Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 5th and 12th, 2014, Northbay Uprising radio news

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* What Next In The Campaign To Save The Internet? []
* "Participatory Totalitarianism: We are not passive objects of the surveillance state. We are active subjects of our own YouTube channels" [link]
* Fascist populist organizations, funded by telecommunication corporations and their allies, advocate for complete private control over internet [link]
* Fight for the Future []

"June 5th - The One Year Anniversary of 1984"
On June 5th, hundreds of thousands of global citizens took their online safety and security into their own hands. You can too, with this privacy pack, a bunch of options to make it just a little harder for your data to be scooped. []
2014-06-05 message from the "Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)":
Protect your Digital Freedom, join the Tor Challenge []!
Read about 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago [].
Resetting the Net. Our campaign is part of a larger movement of digital rights activists across the world working to make surveillance more difficult. It’s called Reset the Net. Check out the website to learn more about the project [].
Democratic activists, whistleblowers, and journalists all over the world rely on Tor to shield their identities when they use the Internet. It’s software that helps Internet users protect their anonymity and circumvent censorship. When you use Tor, your real IP address remains hidden from the sites you visit—and anybody else who might be eavesdropping.
Tor is strong code. It’s one of the few technologies reported to thwart the National Security Agency's passive surveillance practices. But Tor can only exist because of an international network of volunteers running relays.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Tor Project, the Free Software Foundation, and the Freedom of the Press Foundation have lauunched a joint campaign to encourage Internet users all over the world to support the Tor network by operating relays.
We need volunteers. The more Tor relays we have running, the faster and more secure the Tor network becomes. Want to help out? Join us.
The Tor network is actively under attack. Documents released by Edward Snowden show that government agencies are spending lots of time and money trying to find ways to hack or get around Tor. From what we've seen, the NSA techniques revealed in those documents are unable to defeat the underlying structure of the network. Instead, the documents show that agencies have been forced to turn to other incidental vulnerabilities to entrap Tor users, for example by exploiting bugs in browsers and other software.
Tor remains a powerful tool against surveillance by the NSA and other government agencies. But it can only be that strong if there is a diverse, committed network of volunteers donating bandwidth to the network. Please join us in creating that future for Tor.
How to get involved with The Tor Project:
* We’ve created a detailed legal FAQ about Tor []
* How to set up a Tor relay [].
* Once you’re running a Tor relay, register your relay on our campaign page.
Already running a Tor relay? This is a great moment to increase the bandwidth of your relay. Existing relays can participate by adding at least 128 KB/s to your RelayBandwidthRate and RelayBandwidthBurst, and registering on our site.
Not ready to run a Tor relay? That’s OK. The Freedom of the Press Foundation has suggestions for other ways to help support Tor [].
More about the "Reset The Net" campaign, June 5th, 2014, from []:
Websites, tech companies, and advocacy organizations of all stripes—including Amnesty International, Greenpeace, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Common Dreams and scores of others—have all signed on and pledged to improve their privacy protections for their members and users.
As just one example, Josh Levy, of media reform group Free Press [], described what actions his group is taking in a blog post on Wednesday: [begin excerpt] We’ve removed every third-party tracker from our websites. The standard Facebook and Twitter buttons that you find across the Web — the ones those companies use to track your surfing behavior whether or not you’re actually logged in to their services — are gone. In their place are buttons that let you preserve your privacy while you share our stuff. In that same spirit we’ve removed Google Analytics from our site. While the service is helpful in telling us where our Web traffic comes from, it tracks your every move after you leave our properties. We find that behavior too intrusive. We’re now using Piwik, the free and open-source Web analytics software that respects the privacy of Internet users. [end excerpt]
A statement from Edward Snowden, whose whistleblower action helped educate the world about the "Turnkey Tyranny", and inspired thousands of others to heed his warning:
One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ordinary those lives might be.
Today, we can begin the work of effectively shutting down the collection of our online communications, even if the US Congress fails to do the same. That’s why I’m asking you to join me on June 5th for Reset the Net, when people and companies all over the world will come together to implement the technological solutions that can put an end to the mass surveillance programs of any government. This is the beginning of a moment where we the people begin to protect our universal human rights with the laws of nature rather than the laws of nations.
We have the technology, and adopting encryption is the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance. That’s why I am excited for Reset the Net — it will mark the moment when we turn political expression into practical action, and protect ourselves on a large scale.

