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Bay View newspaper is now available for the community of Vallejo, courtesy of 1st Amendment Distributions [link].
Some headlines from the Bay View:
* The National Afrikan-Amerikan Family Reunion Association: NAAFRA Time [link]
* PG&E vs. the people and the planet: John Avalos to the rescue [link]
* SF public housing privatization threatens tenants and union workers [link]
* Racism sin vergüenza in the Venezuelan counter-revolution [link]
* I am the US economy – from prison to the streets [link]
* Retaliation against hunger strikers at Menard – windows blocked, strikers beaten [link]
* Degentrification Zones, a poor people-led plan to take back this stolen and gentrified land using a twist on ‘the man’s’ killer plans [link].
from the liaison group to the San Pablo Bay Ecological Preservation Association [link]:
* "Waste from oil and gas operations tied to Oklahoma earthquakes" [link]
Free the "FNB 2" of San Francisco!
Food Not Bombs (FNB) of San Francisco attacked and organizers kidnapped by Police [link]
Hands Off Robert Norse, People's Journalist of Santa Cruz, targeted for silence by repressive city council [link]
Free Ramon Cairo! [link]
Update, at the top of the hour! Ramon Cairo is Free! The Santa Rosa Police Department could not prove any of it's charges against Ramon, and the court hearing ended in a mistrial! From a May 9th statement by the "Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez":
"Friday morning May 9th at 8:30 am in courtroom #8 in Sonoma County – the DA declined to refile criminal charges against Lopez protest leader Ramon Cairo. The DA’s decision followed three days of deliberations in which the vast majority of jurors found the State’s star witness – a Sergeant on the Santa Rosa Police Department – to be not credible. Caught on the stand mouthing three versions of the alleged assault on his forehead – the jury rejected his tangled web of misstatements and outright lies. The judge was left with no choice but to dismiss the charges and declare Ramon Cairo a free man, upholding the First Amendment rights of Lopez protesters."
Statement from the "Brown Berets De Sonoma County" (2014-05-07), before the verdict was announced: "Today, we wait for the verdict on comrade Ramón's trial(one of our Beret members), from being arrested at the December 10th Andy Lopez march when we went through a Santa Rosa city council meeting (who completely avoided us). We still openly maintain that this [Amerikkkan just-us] system continues to uphold its systemic institutionalized oppression while in advancement of its national interests, and then as usual turn around (and acknowledge us the disenfranchised) and tell us they (the privileged) are completely free of committing injustices because (as the Amerikkkan way is) they where acting 'in their right, in self defence (although a provoked situation) and legally.' In institutionalized oppression, the institution is the tool used for the self preservation of the privileged."
Ramon Cairo writes concerning the trial: "I chose to take on the Amerikkkan JustUs System, because 1) I am not guilty of said allegations. I have a Right (not 'privilege') to voice my Political Dissent and Opposing Views concerning how my local government is run, and its Incompetent Leadership and 2) All 5 Officers who testified against me Outright Lied, Slandered My Name, and work for an entity that has proactively and systematically murdered Our Gente, and brought this Genocidal Attitude to Our Communities. The same Attitudes that have led to hundreds of Our People to be Slaughtered in Our Streets, while these Murderers with Badges continue to Kill Us with Impunity. Fuck That! This Shit Stops Now, y Ya Basta! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. FUCK ALL POLICE".
Ramon Cairo, with daughter Mayra Canto, awaiting the court verdict, May 6th.
Hands off Jose!
Justice for Andy Lopez Supporters Held At Gun Point By Santa Rosa Police Dept. [link]
Hands Off Andy's Youth! Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa retaliates against students seeking justice for Andy Lopez (2014-04) [link]
Justice for Cecily! [JusticeForCecily.com]
Cecily was found guilty. We are devastated by the Jury’s verdict today. It has been clear from day one that Cecily has not received a fair and open trial. The job of a judge during a jury trial isn’t to guide the verdict to fit his opinion. Judge Zweibel, who consistently suppressed evidence, has demonstrated his clear bias by consistently siding with the prosecution. In addition to suppressing evidence, he imposed a gag order on Cecily’s lawyers, which is a clear violation of their 1st Amendment Rights, and placed the burden of proof on the defense, not the prosecution. He is rightly known as ‘a prosecutor in robes’.
More info about what happened to Cecily: [link] [link].
Observation from David J. Smith III, 2014-05-06, at Broadway and Liberty Street, Lower Manhattan:
I am back at Zuccotti and the camera on my shoulder is once again pointed at protestors.
It seems that two years and two months ago on this very spot, a Police Officer was engaged in crowd control on a similar group of peaceful protestors. They had gathered at the park to commemorate the six month anniversary of their original Occupation. While in the course of performing his duties, this Officer grabbed a 25 year old girl's breast from behind. He had his tactical jacket on inside out and failed to identify himself as a Law Enforcement Officer.
While her breast was being squeezed so hard that there would be a handprint bruise on it for days to come, the girl, known as Cecily, turned to confront her assailant. In doing so, this politically active young lady's elbow happened to knock this member of New York's Finest on his nose. He then began to use excessive force on the young girl, at which time Cecily fell to the ground in the throes of a grand mal seizure.
This is neither hearsay nor is it conjecture, as the entire event was well documented by several witnesses, in photographs and on video.
Emergency Medical Technicians tried to attend to this unfortunate victim, but despite their best efforts to reach a young woman in such obvious need of attention, the EMTs were held at bay by the NYPD to ensure that the continued arrest protocol and procedure could be properly performed on a convulsing Cecily.
