Articles ~ Actions ~ Events for Thursday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 25 (from Adrienne Fong)

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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. Unqualified Impunity: Amy Coney Barrett Once Ruled That a Cop Wasn’t Responsible for a Black Teenager’s Death Because Breathing Isn’t a Constitutional Right

https://www.theroot.com/unqualified-impunity-amy-coney-barrett-once-ruled-that-1845429637

   See event # 2

B. Parents Of 545 Children Separated At U.S.-Mexico Border Still Can’t Be Found  – October 21, 2020

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/21/926031426/parents-of-545-children-separated-at-u-s-mexico-border-still-cant-be-found

C. SFPD Virtual Town Hall Meeting (Video) – October 19, 2020

   Note – this is what SFPD’s version

D. ‘Democracy Has Won’: Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/19/democracy-has-won-year-after-right-wing-coup-against-evo-morales-socialist-luis-arce

E. Supreme Court to hear case over Trump border wall – October 19, 2020

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/19/supreme-court-trump-border-wall-430137

F. ICE arrests 172 immigrants in sanctuary cities within a six-day span – October 17, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/us/dhs-ice-immigration-arrests/index.html

G. Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Activists Sentenced for 2018 Anti-Nuclear Protest at Georgia Naval Base – October 16, 2020

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/16/kings-bay-plowshares-7-activists-sentenced-2018-anti-nuclear-protest-georgia-naval

H. Democrats and the myth of the lesser evil

I. Trump asks UAE to encourage others to build ties with Israel – October 13, 2020

ACTIONS

1. Repeal the 2002 Authorization for Military Force (AUMF)

  SIGN: https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/repeal-2002-aumf?source=em20201020&t=8&referring_akid=6555.294094.tEISo0

 Congress is negotiating the final Department of Defense Appropriations bill, and between the Senate- and House-passed versions of the legislation.

Presidents from both parties have warped this authorization, stretching its scope to cover unrelated military activities in Iraq, Syria, and Iran that were not contemplated That includes Trump, who exploited the 2002 AUMF as the legal basis to assassinate Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, and drove us to the brink of war with Iran earlier this year.

Congress has the authority to decide whether U.S. forces should be put into harm’s way, but the 2002 AUMF has left the door wide open to conflict and war under THREE administrations.

2. Tell the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff: Refuse Any Order by Trump to Interfere with the Election

  SIGN: https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13997&track=RefuseTrump1020WBW&tag=RefuseTrump1020WBW&link_id=2&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&source=email-tell-military-refuse-illegal-orders-from-trump-on-election&email_referrer=email_965983&email_subject=tell-military-refuse-illegal-orders-from-trump-on-election

3Demand that OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro resign now!

  SIGN: https://www.codepink.org/oas?recruiter_id=60196&fbclid=IwAR23BjPlNIOk4gh9vhHvbSTFHPL99HEzX0PjJLDKXRWizArdZbj3YdiAO_4

EVENTS

Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25

Thursday, October 22  

1. Thursday, 9:15am – 12:15pm (PT), Immigration, Equal Protection and the Promise of Racial Justice  Two day event – Thursday & Friday

Online

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-equal-protection-and-the-promise-of-racial-justice-tickets-119305045603

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Center for Human Rights
and Global Justice at NYU School of Law are pleased to present a legal conference exploring the intersection of immigration and racial justice.

The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called for equal protection to apply to Haitian immigrants, and to prohibit the government from discriminating on the basis of race or national origin.

The conference begins with a discussion of Jean and the struggle to secure racial justice for Haitian asylum seekers in the 1980s. The conference will then explore subsequent efforts by advocates, academics, policymakers, and activists to vindicate the promise of equal protection for immigrants of color in the United States and internationally.

In the midst of arguably one of the biggest social movements in United States history, this conversation will also contribute to discussions on the Movement for Black Lives.

See site for schedule

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/18837654.php

2. Thursday, 12Noon, Protest Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to Full Senate

Meet at:

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office (nr)

One Post Plaza (Post & Market St)
SF

Plan to march to:

Senator Kamala Harris’s office on Bush St.
SF

Masks required

If you or others you know are interested in being a handmaid for this action  contact: afong@jps.net

Today is the day that the Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on their recommendation of  Amy Coney Barrett as a Chief Justice to the Supreme Court.

Host: Refuse Fascism – Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/285358825844708/

3. Thursday, 2:00pm (PT); 5:00pm (ET),  Locating Abolition in the Fight Against Imperialism  

Online

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/locating-abolition-within-the-fight-against-imperialism-tickets-125972341665

  $0 – $25 

Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference on the day of the event.