from the Committee for the Investigation of Civil & Human Rights abuse:
* "Sociology Students on Andy Lopez Case", 2014-06-01 [link]

THE GREEN SCENE: (episode preview) with RasCeylon and #JusticeForAndyLopez
[]: Ras Ceylon gives a S/O to an event happening on June 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, CA to honor Andy Lopez who was murdered by Erik Gelhaus of Santa Rosa Sheriff's Dept. from the Facebook event page: Please include this event in your June calendar.

Defend Jihad Mujahid Muhammad!
More info about the campaign in his defense [link]
Minister of spiritual affairs, Comrade Jihad Mujahid Muhammad is back on the streets...
Pushing community programs at the REVOLUTIONARY CAFE SUNDIATA...

Justice for James Rivera jr. (d. 2010-07-22, Stockton) [link]
James Rivera Justice Campaign in Stockton violently attacked by Police!! [link]

"Justice For Mario Romero!"
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Reflecting a common contrarian argument among supporters of human-rights abuse, local celebrity John Todd says, “This is utter horse shit, you assholes that think that extreme profiling of this nature is prominent in California today and worse in Vallejo need a serious grip. I've been stopped by Vallejo police and held at gun point just 'cause it was late at night and guess who lived to tell the tale 'cause I did exactly what they asked? And don't say it has anything to do with 'cause I'm white 'cause if that were the case why'd they have guns drawn?

Justice for Mario Romero replies: "John Todd, we know why you lived to tell your story, if it's even true. The problem is you don't have a clue. And you probably think they were justified because you were up to no good. And you probably were Black to them until they got close enough to you in the dark. Ignorance is bliss and you, sir, are about as ignorant as they come."

from the Student Power! solidarity committee
* "A Graduation Gift that Keeps on Giving: Fix Prop 13" [link]
* "Students Now Indentured to the Banksters" [link]

from the Committee to Defend Workers' Rights! [link]
* Living Wage Campaign in Sonoma [link]
* "One Trade Unionist's Horrific Experience Under the Affordable Care Act" (2014-06) [link]
When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level,
Thursday, June 12,  6 pm 
6225 State Farm Drive, Rohnert Park   
Ken Jacobs, chair of the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the new book he has co-edited, "When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level," about numerous laws implemented in San Francisco over the last 15 years to raise compensation for low-wage workers by living wage and city-wide minimum wage ordinances; providing universal health care and paid sick days; and by passing legislation protecting the right to organize. Jacobs will also examine the lessons of the San Francisco experience for the Sonoma County. 
In the summer of 2014, a coalition of more than 30 labor, faith,  environmental and community-based organizations will introduce a Living Wage Ordinance to the County of Sonoma. The ordinance will require that the county, large county contractors and any firms receiving economic development assistance or leasing county property, pay their workers a living wage of $15 an hour. A brief update of our county Living Wage campaign will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Dessert and coffee served at 6 pm and the program begins at 6:30 pm. Copies of the book will be available to purchase. For more information contact: or call Phone: (707) 346-1187 

* Time to Fight for Full Employment! [link]

