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Mar
28
Sun
San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba!
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
It began in Miami and has spread across the U.S. —

​Join a San Francisco caravan to demand:
End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba
Sunday, March 28, gather at 11:30 am,
1875 Marin St., San Francisco.

For almost 60 years, Cuba has endured the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the U.S. government. During Trump’s term, he imposed
more 220 measures to further cause harm to the island’s economy and the Cuban people.

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, Cuba has carried out a remarkable national policy of protecting its people, Cuban doctors have traveled worldwide to help save lives, and biotech and pharmaceutical scientists have developed a vaccine that is now in phase 3 testing.

At a time that international cooperation is urgently needed, the U.S. insists on maintaining the blockade.

Now is the time to mobilize on behalf of Cuba and tell Biden and Congress:
No Delay, Lift the Blockade Now!

Progressive Cubans in Miami initiated the monthly caravans, they have spread to New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Seattle. Join us on Sun. March 28 in San Francisco!

Initiated in SF by the ANSWER Coalition and the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.

Co-sponsored by: Task Force on the Americas, AIM-West, Veterans for Peace- San Francisco Chapter #69, Haiti Action Committee

We welcome your organization to co-sponsor and take part with your signs focusing on the blockade and related issues.

We will also have signs to share.
Contact us at: answer [at] answersf.org or call 415-821-6545 to co-sponsor or for more information.
Spread the word!

#EndTheBlockade #CubaViva #CubaSalvaVidas

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Apr
1
Thu
Build Back Fossil Free in SF @ Civic Center Plaza, across from City Hall
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WHAT: Build Back Fossil Free Solidarity Action
COVID safe event – please wear masks and practice social distancing.
RSVP: https://bit.ly/3czwFct

On April 1, frontline Indigenous youth and organizers from the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipeline fights will travel to Washington D.C. to demand Biden Build Back Fossil Free and stop these climate-destroying projects. On Thursday we will take to the streets of San Francisco in solidarity with their courage to demand that the Biden Adminstration use executive powers to immediately stop the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines, stop all federal fossil fuel permits, and protect our communities.

We’ll march to two nearby U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offices, to tell President Biden and VP Harris: End the Line 3 and DAPL permits and Build Back Fossil Free!

This is an all-ages, non-violent, outdoor action. We ask everyone in attendance to adhere to common public safety guidelines.

Join us! RSVP: https://bit.ly/3czwFct

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Don’t Be a Fool: Cancel Student Debt and Make College Free @ Outside US DoE Bldg
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Help show that our community demands full student debt cancellation.

Join us on Thursday, 4/1 @ 4 PM PST at the U.S. Department of Education office in San Francisco (50 Beale Street) to demand student debt cancellation.
Click here for more information & to RSVP!

Help show our local representatives and President Joe Biden that our community demands full student debt cancellation. We request all attendees follow covid safety protocols (wearing masks & practicing physical distancing). Together, we will win full cancellation!

**Feel free to bring offerings(waters, snacks) to share with others & any neighbors in the Beale Street area. Music, Dancing and Costumes strongly encouraged**

If you prefer to take action digitally, join the Debt Collective’s online rally on 3/31 @ 6 PM ET. RSVP for that here!

Warm Regards –
Bay Area Debtors Union

 

 

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Apr
6
Tue
Introduction to the Green New Deal @ Online
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Grandmothers for a Green New Deal, a small group of elder women (members of 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations), invite you to a 90-minute, interactive zoom workshop to examine the Green New Deal as a blueprint toward a sustainable future.

Sign up for one of these workshops by clicking on the registration links below

Register for Thursday, March 18, 4-5:30 PM

Register for Friday, March 26; 4-5:30 PM

Register for Thursday, April 1, 4 – 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE:

Each presentation is limited to 12 participants so everyone has a chance to share their ideas. Please register early!

The workshop is centered around a 17 minute video,

http://www.vimeo.com/grandmothers4aGND/APathForward

Please watch the video before the workshop.

