Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 22nd Northbay Uprising radio news

Tune in Thursdays 4 to 5pm (PST), online [link], and in the San Pablo Bay Area at 89.5FM KZCT [link], hosted by Dr.G., Minister of Information of the Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society, with a California-wide network of journalists, organizers, and entertainers, breaking the blockade of censorship, with research archives and verified sources! View past headlines [link]. Join the Community Journalist program, send news & info to []. Know more with the Community Journalist's Notebook [link]!

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Interview, with E. da Ref, for the campaign to...
Free Jihad!

"Bein a Black Rider has changed my life and gave me a way to reconstruct my communities that I once took part in the destruction of. If it wasnt for this revolutionary lifestyle im livin, I prolly woulda been died a meaningless death already like so many of my peers. We gon end this cycle of self genocide. We gon get free! ride wit us or collide wit us."
More info about the Black Rider Liberation Party (BRLP) at [link] and [link] and at their official website  []. Their works include community gardens, music shows, defense of worker-rights and human-rights advocates, self-defense classes, holistic healthcare, literacy classes, de-escalation of gang turf warfare, and more. Comrade Jihad Mujahid Muhammad, Minister of Spiritual Affairs for the Black Riders Liberation Party, while acting as eyes and ears against Pig violence and human-rights abuse in deep East Oakland, was attacked by domestic security agencies during what appears to have been a set-up for state-murder on Lovelle Mixon day, March 21st, 2013. Disciplined and capable, Comrade Jihad did not back down, and remained steadfast to not give-in to the set-up which could have ended in his death. Instead, Jihad was kidnapped by the local pigs under a faulty pretext, and charged with a convenient offense, for which the fascist prison-state took one year of his life. On March 21st, 2013, this well-known and revered Comrade of the People was set to be released, but was instead turned over to Santa Clara prison-state authorities for a new trial based on secret evidence and secret charges designed as 2nd and 3rd offenses which, under KKKalifornia's inhumane three-strikes sentencing laws, threaten to incarcerate a good man for near the rest of his life... and now, the community demands NOT ONE MORE DAY! FREE COMRADE JIHAD! He has endured, and suffered, enough! Please Support with Donations to get Comrade Jihad out on Bail! []
Photo © Scott Braley, 2014, showing E. da Ref at the Memorial/Coming Home for Chokwe Lumumba, New Afrikan Revolutionary, and mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.

Free Jihad! Hands off Etana and Mecca Shakur, BRLP organizers in Los Angeles! Defend the Black Riders!
There is ANOTHER side to the stories and rumors! It's called the Pig-Police and COINTELPRO (State operations of Counter-Intelligence against community liberation groups)! Here's a memo sent to the BRLP founder General T.A.C.O (Taking All Capitalists Out) by the Chief of L.A.P.D.
T.A.C.O. says, " Here's proof of the pig chief trying to stop us from helping Black People stop police brutality! Imagine all the undercover agents that came along with this memo..."
This is good documentation of the flat-out lies faced by the BRLP. The "assault" mentioned here is discounted by all reliable eye-witnesses. Yet, for all the security agencies on the local and state level, the only version of the lie is being provided by the LAPD, which omits all contrary evidence against an "assault".
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The Peace & Justice Center is working for justice for Andy Lopez. Our particular focus is the creation of a Citizens' Review Board that really means something and a change in the militarized mindset of local law enforcement.
Keep up with what's happening in the effort to get justice for Andy Lopez! You won't find much about Andy Lopez in the news, but a lot has been going on. In addition to a park on Moorland - complete with the campaign manager of some of your elected representatives also representing the owner of the property! - the annexation of Roseland, but not of Moorland, there are legal struggles for targeted activists, a great deal of activity around community oversight of law enforcement, and a birthday party and march for Andy on June 7th (save the date - more details coming). To keep up on everything that's happening, you can check in to the website for the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez - - and maybe you'll just want to become involved in this local issue which has national ramifications.

"AC Transit executive charged with stealing $560,000 from church funds" [link]

* Oil by Rail cargo transport being done in secrecy despite safety risk [link]
* Homes built atop toxic waste disposal sites by Lennar Corp., USA Navy et al at Treasure Island [link]
* Forest Defense Sing Along With The Humboldt Board of Supervisors  [link]

AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Green Clinton Jr., has been charged with ripping off $560,000 from the Allen Temple Baptist Church located at 8501 International Boulevard, in Oakland, for his own personal gain, according to charges filed by Inspector James Taranto, of the Alameda County District Attorney's office! Funds that were meant to assist seniors and the disabled for their housing needs.

