, and the environmental movements have all carried within them an elevation of collective consciousness calling upon one another to truly see one another and fundamentally embrace each other’s common humanity as well as the sacredness of the natural world.

Contrary to the original meaning of the Constitution, these movements have not been fundamentally about extending individual liberty in an individualistic, monadic world, but rather about recognizing, affirming, and embracing each other’s humanity and our interrelatedness as social beings. It is the deeper social and spiritual awareness illuminated by these social movements that have elevated our collective moral consciousness since the Constitution was written, and it is this very elevated awareness that has been at the heart of the transformation of judicial interpretation of the Constitution, with judges responding to the demands of rising social justice movements to extend the meaning of existing Constitutional provisions like the First and Fourteenth Amendments far beyond long-surpassed  original and outdated meanings.  

The constitutional validity of the pro-labor legislation of the New Deal, the legislation inspired by the demands for human equality emerging from the civil rights, women’s  movements and LGBTQ movements, and the validity of social welfare legislation like Social Security, Medicare, and now the Affordable Care Act have all been manifestations of our sharing a greater collective wisdom about the moral bonds that unite us as social beings that was not in our collective awareness yet in 1789 — and that has decisively influenced our subsequent interpretation of our culture’s foundational legal document.

In truth, this moral development of our collective consciousness is leading us toward the point where we must write a new Constitution or fundamentally transform the current one to place at its center not mere individual liberty in a world of the separated, but rather a new synthesis of individual liberty with caring for each other as moral partners in a and socially-connected world. 

The new emphasis on integrating spirituality, law, and social justice appearing in emerging new legal paradigms like Restorative Justice across the legal profession, is a harbinger of this future rewriting of our Constitution, an expression of the growing awareness progressively dawning within us that “we the people” are “constituted” not as a mere collection of isolated individuals, but as a moral community founded upon love and mutual recognition and concern.

BOOK: “THE DESIRE FOR MUTUAL RECOGNITION”

The Desire for Mutual Recognition : Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self book cover

The Desire for Mutual Recognition
Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self

By 

Peter Gabel

Copyright Year 2018Paperback
$35.96
Hardback
$128.00
eBook
$35.96
ISBN 9781138095281
Published February 1, 2018 by Routledge
272 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

Book Description

The Desire for Mutual Recognition is a work of accessible social theory that seeks to make visible the desire for authentic social connection, emanating from our social nature, that animates all human relationships.

Using a social-phenomenological method that illuminates rather than explains social life, Peter Gabel shows how the legacy of social alienation that we have inherited from prior generations envelops us in a milieu of a “fear of the other,” a fear of each other. Yet because social reality is always co-constituted by the desire for authentic connection and genuine co-presence, social transformation always remains possible, and liberatory social movements are always emerging and providing us with a permanent source of hope. The great progressive social movements for workers’ rights, civil rights, and women’s and gay liberation, generated their transformative power from their capacity to transcend the reciprocal isolation that otherwise separates us. These movements at their best actually realize our fundamental longing for mutual recognition, and for that very reason they can generate immense social change and bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.

Gabel examines the struggle between desire and alienation as it unfolds across our social world, calling for a new social-spiritual activism that can go beyond the limitations of existing progressive theory and action, intentionally foster and sustain our capacity to heal what separates us, and inspire a new kind of social movement that can transform the world.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Desire for Mutual Recognition

2. The Denial of Desire, Fear of the Other, and Formation of the False Self

3. Humiliation, Authority, Hierarchy

4. The Imaginary Community: The Family, The Nation, and “Race”

5. Language, Thought, Ideology

6. The Economic System as a Network of Alienated Reciprocities

7. Politics as the Struggle Over Who ‘We’ Are: On the Necessity of Building a Parallel Universe

8. Knowledge, Truth, and Understanding

9. The Movement’s Lack of Confidence in Itself: On the Necessity of Spiritualizing Social Activism

10. Social-Spiritual Activism: Activism that Thaws the False Self and Fosters Mutality of Presence 

Author(s)

Biography

Peter Gabel is the former president of New College of California and was for over thirty years a professor at its public-interest law school. He is a founder of the critical legal studies movement and the Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics. Editor-at-Large of the progressive Jewish magazine Tikkun, he is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and social change. He lives in San Francisco with his partner Lisa Jaicks, a union organizer for the hospitality workers union, and they have one son, Sam, 22, a hip-hop artist and emcee.