The video addresses the question: What is the Green New Deal and why does it matter?  It reviews the basics of the threat of climate catastrophe, the need for a radical restructuring of society for racial, gender, and economic justice, and why these things are inseparably connected. All in the voices of grandmothers talking about why this matters to them.

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Apr
9
Fri
GLOBAL JUST RECOVERY GATHERING
Apr 9 all-day

The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a free interactive 3-day online event focusing on designing a new path toward a better future.

There’ll be workshops, cultural sessions, artists and musicians from every corner of the world.  The event starts April 9, 2021.

350.org is hosting this event as a space for climate and social justice movements.

Once you’ve entered the virtual conference website, you’ll be able to: choose which sessions you want to attend, join both plenary presentations and smaller interactive workshops, chat 1-1 or in groups with other conference participants from around the world,

You’ll need is a decent internet connection and a mobile phone/computer.

For questions, or for more information, visit 350.org.

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Apr
10
Sat
GLOBAL JUST RECOVERY GATHERING
Apr 10 all-day

The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a free interactive 3-day online event focusing on designing a new path toward a better future.

There’ll be workshops, cultural sessions, artists and musicians from every corner of the world.  The event starts April 9, 2021.

350.org is hosting this event as a space for climate and social justice movements.

Once you’ve entered the virtual conference website, you’ll be able to: choose which sessions you want to attend, join both plenary presentations and smaller interactive workshops, chat 1-1 or in groups with other conference participants from around the world,

You’ll need is a decent internet connection and a mobile phone/computer.

For questions, or for more information, visit 350.org.

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Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Green Eco-Socialist Network – 3 part series with David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, David Bond, Chey Bell!

Join us for a deep dive into Eco-Socialism, and learn how the capitalist status quo deprives us of our human rights and aspirations. The first presentation in this 3-part series is an introduction to Eco-Socialism vs. Capitalism including a discussion of what Eco-Socialism may mean to you.
The world we need and deserve is not only possible, it is an imperative. We and our children will not survive the status quo.

Event is FREE – advance registration required: https://rebrand.ly/GreenEcoSocialism.

Here’s the Facebook event page.

Event opens with Comedian Chey Bell !

The two following presentations in the series will build on the first event and will be held on Feb. 20th and April 10th, 2021. Presentations will focus on Eco-Socialist platforms and programs and institutions being built around the country to shift away from capitalist systems and into a just, sustainable future.

2020 showed us how corporate America tripled their riches while we scrambled to feed our families and keep a roof over our heads. It’s time to break up big corporations! The Green Party platform and our Green New Deal seek to build an alternative economic system based on ecology and decentralization of power. We believe private ownership of production and state ownership of production are not ecologically sound, socially just, or democratic and that both contain built-in structures that advance injustices. We seek democratic decision making in communities and workplaces in balance with nature. This decentralized system is knows as co-ops, communalism, or ecological socialism (eco-socialism).

Please join the Ecosocialist Network for this kick ass kick off with California Greens: Cooperation Humboldt co-founder David Cobb, 2016 press director for Stein/Baraka presidential campaign & UC Berkeley PhD candidate Meleiza Figueroa, and David Bond of Los Angeles who was Kenneth Mejia’s campaign manager.  Cobb is an attorney who was the 2004 Green Party candidate for U.S. President.
This is sure to be a riveting panel, with kick ass comedy, to boot, to kick off the series!

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Apr
11
Sun
GLOBAL JUST RECOVERY GATHERING
Apr 11 all-day

The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a free interactive 3-day online event focusing on designing a new path toward a better future.

There’ll be workshops, cultural sessions, artists and musicians from every corner of the world.  The event starts April 9, 2021.

350.org is hosting this event as a space for climate and social justice movements.

Once you’ve entered the virtual conference website, you’ll be able to: choose which sessions you want to attend, join both plenary presentations and smaller interactive workshops, chat 1-1 or in groups with other conference participants from around the world,

You’ll need is a decent internet connection and a mobile phone/computer.