United Farm Workers campaign to hold Walmart accountable for human-rights abuse against workers by Prima brand products []

"Strengthening the walls between public housing and affordable housing", 2014-04-14 by Lynda Carson [link]

Private HMO "Death Panels" expand coverage denials [link]

"San Jose City Council Moves to Criminalize Those Who Feed the Homeless", 2014-04-14 by Robert Norse from "Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom - Santa Cruz (HUFF)" []: Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs has spoken recently and written on his website about growing pressure against Food Not Bombs (FNB) chapters across the country in the gentrification/criminalization attack on homeless folks. See []. In Santa Cruz a cranky postal worker has repeatedly harassed Food Not Bombs workers when they feed on the steps of the (publicly owned) federal post office downtown, but local police have not responded to his complaints with any citations or arrests.  The Santa Cruz FNB meal happens every Saturday and Sunday at 4 PM on the sidewalk near the main post office at Front and Water Streets. Chow down and volunteer to cook! []

Sandy Perry of the Community Homeless Outreach Ministry in San Jose is seeking both organizational and personal opposition.  He can be contacted at 408-691-6153 for more information about which bigwigs to contact and what the nature of the protest will be. 
On April 22 at 1:30 pm the San Jose City Council will consider a new Special Events Ordinance that will have the effect of banning churches, ministries, and volunteer groups from feeding and assisting the homeless in parks and public spaces. It would require a burdensome City special event permit and County health permit every time a group wants to share food with the poor on City property.
Some Councilmembers say they support this ban because they believe feeding the homeless encourages them to live outside. However, the homeless do not need any encouragement. They have no choice but to live outside due to the unavailability of affordable rents, affordable housing, or even shelter beds.         
San Jose’s “ten year plan” to end chronic homelessness recently ended with more homeless on the streets than when it started.
City Councilmembers have so far failed to advance proposals to obtain the revenue necessary to end the affordable housing crisis. Silicon Valley clearly has the resources to house its people. The only question is who will exercise the visionary political leadership necessary to make it happen.
The new Special Events Ordinance is unfortunately a step in the wrong direction. We should be encouraging more compassion, empathy, and empowerment, not less. Apparently the idea is to ban food distribution in the misguided hope that the homeless will then not use public parks and ultimately just leave San Jose.
Many of us have been working to house the homeless for years and some of us for decades. Our groups include Vietnamese, Latino, Indians, technology professionals, college students, and people of all backgrounds, colors, and beliefs. We are willing to cooperate with County officials to guarantee that our food is safely prepared in approved kitchens. Churches are not trying to poison the people we serve. We are also committed to ensuring that the areas we use are always left cleaner than when we got there.
What we will not do is cooperate with City attempts to segregate the homeless, push them out of sight, and criminalize the people that are trying to help them.
* RAD (Regeneration Against Destruction)
* C.A.R.E. Outreach Program
* CHAM Deliverance Ministry
* Silicon Valley DeBug

* Benton Harbor: Retaliation against supporters of Mayor Candidate who is against economic domination of community by Whirlpool Corp. (2014-04-20) [link]

Cooperative Economics being implemented in Jackson, Mississippi [link]

Comprehensive Disobedience: Occupying the Sharing Economy in Spain [link]

Anthony Robinson Jr., "Inside a CCA private prison: Two slaves for the price of one", published by "San Francisco Bayview" newspaper [link]

In prisons, both private and public sector, across the USA, political prisoners are segregated into torture chambers known as the SHU, or solitary confinement, based on "evidence of terrorist persuasion" like a subscription to a "Black Panther" type newspaper, or a family member's association with a "Black Muslim" mosque. This segregation is used against incarcerated community liberation organizers to "break their will".
How torture is inflicted on prisoners in solitary confinement [link].
“Solitary Confinement Is Torture” art by Michael D. Russell, C-90473, D7-217, P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City CA 95532

Roger Christie and the THC Ministry [link]

CALL TO ACTION – MAY 1, INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY: United Rank & File Construction Workers Take A Stand on May Day