Transport Workers Protest Oakland Schools Censorship of Mumia -
Fresh from defeating Obama’s nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department because he served for a period as Mumia’s attorney, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is attacking an Oakland teacher’s lesson plan that asks students to compare the censorship of Martin Luther King’s later, thoroughly radical positions with the censorship of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s prison writings.  As a result of this intimidation from the FOP, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) took down an entire web site—Urban Dreams—which contained this as well as educational material on a diverse range of issues!
The following is an open letter by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee protesting this outrageous act of police-state censorship. The statement was published at [].
Stop the Censorship! Restore the Urban Dreams web site!
Open letter to Oakland School Board members:
May 28, 2014
Members of the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, including (among others) the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), BART workers and AC Transit bus drivers, were appalled to hear that the Oakland Unified School District succumbed to pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the right-wing Fox News by shutting down the educational Urban Dreams website, which includes material on Mumia Abu-Jamal and Martin Luther King Jr.
In effect, academic freedom was pushed to a back seat of the bus. This censorship is wrong. The Urban Dreams website must be restored immediately for all to freely visit and learn.
If not, OUSD administration has joined in with the FOP’s vendetta against Mumia Abu-Jamal. The target of the FOP-Fox News smears was a lesson plan by Oakland teacher Craig Gordon asking students to compare the media’s wall of silence on Martin Luther King’s militant anti-corporate, anti-war campaigning with its wall of silence on Mumia’s writings.
To take that lesson plan down, OUSD took down the entire Urban Dreams website, a website containing many rich and evocative teacher-developed lessons, of which Gordon’s is one. Several of these lesson plans were still in active use by teachers in Oakland and elsewhere. [Urban Dreams was initially set up under a grant from the federal Dept. of Education in 1999-2004].
Academic freedom was pushed to the back of the bus.
This censorship is wrong!
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Black journalist called the “voice of the voiceless,” was framed for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman over 30 years ago and sentenced to death. Only recently was this innocent man removed from death row.
Fifteen years ago, in the best tradition of the abolitionists, Oakland teachers initiated a teach-in on the plight of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the vestige of slavery, the death penalty. Indeed, Craig Gordon was one of the organizers of that teach-in.
Following that stellar example in 1999, striking school teachers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, demanded his release from prison. As well, longshore workers shutdown all West Coast ports and led a march of 25,000 strong in San Francisco calling for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Workers in the Bay Area, especially here in Oakland, have a long and proud tradition of defending Black victims of the racist state oppression – from Martin Luther King Jr. to Angela Davis to Huey Newton to Oscar Grant.
Oakland teachers have an obligation to teach that history  and students have a right to learn from that history!
The Urban Dreams website must be restored immediately for all to freely visit and learn!

from the Northbay Uprising media collective:
* Creative Resistance, a showcase for Activist Art []
* Union Edge (Labor Talk Radio) []
* Workers Independent News []
* It's Our Economy [], People and the Planet before Profits
* Clearing the Fog radio []

from the Liaison group to the San Pablo Bay Ecological Preservation Association [link]
* Campaign to preserve the Mattole River Watershed [link]
* Residents stand against construction which harms ancient trees at Armstrong Woods [link]
* Sonoma and Marin coastline may be given added protection for ecology [link]
* "Microalgae Capable Of Assimilating The Ammonium From Agri-Food Waste" [link]
* Sebastopol joins cities who support ban on fracking in California [link]

Frack-Free Butte County Campaign Update: We have been working for months to qualify a petition banning fracking in our county for the November election and we have been successful through our volunteer efforts. As this issue heats up, we are seeing more organized efforts to stop keep fracking going in California so we need your help now more than ever. For more information, see our website: [].

"Groups Launch New International Effort to Protect Children from 'Terrible Twenty Pesticides'" [link]:
With the world using about 50 times more pesticides today than six decades ago, their harmful impact on the environment and human health has increased alarmingly – and evidence is growing that children are especially vulnerable. Though significant progress has been made on the original “Dirty Dozen,” including chemicals like lindane, DDT and the ‘drins’ (aldrin, dieldrin and endrin), the groups are globally ramping up efforts. “Governments around the world have a responsibility to protect children from hazardous pesticides” said Medha Chandra, PhD, campaign coordinator for Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA). “The legacy we leave our children begins with the actions we take today to restrict and phaseout pesticides most harmful to their health and intelligence.”
By highlighting their impact on children, PAN Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) and PANNA are calling for renewed action on the “Terrible Twenty” pesticides that have proven to be especially hazardous for children, namely: chlorpyrifos, monocrotophos, malathion, methamidophos, DDT, permethrin, diazinon, paraquat, propoxur, atrazine, dichlorvos, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, mancozeb, methyl parathion, carbaryl, chlorothalonil, parathion, lambda-cyhalothrin, and maneb.

from the Liaison group to the Sovereign San Pablo Bay think-tank [link]:
* Jackson Rising: Cooperative Economics [link]
* "Let’s build resilient communities, not just sea walls" [link]
* "The Added Value of Local Food Hubs" [link]

from the Committee to Free 'em All! [link]
Support "Break the Lock", a program administered by the Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee [] [], for political prisoners.

