Articles ~ Petitions ~ Contact your legislators ~ Events for Sat. 12/2 – Wed. 12/6

By Adrienne Fong

There are many events listed on Indybay that might be of interest to you

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Please include Accessibility and ASL info in your events! And if your action is ‘child friendly’ These are JUSTICE issues!!

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A. ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 56: Truce ends, Israel kills over 100 in Gaza – December 1, 2023

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 56: Truce ends, Israel kills over 100 in Gaza – Mondoweiss

B. JUST. SAY. NO! to Starbucks gift cards this holiday season!

Customers: JUST. SAY. NO! to Starbucks gift cards this holiday season! Starbucks has shown their true colors this year in more… | Instagram

C. COP 28 sucks. Pay attention anyway. Nov. 29, 2023

COP28 sucks. Pay attention anyway. – by Emily Atkin (


1. Sign to demand Congress and Biden recognize Palestinians’ humanity and equal rights

  SIGN: Sign to demand Congress and Biden recognize Palestinians’ humanity and equal rights (

2. Protect the Arctic from ConocoPhillips’ brazen new fossil fuel expansion plan

  SIGN: Protect the Arctic from ConocoPhillips’ brazen new fossil fuel expansion plan | NRDC

3. Tell your senators: Make insulin more affordable

  SIGN: Tell your senators: Make insulin more affordable (   

4, Tell Congress: Pass the Railway Safety Act!


Call the President & your elected officials RE Palestine!

White House Comment Line
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-3pm EST
(202) 456-1111

Email Contact Page:

Suggested demand

-Stop US funding of all military aid and weapons to Israel

-Ceasefire Now!
-End the Blockade to GAZA – Prioritize the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid – including fresh water, food, medicines and medical personnel!

Congressional Switchboard
(202) 224-3121 

Senator Alex Padilla
(202) 224-3553 DC office
If voicemail box is full, try Senator Padilla’s other office locations: (415) 981-9369 San Francisco office; (916) 448-2787 Sacramento office, (559) 497-5109 Fresno office; (310) 231-4494 LA office; (619) 239-3884 San Diego office
Email Contact Page:

Senator Laphonza Butler
(202) 224-3841

Nancy Pelosi’s Office


Saturday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 6

Saturday, December 2 

1. Saturday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Queers for a Free Palestine

Corner of Castro and Market
San Francisco

Join queer and trans people in solidarity against the Israeli genocide in Gaza, armed attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank, and in support of members of our communities who are being targeted by employers, schools, and the government for their support of Palestine.
Free the People, Free the Land!
Stop the Killings!
Free Palestine!

Join QUIT! And Gay Shame for Queers of the Plaza

Info: Queers for a Free Palestine : Indybay  

2. Saturday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, Mass Mobilization for GAZA – The bombing of Gaza has resumed!!

Meet at:

SF Civic Center

Genocide cannot be paused. IT MUST BE STOPPED. The bombing of Gaza and the slaughter of Palestinians has resumed. the ONLY solution is a REAL ceasefire now. #PermanentCeasefireNow

Info: AROC: (1) Genocide cannot be… – AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center | Facebook  or  Mass Mobilization for Gaza : Indybay

3. Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Poetry for Haiti, a benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund   (New ZOOM info

In person or Zoom

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Fireside Room
2727 College Avenue [entrance on Garber Street]

ZOOM registration: 

Suggested tax deductible donation: $10-$50 no one turned away for lack of funds 

Readings followed by Open Mic with
Dennis Bernstein
devorah major 

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund gives concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement and grassroots community groups organizing to meet Haitians’ needs directly. See

Please join us for Poetry for Haiti to open our hearts, bolster our resistance and build our shared community — needed more than ever during this time of terrible Israeli war against the Palestinian people, a war championed and armed by the US government. A time when the US is leading the charge to re-invade Haiti which has already been decimated by the US/UN 2004 occupation and overthrow of democracy.

While the Biden administration turns a blind eye to the horrific human suffering and death caused by its actions and policies, we do not. Poetry for Haiti donations go directly to support Haitian grassroots communities via the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

Co-sponsored by Haiti Action Committee, Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, St. John’s Presbyterian Church Peace and Justice Commission

For more information:

Info: Poetry for Haiti, a benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund : Indybay  

4. Saturday, 6:00pm, Vigil for 8th Anniversary of  Mario Woods Execution by SFPD

Site where Mario was executed

2911 Keith St.

Join Mario’s family, friends and community to remember his life.

Sunday, December 3,

5. Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Howard Zinn Book Fair 2023 

City College of San Francisco
Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street,
San Francisco, CA. 94110

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is back! After a three year hiatus one of the Bay Area’s biggest left events will be back at the Mission Campus of City College at 1125 Valencia Street on Sunday, December 3 from 10am – 6pm.