Join us as we return to a proud history of direct action to fight to protect our own livelihoods, to raise up and organize all workers and against laws that restrict us.
On May 1, International Workers Day, we will be gathering at 16th and Mission at 5am to protest the 2 Gate System. This is a system that contractors and developers have created in order to impose the restrictive, discriminatory and repressive anti-worker laws of the Taft-Hartley act on construction unions.
San Francisco appears, on the surface, to be recovering from the economic disasters of recent years. There are cranes all over town and buildings are popping up everywhere. The people building these buildings are unable to afford the luxuries that many supposedly offer. We are also growing further and further from the chance of ever living a reasonable distance from the city in which we work. Most of us have long been unable to afford to live within the limits of the city we built. We see new wealth coming into SF all the time and yet we have gotten modest or no raises.
Many of us are lucky to have collective bargaining. We look forward to contracts coming up during this building boom. It seems the time has finally come for us to get the raises that we have lacked in the last few years while the cost of living has skyrocketed. We are looking forward to the opportunity to dig out of the financial holes we are in after years of unemployment, losing insurance for our families, losing houses and having to raid our retirement accounts to make ends meet. Now, contractors and developers need us badly and will have to give us a decent raise next contract, right? Maybe not…
Historically in San Francisco a vast majority of building has been done by workers who together, through their unions, bargain with all of their employers for a fair and equal wage rate for all of the labor done by their craft. This is still the case but we see other employers winning work contracts in SF at an alarming rate. Building has increased suddenly in San Francisco but it has disproportionately increased for the non-signatory contractors. There is an unprecedented amount of building being done by contractors who do not agree to the standards of pay and conditions that workers have fought for.
This gives signatory employers (those who employ workers under collective agreements) a powerful bargaining chip as we go into negotiations during this boom. They will argue that they need to stay competitive or the “union contractors” (and therefore workers) will all lose jobs. “Staying competitive” they argue, means that they cannot give raises, may even need some back, in order to compete. Suddenly, the snowball that has killed all the reasonably livable jobs across the country is being rolled around in San Francisco, the last bastion of hope for a decent living for those of us with blue collars.
Ideally, to stop this snowball, we would organize all workers who are not yet in our organizations. We would use the power of withholding all labor on a jobsite until all employers were forced to enter the same collectively bargained agreement. We would like to make it perfectly clear that we see non-union workers as our sisters and brothers in the trade. We want them to have the same wages and conditions that we have. We do not want to compete with them but rather join them into our ranks so that we might work together to raise the living standards of all working people. We want all workers to rise together, as opposed to the arguments made by employers about being “competitive”.
Historically, organized labor has caused economic hardships for entities that take advantage of an unorganized labor force. They did this by standing in solidarity with any group of workers in dispute with their employer and withholding all of our labor until the problem is resolved. The 2 Gate System is one of a host of anti-worker laws that make the tactics that the unions were built on illegal. As yet, the Unions have been mostly unwilling to challenge or disobey these laws. However, through well-organized disobedience and subversion of these laws using the power of united labor action, these laws can be eradicated. We are working toward a day when our unions will do this. Do not be surprised that the leadership of the unions is officially unsupportive, they are not sure the working members want or are ready for the struggle that it will entail, we must show them by taking up the charge as workers.
Until then, the laws do not and cannot forbid you and me, rank and file workers, from going to these jobs and protesting them.
At this time in history, the future of the working class hangs in the balance and we in the stronghold of San Francisco must hold the line for ourselves and fight to turn the tide against the attacks against all working people.
Together, we will build solidarity and power, bring an end to unjust laws, and have a society that meets our needs.
[signed] UNITED RANK & FILE, Workers fighting for our future!

"DeGentrification Zones (DGZ)- a poor people-led plan to take back this stolen land" 2014-04-16 by tiny, daughter of Dee, mama of Tiburcio []:
(Image of a young sista-mama from the Black Riders Liberation Party at the 1st Anti-gentriFUKation DGZ bbq in Oakland)