Free Kevin "Rashid" Johnson [link]

Free Damon Shuja

Petition by IDRISS STELLEY FOUNDATION, Petitioning California Parole Board Hearing
* Mr.Damon Shuja Johnson has served 28 years of a 25 yr. to life sentence with a possibility of parole for a crime he did not commit. The DNA proved that Mr Johnson did not shoot Betty Taruke Canty, there was no gun powder on his clothing or skin.
* Mr Shuja Johnson, for over 10 years, has corresponded with other inmates from other California prisons, and is working on a book entitled "S.O.S. Save Our Sons", whose purpose is, through many inmates recounts, an inspiration outlet to keep youth from entering the prison system.

from the Committee for the Study of Fascism [link]:
The process of domestic fascism is being documented by the research team at "Capital and Main: Investigating Power and Politics" []. Here are some examples of their works:
* "Backroom Fix: How Eight Democrats Denied Health Plans to Hundreds of Thousands of Californians" [link]
* "Ten Years a Temp: California Food Giant Highlights National Rise in Exploited Labor" [link]

The economic impact of Hurricane Katrina against New Orleans was exploited by fascists, who began to implement their ideas of privatized services which benefit the wealthy, to replace public services provided by government which benefit those of lower-income.
* "New Orleans Nearly Finished Killing Off Its Public Schools; City now home to first all-charter school district in country" [link]
And elsewhere,
* Missouri State Politicians destroying all public schools, to be replaced with inferior private charter schools operating solely for profit [link]

The Drug War is fascism, private control over medicine patents is a human rights abuse.
"Vote Medical Marijuana' Campaign Airs TV Ads Calling Out Congressional Opponents of Medical Marijuana" [link]:
"The 'Vote Medical Marijuana' campaign will help the public better understand how their Member of Congress votes on these issues so they can use that information when they go to the ballot box," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "Our elected representatives in Congress are making policy decisions on medical marijuana that affect millions of patients in the U.S." ASA is offering to produce similar advertisements in the other Congressional districts where elected officials voted against the budget amendment to restrict DOJ enforcement in medical marijuana states." will better educate supporters in casting their ballot for candidates who have their best interests in mind," said Sherer. For more than a decade, polls have shown that 80 percent of Americans support medical marijuana. Unfortunately, such popular support is not reflected in the way that Congress votes on this issue. Advocates hope that will help change that political conflict.
"Vote Medical Marijuana" campaign advertisement: []

As the process of fascism is entrenched, the various civilian security agencies are becoming militerized and taught to disregard our Human and Civil Rights.
* The "Purple Zone" assault in Alpine, Texas. Police lies documented [link], witnesses speak out [link], unlawful and violent assaults against mistaken residents are retroactively made "legal" [link].
"Federal agents violently raided a tobacco shop, unnecessarily broke down a door, tampered with surveillance cameras, and allegedly cracked a woman in the neck with a rifle stock. In the process, they also raided a neighbor’s home, only to later cover their tracks by acquiring a warrant retroactively. The carnival of injustice was completed when witnesses were ordered to recant their stories under penalty of law."
* "Dramatic community sit-in at ABQ Mayor's office protests rampant police brutality. Several ANSWER organizers among 13 arrested" [link]

Fascism around the world:
* "Human Rights Watch", a fascist propaganda operation funded by clandestine agencies in the USA [link]
* Captive Nation of Puerto Rico [link]
* El Salvador food sovereignty attacked by USA monopolist corporations [link]
* Bilderberg conference and the Ukraine [link]
* France's "Single Payer" Healthcare System Under Sharp Attack by the Hollande-Valls Government [link]
* "Solidarity with Turkey's Coal Miners" [link]

from the Committee for the Study of History and Current Context [link]:
In honor of Maya Angelou:
* "5 Things About Maya Angelou That Most People Won’t Talk About" (Her Social Justice Legacy) [link]
* "A Woman Called Maya 1928-2014" (2:56) Mp3 by Mumia Abu-Jamal [link]

