Articles ~ Actions / Petitions ~ Events for Tuesday, Oct. 12 – Friday Oct. 15 (from Adrienne Fong)

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ARTICLES

A. ‘Biden, Can You Hear Us Now?’ Ask Indigenous Leaders Amid Arrests at Fossil Fuel Protest – October 11, 2021

‘Biden, Can You Hear Us Now?’ Ask Indigenous Leaders Amid Arrests at Fossil Fuel Protest (commondreams.org)

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the White House…check site for photos

More than 130 Native American Earth protectors were arrested in Washington, D.C. Monday, while others were blasted with sonic weaponry as tribal leaders and members from across the continent they call Turtle Island gathered on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to protest Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline and other oil and gas ventures backed by President Joe Biden, and to call on his administration to halt all fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency.”

“Thousands of Indigenous-led demonstrators rallied and marched, with hundreds engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience outside the White House as a week of #PeopleVsFossilFuels climate action kicked off.”… 

B. FDA Responds to Nordic Countries Suspending Moderna COVID Vaccine Usage – October 11, 2021

FDA Responds to Nordic Countries Suspending Moderna COVID Vaccine Usage (theepochtimes.com)

C. Amid Calls to ‘Fire DeJoy,’ 20 State AGs File Suit Over Plan to Sabotage Postal Service – October 9, 2021

Amid Calls to ‘Fire DeJoy,’ 20 State AGs File Suit Over Plan to Sabotage Postal Service (commondreams.org)

D. Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget – October 5, 2021

Opinion | Stop Calling the Military Budget a ‘Defense’ Budget | Norman Solomon (commondreams.org)

E. The Economist Magazine Is Pushing Pro-Draft Propaganda – October 3, 2021

The Economist Magazine Is Pushing Pro-Draft Propaganda – World Beyond War . . .

ACTIONS / PETITIONS

1. Protect Indigenous Communities and the Environment! Say NO to the proposed Uranium Reserve

  SIGN: Protect Indigenous Communities and the Environment – Stop New Uranium Mining (salsalabs.org)

2. Police foundations are a threat to democracy and Black lives.

  SIGN: ADD YOUR NAME: Police foundations are a threat to democracy and Black lives. | ColorOfChange.org

3. Tell President Biden and Congress: End New Offshore Oil Drilling to Protect Our Climate Future

  SIGN: Tell President Biden and Congress: End New Offshore Oil Drilling to Protect Our Climate Future | Oceana

4. Urge your local legislature to address the plight of missing and murdered Black women and girls

  SIGN: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-petition-urge-your-local-legislature-to-address-the-plight-of-missing-and-murdered-black-women-and-girls/?source=2021ActionforBlackWomenandGirls_DK&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fdonate%2Fracialjustice2021%3F%3Drefcode20211007ActionforBlackWomenandgirls&link_id=0&refcodeEmailReferrer=email_1317756&can_id=4d8abb95a7895a1648b41bfa1ad2bb3b&email_referrer=email_1317756&email_subject=sign-the-petition-urge-your-local-legislature-to-address-the-plight-of-missing-and-murdered-black-women-and-girls

5. TO: PUMA, Motorola, General Mills, Pillsbury, Allied Universal, G4S and other companies operating in Israel

  SIGN: Unlike Ben & Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs is complicit in Palestinian Rights Violation (sumofus.org)

6. Tell Facebook’s Oversight Board to Stop Covering for Facebook

  SIGN: Tell Facebook’s Oversight Board to Stop Covering for Facebook (sumofus.org)

7. No Military jets over San Francisco – revoke air rights for jets during Fleet Week

Petition · No military jets over San Francisco – revoke air rights for jets during Fleet Week · Change.org

EVENTS

Tuesday, October 12 – Friday, October15

Tuesday, October 12

1. Tuesday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Invisible No More: Stolen Bodies on Stolen Land Press (Press Conference & Rally)

In person

2 Jack London Square
Oakland

 Tuesday, October 12 at 10 AM in front of the KTVU Building in Oakland:

STOLEN BODIES ON STOLEN LAND! As Indigenous Peoples Day approaches, we are reminded of the media’s silence – no coverage of missing & murdered Indigenous women (MMIW), girls, and relatives. Local news outlets like KTVU have silenced anyone who points out that there is always coverage of missing white women & girls, but none for our communities. Those who speak this truth have been removed from the air, like Frank Sommerville. The Bay Area is supposedly a progressive stronghold, yet the media is not even willing to have a straight up conversation about violence against Indigenous women.

