Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013-10-24 NBU News

Northbay Uprising radio news
Thursdays, between 4 to 5pm, with headlines and interviews with people behind the news!
Journalist's Notebook  [link], George Seldes had it right: "Tell the Truth, Then Run Like Hell!"

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October is New Afrika Peace month! with weekly reports on New Afrikan issues, Pan-African liberation and 5th World news. Last week, Dr.G. spoke about the history of the captive nation of New Africa and how this nation exists today in permanent economic captivity, a continuation of the historical relationship between the dominant settler society and the dominated nationalities (including indigenous American nations). Today's episode will discuss a plan set in motion in the Kush District to enact a communitarian solution to the conditions of captivity. Chokwe Lumumba, a New African scholar and politician, who during the 1970s acted as Vice-President of the Republic of New Afrika (a model government), has been elected as mayor of  Jackson, Mississippi, with the majority mandate to enact the principles of "Solidarity Economics", towards establishing a localized economy, free and independent from economic captivity... or as free as it can be.
"Other Economies Are Possible!": Building a Solidarity Economy [link]
More info about the Republic of New Afrika at [link].

Solano County invites public to support medicinal cannabis clinics [link]

Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) shut down multiple terminals during morning shift; Diesel and the economics of ecological preservation [link]

You never saw this coming: BART management put workers in extreme danger as part of their policy! Solidarity the BART workers! [link]

"Valero to pay fine for air quality violations" (2013-10-22 by Peter Fimrite from "San Francisco Chronicle") [link]

"City of Fresno Finds New Ways to Harass the Homeless" (2013-10-09 by Mike Rhodes, editor of The Fresno Alliance newspaper) [link]

Call for Christian Acts of Courage by Rev. Floyd Harris Jr.:
I am tired of playing around with the Mayor Ashley and the Fresno City council. This government is destroying lives and now I have people walking the streets of Fresno tonight like zombies. I have waited for city leaders, in Fresno (City Hall & Board of Supervisor) to come up with a solution to this homeless problem but I have not seen anything work. The City of Fresno will pay #1 man 10,000 of our tax dollars to destroy God's people. I have a Mayor who claims to be a Christian (Christ Like) but has zero compassion for poor people. Community activist and homeless organizers gave the mayor and city council a plan on how to create a legalize homeless encampment and they have refuse. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! Once again the government have destroyed there encampments. Mayor Ashley has the sprite of Bull Corner in the 1960's. I'm looking for people in the Fresno Community who is ready to STAND FOR JUSTICE. I will let everyone know about the first Recall Meeting... Your Servant Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr.

The City of Fresno, CA demolished a homeless encampment this morning, right in time for winter. Churches were told not to allow the homeless to erect tents on their property, according to Rev. Floyd Harris Jr. Hear a report tonight at 11pm Eastern at Blogtalkradio. Call 619.393.2837, or join us by computer

Police snipers positioned to shoot at anti-brutality gathering [link]

More Action Calenders: IndyBay [link]; Ecology Center [link]; Nuclear Resister [link].

The Facing Tear Gas campaign
October 25-28
Join us in an action against Urban Shield & militarized policing in Oakland, CA
Information from the Northbay MDS [link]

Occupy Oakland vs. Urban Shield.
Be there this Friday the 25th!

Occupy Beale AFB: "The HORROR of Drone Strikes!"
Oct. 28, Monday, 3pm, to Oct. 29, Tuesday, 8am
This "Halloween season" we will create the Horror of Drone Strikes!
US Drone warfare is not letting up, but neither is our vigilance to speak out against it.
This month during our early morning Tues. vigil, Oct. 29, 6am to 8am, we will dramatize the horrors of drone warfare, as military personnel are arriving on the base.  There will be a "DRONE REAPER" holding a miniature drone and creating the "carnage", with dead bodies lying about.  (Mon. afternoon will be the typical bannering and leafletting.)  All are invited to support one or both days.

