Articles ~ Actions (note ‘Urgent Call’) ~ Events for Friday, January 22 – Tuesday, January 26 (from Adrienne Fong)

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  These are JUSTICE and INCLUSIVE issues!

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 Events

ARTICLES

A. Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself – January 21, 2021

Experts Warn Civil Rights Fallout from COVID Could be Far Worse Than the Pandemic Itself (mintpressnews.com)

B. Cornel West and Maria Hinojosa Discuss Promise and Dangers of the Biden Admin  – January 21, 2021

C. Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions – January 20, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/executive-actions-biden/index.html

D. The Deep State’s Stealthy, Subversive, Silent Coup to Ensure Nothing Changes – January 20, 2021

https://www.mintpressnews.com/military-industrial-complex-silent-coup/274516/

E. Vilsack’s Dicamba Disaster: Reason #2 Senators Should Vote NO on Biden’s USDA Pick – January 20, 2021

Vilsack’s Dicamba Disaster: Reason #2 Senators Should Vote NO on Biden’s USDA Pick (organicconsumers.org)

  See Alert # 3

F. Brothers from Haiti held at SFO despite having visas; 9-year-old in ICE custody – January 19, 2021

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Brothers-from-Haiti-ages-9-and-19-held-at-SFO-15880555.php

  See Alert # 1

ACTIONS

1. Urgent Calls Needed: Haitian Brothers Deported & Separated

Names of brothers:

Vladimir Fardin, 9 y/o

Christian Laporte, 19 y/o

Call: Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR)

        Tel: (202) 401-9246 or 1-800-203-7001

Sample Call Script to Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR):

Hello my name is and I’m calling to demand the release of 9-year-old Vladimir Fardin who was unjustly separated from his 19-year-old brother by CBP, when trying to enter the United States to visit their family. We ask that Vladimir be reunited with his mother in Haiti or his family in the U.S as soon as possible

Brief Description – See Article F

Info below is from Christelle an intern who is with the SF Public Defender and SF Rapid Response Network

@CBP @ICEgov separated the brothers based on minor technicalities and wouldn’t allow legal representation and wouldn’t allow them to speak with their family.

SF public defender intern Christelle, who works with @nikisolisSF, was supposed to pick up Christian and Vlad at SFO Saturday evening (January 16th) but they weren’t permitted to leave the airport. They were held at SFO for over 24 hours.

19 yr old student Christian Laporte had a valid F1 student visa, was enrolled at Diablo Valley College in Bay Area @DVC_updates and had legal representation. He only lacked an I-20 form=minor technicality.

He had previously traveled to the US on a visa with no problem. Immigration disallowed legal representation, took his visa & deported him to the Dominican Republic where he is not a citizen and doesn’t speak the language. He was deported late at night on January 19.

Border patrol took away 9 year old Vlad Fardin’s visa, claims he is no longer in lawful status, they can consider him an “unaccompanied minor.” and so he’s now subject to the Torture Victim Protection Act, requiring detention. He is at a shelter operated by @ICEgov in San Diego.

Vlad will likely be quarantined and kept in solitary confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic

2. Demand Congress add checks an balances to our nuclear system and enact No First Use!

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-demand-congress-add-checks-and-balances-to-our-nuclear-system-and-enact-no-first-use?source=20210108NoFirstUse_DK&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fkos2021%26redirect%3D%3Frefcode%3D20210115SWNoFirstUse&link_id=1&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_1047274___subject_1422097&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_1047274___subject_1422097&email_subject=sign-the-petition-demand-congress-add-checks-and-balances-to-our-nuclear-system

3. Vote No on #MrMonsanto (a.k.a. Tom Vilsack) for Secretary of Agriculture

  SIGN: Ask Your Senator to Vote NO on Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture! – Organic Consumers Association | Organic Consumers

4. Biden and Congress: Take Climate Action Now

  SIGN: Tell Biden and Congress to Take Climate Action Now | Rainforest Action Network – Fighting for People and Planet (ran.org)

Friday, January 22

1. Friday, 11:00am (PT); 2:00pm (ET), Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda and Leah Stokes

Online

RSVP: https://greenpeace.zoom.us/…/WN_nBImHEkLSbugaQBRisz3hg

Our government must stop giving away billions of public dollars to fossil fuel CEOs and instead invest in good paying jobs, a stable climate, the health and well-being of our communities. We’re calling on President Joe Biden to use his presidential powers to stop subsidizing and green-lighting coal, oil, and gas extraction. We’ll be joined by Leah Stokes to discuss why the Biden Administration must end fossil fuel giveaways in order to provide the just and equitable relief, recovery, and clean energy future we desperately need

Hosts: Fire Drill Fridays, Greenpeace USA, & Jane Fonda

Info: (1) Fire Drill Friday with Jane Fonda and Leah Stokes | Facebook

2. Friday, 12Noon – 1:30pm (PT), The War on Journalism (film & live Q&A)

Online

Register:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-war-on-journalism-film-and-live-qa-tickets-136431842313

online screening of “THE WAR ON JOURNALISM” with live Q&A with the director of the film, Juan Passarelli, Matt Kennard, investigative journalist, and Emmy Butlin of the Committee to Defend Julian Assange. There is a war on journalism – Julian Assange is at the centre of that war. If this precedent is set then what happens to Assange can happen to any journalist.