ALL VIOLENCE IS STATE VIOLENCE! We recognize. By their silence, they contribute to that violence. Colonial ideals like gender and intimate partner violence keep the cycle of violence going against MMIW and MMIR.

We demand coverage of MMIW and MMIR across California by our local news stations and by KTVU.

Join us as we say no more #StolenBodiesOnStolenLand. Indigenous women will be #InvisibleNoMore.

Hosts: This press conference and rally is held by Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples and Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Info: Invisible No More: Stolen Bodies on Stolen Land Press (Conference & Rally) | Facebook

2. Tuesday, 12:00Noon – 12: 45pm, Tenant Talk Tuesdays: How to Apply for Rent Assistance

Facebook live – On/Off facebook

California Tenants! Do you still need to apply for #CARentRelief? Confused by how the application process works? Join us for a new #TenantTalkTuesday live show where we will go over step by step through the online application form on HousingIsKey.com.

Host: ACCE

Info: (2) Tenant Talk Tuesdays: How to Apply for Rent Assistance | Facebook

3. Tuesday, 12Noon-3:00pm(PT); 3:00pm-6:00pm(ET), Alternative Mental Health Crisis Response Convening — Oct. 12 & Nov. 18

Register online: Alternative Mental Health Crisis Response Convening — Oct. 12 & Nov. 18 — Interrupting Criminalization

“Defund the Police – Invest in Community Care”

From: Anti Police-Terror Project: “Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, 12-3pm PST for a critical workshop on alternatives to cops for mental health crisis response! Our cofounders Cat Brooks and Asantewaa Boykin, RN, and our policy lead James Burch will be participating alongside organizers around the country to explore current and emerging models for community-centered non-police emergency response.

Come learn about MH First and other innovative programs across the US. “

Join Interrupting Criminalization for a two-day workshop series on our new guide, Defund the Police – Invest in Community Care: A Guide to Alternative Mental Health Crisis Responses. Explore current and emerging models and programming with organizers, advocates, and legislative experts.

Day 1: October 12, 3-6 PM ET

Explore existing models, engage with creators in discussions about the nuts and bolts of building community-based mental health crisis response and potential pitfalls, and learn more about the federal CAHOOTS Act, mental health crisis response funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and 988 hotlines. Presenters include Mental Health First, CAHOOTS, & Denver STAR.

Day 2: November 18, 3-6 PM ET

What new models of non-police mental health crisis response are emerging? How are organizers moving campaigns for community-based crisis response and prevention locally? Engage with organizers, and join discussions on program design, community engagement, disability justice, and how we can support people on the ground right now.

4. Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:00pm(PT); 7:00pm-8:00pm (ET), Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum

Call Action on Zoom

RSVP: Webinar Registration – Zoom

In just under a month, thousands of Haitian families in Del Rio were expelled back to danger, put in ICE detention, or completely abandoned — including mothers with babies only a couple days old. At the same time, roughly 53,000 Afghan families have been living on military bases as they wait to be welcomed into our communities.

This Tuesday, Families Belong Together, the Haitian Bridge Alliance, and the Welcome with Dignity Campaign are hosting a call to share key updates about the converging needs from our southern border to Afghanistan.

You will hear from experts on these issues, including Taisha Saintil, Haitian-American activist who was on the ground in Del Río, and Halema Wali, Afghan-American activist from Afghans for a Better Tomorrow, and learn about how you can take action today to welcome people escaping violence.

Info: Rapid Response Call: Helping Afghan and Haitian Families Seeking Asylum : Indybay

5. Tuesday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm (PT), A Conversation on Racism, Colonialism and Black-Palestinian Solidarity

Online register:

https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/conversation-racism-colonialism-and-black-palestinian-solidarity?emci=4803a706-9027-ec11-981f-c896653b9208&emdi=81e3d8af-ad27-ec11-981f-c896653b9208&ceid=148619

Dr. Armen Henderson is an assistant professor at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Director of Health Programs with Dream Defenders and Founder of the Dade County Street Response (disaster relief and community medic teams). He completed medical School at Meharry Medical College (’14) and general internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/UM  (’17). Recently he has been active in responding to vulnerable communities since the start of COVID-19, particularly working with those that are unsheltered in Miami. Focus areas are climate change, street medicine, disaster preparedness, gun violence, social determinants of health and community organizing.

