By Adrienne Fong
Am not back posting on a regular basis.
Please hold Jackie, Melvin and Rodger in your thoughts and all those (humans & animals) who have lost their homes due to fires and floods.
Jackie Barshak, battling stage 4 metastatic lung cancer, as she continues chemo therapy.
Melvin Starks recently released from the hospital!
– Needed is housing in SF
Rodger Scott is home from the hospital recovering. Meal Train has been set up for him: Meal Train for Rodger Scott
– He welcomes noon time visits (please see Meal Train calendar to choose a day and for more details) on Tues, Thursday or Saturday for now.
Good visiting time is early afternoon around 1pm to 2pm, please see calendar to choose a day. Also, Rodger has a meal service and bringing meals is not necessary now.
Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’ This is a JUSTICE issue!!
*** ASL interpretation – Let me know if your event needs this service .***
Please post your actions on Indybay: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
See Indybay for other listings of events
Articles divided into 2 groups. Second group is on Nancy Pelosi – China / Taiwan
A. Brooke Jenkins Frequently Visits Chinatown To Talk About Safety. But Critics Worry About Further Racial Strife – July 29, 2022
B. What does S.F.’s unprecedented Black leadership mean for disappearing Black residents? July 27, 2022
What Breed and Jenkins’ leadership means for Black SF residents (sfchronicle.com)
C. Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers walk off job, demand living wage – July 27, 2022
Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers walk off job, demand living wage – Mission Local
D. ICE is again transferring immigrants to remote locations without any notice to family or lawyers – July 27, 2022
E. The Rightwing supreme court has another target: Native American rigts – July 21, 2022
F. Actual Journalists Slam Corporate Media To Their Faces (Jimmy Dore – YouTube)
Actual Journalists Slam Corporate Media To Their Faces – YouTube
Representative Nancy Pelosi – Trip to Taiwan??
See Petition # 1 & Event # 1
1, Pelosi Heads for Singapore, but Is Silent on Taiwan – July 31, 2022
2. USS Ronald Reagan strike group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions – July 28, 2022
USS Ronald Reagan strike group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions | Stars and Stripes
3. China confirms warnings to U.S. on Pelosi’s possible Taiwan visit – July 25, 2022
4. Bottom line on Taiwan question will be shaped through fight with US: Chinese scholar – July 25, 2022
Bottom line on Taiwan question will be shaped through fight with US: Chinese scholar – Global Times
4 PETITIONS + Info on Daniel Hale (Whistleblower)
1. Tell Nancy Pelosi That Visiting Taiwan Isn’t Worth Risking WW3
SIGN: Tell Nancy Pelosi That Visiting Taiwan Isn’t Worth Risking WW3 | RootsAction
petition for peace over Taiwan. As you may have read, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a trip to Taiwan in August. This would violate the “One China” policy which has kept the peace between the US, China, and Taiwan since President Nixon’s visit to China fifty years ago and the Shanghai Communique which the Nixon administration and China mutually signed. China sees this as a hostile act, and is threatening a major, and possibly military, response. Needless to say, a military conflict between the U.S. and China could easily escalate out of control and be potentially catastrophic.
2. Tell the Biden Administration: Shut Down Stewart Detention Center
SIGN: Add your name to our petition in our urgent call for the Biden administration to shut down Stewart immediately. (nilc.org)
3. Every Palestinian Has An Equal Right To Health and Dignity
SIGN: Stand up for #EveryPalestinian’s equal rights to health and dignity – Medical Aid for Palestinians (map.org.uk)
4. Protect Trans Kids and Adults from Discrimination. Tell Congress Pass the Transgender Bill of Rights!
SIGN: Courage California (actionnetwork.org)
Daniel Hale – DRONE Whistleblower
Article: Biden Should Grant Clemency to Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale – July 31, 2022
Biden Should Grant Clemency to Drone Warfare Whistleblower Daniel Hale (truthout.org)
“…While working as a drone analyst in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, he witnessed attacks waged against innocent civilians that, to this day, still haunt him. Those experiences eventually led him to blow the whistle on the drone program. Judge O’Grady said Hale wasn’t being punished for telling the truth, but for stealing government documents that disclose that truth. For that, Hale was subjected to a lengthy investigation and prosecution where he was charged under the Espionage Act, a law that was passed over 100 years ago to deal with spies but has been used to prosecute antiwar dissidents and whistleblowers…”
On July 27 whistleblower Daniel Hale completed the first year of his 45 month sentence for leaking the horrendous truths about the secret US Drone Assassination program. Sadly, tomorrow he will be spending his 2nd birthday behind bars.
CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE DANIEL A BIRTHDAY GIFT by doing one or more of these things:
1. Write a letter to Daniel Hale.
2. Call or write your Congress person and ask that they work hard for a commutation of Daniel Hale’s sentence.
3. Call or write President Biden…he has the power to commute Daniel’s sentence alone.
Write to Daniel. Daniel’s current address is:
Daniel Everette Hale 26069-075
P.O. Box 1000
Marion, Illinois 62959
Use plain white paper, no cards, with black or blue ink, handwritten or printed. Use standard size envelopes, no packages.
You can send up to 6 pages, double-sided.
Please use your full legal name and a physical address as the return address, not a P.O. Box. Also be aware that Daniel can’t respond to group or organizational letters, only to individual persons.
Daniel can receive photos (in color) in the mail, fun memes, transcripts (such as of interesting podcasts) and printouts of news articles. He is hoping for articles you found compelling, work out routines to help pass the time, and words of affirmation!
Hand drawings are allowed, and we encourage them.
Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4
Monday, August 1
Monday, 11:00am, NANCY PELOSI: CANCEL THE TAIWAN TRIP!!!
SF Federal Building
90 7th St.
Nancy Pelosi is inflaming potential war with China with her planned official visit to Taiwan.
Join Pivot to Peace, ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, China Peoples Friendship Association and leaders of the Chinese American community on Monday, August 1st at 11 AM PT in front of Nancy Pelosi’s office at the San Francisco Federal Building to demand that she stop her reckless actions, to cancel her trip immediately, and instead, focus on the real challenges of inflation, climate crisis and economic distress facing the American People.
See site for list of endorsers
Host: Pivot To Peace
Info: NANCY PELOSI: CANCEL THE TAIWAN TRIP!!! | Facebook
Tuesday, August 2
Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Justice for Sergio Sosa Committee – Stand For Workers’ Rights!
In person Picket Line
La Raza Community Resource Center
474 Valencia St. (Outside)
Support workers at La Raza Resource Center – especially those that have been fired for protesting.
La Raza’s executive director has intimidated his workers who have protested and supported fellow employees who were fired.
-He also has not been honest with the public about the situation at La Raza.
-There is concern that he will ruin La Raza and this will deprive the community of vital services La Raza has provided for over 50 years.
–The call is for the resignation of La Raza’s executive director Gabriel Medina
-In March, workers of Companeros del Barrio, were asked by workers at La Raza Community Center to support their struggle against La Raza’s management
Now the workers at La Raza have been intimidated by management to not protest
-Workers of Companeros del Barrio, have been participating in the picket during their lunch hour
‘Mothers On The March’ and other community members are also participating in the picket
SUPPORT is welcomed. Come learn about this struggle for workers rights
Thursday, August 4
Thursday, 9:00am (PT); 12Noon (ET), PayPal4Palestine Panel Discussion
Webinar registration: Webinar Registration – Zoom
7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media has joined forces with SumOfUs, and MPower Change, to double and triple our efforts at pressuring PayPal to open up services to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza!
We have put together an amazing group of speakers to share insights about the importance of the campaign, reflections on recent wins surrounding corporate accountability and Palestine, and what you can do to help stop the economic de-platforming and financial censorship of Palestinians.
- Linda Sarsour, executive director of MPower Change and co-chair of the largest single day protest in US history, the Women’s March ;
- Nadim Nashif, executive director and co-founder of 7amleh, The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media ;
- Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace
*Please note that by registering for this event and providing the required information, you will be added to the mailing list of 7amleh, SumOfUs and MpowerChange.