Cuz if we don’t De-Gentrify, if we don’t Decolonize – Our hoods will die-If we don’t De-Gentrify, if we don’t Decolonize –Our Hoods will die..
 DGZ is fo U & Me- its for us Po’ Black, Brown, Red, its fo  mamaz, daddys, abuelas, y tias, its fo da babies & its for dese streetz….excerpt from the DGZ plan-poem
Gentrification has a short-term memory loss. Few people or organizations look further back behind the high –speed evictions, re-devil-opment plans or endless influx of newer, richer, witer people that we see in front of our faces, ripping communities apart, evicting families and elders, to see what came before it.  For us Po peoples from Oakland to the Bronx caught in the struggle of survival economies we rarely if ever have the time, energy or resources to stop and examine the system that is criminalizing, incarcerating and gentrifying us out of our own neighborhoods, barrios and communities.
But we must, cause if we don’t de-gentrify, if we don’t decolonize, our hoods will die. And we can’t de-colonize without understanding the beast we have been forced to be a part of.
After years of wite-supremacist capitalist gentrification at full throttle in San Francisco we have extreme evictions now, and like extreme sports and other wite-people activities, the numbers of evictions are insane, scores of people a week being given eviction notices, most of them are disabledelders and families of color with young children [], while most activists, operating defensively, endlessly fighting to keep the few people still housed, and the horrible laws up-turned, have no time or space to connect the dots.
And yet as flagrantly evil as all of this is, I must ask why does it rate as shocking at all? GentriFUKation is built into capitalism, it is an integral part of the roots, values and laws of this Amerikkkan capitalist system which is rooted in old colonizer laws from England. The place where the word “gentry” was birthed. It is how this stolen indigenous land was stolen, it is embedded in colonization.
And sadly some of the downest organizers and so-called activists of color don’t speak upon the inherent in-human-ness of capitalism because long ago our families were taught to become part of it to survive. Making money from capitalist philanthro-pimps and off the industry of poverty. Getting degrees from institutions that by their very existence, perpetuate the industry and its harm. It’s true that we all exist in this highly urbanized lie of civilization and we have been stolen, lied to and separated from our lands of origins so that we only have the option of taking  corporate crafted jobs, institutional educations and pay rent or a mortgage if we are lucky enough to get a home and therefore have to make more and more blood-stained dollars just to survive.
But gentriFUkation is built into every City charter.
For capitalism to exist, thrive and continue it must always feed off, find a “new” market. Which means that capitalism operates in a change for change sake model. In this model there is no space for history, archive, preservation, honor and even more frightening, there is no room for people who are not producing or consuming, children, elders, ancestors, sacred places, sacred sites are all “burdens’ on a capitalist system unless they can somehow be profited off of. Elder ghettos or old peoples homes functions in two ways – it separates our elders wisdom, love and resources away from our young people, which keeps people in a vacuum of hyper immediacy and in no way connected to the roots of our spirits and love and knowledge that came before us. And as well, and probably more importantly it allows corporations and government entities to make money off the care and housing of our elders. Similiarily with age-grade, institutional schools it allows for separation of our young peoples from us, there growing un-knowing and eventual disrespect of us and older people as well as the easy criminalization, productization  and ghettoizaiton of our young people without our clear supervision or intervention.
And by us collectively not always talking about gentriFUKation’s relationship to capitalism, it is a tacit and dangerous form of approval of the framework of the system that supports it, relies on it and demands it.
In San Francisco, this looks like many of the same people who vehemently fought the circa  1999 Dot com evictions in the Mission signing off on the 2010-12 devil-opment plans to gentriFUK the mission district of San Francisco, because their paycheck comes from the Poltrickster- Government bodies who are invested in the gentriFUKing.
Now we have exactly the same thing going on in Oakland. Never-really progressive Mayor Quan and many non-profiteers shuttling in devil-opers, real estate snakkkes and land-stealers to slice and dice the entire town of majority working-class communities of color. This is already resulting in the evictions of poor elders, poor Black, Brown and migrant/immigrant families with Cracker codewords used like “beautify” and “clean-up” when describing our peoples hoods, our barrios, our gardens and our bodies.
In addition to the building of plantation prisons and the leeching of our public school systems, another logical progression of the brutality of wite-spuremacist capitalism is the privatization of public housing, which is being sanctioned, supported and underwritten not just by the corporate devil-opers but by the non-profiteers and non-profit housing devil-opers.
So where do we as poor and gentriFUKed people really need to take this fight. We first need to take it out of the fog of daily life. The blur of “I’ve got mines” cult of independence. Where only my survival and “happiness” matters. My ability to attain more and more things, newer and newer things means I have “made it”  because as long as conscious peoples continue to take part, if even partially in the very system that is profiting off of so many peoples destruction it will continue.
The next place we have to take it is what I call the De-Gentrification Zone (DGZ) a pro-active movement, led by us Po’ peoples, landless peoples that uses the man’s plans and codes and laws and lines to seize back what used to be ours, Cause if we don’t de-gentrify our hoods will die….
The DGZ is a 10 point plan for liberation-barrio to barrio- hood to hood, calle to street—An offensive move to take back stolen, colonized streets, devil-oped & privatized indigenous lands, scam-lorded buildings. We intentionally use the colonizers words and ridiculously confusing acronyms all throughout the “plan” cause its the same words and terms and papers and laws the colonizers has used for centuries to kill, jail and most importantly confuse us, not to mention colonize our indigenous spirits and steal and profit off the theft of Mama Earth and our indigenous bodies communities.
The DGZ is a four prong strategy that includes collective, poor people-led media framing, street-based outreach and community organizing, pre-IMF-ed savings circles and middle-class allies in humble solidarity working to become conscious revolutionary donors. Us poor folks, working in solidarity with humble non-profit allies who aren’t trying to own and claim and profit off anti-gentrification work to jam politrickster moves – like creating a moratorium on devil-opment, gentrification and removal and finally man-plan-jamming, from Research to WeSearch, from preservation to landmarks, from real estate snakkkes to land trusts, from codes to maps. We Can preserve what’s still left and do our best to take some of this colonizer theft back.
Sadly, a DGZ is almost impossible in San Francisco and many other already deeply gentriFUKed neighborhoods across this stolen land the colonizers call Amerikkka. But many cities and towns like Oakland still have a chance.
Cause if we don’t de-GentriFY, if we don’t organize, Our hoods Will Die…
DGZ is fo U & Me- its for us Po’ Black, Brown, Red, its fo  mamaz, daddys, abuelas, y tias, its fo da babies & its for dese streetz.
This is how Homefulness was and is being built- a landless peoples land liberation movement in Deep East Oakland []. Us humble poor mamaz, daddyz, brothers and sistaz from POOR Magazine, Healthy Hoods, Black Riders Liberation Party, Peoples Community Medics and more aren’t trying to lead this fight, we are merely trying to make sure more of us folx aren’t erased from our hoods, like we were never there.
Please contact us by email at deeandtiny@ if you want us to visit you and do a DGZ assessment and help you launch a DGZ in your barrio, hood or street , become a wite or middle-class solidarity donor or supporter or visit our DGZ weekly talk-circle at Street Newsroom on Thursdays from 2-3p at the sacred land we call Homefulness on the streets in front of 8032 Macarthur bl in Deep East Oakland. You can also join our DGZ page on Facebook [].