Reviews

“Peter Gabel is one of the grand prophetic voices in our day. He also is a long-distance runner in the struggle for justice.” –Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University

“This book is a major contribution to critical social theory and to the ongoing project of respiritualizing our lives in the family, the market, and the state. It is broad and deep at the same time, with grace and pleasure to be had on every page.” –Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence Emeritus, Harvard Law School

“Karl Marx considered the class struggle the engine of human history. In The Desire for Mutual Recognition, however, Peter Gabel boldly asserts the existence of a deeper underlying motive factor:  the dynamic of our human yearning, whether towards frustration or fulfillment, to co-create and inhabit a universe of authentic, loving connection, and mutual recognition. Human liberation requires us to intentionally embed social-spiritual strategies within socio-political movements to radically challenge social fear while generating powerful experiences of mutual recognition that support the evolution of humanity toward its full realization. To read this entrancing work is itself to gain entrance into a re-sacralized dimension, evocative of a new future.” – Fania E. Davis, long-time activist, civil rights lawyer, and restorative justice scholar and practitioner

“Peter Gabel’s The Desire for Mutual Recognition may soon reshape the landscape of contemporary social theory. With great sophistication and yet accessibility for those with no previous background, Gabel reveals the key to healing and transforming our world. Demonstrating why those who seek liberation must move past liberalism, Marxism, and deconstruction, Gabel shows how a respiritualization of every aspect of our world can move us beyond the alienation that characterizes so much of human interactions and the institutions in which we are continually imagining ourselves to be stuck. Far from utopian, liberation is in our own hands and could be achieved very quickly once we break through the false vision of reality that can be overcome if we follow Gabel’s sage advice.” – Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun; author of The Left Hand of God and Jewish Renewal

“Peter Gabel is a God-wrestler and has been one for years and decades. In this important and needed book he brings his passion for justice and healing of our world along with his well honed analytical skills to bear on the pressing issue of our time: How to let go of the “false self” and the “false we” that poisons our political discourse and stifles our social imaginations. A deep contribution to a needed movement of sacred activism and the return of conscience to our civic life. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us that “true peace is the presence of justice.” In this regard, this is a book about true peace-making.” – Matthew Fox, author of Original BlessingThe Reinvention of WorkA Way to God, and Order of the Sacred Earth (with Skylar Wilson and Jennifer Listug)

“In The Desire for Mutual Recognition, Peter Gabel unfurls a nuanced phenomenology of the social world, a theory of human interbeing as experienced from within its often confounding relational depths. Gabel’s ability to think and reflect with his whole organism (with his heart as well as his head) illumines both the uncanny inertia of a destructive civilization seemingly unable to change course, and the erotic energy-flows that provide the ever-present wellspring for such transformation.” –David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal

“Now more than ever, progressives need a transformed way to understand ourselves, our world, and the future we imagine. Peter Gabel’s extraordinary book demonstrates the revolutionary truth that meaningful social change depends on ordinary people overcoming the alienation from the social world and from each other that frames each of our lives in liberal societies. Contemporary radical theory has been adept at identifying the myriad forms in which social power is manifest, but it has paid little attention to how power works at the level of consciousness and everyday experience to provide a (false) substitute for the mutual recognition and connection that we all desire. The Desire for Mutual Recognition reveals the spiritual and psychological dynamics that form the existential ground for social alienation and that must be addressed for redemptive social change to take hold. It is a beautifully written and evocative work of social theory, and a prophetic and practical call for social change.” –Gary Peller, author of Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice

“Peter Gabel’s synthesis of political and spiritual activism is exactly what we need for the future. Gabel offers insights into how we can overcome our “fear of the other” and expand authentic social connections into peaceful and loving communities. This book’s fresh perspective on movement building should be widely read and discussed.” –George Katsciaficas, author of The Eros Effect and The Global Imagination of 1968 (2018)

“Modern social movements by embracing a solely materialist perspective have followed the path of the liberal enlightenment in throwing the baby – spirituality – out with the bathwater -tyrannical religion. This has been self-limiting at best, leading down one blind alley or another, setting in motion endless cycles of revolution/counter-revolution. Peter Gabel’ s The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self is a work that evokes Marcuse’s Eros and Civilization, Sartre’s Search for a Method/Critique of Dialectical Reason and Huxley’s novel Island in providing the philosophical foundation for a social-spiritual activism in which solidarity and love are combined towards creating the just, sacred and sustainable world we all actually desire.” – Michael McAvoy, Director, Center for Social-Spiritual Activism. Western Institute of Social Research