For questions, or for more information, visit 350.org.

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Apr
15
Thu
Chevron: Stop Funding Burmese Dictatorship @ San Francisco Chevron Headquarters
Apr 15 all-day

Chevron is not only polluting the environment and politics in Richmond, South America,  and beyond, but is also propping up the murderous military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar). Join a national day of action telling Chevron to suspend all payments to the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise until democracy is restored.

The Myanmar labor movement has led the millions-strong street demonstrations from the beginning, as well as a general strike since March 8. The Myanmar military has responded with brutal, repression. They have used war-grade weaponry on the people’s protests for weeks, killing nearly 600 peaceful protestors. They have arrested thousands, squarely targeting union leaders.
The General Federation of Workers of Myanmar (FGWM) is calling for comprehensive economic sanctions on Myanmar to pressure the military, specifically highlighting Myanmar oil and gas, the largest source of revenue for the Myanmar military. Chevron is the largest US corporate presence in Myanmar, paying over $560 million to the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise between 2015 and 2019.
Besides calling on Chevron to suspend payments to the Burmese oil industry, the FGWM is calling on the US government to place sanctions on the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise.
The FGWM and the Coalition Against Chevron in Myanmar is calling for a national day of action to demand that no US dollars go to the military dictatorship.

WHEN

Thursday, April 15, time TBD
Updates, info, and RSVP here

IF YOU’RE WONDERING: BURMA OR MYANMAR?

“The new name (Myanmar) [has]  been accepted by most countries, the United Nations, and other major international organizations. A few governments, activist groups, and news media outlets, however, still cling to the old name [Burma], primarily as a protest against the former military regime’s refusal to put the question of a name change to the people of Myanmar.

“Questioned about the official name of the country soon after her party took office in 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi stated her continuing preference for the colonial-era term Burma, but said that both names were acceptable.”

— The United States Institute of Peace,  “a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress”

Another discussion: https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2016/12/20/should-you-say-myanmar-or-burma

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Apr
17
Sat
Demand Care NOT Cops! Kayla Moore’s 50th birthday celebration ~ Rally & March! @ Civic Center Park
Apr 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the life of Kayla Moore, who died at the hands of the Berkeley Police in 2013. Kayla was a Black trans loved one who was living with a mental health condition. She was killed by the BPD during a mental health wellness check. Kayla would have been 50 years old this year.

We believe that Kayla Moore would still be alive if there had been an appropriate response while she was experiencing mental health crisis. Join us in demanding CARE NOT COPS.

This conversation is timely: last summer, the City Council approved an initiative for a Specialized Care Unit (SCU) that would respond to mental health crises without police involvement. Berkeley Copwatch demands that the City of Berkeley follow through on their commitment.

  • The SCU must be well funded, so that it can actually be effective
  • The SCU must be dispatched without police
  • Since the police will not be responding to these incidents, funding must come directly from the police budget
  • There must be options for long-term care in addition to crisis intervention

Let’s continue the fight for Justice 4 Kayla Moore! We need to make sure that what happened to her never happens again.
Follow @Justice4KaylaMoore on Facebook

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Apr
20
Tue
You’ve submitted your request for public records, now what?
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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You’ve submitted your request for public records, now what?

This training will cover what happens after you’ve drafted and submitted your California Public Records Act request.

Topics include;

  • Agency deadlines
  • Agencies fees
  • Practical tips for when an agency doesn’t produce what you’d like
  • CPRA lawsuits basics
Training conducted by Abenicio Cisneros (Follow on Twitter @CPRAlawyer).
The NLG-SFBA is organizing this training with two main goals in mind:
1) Per the request of movement partners as well as NLG projects and committees, and
2) To train up law students, new lawyers and lawyers interested in becoming more involved in movement lawyering in PRA submissions, follow-up and lawsuits to secure the information requested when withheld.
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Apr
21
Wed
Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez
Apr 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

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Apr
23
Fri
Protest in Solidarity With Hunger Strikers for Yemen
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The current War on Yemen is starving millions of Yemenis as the country faces bombings, blockades, and partition. Foreign powers seek to divide the country in order get their slice of the pie. While some members of the U.S. establishment give lip service to ending the war, it is clear that they have no interest in doing so and do not care about the Yemeni people! We say no to this hypocrisy! We say no to the War on Yemen!

