Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 10th & 17th, 2014, Northbay Uprising radio news

Tune in Thursdays 4 to 5pm (PST), with our online webstream [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]!
The managers of 89.5FM KZCT, their associates, and sponsors, are not to be held liable for the information and commentary provided by the Northbay Uprising Radio News, produced by the Northbay Movement for a Democratic Society, as a non-partisan research and education project.

Stories are reviewed and provided by Northbay MDS Committees.

* Sonoma County D.A. Report on Andy Lopez Shooting [link]
* Sonoma County DA Jill Ravitch faces demands for Justice for Andy Lopez! (2014-07-03) [link]
* "LOPEZ FAMILY REACTS TO DA’S DECISION NOT TO CHARGE ERICK GELHAUSE" press release from attorney of Andy Lopez family (2014-07-07) [link]
* Latest Incident in Sonoma County re: Harassment of Latino Youth (2014-07-08) [link]
* Massive gathering for Justice against unaccountable police practices (2014-07-12) [link]
* Brown Berets of Santa Rosa take to the streets demanding Justice for Andy Lopez  [link]

Justice for Frank Alvarado! (d.2014-07-10, Salinas) [link]

Sign the petition to FREE Rev. Edward Pinkney! STOP THE CORRUPTION! [link] [].
Pinkney to Pinkney show, Every Sunday at 5 pm eastern time []

"Well's Fargo manual shows common use of forging foreclosure documents" [link].
Well's Fargo attacks newswire for publishing bank manual describing systematic forgery of foreclosure documents [link]
Wells-Fargo Foreclosure Manual (Pub. 2011-11-09, current 2012) [link]

* "Timber Wars Continue: Old Growth in Mattole River Watershed Being Logged by Humboldt Redwood Co.; Humboldt Activists Begin New Tree Sit To Defend Unlogged Forest" (2014-07-11) [link]
* "Army Corps of Engineers Takes a Strong Stand Against Caltrans Multiple Violations in the Wetlands by Suspending Their Work Permit...Then Caves and Reinstates it" (2014-07-11) [link]

'Escalating Resistance' in Detroit as Residents Block Water Shut-Offs  [link]

"Montreal Student Movement Convention Stresses Need for Student Unionism"  [linkl]

Labor Unions fight back as Los Angeles slashes public programs to pay tribute to banks [link]
LA Port Shutdown for Worker's Rights! [link]

Update from the Victims of the Incident at AT&T Ball Park
July 1, 2014 Members of Indigenous Community Rally at AT&T Ball Park Home of the San Francisco Giants in Response toIncident on that Happened on Native American Heritage Night June 23, 2014.
For More Information Please Read The Links Below.
Quanah Parker Brightman-Executive Director of #UnitedNativeAmericans Interviews Kimball Bighorse and April Negrette recount their recent assault by SFPD and unjust ejection by the SF Giants franchise at the Giants game on Native American Heritage Night.
"Mockery and Injury: The San Francisco Giants 'Celebrate' Native American Heritage"
"Native Americans detained for protesting fake headdress at Giants game during Native American Heritage Night", 2014-06-27 by Erik Brady for "USA Today" [].