This event will also be recorded and will have ASL live captions available.***

During this session, we’ll take a deeper dive into the US imperialist project and its impacts. We’ll discuss resistance movements, transformative solidarity, and the fight for abolition.

Speakers:

Lara Kiswani –Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Nicolas Cruz – The Red Nation

William Depoo – Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

Speaker (TBA) – Black LGBTQ Migrant Project

 Woods Ervin (moderator) – Critical Resistance

Hosts: AbolitionNOW Network & Haymarket Books

4. Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, National Day of Protest Against Police Abuse     

Meet at:

Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland 

Resist and Remember. Honoring the lives of Oscar Grant and those who have been lost to police abuse

We are gathering on the National day of protest against police abuse in honor of Oscar Grant, Erik Salgado, Sean Monterrosa, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many other lives taken by law enforcement . 

Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlLfruhTA2/?hl=en    

Friday, October 23     

5. Friday – all day, We Will Not Be Silenced:  Against the Criminalization and Censorship Of Campus Political Speech     

We call on anyone with access to a university Zoom account
to hold a webinar of your own on October 23, 2020, including
a message from Leila Khaled – provided by USACBI –
a National Day of Action Against the Criminalization
and Censorship of Campus Speech.  

Brief history:

On September 23rd, corporate tech giants Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube acted in lockstep with San Francisco State University (SFSU) to shut down an open classroom webinar entitled “Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice, & Resistance: A Conversation with Leila Khaled,” co-sponsored by the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University.

After intense, coordinated outside pressure from Zionist and right-wing factions, both the university and Zoom refused to allow the webinar to be aired.  When organizers changed virtual venues and began live-streaming on YouTube, the same Zionists and right-wing agitators mobbed the comments section and used the reporting function to flag the video to YouTube, which shut it down twenty minutes into this open classroom event because it “violated” the company’s “Terms of Service.”  At the same time, all previous references and invitations to the webinar were removed from hundreds of people’s Facebook pages and Instagram accounts.

Before, during, and since this massive, coordinated, electronic de-platforming by these tech giants, SFSU has refused to support the webinar’s organizers, Profs. Rabab Abdulhadi (AMED) and Tomomi Kinukawa (WGS), defend their academic freedom, or provide them with an alternative platform.

Details:

Info: https://usacbi.org/october-23-we-will-not-be-silenced-day-of-action-against-the-criminalization-and-censorship-of-campus-political-speech/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d4b6c1a3-e331-448b-ba97-53608466041d  

6. Friday, 9:15am – 1:45pm, Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2)

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-equal-protection-and-the-promise-of-racial-justice-tickets-119305045603

See event #1 for partial description

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/17/18837655.php

7. Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis: Poverty & Policy Solutions – Virtual Conference Day1

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/register-for-the-kairos-policy-conference-october-23-24

ASL interpretation
Open-captioned in English
Traducción en español (Spanish translation)

The conference will address the topic of poverty in America and how it is interlocked with systemic racism, health care in-access, the erosion of labor rights, environmental injustice, militarism and the war economy, and more, and the importance of creating human rights based policy solutions that need to and must happen in our nation.

We are living through a kairos moment, a time defined by both extraordinary danger and possibility. All around us the old ways of the world are crumbling and millions more are joining the ranks of the unemployed, uninsured, unhoused, unfed, and unwell. To dig ourselves out of the wreckage of the present, we desperately need a new moral vision, a blueprint for society that values and defends all life. This is what the Poor People’s Jubilee Platform offers.

The Jubilee Platform is not a proposal to tinker around the edges. Rather, it is a plan to reconstruct society around the needs and hopes of the poor, from economic and racial justice to an end to militarism and ecological devastation. 

The conference will begin with a keynote by Kairos Center Director Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of Repairers of the Breach. We will also hear from organizers, economists, policy experts, theologians, historians, musicians, and other leaders on how we arrived at this moment of crisis and what we can do to chart a new way forward.

See site for agenda

Host: Kairos Center of Religions, Rights and Social Justice, &  Repairers of the Breach and Poor People’s Campaign

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/18837706.php

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

SF Police Officers Association (outside)
800 Bryant St. (at 6th St.)
SF

Every Friday!

Wear masks; practice social distancing

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

   – 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.

9. Friday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (PT), Powering a Multi-Racial Movement: Fil-Am Activism & The International Hotel 

Online

Register @ bit.ly/FAHM-Power

Videos will have captions. Discussion will have summarizations available. 

join us as we celebrate Fil-Am History Month by commemorating the legacy of Filipinx Activism during the International Hotel (I-Hotel) struggle and its impact on the subsequent era of advancing affordable housing and human rights in San Francisco.