We will be gathering to discuss the hunger strike and the situation in Yemen while also fasting in solidarity with Yemeni-American protestors Iman Saleh and her younger sister, Muna, who are weeks into their hunger strike in Washington, DC. We are also fasting in solidarity with hunger strikers in New York, Boston, and others across the country.

If you want to join or connect with others who are participating in the solidarity fast, visit facebook.com/unitedagainstwarandmilitarism

OR fill out this Google form: http://bit.ly/Fast4-23

OR send an email to solidaritywithyemen [at] gmail.com

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Apr
24
Sat
Save 1921 Walnut, Save People’s Park!
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
sm_060a0082-aa31-469d-96c8-d292869644c0.jpeg End the UC’s displacement, gentrification, and violence!

Protect community, protect history, protect People’s Park and 1921 Walnut Street!

The University of California, Gov. Newsom and their billionaire cronies is trying to evict tenants of 1921 Walnut Street, a rent-controlled building, and destroy affordable housing in Berkeley, California to create student dorms. The UC is also trying to destroy People’s Park, an open space, center for arts and culture, mutual aid, and poor people in the East Bay.

We say NO!

Meet at 1921 Walnut Street on April 24th at 12PM.

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Demand Action Against Police Violence @ Hayward City Hall
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Apr
27
Tue
DSA Night School: Socialists and the Non Profit Industrial Complex @ Online
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Many people work at nonprofits for the same reason they become socialists – they see the ills of the world and want to have a hand in changing them. Join us for this EBDSA Night School exploring the relationship between the fight for socialism and nonprofits. We’ll look at the limits of philanthropy and enacting change through nonprofits, and explore what it means to build working-class power to fight capitalism.

Readings
https://midwestsocialist.com/2019/07/29/non-profits-in-the-coming-struggle/

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/08/peter-singer-charity-effective-altruism/

Audio
Not for Profit? The Nonprofit Industrial Complex

 

Join Zoom Meeting
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May
1
Sat
May Day Oakland – Car Caravan and Rally @ Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

From copy violence to military violence to workers’ rights, SOLIDARITY is our strength!

People Over Profit!  Educate! Agitate! Organize!

5pm Rally in West Oakland at a to-be-disclosed location.

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Abolish The Police Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

No Livestreaming.

No Pictures.

No Snitches.

Wear All Black.

Group Up, Mask Up.

Bring Some Soup for your Family. 😉

 

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May
3
Mon
UC Cops Off Campus @ UC Berkeley
May 3 all-day

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May
6
Thu
Hey MTC! Stop starving our transit! Unlock our transit money NOW! @ Transbay Terminal Entrance by the Gondola
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Bay Area transit services are passing up thousands of riders each day and yet the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is holding back $1.67 billion in federal stimulus funds which could be used right now to restore service. They intend to hold back the American Rescue Plan (ARP) instead of using this money for its intended purpose: to restore transit service and the economy and hire more union drivers.

Not only is this a misuse of the stimulus funds, but MTC’s actions will also lead to a self-created crisis in transit as service will not be there as people return to their lives this year, leading to a permanent loss in ridership.

THIS IS A SCANDAL: the agency tasked with saving transit by distributing these funds is instead killing it. Join us as we demand that MTC release the stimulus funds this year in order to restore transit service NOW!

We will meet at the Transbay Terminal (Mission and Fremont street entrance by the Gondola). Then, we’ll march to the MTC Headquarters at 375 Beale Street.

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