Drone Resister Sentenced to One Year in Prison; Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement
"Drone Action" network, including Syracuse Peace Council, Ithaca Catholic Worker, Broome County Peace Action, Upstate Drone Action, Western New York Peace Center, Veterans for Peace, Amistad Catholic Worker:
On July 10, grandmother of three, Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in prison for being found guilty of violating an order of protection. A packed courtroom of over 100 supporters was stunned as she was led away, and vowed to continue the resistance.
These orders of protection, typically used in domestic violence situations or to protect a victim or witness to a crime, have been issued to people participating in nonviolent resistance actions at Hancock Air Base since late 2012. The base, near Syracuse NY, pilots unmanned Reaper drones over Afghanistan, and trains drone pilots, sensor operators and maintenance technicians. The orders had been issued to “protect” Colonel Earl Evans, Hancock’s mission support commander, who wanted to keep protesters “out of his driveway.” Mary Anne began her sentencing statement with, “Your honor, a series of judicial perversions brings me here before you tonight.” She concluded that the “final perversion is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base whose drones kill innocent people halfway around the world, or those innocent people themselves who are the real ones in need of protection from the terror of US drone attacks?”
The orders of protection are being challenged on many legal grounds. Mary Anne had been issued a temporary order in 2012. The next year, she photographed a nonviolent witness at the base, not participating herself because she did not want to violate the order. The irony is that those who actually participated in the action were acquitted, while Mary Anne was charged with violating the order.
Even though the pre-sentencing report recommended no jail time, Judge Gideon sentenced Mary Anne to the maximum of a year in prison. As he imposed his sentence, the judge referred to his previous Hancock decision. He had stated then and insinuated now, “This has got to stop.”
In addition, Mary Anne was fined $1000 plus a $205 court surcharge and a $50 fee to have her DNA collected. Her verdict is being appealed.

Richmond City Elections: "Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey abandons mayoral campaign to run for City Council" [link]

Bohemian Grove- relevant as ever? [link]
"Bohemian Grove and the Koch Brothers" [link]

Bay Area Robin Hoods Steal from the Government to Give to the Solidarity Economy [link]

Pattern of cyber-attacks against "leftist" populist news journals [link]

* "Report: 9 out 10 Caught in NSA Dragnet Are 'Ordinary People'; Washington Post reveals unprecedented look at how 'voyeuristic' spy agency manages private communications it collects" (2014-07-06) [link]
* "Revealed: 'Collect It All' NSA Targets Those Seeking Web Privacy; 'Merely visiting privacy-related websites is enough for a user's IP address to be logged into an NSA database,' says new report" [link]

Police SWAT teams, overseen by Law Enforcement Councils (LEC), are incorporating as private entities with no public oversight [link]

"America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force; Whose security is the U.S. military and foreign service protecting?" [link]

Deflating the economy by moving its corporate address was used a lot in the 1930's and again its countries like Switzerland who continue to play their anointed role...
"Sign the petition: Tell Walgreens to pay its fair share of taxes"
Walgreens was founded in Chicago and has grown into America’s largest pharmacy chain, but the Financial Times recently reported that the company is considering a change of corporate address from Illinois to Switzerland. The majority of the company's $72 billion in sales last year were made in the United States and nearly a quarter of them came from taxpayer funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid -- so don’t expect your local store to move anytime soon.
Instead, Walgreens is using a fancy gimmick called “tax inversion” that would allow it to continue cashing in on U.S. profits, while dodging an estimated $4 billion in taxes over the next five years. It’s just one of a number of tricks wealthy corporations are using to stash cash and profits overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Dodging taxes through gimmicks like the one Walgreens is considering has a real cost for our communities. According to a recent study from Americans for Tax Fairness, $4 billion is enough to pay for one-and-a-half years of prescriptions for the entire U.S. veterans population, cover 3.5 million children under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (also known as CHIP), or provide Medicaid to over 639,000 people.
But corporate tax dodging endangers funding for vital programs that help working class Americans like me, just to line the pockets of corporate shareholders and CEOs.

"Why aren’t Nicaragua’s children fleeing to the U.S?" [link]
Refugee children are risking their lives to flee violence in their home country, only to get this welcome from Gov. Rick Perry at the Texas border.
"Advocates to Sec. Kerry: Don’t Jeopardize Successful Food Security Program in El Salvador" [link]

Fascism in the Republic of Honduras [link]
* 33 massacres in first five months of 2014 [link]
* Defend the Campesinos of Aguan, Honduras! [link]
* Fascist Honduras death-squads in Atlantida terrorize human-rights contingent organized by PROAH (2014-07-03) [link]
* Thousands of refugee children flee fascism in Honduras [link]
* "Increased U.S.-Honduras military engagement" (2014-06-06) [link]

