Articles (divided in 3 sections) ~ Petitions ~ Events for Friday, May 20 – Monday, May 23 (from Adrienne Fong)

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Articles are divided into 3 sections 1) Regular 2) Palestine / Israel 3) Ukraine / Russia


A. Boycotts threaten Biden’s Summit of the Americas  – May 19, 2022

B. Biden’s Measures Toward Cuba: Not Enough – May 17, 2022

Biden’s Measures Toward Cuba: Not Enough | Resumen LatinoAmericano English (

C. Haitians Make the Perilous Journey to the U.S.-Mexico Border

Haitians Make the Perilous Journey to the U.S.-Mexico Border – Latin America Working Group (

D. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted? – May 12, 2022

Can Forensic Science Be Trusted? – The Atlantic

Palestine / Israel

A. GOOGLE and AMAZON Face Shareholder Revolt Over Israeli Defense Work – May 18, 2022

Google, Amazon Face Shareholder Revolt Over Israeli Defense Work (

B. Israeli police attack another Palestinian funeral in Jerusalem  – May 17, 2022

Israeli police attack another Palestinian funeral in Jerusalem – Mondoweiss

C. Pro-Israel lobbying group Aipac secretly pouring millions into defeating progressive Democrats – May 17, 2022

D. Congressional Democrats Demand FBI Probe Into Killing of Palestinian Journalist – May 16, 2022

Democrats: FBI Should Probe Palestinian Journalist Killing (

E. Israeli War Crimes and the Execution of Al Jazeera Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh  – May 16, 2022

Opinion | Israeli War Crimes and the Execution of Al Jazeera Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh | Chris Hedges (

   By Chris Hedges

Ukraine / Russia

A. U.S. deepens Ukraine commitment with $40 billion in aid, expanded NATO – May 19, 2022

B. Watch: West’s Free Speech Threatened by Ukraine War – May 18, 2022


1. Protect Immigrant Workers

  SIGN: Protect Immigrant Workers (

2. support refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people

  SIGN: Act Now: Add your name to assist and protect refugees and displaced people and ensure they get the help and support needed. (

   More than 3,000 people died or went missing in 2021 while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

3. Ban BioWeaponization Research & Investigate Public Health’s COVID-19 Corruption

  SIGN: National Health Federation (

4. Tell Amazon Investors: It’s Time To Hold Them Accountable

  SIGN: Athena – delivering democracy (

5. Tell California Gov. Newsom and Secretary of Energy Granholm: “Keep the Deal to Close Diablo Canyon’s Reactors!”  

  SIGN: Tell Gov. Newsom and Secretary Granholm: “Keep the Deal to Close Diablo Canyon’s Reactors!” (

6. Nearly One in Four Rural Americans Doesn’t Have Access to the Internet at Home. Congress Must Change That!

  SIGN: petition: Nearly One in Four Rural Americans Doesn’t Have Access to the Internet at Home. Congress Must Change That! (

7. Tell Amazon shareholders and Board: Vote to hold Amazon accountable and expose global tax avoidance

  SIGN: Take Action! (

8. Tell Chevron’s Largest Investors to Hold It Accountable for Destruction in the Amazon

  SIGN: Tell Chevron’s Investors to Hold It Accountable for Amazon Destruction | Amazon Watch

   See Event # 5


Friday, May 20 – Monday, May 23

Friday, May 20

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

In person

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

RESIST with ‘Mothers On The March’, Families whose loved ones have been murdered by SFPD (or other law enforcement), and the Community.

Our Demands:

  – The Police Officers Association be SHUT DOWN!

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

  – Abolish the ‘Officers Bill of Rights’

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

  – Abolish the police!

The POA has defended police officers that have executed and terrorized people in our community.

“The Mothers On The March” are in support of  NO on “H”  – Rise up for Justice say and vote NO to the RECALL of CHESA BOUDIN!

If you can’t attend, please contact SF Mayor London Breed and the SF Board of Supervisors. Tell them you OPPOSE funding for the SFPD!

Mayor London Breed:

  Tel: (415) 554-6141


Contact for SF Board of Supervisors

  Roster of Members | Board of Supervisors (

2. Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil – May, 2022

In person

Corner of Masonic & Fell Sts.
In Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil, on Friday and the third Friday of every month, at the corner of Masonic and Fell, in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, San Francisco.

We will have our usual signs, music, candles, and snacks.

Join us for the whole two hours or for just five minutes.

Everybody welcome!
Sunset is about 8:15 pm, so this will be an entirely daytime vigil.

Info: (1) Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil – May, 2022 | Facebook

3. Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, A Free Screening of NASRIN by Sensible Cinema 

In person or on line

In person at UUSF
1187 Franklin St. (MLK Room)


Watch via ZOOM

Meeting ID: 818 7484 5936 Passcode: 205900

  Nasrin is a powerful feature documentary by filmmakers Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, that was filmed inside Iran by people risking arrests and imprisonment to bring this inspiring ‘candle in the dark’ to the bright screen. The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and includes an original song performed by internationally known artist Angélique Kidjo.  

Nasrin traces the journey of Nasrin Sotoudeh—Iranian defense lawyer, political prisoner, human rights and women’s rights activist. It also profiles the untold story of the courageous women’s movement in Iran.  Nasrin was arrested and sent to prison in 2018 for representing the “Girls of Revolution Street”—defending women who were protesting Iran’s law that mandates women to wear head scarves (or hijab). She was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes and yet has gone on several prison hunger strikes to demand freedom for all political prisoners in Iran. Before this, she had already spent three years in prison (2010-2013) for her work as a rights attorney.