We will engage in a community reflection featuring Original I-Hotel Defenders, Dr. Estella Habal and Pam Tau Lee and discuss the Filipinx-led multi-racial coalition of left organizations and individuals that saw common ground and joined in the struggle with the migrant residents threatened with eviction and displacement by urban re-development projects. We will watch excerpts from Curtis Choy’s “The Fall of the I-Hotel” hear from the talented Tony Robles, and through hearing from housing activists from SOMCAN, connect to the current struggles facing the San Francisco Fil-Am community.

Co-sponsors:
San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, Chinese Progressive Association, West Side Tenants Association, Richmond District Rising, Bay Area Faith in Action
Host: Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines

Saturday, October 24 

10. Saturday, 6:30am – 2:30pm, Moral Policy in a Time of Crisis: Poverty & Policy Solutions Virtual Conference (Day2)

RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/register-for-the-kairos-policy-conference-october-23-24   

See event # for details  

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/19/18837708.php 

11. Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Public Education, Privatization, and Class Struggle

Link For Program
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84377536548?pwd=SXlQNnd0ODhYY0ZDWFF3bmh4RWhpQT09

The billionaires have been looting public education resources and funds for a long time. They have been privatizing public schools. They have been handing out federal and state funds meant for higher education to “financial experts” retired from the IMF. In the last few years, militant teachers, school staff, and teaching assistants have been striking to fight back. This year on California ballot, Proposition 15 promises new taxes to fund public education. Did the billionaires have a sudden change of heart?

Join us for a discussion with distinguished panelists who have been on the forefront of the fight for high-quality public education!
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Beth Bowser, UCB UFCLP
Rick Baum, AFT 2121 SF City College
Angie Sijun Lou, UCSC COLA Striker
Carol Lang, AFT PSC Cuny
George Wright, AFT 1493 Skyline College & CSUC Retired

Sponsored by United Front Committee For A Labor Party

See site for more info

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/16/18837592.php

12. Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, March for Democracy   

Meet at:

Rally

Mission High School (steps)
3750 18th St.SF

March to:

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Flier on Indybay is in Spanish and English

SAFE and PEACEFUL: Wear masks, maintain social distance, bring water. This is a non-violent demonstration.

Rally on front steps of Mission High School San Francisco and march through the Mission to SF City Hall. We unite against those who seek to limit our right to vote, intimidate us at the polls, or intend to ignore the electoral outcome.

We join with local and national civic and labor organizations in a day of action to protect our constitutional rights to a fair election. We are working with organizations across the country to show that the American people will not tolerate any interference whatsoever. Let us join together

Hosts: SF Gray Panthers, OccupySF, Refuse Fascism, First Unitarian Universalist Society of SF – Human Rights Working Group, SF Friends (Quarkers) Peace & Social Concern Committee

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/16/18837602.php

13. Saturday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, March Against Extinction

Meet at:

Union Square
SF

follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, so please bring your face cover and remember to socially distance! 

Holloween attire, please dress-up as one of the many forms of life that will soon be extinct in the Bay Area (Humpback whale, Southern Sea Otter, Freshwater Shrimp, California Brown Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, Red-Legged Frog, Mountain Beaver), or come as yourself, because if we fail to act now we humans will also be extinct.

Over 4 million acres have burned this year (an area larger than Connecticut)—in 2018, 1.8 million acres burned. Over 31 people and thousands of wild and farmed animals recently perished due to the raging wildfires, drought, and erratic weather conditions. Bay Area air quality has ranged from unhealthy to hazardous for months. SFO and Oakland International Airports are due to be inoperable and underwater by 2050 OR SOONER. No more business as usual!

Extinction Rebellion America demands that the governments, including the City of San Francisco, act NOW!

Come join us as we march through San Francisco’s shopping district, chalk the sidewalks, drop banners, post flyers, and mobilize the masses with face-to-face (socially distanced) outreach.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/10/10/18837455.php

Sunday, October 25

14. Sunday, 2:00pm, Mass Public Assembly to Protest & Demand: Trump/Pence Out Now!

Embarcadero Plaza
SF

Trump Is Already Stealing the Election.

WE NEED TO VOTE, BUT TRUMP
WILL NOT BE STOPPED JUST BY VOTING!

On Sunday, October 25, come one and all into the public square for mass protest assemblies to demand Trump/Pence Out Now!

Let us show the world that we are uniting, with courage and conviction, to drive the Trump and Pence from power.

Host: Refuse Fascism Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2736339760018444

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