Dr. Peter Sporn is a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician and professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He is a long-time activist who has participated in a variety of movements, including struggles against South African Apartheid, against racial injustice in the United States, in opposition to multiple U.S. wars of aggression, and in support of freedom for Palestine. He has done medical relief work in Palestine, and is a founding member of the Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council.

Ahmad Abuznaid is the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. After completing law school Ahmad went on to co-found the Florida-based Dream Defenders in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin. While in leadership at Dream Defenders, Ahmad championed racial justice issues across the US and successfully led several delegations of organizers from the US to Palestine. After leaving the Dream Defenders in 2016, Ahmad served as the Executive Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities until 2019.

Host: Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory

6. Tuesday, 5:00pm (PT); 8:00pm (ET), Understanding U.S. Funding to Israel

Register for webinar: #nowaytotreatachild Webinar October 2021 – No Way to Treat a Child (dci-palestine.org)

Everyone who registers will be sent information for how to join via Zoom. If you aren’t able to attend live, please register and a recording will be sent to you  send you  a few days after the webinar.

Please join #nowaytotreatachild campaign co-leaders from Defense for Children International – Palestine and American Friends Service Committee for a webinar on October 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 5 p.m. Pacific Time. We will discuss the different kinds of military funding that the U.S. sends to Israel, share updates from Capitol Hill that affect Palestinians and our advocacy efforts, and hear from grassroots activists working to advance Palestinian human rights.

Between the Iron Dome supplemental funding vote and the new Two-State Solution Act, it was a busy September with lots to track for Palestinian human rights activists. We’ll go into depth explaining how the recent events in Congress relate back to H.R. 2590 and how you can continue organizing in support of this bill and rights-based policy supporting Palestinian rights. 

7. Tuesday, 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Concord City Council to Decide on Police Drones

Concord City Council meeting
Zoom Webinar ID: 844 9368 0542
Zoom Passcode: 0976

Concord city council will make a decision on the police department’s request for approval to operate drones. Private business interests have offered to pay for the initial purchase of the devices, meaning that business leaders are using their money and influence to shape policing policy in the city. If business leaders hadn’t offered to buy the machines, the city wouldn’t be considering a police drone program.

Additionally, the police department is refusing public demand for any oversight. Members of the public are demanding a independent oversight board, but the police union and police chief are firmly rejecting any oversight proposal.

Join the conversation, by making a public comment during the meeting.

Info: Concord City Council to Decide on Police Drones : Indybay

Wednesday, October 13

8. Wednesday, 8:00am – 9:00am, Vigil  – demand a pathway to legalization for the millions of essential workers and their families, DACA and TPS

In person

Geary & Franklin Sts.
SF

The UUSF Human Rights Working Group vigil:

To demand a pathway to legalization for the millions of essential workers and their families, DACA and TPS

and

End immigrant detention: Protest 9th Circuit overturning of AB 32

Bring signs or make one at the vigil. Suggested slogans:

  • Immigrant Rights are Human Rights
  • Shut Down the Camps
  • Full Rights for All 11,000,000!
  • Welcome to APARTHEID AMERICA where millions of essential workers are denied basic rights!
  • Denying full rights to the millions of immigrants who make this city and country liveable is a crime against humanity.
  • Pathway to citizenship for all immigrants now

Check with event organizers for future updates.

9. Wednesday, 5:00pm, 11 Million Prayers Vigil & Citizenship For All Rally #C4All NOW!

In person

Meet at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco, CA
Corner of Scott and Jackson
SF

The coming weeks will be critical on Capitol Hill; the Democratic leadership will determine if they will deliver on their long-held promise to enact a path to citizenship and lasting protections for undocumented immigrants. The United States has in its hands the opportunity of passing the Build Back Better legislation, a once-in-a-generation investment in care, climate, jobs, and education, and it must include a path to citizenship. This is the time for bold leadership! We cannot fully #BuildBackBetter if immigrant families are excluded. 