Hours ago, she finally had her day in court. Cecily was convicted of assaulting that Police Officer. She was handed a felony conviction that carries with it a mandatory minimum 2 to 7 year sentence in a Federal Detention Facility.
On the six month anniversary of the initial September 17th Occupation of Wall Street, a member of the New York City Police Department sexually violated and grievously injured Ms. Cecily McMillan.
On St. Patrick's Day.
And now she is going to Federal Prison.
Although I am a member of the press, supposedly impartial and objective, I can't help but be sickened by this entire series of events.
Truth and Justice Committee for Malcolm Shabazz [link]
Truth & Justice Luminaries Pass the Torch...
Remembering John Judge & Michael Ruppert
Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm
at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Ave.), Berkeley, California 94709
Wheel-chair accessible via the ramp on Bonita Avenue
Suggested Donation $5-10 goes to support the work of the SJC.
Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm “Remembering John Judge”.
The Conscientious Projector Film Series for the 99% of the BFUU Social Justice Committee presents! Truth & Justice Luminaries Pass the Torch: Remembering John Judge 5/8 & Michael Ruppert 5/23. Bonnie Faulkner recently devoted her April 21 'Guns & Butter' Radio Show to John Judge and Michael Ruppert, who both recently passed. The show is now archived on KPFA here:[http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/102200].
Films: John Judge in 1994: "The Hidden History of the United States: Who Really Runs America? - Part One" from The Eclectic Point of View (1:59:39). After a brief intermission, we will show the short (38:23) “Closing Remarks” by John Judge to the 50th Anniversary Conference on President Kennedy's Murder , which was presented on November 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The theme was “Fifty Years in Denial is Enough: Free the Files! Find the Truth!” John Judge was the Director of the Coalition on Political Assassinations and one of the founders of 9/11 Citizens Watch.
Friday, May 23 at 7 pm “Remembering Michael Ruppert”. Featuring the film titled "THE GREAT AWAKENING" (1:17:43) - The Great Awakening Speech empowers and invites humanity to change the way it thinks and perceives reality. On 9-11-2011 Mike Ruppert, the 'tracker of truth' , spoke in Seattle. He evoked a powerful, inspiring, selfless message of incorruptible truth and awareness; shining a bright light in an age of darkness and deceit. He said that the generation under 30 years old is the generation most screwed by the system in place because it has no concern for the future, only current bottom-line corporate profits and the corporate privatization of all commonwealth inheritance world resources. He promotes Collapse Net, the Zeitgeist movement, Transition Towns, and those working on alternative banking systems. He talks about the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
The Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance meets on the “First & Third Thursdays” in the Fireside Room, 1606 Bonita Ave, next to Fellowship Hall. Mark your calendar for May 1 & 15 at 7 pm.
SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE HEART OF BERKELEY -
* Social Justice Committee meetings are on the “First & Third Sundays” normally at 12:30 pm in the Fireside Room in the RE Building on 1606 Bonita Ave. Mark your calendar for SJC meetings May 4 & 18.
* Join us for BFUU Sunday Service at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall Sanctuary!
HAL CARLSTAD SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER - Visit “THE HAL” and browse the Cynthia Jean Johnson Justice Library! Open Monday-Friday 1:30 – 5 pm [www.bfuu.org/events/social-justice].
* Subscribe to the BFUU Social Justice Committee's “Rise Up List”! Send an email to: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
* Show your Support for Social Justice! SJC T-Shirts Now Available! $20 in Purple or Black, 100% Cotton, American-Made, Union Bug from Alliance Graphics in Berkeley, CA.
* Please visit and share our new YouTube Channel! Explore our playlists! [https://www.youtube.com/bfuusocialjustice/playlists].
Film Screening & Discussion: Fascism IncSaturday May 10, 7:00 PM
Bay Area Antifa, 45th & Adeline, Oakland
Film screening of new Greek documentary, Fascism Inc, about the connections between the rise of fascism (both then and now) and the economic elites.
The film will be followed by a discussion about anti-fascism in the Bay Area.
MOTHER'S DAY MARCH FOR PEACE
CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk
Sunday, May 12, 2013, NOON
Mother's Day, 2013, Golden Gate Bridge
Reclaim the original meaning of the day: "We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!"
11:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge.
Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle.
1:30pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk with a Mike Check Reading of Julia Howe's MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION
Bring your children, your mothers, friends, relatives and your LOVE!
BE GREEN AND CARPOOL
Join us to reclaim the original meaning behind Mother's Day:
From the Civil War era, Mother's Day was created to unite women of the world to organize and promote peaceful solutions to conflict. This Mother's Day please join us on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bring your mothers and daughters, your sons and fathers, your grandchildren, friends and neighbors to honor our history, and celebrate our passion for PEACE! Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.
In response to the carnage of the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Mother's Day Proclamation declared:
"Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs........Disarm, Disarm!"
Howe called for women of all nations to work together for a more peaceful world.
For creative readings of the full Mother's Day Proclamation:
In honor of Julia Ward Howe, and in solidarity with all the mothers of the world who are suffering today from the carnage of wars in Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere in the world, we invite mothers and their loved ones to join us this Mother's Day to walk united against war.
Let us not forget: Wedding Party Victims, Yemen, December 12, 2014
We will read Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation, and sing and rally for peace following the march.
We will distribute flyers to educate the public about the history of Mother's Day.
We will distribute flyers to educate the public about the history of Mother's Day.
Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.
Bring signs ( 2x3 ft. or smaller)......wooden sticks/poles are now permitted.
Some Suggested Messages:
-Mother's Day: A Day for Peace
-Mothers Say No War
-DRONES KILL CHILDREN
-Mothers for Peace