We need your help for Tuesday:
Please bring:
1.  Life sized stuffed dummy bodies, adult and children sizes, to scatter along the highway.
2.  Some volunteers (of all sizes) to be the "victims".....running (and screaming?) scared from the approaching Drone Reaper!  As we recreate, live, the scene of a pending drone strike.....
3.  Carved pumpkins cut out with peace messages to glow in the early am dark:  "NO DRONES", PEACE SIGNS, ETC.
      Scarry pumpkin faces welcome too!
4.  Dress in your best Halloween black or other suitable costume (skeletons encouraged), white death masks, etc.  (some extra masks available.)
5.  Drums, and any ghoulish noise makers.
6.  Don't forget food contribution to our potluck Mon. night!     
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Contact Toby [510-215-5974] []
        Mon., 3-5pm vigil:  Wheatland Gate, Intersection of So. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.
         5:30pm, Encampment at Main Gate, N. Beale Rd.,                                
               Potluck, camping and planning for future actions.
         Tues., 6-8am vigil:  Wheatland Gate, N. Beale Rd. 
    Join us afterwards for debriefing in Marysville  at the Brick Coffee House, if you have time.
                   Update:   "Wheatland 4" Trial  (Barry Binks charges were dismissed this month due to his veteran status, and thus his right to enter base property, 4 more face trial)
New date:  January 13, Sacramento.  More info in coming months.
Next Occupy Beale Encampment:  Mon. Nov. 25, 3pm to Tues. Nov. 26, 8am.                           
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THE RESISTANCE:   We need more folk to step forward and participate in nonviolent civil resistance/direct action to say no to US militarization and destabilization of the planet.
The Beale 5 activists were sentenced with community service only this month for blocking the road into Beale last October to oppose drone killings.  The 2nd wave of 5 No Drones resisters will face trial on Oct. 28.  We are looking for more volunteers to come forward for the next wave.....only good is gained from this very low risk and very meaningful activity to break the silence and say NO to U.S. military aggression and illegal drone killings.

Sunday, October 27, 7:30 PM
Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America: An Evening with John Nichols and Robert McChesney
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way @ Durant Street, Berkeley
 Hosted by Kris Welch
In their new book, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, Nichols and McChesney - two leading media experts - examine the forces that have sapped elections of their meaning and stolen America's democratic potential. The 2012 election was a quantum leap: it was America's first $10 billion election campaign. While U.S. elections have never been perfect, the country is now hurtling toward a point where the electoral process itself ceases to function as a means for citizens to effectively control leaders and to guide government policies.
Nichols and McChesney make a powerful case for amending the constitution to address the wildly undue influence corporate money is having on our elections. They describe pay-to-play billionaires and the crass politicians who do their bidding, corporations that have been free to buy elections and activist judges who merely advance their agenda, and the media conglomerates that blow off journalism while raking in billions airing intellectually repugnant, morally reprehensible political advertising. This poses a terrifying challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself.
$12 advance tickets: :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books
(3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
 Public Enemy: Confessions of a American Dissident:
An Evening with Bill Ayers
 The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Hosted by Max Pringle, a veteran KPFA Public Affairs Producer
 In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP's favorite "domestic terrorist" and "public enemy".
Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the Radical Right to castigate Barack Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists," Bill Ayers is in fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for their community work and much hated by the Radical Right. In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent death threats,
Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest, demonstration, and deep commitment. Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with commitment and good humor- from the red carpet at the Oscars to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally "confesses" that he actually did write Dreams from My Father.
 Bill Ayers is the author of the acclaimed and controversial memoir Fugitive Days and many books on education, including To Teach, Teaching Toward Freedom, and A Kind and Just Parent. He is the founder of the Small Schools Workshop and was, until his retirement, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He lives in Hyde Park, Chicago.
$12 advance tickets: :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway's Books, Moe's, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)

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