top
Palestine
Palestine
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sun Mar 31 2019 (Updated 04/05/19)
What the Boycott of Manny’s in San Francisco's Mission Is All About
Manny's Boycotted Over Gentrification, Support for Israeli Occupation of Palestine
Margot Goldstein and Rachel Lederman write: The Mission is a cornerstone of progressive San Francisco. Galería de la Raza, Eric Quezada Center, the Mission Cultural Center and Brava Theater represent Mission communities and are critical spaces for conversations that challenge racism, class inequities and gender oppression. These institutions’ roots lie in black and brown, poor and working class, queer and community organizing communities essential to the Mission’s character. Enter Manny’s.

Manny’s uncritical celebration of Israel is reflected in his Facebook post on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the genocide and forced displacement of Palestinians that led to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. He wrote: “There are many reasons to celebrate [the anniversary], many of them lofty: a renaissance for Jewish civilization; the creation of a feisty liberal democracy in a despotic neighborhood; the ecological rescue of a once barren land.” This erasure of the Palestinians living on and stewarding “the barren land” echoes how U.S. settlers talked about Manifest Destiny and erased American Indians.

Protest demonstrations are held every Wednesday at 7-8pm in front of Manny's at 3092 16th St in San Francisco.

Read More: photo What the Boycott of Manny’s in the Mission Is All About | photo Manny's Out of the Mission | An Open Letter to Kate Kendall | Welcome Deray Mckesson to Manny's (Feb 27) | Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission (Jan 23) | calendar Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission (Every Wednesday) (Dec 26) | calendar Boycott Manny’s and its “Woke-Washing” of the Mission (Dec 5)
04/12/19 Two-Week Celebration of Resistance Marks 50th Anniversary of People's Park Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Education & Student Activism | East Bay04/01/19 Lawsuit Seeks Records on Trump's Oil and Gas Leasing Plans for California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/01/19 Following MLK March, SCPD Officer Chris Galli Uses Racist Term on Social Media Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/16/19 Chelsea Manning Jailed for Refusing to Testify to Grand Jury Investigating WikiLeaks Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Anti-War | LGBTI / Queer | U.S. | Iraq03/15/19 Town Hall Exposes Risks of Rodeo Refinery Expansion to Local Health, Climate and SF Bay Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | East Bay | Government & Elections03/14/19 Bolivarian Rallies, Marches, and Forums in U.S. Lead Up to National March in D.C. Front Page | Anti-War | Labor & Workers | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | East Bay | U.S. | Government & Elections | Americas03/13/19 Climate Demonstration at Wells Fargo HQ Stops Cable Cars, Autos in SF Financial District Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Peninsula | California03/11/19 Despite Removal of Closure Date, Fate of Heroes Camp Residents Remains Uncertain Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 "Big Joe" Netro and TBSC's Steve Schlicht Partner Up for Hate Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 Students Say Study Abroad Programs in Israel are Complicit in Oppression of Palestinians Front Page | Education & Student Activism | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia03/11/19 Sherry Conable's Deepest Passion was for Homeless Vets and Speaking Out Against War Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 95.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network