“Peter Gabel’s brilliant new book, The Desire for Mutual Recognition: Social Movements and the Dissolution of the False Self, seeks to understand both the source of our collective suffering and the prospects for a radical social change movement through a lens that draws from psychoanalysis, critical social theory, and his own sophisticated brand of phenomenology—what Gabel calls a “phenomenology of social being.” He uses the high-brow language of philosophy, but his aim is a down-to-earth plea for a dramatic shift in how we understand human alienation and the conditions necessary to effect social change through what he calls a “spiritualization” of politics. Through illuminating the drawbacks of liberalism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and deconstruction, Gabel urges us to create a social movement that expresses and honors our deepest longings for love, understanding and recognition. … In my reading, it is a call for us to find a way to become our best selves and create a better world in the process.” – Michael Bader, AlterNet

Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Friday, October 30 – Monday, November 2 (from Adrienne Fong)

Sorry to have spelled Don’s last name wrong this week. Several people have inquired if there will be a memorial for Don- please let me know if anyone knows of any and I’ll post the info.

Don Bechler has transitioned. Don was a long time activist – in recent years he has been a fierce advocate and the heart for Medicare for All and for Single Payer.

    Rest in Peace & Rise in Power

        Don Belcher 

*** ASL interpretation – Let me know if your event needs this service .***

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

 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. US steps up deportation of Haitians ahead of election, raising Covid fears – October 29, 2020

B. S.F. will begin moving more than 500 homeless people out of hotels soon. Where will they go? – October 29, 2020

https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/S-F-will-being-moving-more-than-500-homeless-15682132.php

C. The UN Banned Nuclear Weapons, But the U.S. Isn’t Listening – October 28, 2020

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3anzm5/the-un-banned-nuclear-weapons-but-the-us-isnt-listening

D. Stop the Massacres in Haiti! End U.S. and UN Support for the Criminal Regime of Jovenel Moise  – October 28, 2020

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/28/stop-the-massacres-in-haiti-end-u-s-and-un-support-for-the-criminal-regime-of-jovenel-moise/

   See action # 4

E. Everything You Think You Know About The “Nuclear Button” Is Wrong – October 28, 2020 (3 min. Youtube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jiDio7S_7g

F. Trump’s Nuclear Weapons are Standing Up And Standing By – October 26, 2020

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/26/trumps-nuclear-weapons-are-standing-up-and-standing-by/

G. Many California farmworkers fear a winter of hunger and homelessness amid the pandemic –October 26, 2020

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-26/central-valley-farmworkers-hunger-evictions-coronavirus-covid19

ACTIONS

1. Tell Trump: Stop the Executions!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/president-trump-please-stop-the-federal-executions?clear_id=true&source=email-federal-executions-update-dont-miss-thursdays-voices-of-experience-on-the-death-penalty-4

    Three more federal executions dates are pending:

      November 19th – Orlando Hall

      December 8th – Lisa Montgomery

      December 10th – Brandon Bernard

2. Say NO to more big oil in our national forests

  SIGN: https://secure.tpl.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=991

3. Demand that PayPal cease all fundraisers to white supremacist causes!

  SIGN: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/paypal_bloodmoney/?t=5&referring_akid=47481.797581.m1m4fE

4. Make Calls for Haiti Demand that the UN Stop Supporting the G-9 Death Squad and the Dictatorship of Jovenel Moise!

Contact:

+ Michele Sison, US Ambassador to Haiti – phone: 011-509-2229-8000; email: sisonmj@state.gov ;

+ Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs, US State Dept – phone: 202-647-6575; email: kozakmg@state.gov ; tweet: @WHAAsstSecty

Contact:

+  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres – phone: 212-963-1234; tweet: @antonioguterres

EVENTS

Friday, October 30 – Monday, November 2

Friday, October 30

1. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association be Shut Down

SF Police Officers Assoc. (outside)
800 Bryant St. (@ 6th Street)
SF

Wear masks; practice social distancing

Every Friday

Stand with Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality, and Community

   – Demand the San Francisco Police Officers Association Be Shut Down!

   – The SF Police Officers Association Be Declared a Non Grata Organization

   – Demand the Police Officers Bill of Rights Be Abolished.

2. Friday, 2:00pm (PT), The Dangers of Nuclear War with China and Russia

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XqCDLunkRkWEKVra6kpFQw?timezone_id=America%2FLos_Angeles

The United States is on a path to war with both China and Russia. We are pushing up against the borders of both nations with increasingly aggressive military, political, propaganda, lawfare, and economic moves. Both nations are surrounded by our military and allied forces, and rather than seeking peace and stability, we are escalating confrontations, building up stronger forces which precipitate arms races, and funding internal subversion while declaring that we should dictate the type of governance and behaviors of all nations on earth and demanding that they bow to our will, or else. Doing this with small nations in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere is illegal and immoral and has caused the destruction of entire nations and untold suffering; doing this with two large nuclear armed powers is risking an escalation that could well end in nuclear war and the termination of all human life on earth.