In honor of Vincent Harding:
* "Dr. Vincent Harding: A Griot Falls" (2:54) Mp3 by Mumia Abu-Jamal [link]
* "William Worthy and Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye" by Amy Goodman [link]

Read the latest issue of "The Black Activist" [], journal of the Black Left Unity Network []. A primary resource for campaign updates, community history, and more.


Stand in Solidarity with the People of the Ukraine against Fascism
June 11 and 12, 10am
At the Russian tech convention, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA
Ukraine, victim of a fascist coup [link].
Organizers of a pro-fascist rally in support of the death-squads targeting Russian-speaking Ukrainians already want to do a "pro-Ukraine" demonstration.
We need to gather at that convention and protest against Ukraine's fascist government and it's USA-funded death squads, and expose the numerous injustices committed by their neo-Nazi militias against Jews and non-Slavic minorities within Ukraine.
To stand against Ukraine's fascist government is to stand in favor of human rights and self-determination for everyone and against the harming of hundreds of thousands of innocent children.

Trayon 2 Cypher Rally
June 13 - June 14
at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street (corner of 7th and Washington St, downtown Oakland)
for more information visit: []
The Trayvon 2 (Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha) were arrested while protesting the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin. The Trayvon 2 are the only people being charged and the only muslims arrested, and are currently being railroaded through the judicial system on false charges. For more information, updates on developments in the case and support the Trayvon 2’s freedom visit [].

Towards (A) Communal Cypher
June 13, 2014
Location: Qilombo
Time: 6pm to Midnight
for more information visit: []
event page []
Featuring: Savage Fam, Alas, Ruby Ibarra, M.C. K-Swift , Monotheist, Poesia, E The Ref, Shango Abiola, Dani M. Cornejo and anyone who got heart to get in it the day of!
Cyphers/Elements: Graffiti/Arsenal Culture, Bgirl Cypher, Comedians, raffles, vendors, food community bridging thru hip hop
Live from Oakland, creative revolutions always lead to drastic changes!
Towards (A) Communal Cypher Benefit Show is being coordinated to raise funds for the Trayvon 2 and 2014 Brigada to Mexico. Engaging Hip Hop as a tool of Decolonization and continue building Black and Brown people struggles, we intend to support a thriving local underground creative resistant hip hop community and those targeted for speaking for the liberation of our people(s).
The 2014 Brigada to Mexico consists of Black and Brown people from the West Coast (Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland) who seek to strengthen solidarity amongst our growing communities of displaced and marginalized people, build ties, and continue to struggle locally, regionally and globally. We carrying the stories of our families that have ended up in these cities and reclaim autonomy in order to survive the age of the neoliberal-gentrification-colonial project.

THE CALIFORNIA PEACE ALLIANCE / CAMPAIGN FOR A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING Invites All to Celebrate Our Walk on Earth & Peacebuilding at Our...

Saturday 06/14 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
At Beautiful Shorebird Park
160 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA at the Berkeley Marina
Please join us for this free potluck picnic to honor and celebrate our walk on earth. Bring food and drinks to share, meet regional peacebuilders, celebrate our diverse culture, take in the land and the water, and have fun.
Bring literature from your groups, musical instruments, games, family, friends, and good thoughts. Gardeners, please bring any fruits and vegetables to share. If you can, bring card tables, folding chairs and blankets to sit on. We'll provide plates, cups and utensils. Southern Californians and other visitors, if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, please drop by.
Shorebird Park is off HWY 80/580, taking the University Avenue exit toward the Bay in the Berkeley Marina area, 160 University Avenue -- just beyond the Adventure Playground and near the Shorebird Nature Center. There is parking adjacent to the park.
Look for our banners.
Contact Stephanie at 510-435-6092 or for more
The Peace Alliance []

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