A few friends who were fans of Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” first put the fair together in 2014 and this year it will feature close to 70 author panels with discussions on a wide variety of social justice issues in a broad range of areas including: climate change, racism, labor, LGBTQA+, feminism, housing, radical politics, education, sexuality, immigration, the arts and a lot more.

We also provide tables for over 60 small presses and community groups for them to sell books and artwork, and promote their causes.

Some of this year’s panelists include: Sonali Kolhatkar, Rebecca Solnit, Kim Stanley Robinson, Devorah Major, Robin D. G. Kelley, Zein El-Amine, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Peter Linebaugh and many, many more! 

Info: Howard Zinn Book Fair 2023 : Indybay 

6. Sunday, 10:30am, Bay Area veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

City College of SF (Valencia Campus)
1125 Valencia St., Room 301

Event is part of the Howard Zinn Book Fair

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) did some of the greatest grassroots organizing of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of those organizers are right here in the Bay Area, where they’ve lived lives of activism, informed by their time in SNCC.

Come join us for this special event, and hear from:

Phil Hutchings: the last chairperson of SNCC, who guided the organization through its most difficult period.

Fran Beal: the co-founder of SNCC’s Black Women’s Liberation Committee, which played a key role in challenging patriarchy in the movement.

Daphne Muse: the manager of the SNCC bookstore Drum & Spear, secretary to the legal defense team allied with the campaign to free Angela Davis, and connoisseur extraordinaire of all things Black history, literature and culture. Make sure to also swing by Daphne’s “Oasis in the Diaspora” table!

Mike Miller: head of the Friends of SNCC Bay Area chapter, which played an essential role in mobilizing the West Coast to support the Black Freedom Struggle in the South.

They’ll be discussing the key lessons they learned from SNCC, and how those lessons influenced their lifetime of activism in the Bay Area. Lots of wisdom (and great Bay Area organizing history) to be received!

Info: Bay Area veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) | Facebook

7. Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, ‘Artsakh the Rebel Republic: An Introduction’

703 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz

Join us for ‘Artsakh the Rebel Republic: An Introduction’ as we shed light on the recent challenges faced by Artsakh, including the forced migration and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Armenian people that culminated in 100,000 people being expelled in September of this year. We will learn about the Azerbaijani occupation and its impact on the region. Join us to understand, support, and stand in solidarity with the Armenian people.

Organized by:Armenian Solidarity Alliance, Rojava Solidarity Santa Cruz, SubRosa Community Space 

Info: Artsakh the rebel republic: An introduction | Facebook

Tuesday, December 5 

8. Tuesday, 2:00pm, SF Board of Supervisors on “Permanent Ceasefire Resolution)

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl. (Room 250)

Call to Action to make a ‘public comment’ at the meeting.

Join us on Tuesday, December 5th at 2PM at San Francisco City Hall and call on the Board of Supervisors to support a permanent ceasefire!

Supervisor Dean Preston plans to introduce a permanent ceasefire resolution at next Tuesday’s Board meeting. Contact your Supervisors leading up to next week, and join us Tuesday so we can make clear that San Franciscans DO NOT want our tax dollars to be used for genocide.

SF BoS Agenda for December 5:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Clarification on resolution:

The resolution hasn’t been introduced, and so it won’t appear on the agenda or in legistar. Once the item is introduced, it is put on the following week’s agenda — we are planning on introducing it on Tuesday, 12/5. Public comment (38 on the agenda) will be allowed right after introductions (37 on the agenda). Because the item isn’t on the agenda folks can speak to it in ‘public comment’.

Public Comment is no longer accepted via telephone except for disabilities.


Wednesday, December 6

9. Wednesday, 1:oopm – 2:00pm (PT); 4:00pm-5:00pm (ET), How does Israel get away with it? (a WIRN webinar)

Register: How does Israel get away with it? (a WIRN webinar) (

The current genocide in Gaza is a continuation of 75 years of its ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, although more extreme than ever. The apartheid and occupation, the dehumanizing, home demolitions, imprisonments, surveillance, and killing have been standard features of this settler colonial state since its violent birth in 1948. The level of impunity for Israel is striking. How does Israel get away with it? Is it because it is protected as a client state by the world hegemon, the United States? Or because of the collective guilt of humanity for the holocaust? Or because of its carefully managed narrative of defending itself against anti-Semitism?

Jeff Halper argues in his book War Against the People that there is a more compelling reason for the world’s silence and acquiescence to the crimes of Zionism. It is that Israel has carved out a niche in the global military-industrial complex. It has become expert at population control using what Jeff refers to as its MISSILE system: Military, Internal Security, Surveillance, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement. And it markets and sells its products and services as having been field-tested in Palestine.

Host: Massachusettes Peace Action


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