Four speakers will discuss the current situation: K.J. Noh and Col. Ann Wright will speak on China, and Bruce Gagnon and Ray McGovern will speak on Russia. Michael Wong, vice president of Veterans for Peace, San Francisco chapter #69, and a co-chair of the Veterans for Peace China Working Group, will MC.

3. Friday, 4:00pm, Po Peoples Candidate Forum to End Politrick

Online

RSVP/Tickets: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNA4KbMlZ-aNazb_cHSzzHG7Xxup7LDqf2D4SMl-wTmwgwuA/viewform?gxids=7628&fbclid=IwAR1F49erZiHNpLtwnaRpEYwiRzItbsqgk6NSPLd9ytB41lNiKVaQ2P7X1iQ

A Candidate Forum led by poor, houseless, indigenous and disabled people about poverty, disability, housing and homelessness and the end to the criminalizaiton of poverty in this stolen land.

From Sweeps to Encampment Bans- All Across the Bay – its illegal, or dangerous to be a low-income/no-income tenant or be living without access to a roof. And no matter what the poltricksters say – they always seem to vote in favor of more LIEgislations that protect the scamlords, wealth-hoarders and the land-stealer class. For the last decade- POOR Magazine has held Candidate forums led by poor, houseless, disabled and poLice Harassed people.

All candidates from all across the bay and all Communities of truth-tellers, voters and poltrickster resistors are invited- SO far Candidates from District 1 and 4 in Oakland have confirmed-email poormag@gmail.com to RSVP if you are a candidate

Host: POOR Magazine

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/391715835167523

4. Friday, 6:00pm (PT); 9:00pm (ET), Fright Night: Racism, Corporate Power, and other Horrors

Online

Register: https://www.movetoamend.org/online_movie_night_fright_night?fbclid=IwAR1qOyOm5xuwIcKUSRrxpqLNsmsA3HyZjqzM6a2G6Zx8HH1uwaZlxNFrXLM&utm_campaign=fright_night2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=movetoamend

Zoom link will be sent after U register

Join us this Friday as we explore how horror movies reflect culture, attitudes, and social values, and how they help people endure racism and oppression. We will screen classic cult and horror films and discuss together how these films highlight systemic racism and social justice issues in the United States. 

The whole event will run about 3 hours as we watch one 30-minute segment from Tales From the Hood II and the entirety of They Live. The films will be followed by a lively discussion led by National Board members and horror film aficionados, George Friday and Daniel Lee.

Host: Move to Amend

5. Friday, 7:00pm – 7:30pm, Racism is a Public Health Crisis – CNA Nurses will hold a Rally & ‘Candlelight Vigil

UCSF Medical Center – at Mission Bay
1825 4th Street
SF

Join fellow UCSF nurses and frontline workers for a peaceful protest demanding justice for our Black, Native American, and Latinx communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen firsthand how Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities have been disproportionately harmed by lack of access to health services, exposure to the virust, lack of PPE, lack of testing and economic peril due to historic racial disparities; As Union nurses our patient advocacy extends beyond the bedside and we will collectively work toward ending structural racism in all its social, economic, and cultural forms, including opposing the normalization of racist behavior in all levels of society.

6. Friday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The Night of the Living Nextdoor

Meet at:

24th Street BART
SF

7:00pm sharp!

The demons on Nextdoor use their wicked powers of policing and evictions to remake the city in their devilish image.

Let’s come together to cast them out forever!

We will assemble at the 24th BART station at 7pm sharp on Friday  and begin our paranormal procession through the Mission.

Stay masked, get distanced, and show out in your hottest cannibalistic Karen couture or ghoulish gentrifier getup.


HEX THE CONDOS/ CURES THE COPS/ GENTRIFIERS OFF THE BLOCK

Host: Gay Shame

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/11/18837498.php

Saturday, October 31

Set your clocks one hour behind tonight.

7. Saturday, 3:00pm, Handmaids: Stop a Fascist Coup

Meet at:

Harvey Milk Plaza
Castro & Market St.
SF

Handmaid costumes will be loaned out.

All are invited to participate

We must vote in big numbers. But, the reality is that voting alone will not stop Trump. The illegitimate rushed confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, a theocratic fascist, to the Supreme Court is for the immediate purpose of throwing the election to Trump should he lose. This is an outrage that cannot stand!

Trump and Amy Coney Barrett have refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

Coups… thefts of power… are stopped when people:

[1] plan and act BEFORE the coup… and
[2] build in the streets the unity and determination while working together… and
[3] establish before the eyes of the world the righteousness of their demand.