“The Indictment of Julian Assange… is a threat to the press and the American People.” – Glenn Greenwald Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

“What Julian Assange is being targeted for is the same or similar as many journalists have done…it’s surprising to me that more people can’t see that this case has worrying implications for all journalists” – Alan Rusbridger former editor-in-chief of The Guardian

“Assange is charged with asking for information, with receiving information, and with publishing information. And I don’t mind saying that those are exactly the things that I do.” – Barton Gellman Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist

A special event arranged by The Campaign for the Defence of Julian Assange in collaboration with The London Socialist Film Co-op.

3. Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Shut Down The Police Officers Association

In person

Police Officers Association (outside)
800 Bryant St. (@ 6th St. on corner)
SF

Wear masks; social distancing

RESIST with Mothers on the March, Black and Brown for Justice, Peace and Equality, Family’s who loved ones have been killed by SFPD, 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.

   – Jail Killer cops – we want killer cops to be charged with murder.

   – Abolish the Police

4. Friday, 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Vigil Opposing Nuclear Weapons

In person

UC Berkeley
West Gate Lawn
Oxford and Addison
Berkeley

Silent Vigil;  No stairs

Wear masks ; stand 8 feet apart

Ecumenical Peace Institute invites you to join us to announce:
the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now entered into force.

The treaty prohibits state parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them from assisting, encouraging or inducing anyone to engage in any of these activities. (ref. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)

Info: Vigil Opposing Nuclear Weapons : Indybay

Saturday, January 23

5. Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, 2021 Medicare for All Strategy Conference (Day 1)

Conference is Saturday & Sunday

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-medicare-for-all-strategy-conference-tickets-127486594837

Tickets $50.00 – scholarships available

Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare invite you to join hundreds of activists for a 100% online week of inspiration and strategy to win Medicare for All! With a new President and uncertainty over the Senate, this year’s conference will highlight effective strategies and tactics from across the country, and make sure we continue to grow our movement 

The “live” conference will take place during the weekend of Jan. 23-24. During the preceding week, each evening we’ll release pre-recorded panel discussions and presentations addressing key issues facing our movement, which you can watch any time.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Abdul El-Sayed; invited speakers include Rev. William Barber, incoming Reps Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush, and returning Rep. Katie Porter.

See info for workshops

Hosting organizations:
–Healthcare-NOW (https://www.healthcare-now.org/#)
–Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare (https://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/)

Info: 2021 Medicare for All Strategy Conference (Day 1) : Indybay

6. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Build a Revolutionary Movement

Companeros Del Barrio Preschool
(Playground – outside)
474 Valencia St.
SF

It is URGENT that those that believe that we are facing dangerous times, get together and begin the struggle to build a revolutionary working class movement that will lead us all to justice, peace and equality. Let us begin the process.

All are welcomed

Host: Black + Brown United for Justice, Peace and Equality and Mothers on the March

Sunday, January 24

7. Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm,2021 Medicare for All Strategy Conference (Day 2)

See event # 5

Info: 2021 Medicare for All Strategy Conference (Day 2) : Indybay

Monday, January 25

8. Monday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Car Caravan: Day of Action For Yemen

Meet at:

444 Spear St. (parking lot)
SF

RSVP for route: CAR CARAVAN: DAY OF ACTION FOR YEMEN (BAY AREA) – Action Network

The war is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war.

The disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.

Over 115 organizations from the US, UK, Yemen, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and across the world, are coming together to call for an end to the war in Yemen and solidarity with the people of Yemen. We demand that right now our governments:

*Stop foreign aggression on Yemen
*Stop weapons and war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
*Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and seaports
*Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.

We call on people around the Bay Area to join our car caravan protest against the war, just days after the U.S. presidential inauguration and the day before Saudi Arabia’s “Davos in the Desert” Future Investment Initiative.

Action is anchored by: YAC, Yemeni Freedom Council, AROC, DSA-SF, SF Bay Area Anti-War Network

Info: CAR CARAVAN: DAY OF ACTION FOR YEMEN | Facebook

Tuesday, January 26

9. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm (PT); 8:00pm – 9:30pm (ET), Build Back Fossil Free Digital Rally

Anyone on / off Facebook

Please join Build Back Fossil Free on Tuesday, January 26 for a digital rally calling on President Biden to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

The rally will feature frontline leaders fighting toxic fossil fuel projects and lay the groundwork for a coordinated organizing push to build on this week’s momentum.

Host: Indigenous Environmental Network

Info: (1) Build Back Fossil Free Digital Rally | Facebook

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