Activist Lounge with Mike Roselle,
Co-founder of Earth First!, Rainforest Network and Ruckus Society
Friday, Apr. 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Come learn about all the groups that Mike has been part of forming and hear about his current focus - mountain-top removal. Music and poetry, too!
$5 minimum purchase - beer, wine, tea, chai, and other non-alcoholic beverages available
Come early for dinner and enjoy a wonderful vegetarian buffet - reserve a table at 707-544-2491.
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County and Gaia's Garden Restaurant

Health Care Should Be A Right! Abolish the Insurance Companies!
Healthcare rally, Friday, April 25, 7pm
At 2969 Mission St., in San Francisco
Shouldn’t the wealthiest country on the planet be able to provide health care to all residents? Why are so many countries with fewer resources able to provide such care? The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") has proven to be a band-aid applied to a gushing wound because it prioritizes the profits of the insurance and health industries. What role do the insurance companies play in actually providing care?
Meet, hear and discuss with Nathalie Hrizi, Peace & Freedom Party and Party for Socialism & Liberation candidate for California Insurance Commissioner. Nathalie is running on a platform that calls for universal health care and abolishing the insurance companies. Join the campaign in supporting the movement for health care for all.
2969 Mission St., btwn 25th and 26th Sts. Near 24th St. BART, #14, 49 MUNI
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible.

April 25 // Show in Oakland:
High Functioning Flesh, Red Red Red, Zanna Nera, Circuit Slave, Obsidian Blade 8pm - 12:30am
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612. [] [510-338-7933] []

Earth Day Festival, Sonoma County
Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Healdsburg Plaza, downtown Healdsburg
Healdsburg High School Progressive Club presents the 15th Annual Earth Day Festival with speakers, music, food, and information booths - Project Censored, Andy's Youth, Fukushima Response, Sonoma County Label GMOs, Hoytus and One Heart, de Colores, the Unite Dance Crew, and so much more.