Bay Area immigrant rights organizations and faith leaders will continue to fight alongside our community members to ensure that this is our moment for a progressive breakthrough that will transform America.  We are planning several sustained actions this month. Our sentiment is clear: Migrants and advocates have been patiently waiting for Democrats to be true to their promises for far too long. We cannot wait any longer, and we refuse to be ignored or delayed again. No more empty promises! The time is now! CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL THIS YEAR!

We will gather with community members, advocates, and faith leaders to give the House Speaker a send-off as she returns to Washington DC with a Rosary imbued with the prayers of 11 million undocumented people and their message: “We have shown courage, we ask for the democratic leadership to show their courage as well to do their job and deliver on their promise of CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL THIS YEAR!

Our Asks :

·   CITIZENSHIP 4ALL

·   VP Harris and the Democratic leadership: IGNORE the parliamentarian

·   No Citizenship No Budget

Host: CARACEN SF & Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Thursday, October 14

10. Thursday, 12Noon (PT); 3:00pm (ET), #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula

Online via registration: Meeting Registration – Zoom

Classrooms are a primary battlefield for the current attacks on Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the teaching of truth. In recent months, lawmakers in over two dozen states have attempted to regulate how teachers can discuss racism, sexism, and issues of equality and justice.

Whether you’re an educator, a student, a parent, or an organization — your support is critical. AAPF has teamed up with Black Lives Matter at School and other partners to bring you #TeachTruth National Day of Action/Year of Purpose in honor of George Floyd’s birthday on October 14th through our #TruthBeTold Campaign.

– Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw on What’s Behind the Attacks on CRT

– Panel on Faculty Senate Resolution Campaign with Professors Emily Houh, Jennifer Ruth & Valerie Johnson

– Breakout Sessions:
A. Exposing the Disinformation Grift about Academic Freedom and “Viewpoint Diversity”
B. Get Your Laws Off My Syllabus: Using Shared Governance to Fight Back
C. Doing DEI on Campus Using a CRT Lens
D. Know your Rights to Teach Truth in K-12

Hosts: African American Policy Forum & BLM at School

See site for more info: #TeachTruth: National Teach-in for Truth About Systemic Racism & Sexism in U.S. Curricula : Indybay

Friday, October 15

11. Friday, 10:00am – 12Noon, People Vs. Fossil Fuels Solidarity Action

In person

Federal Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Ave.
SF

From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at the White House, participate in civil disobedience, and demand that President Biden choose a side: People vs. Fossil Fuels.

This Friday we will take the message of the People Vs. Fossil Fuels week of action to our local federal building, in solidarity with the hundreds of activists that will be putting their liberty on the line in Washington, D.C.

Host Extinction Rebellion SF Bay Area, Sunflower Alliance, Silicon Valley Climate Action Now

Info: People Vs. Fossil Fuels Solidarity Action, Oct 15 | Facebook  or People Vs. Fossil Fuels Solidarity Action : Indybay

12. Friday, 12Noon (PT), 2021 Webinar Series: Women on Death Row

Online Register: Webinar Registration – Zoom

On October 15, we will be joined by Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition To Abolish the Death Penalty, and death row exonerees Sunny Jacobs and Sabrina Butler-Smith for our first webinar in the series, “Women on Death Row.” They will be discussing their experiences in the criminal justice system, their journey to freedom, and how they have dedicated themselves to ending the death penalty.

Host: Death Penalty Action, Witness to Innocense, Death Penalty Focus

Info: Fall Webinar Series: Women on Death Row | Facebook

13. Friday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Stop Political Repression in El Salvador

In person picket

Consulate General El Salvador
507 Polk St.
SF

Protest the political repression under president Bukele. Free the FMLN prisoners. Show respect for human rights and democratic institutions in El Salvador. Respect the 1992 Peace Accords. 

Host: CISPES Bay Area

Info: Stop Political Repression in El Salvador : Indybay

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

In person

SF Police Officers Association (outside)
800 Bryant St.
SF

RESIST with “Mothers On The March”, “Black and Brown for Justice and Equality”, Family’s whose love ones have been killed by cops from SFPD, and the Community.

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

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

  – Call for the abolishment of the ‘Officers Bill of Rights’

  – Jail Killer Cops – demand killer cops be charged with murder.

  – Abolish the Police

The POA has supported and defended officers who have executed people in our communities.

Weekly presence.

If you can’t attend contact Mayor London Breed tell her that you oppose funding for SFPD:

Mayor London Breed

Telephone: (415) 554-6141
Email: MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org

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