There will be a welcome by the Sensible Cinema crew, followed by a brief introduction by Dolly Veale, an initiator of the Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners NOW. (CLICK HERE)

Info: NASRIN story of a courageous Iranian lawyer and political prisoner : Indybay

4. Friday, 7:00pm,  The fight for abortion rights; Plus, commemorating Al-Nakba & the Palestinian Resistance

Virtual register: Register here


In person

2969 Mission St.

Mask & Vax required

The Supreme Court is moving to carry out a huge attack on women and all who need abortion and reproductive services. This is not only an attack on reproductive rights, but a war on women.

Now is the time to fight back.

Plus: Tens of thousands of mourners marched on May 13 as part of the funeral procession for assassinated Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Israeli forces outrageously attacked mourners, shooting stun grenades and beating many of those in attendance.

Israeli authorities have been attempting to silence Palestinian journalists for showing the violence perpetrated by Israeli forces. Palestinian protests are themselves a response to the brutality of Israeli police and armed forces. End U.S. aid to apartheid Israel!

Host: PSL

Saturday, May 21

5. Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, 9th Annual Global Anti-Chevron Day

Chevron refinery, Gate 14, Castro Street at 580

 Richmond, CA

We will also join with striking Chevron refinery workers who are demanding a safer work environment. Together we will send the message that Chevron must not continue to profit off the destruction of our families and our environment.

“Anti-Chevron Day” is a global day of action, every year on May 21st, to remind the world of the impacts caused by the oil company in places such as the Ecuadorian Amazon, Myanmar, and the Bay Area. For the ninth consecutive year, a diverse coalition of groups calls upon the international community before Chevron’s Annual General Meeting on May 26th so that together, in this global fight, we can combat impunity by corporations and secure recognition of the human rights violations against affected communities. 

Hosts: Youth Vs. Apocalypse, Amazon Watch, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Idle No More SF Bay, Direct Action Everywhere SF Bay

Info: Anti-Chevron Day | Facebook 

6. Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Protest Against the War in Ukraine

Lake Merritt Amphitheater

We demand:
– NO escalation from the US
– NO Russian aggression in Ukraine
– Peace talks instead of arm shipments
– Disbandment of NATO

The United States is escalating its involvement in the war. The US military is providing logistical support, US leaders are promising unconditional support, and billions of our tax dollars are being sent over in the form of “lethal aid”. The US elites are using Ukrainians as a pawn against Russia, sacrificing them and their country in an attempt to bog Russia down in a multi-year war. The people suffer 


Tel: 510-859-7326

Host: United Against War and Militarism

Info: Protest Against the War in Ukraine : Indybay

7. Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Roundtable discussion on the Pandemic and Vaccine

474 Valencia St. (Between 15th & 16th Sts.)

Public transportation:

BART – 16th St.

MUNI – # 22, # 14, # 49

COVID 19,  the variants, and vaccines have dominated the mainstream media for over 2 years now!

‘Mothers On The March’ invite you to a discussion on the ‘Pandemic and Vaccine’.  All are welcomed to participate and to share your comments, concerns, questions.

Sunday, May 22

8. Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Ohlone Territory/BLM Mural & Paint Party

Martin Luther King Jr.,
Civic Center Park

Join the Confederated Villages of Lisjan & West Berkeley Shellmound Network to paint a beautiful new “Berkeley is Ohlone Territory” street mural (Center Street) AND re-paint the “Black Lives Matter” street mural (Allston) at Civic Center Park

10 am Mural kick-off with poetry, music
1 pm Speakers
2pm Close

We will gather with a clear message that the City of Berkeley must honor its commitment to protect the West Berkeley Shellmound, a sacred Ohlone/Lisjan site since time immemorial.

While land acknowledgements are sweeping the halls of power, we must keep the pressure on. Call on city council to honor their commitment to Ohlone/Lisjan people. The occupation continues. Rematriate the Land!

We also gather in honor of the 2020 Black-led uprisings against state violence across Turtle Island and the Berkeley High & middle school students who took to the streets to paint the BLM mural.

Bring signs of support — We are with WBS! Shellmound Defender! Black Lives Matter! 

Info: (1) Ohlone Territory/BLM Mural & Paint Party | Facebook

9. Sunday, 4:00pm, King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis (Special guest: Danny Glover)



A virtual fundraiser for CA PPC Mobilization to June 18 Mass Assembly & Moral March on DC 

Monday, May 23

10. Monday, 11:00am – 12Noon, Addressing Pregnancy-related Mortality: Abortion Access & Other Policies Decisions

Online Free


Join the P4HE Collaborative as we discuss pregnancy-related mortality through the lens of abortion access and other policy decisions.

Reproductive health rights are under attack with grave implications for health equity. The looming rollback of the right to abortion will adversely affect access to healthcare and the opportunity for health equity for birthing people across the U.S.

Join the P4HE Collaborative as we discuss pregnancy-related mortality through the lens of abortion access and other policy decisions like Medicaid expansion. We will also discuss community- and culturally centered birthing work and the need for cross-sector collaboration in this space.

During this webinar we will:

–Highlight the state of pregnancy-related mortality in women and birthing people and racial/ethnic inequities.

–Address the importance of access to abortion and Medicaid expansion.

–Explore next steps by identifying solutions that will reduce pregnancy-related mortality rates and address inequities.


Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Practice, Health Policy and Management; Associate Director of the Center for Innovative Research on Gender Health Equity, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health

Shayai Lucero, Board President, Changing Woman Initiative

Meshawn Siddiq (Tarver), MPH, HBCE, Doula, CLC, Senior Program Manager – Maternal and Child Health, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies

Maeve Wallace, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Host: Partners for Advancing Health Equity

Info: Addressing Pregnancy-related Mortality: Abortion Access & Other Policies Decisions : Indybay

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