Spirit and Revolution: Rudolf Steiner on Social Transformation
Saturday, Apr. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa
Abraham Entin will lead a one-day workshop on Rudolf Steiner's proposals for reorganizing our society to make it freer, more equitable and sustainable.
Free will donation to the AFC

Justice for Antoine Thomas
April 26 // 6pm - 9pm
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612. [] [510-338-7933] []
This is a continuation of the fundraising efforts for Antoine. Come show some love and support for Antione Thomas who was brutalized by pigs and is now serving 65 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Antoine was stopped while driving with a friend and was subject to a cavity search. He filed a complaint against the pigs who did it and two years later he was convicted of a robbery he didn’t commit. There is evidence to exonerate him and he needs our support to be able to fight this case.

Lafayette's 9th Annual Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sustainable Lafayette, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invite you to Lafayette's 9th annual Earth Day Picnic & Festival! For over 40 years, Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrated their commitment to environment protection and sustainability. In Lafayette we will be celebrating our efforts to protect our environment with a community celebration at the beautiful Lafayette Library.
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center will transform into a giant, family-friendly venue that celebrates learning about the environment. Bring the entire family. Great Local Food! Family Fun and Entertainment! Live music from local musicians in the outdoor amphitheater!
For more information email

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation, a demonstration of sustainable living
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Address: [1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702]
Cost: Free
Event Phone: (510) 548-2220 ext. 239
Event e-mail: []
Event URL: []
EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation will provide inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change's impact on you. We'll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects, and the tour will also include a general overview of the water-saving features of the EcoHouse.
Space is limited. Pre-registration by email or phone required.
Join us for an exciting and informative walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects.
How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? What is a food forest and how can you create one? How can you get your roof to filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce your need for heating and air conditioning?
This introductory tour features our toolshed built with four different natural building methods – strawbale, rammed earth, clay, cob – all topped with a living roof; our constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater system; an 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native raingarden; three kinds of compost; and a lot more.
We’ll give you an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources and referrals to help you take the next steps.

JOIN a national conference call about a
LIVING WAGE to eliminate poverty in the USA.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 5-7pmPDT, 6-8pmMDT, 7-9pmCDT, 8-10pmEDT
A panel of distinguished activists, including Peace and Freedom Party's gubernatorial candidate Cindy Sheehan, will speak for the first hour with interaction of call participants in the second hour. 
Call number: 1-857-232-0157
Access code: 353711 #
See [] or [www.facebook/USliveablewage], sponsored by UP [Uniting People for Peace, Equality, Full Employment, Universal Health Care and Environmental Protection] email [].

Community Breakfast, and Mutual Aid Food Program (Oakland)
April 27, every Sunday // Breakfast served 11 am - 12:30pm (recurring weekly), Feeding ourselves and the neighborhood! Free! Followed by our Food program until 3:30pm, where you can come volunteer and/or come take a bag of produce for free! Rice and beans are also available for .50c-$1.00 per pound donation!
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612. [] [510-338-7933] []

Ruckus Society Nonviolent Direct Action Training Sunday, Apr. 27, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mike Roselle, co-founder of Earth First!, Rainforest Action Network and the Ruckus Society, will lead a nonviolent direction training. This is of particular importance to those in the XL pipeline resistance and to those seeking justice for Andy Lopez.
Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa

Occupy Sonoma County GMO Campaign
Monday, Apr. 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
Monthly meeting working together to stop GMOs.
[] or call [707-338-3791]
Dorothy Day Working Group of Occupy
Monday, Apr. 28, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion and action around issues relating to homelessness, mental health, and social services in Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Genocide Beneath Our Feet
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Professor Greg Sarris will speak on the genocide of indigenous people in Sonoma County as part of Sonoma State’s Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series.

Radley Balko on Militarization of the Police
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Newman Auditorium, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Santa Rosa
Balko will speak on the militarization of law enforcement. He is the author of 2013’s "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces" and 2006’s "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America." He is an investigative journalist for Huffington Post.

Graffiti Skillshare (Oakland)
April 30 // Noon - 4pm (recurring weekly)
Come learn graffiti skills from one of our compas, and help bring art onto the walls of Qilombo!
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612. [] [510-338-7933] []

Prisoner Letter Writing Night (Oakland)
April 30 // 5pm - 7pm
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland CA 94612. [] [510-338-7933] []
Join us as we write to comrades who are being abused and locked in cages by the Mexican state, as well as Antoine Thomas, who needs support as he fights the enemy here at home. All supplies will be provided for the writing and sending of letters, but feel free to bring a snack to share!

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