This is what we accomplish by being in the streets every day before the election.

Host: Refuse Fascism – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1716102981886541/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D

Sunday, November 1

8. Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm (PT), From Vietnam to Palestine: The New York Times Black Statement 50 Years Later

Online

Register:  https://forms.gle/HmePkDkKMjhLHwiU8

What does the 1970 New York Times Black Statement on Palestine tell us about US politics, internationalist solidarities, coalition tensions and contradictions? Join the Open Classroom of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies and the National Black Education Agenda, and IFCO for oral histories and critical analysis by Black leaders who edited, signed and published the statement.

Panelists:

Sam Anderson, Professor, National Black Education Agenda, co-edited the statement and was one of the earlier unsung heroes who was penalized by losing his job at Sarah Lawrence College as a result.    

Frances M. Beal, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Third World Women’s Alliance

Phil Hutchings ), Chairman of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) when SNCC adopted its statement on Palestine and lost a lot of its funding.

Robert F. Van Lierop, Ambassador, Esq, Secretary Treasurer of C.O.B.A.T.A.M.E

Gail Walker, Executive Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace

Moderators:
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi

Host: AMED Studies – SFSU

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/355713952382126

9. Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, March 4 Our Future

Meet at:

Embarcadero Plaza
SF

March to:

SF Civic Center (Rally)
SF

Wear masks

Youth led.

For questions, please contact @youthadvocatesforchange @march4ourfuture.ya4c

Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CG3y5LUBXqC/

Monday, November 2

10. Monday, 6:00pm, Ofrenda for Adolfo

21st Street & Capp St. (site where Adolfo was killed)
SF

Please wear a mask.

The set up should be done around 6pm.

Please feel free to share this information with others. If you would like to bring anything to add to the ofrenda please bring it. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Thank you to everyone who still keeps Adolfos name alive.

Please be mindful and respectful Adolfo’s parents will most likely be there.

Jesus Adolfo Delgado was killed by SFPD on March 6, 2018.

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It’s Time To Nationalize Walmart

Jacobin Ben Burgis argues that the way to remediate Walmart’s poverty wages, union busting, and massive generation of economic inequality is by bringing the megacorporation under public ownership. Read Ben’s article on the same topic: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/10/na… Subscribe to the channel and press the like button! Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?cod… Music provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkey

EDWARD SNOWDEN Persecuted By BIDEN!

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Michael Moore: Why I Still Think Trump Could Win

The Hill Filmmaker, Michael Moore, shares his thoughts on the presidential race ahead of election day. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day’s political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day’s political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country’s most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLive Follow Saagar Enjeti & Krystal Ball on social media: Twitter: @esaagar and @krystalball Instagram: @esaagar and @krystalmball

Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar Calls Out Speaker For Stimulus Failures

The Hill Democratic congressional candidate, Shahid Buttar, gives an update on his campaign to unseat Rep. Nancy Pelosi. He also reacts to how congress has handled stimulus negotiations. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day’s political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen. It also sets the day’s political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country’s most important political newsmakers. Follow Rising on social media: Website: Hill.TV Facebook: facebook.com/HillTVLive/ Instagram: @HillTVLive Twitter: @HillTVLive Follow Saagar Enjeti & Krystal Ball on social media: Twitter: @esaagar and @krystalball Instagram: @esaagar and @krystalmball

League of Pissed Off Voters passes on Congressional District 12

Congress, District 12: No Endorsement

Here’s what we wrote about Nancy Pelosi in our March 2020 voter guide, and not much has changed since then. If you’d like details on why we don’t support her, read on:

Nancy Pelosi is the incumbent, and also the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  We go back and forth on whether to evaluate her from a local SF perspective or from a national perspective. While it’s rad that she’s birddogging Senator McConnell to expand voter registration and access and make Election Day a holiday, it’s a drag that she’s primarily focused on national politics and absent from SF’s needs. She’s been shamefully AWOL on the Hunters Point Shipyard radiation controversy. She eventually called for “oversight of the oversight of the oversight,” which is, uh… not very reassuring.

She’s the most powerful woman in Congress, and maybe the world. We give her props for holding that motley bunch of Democrats in line, but the closer we look at her record, the more pissed off we get about her representing our City:

We don’t claim to be experts in national politics. We get that it’s wicked complicated and nuanced and unavoidably icky, but damn, that’s a long list of nonsense that doesn’t represent our values.

While we appreciate the political stances of Pelosi’s challenger, Shahid Buttar, we at the League believe the personal is political. Given the various summer 2020 revelations about Buttar’s campaign management and personal conduct, he does not have our endorsement.