KCSM Public Television and Community Radio [], under pressure from their financial backers and clandestine government agencies, is censoring the popular RT News, which has covered the USA funding of nazis in the Ukraine killing Russian residents. This decision to censor a popular television news program is part of the cancellation of the entire "MHz Worldview" program package []. KCSM explains on their website, "On Tuesday, July 15th, KCSM will change its program line up. All MHZ programming, including the International Mystery series, will be discontinued. KCSM will broadcast a mix of programming made available from American Public Television, National Educational Television Association, and other program providers."

Ukraine, victim of a fascist coup [link]
Defend the People of Donbass against fascism! [link]
* Moment of Truth: “Fascism As It Is” in Ukraine, a film by Andrey Karaulov [link]
* Rand Corp., a USA Private Contractor, is advising fascist Ukraine to target civilians for mass death-squad operations, internment camps, liquidation of private property (2014-07-04) [link]
* Fascist Ukraine conduct crimes against humanity in Slavyansk [link]
* Fascist Ukraine unleashes war against the Russian People of eastern Ukraine jurisdiction (2014-07-01) [link]
* Fascist Ukraine attacks asylum seekers entering Russia, and refugees in nearby villages inside Russia (2014-06-28) [link]
* "Ukraine: Slovyansk Falls To Fascists, House to House Extrajudicial Executions Reported, Concentration Camps Planned" 2014-07-06 by Steven Argue: Hatred is deeply entrenched in the Ukraine's Nazis against Ukraine's Russian speaking minority who are the majority of the people in South Eastern Ukraine. Since the suspension of the ceasefire last week, which the government had repeatedly violated with mortar fire, the Ukrainian government began bombing civilian centers from war planes once again. This has killed men women and children. As of June 18th, according to report of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, at least 356 people people had been killed in the latest military operation, including 257 civilians and 14 children. Those numbers have greatly increased since that report.
Slovyansk, formerly held by anti-fascists, has fallen to the Ukrainian government. Reports from Slovyansk residents say the Ukrainian military is going house to house and shooting people in the head who they deem to be supporters of the anti-fascists. Mykhailo Koval, the Ukraine's acting Minister of Defense, has openly been calling for a "complete filtering" of the population, a known euphemism for concentration camps.
The fate of the people of Slovyansk should be a warning to all combatants. As hard as it is to watch the collective punishment being meted out by the Kiev government, surrender will not bring peace to civilians.
It was due in part to murderous attacks from the Kiev government forces in Mariupol, with troops gunning down unarmed civilians in cold blood, that the people the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk voted overwhelmingly for self determination in May. Those attacks in Mariupol were carried out by Nazis of the Right Sector within the Ukrainian National Guard. That vote established the voter proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk which are now under attack by the fascist Kiev government with the backing U.S. military aid.
As the U.S. government sends military aid to the fascist government, the narrative in the west is a complete lie. In fact, last week, a spokes person for the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department, Marie Helf, claimed that the UN reports of 110,000 refugees fleeing the terror of the Ukrainian government could be just people going to Russia to "visit their grandmothers".
In the narratives of the U.S. imperialists, everything is the fault of Russia. Missing is the fact that the U.S. sponsored the overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine in February. Missing is the fact that the ruling junta of that coup that the U.S. brought to power contains open Nazis in key leadership posts. Missing is the fact that those government ministers are members of a Nazi party that calls for execution, without trial, of Russian speaking intellectuals and the revocation of citizenship for Ukraine's Russian speaking minority. Missing is the fact that that the Ukrainian government was unable to send out its regular military against the anti-fascist revolution in South Eastern Ukraine because the regular military largely joined the anti-fascist revolt when they were told to attack the people. Missing is the fact that the Ukrainian government then formed the National Guard composed of Nazi paramilitaries to carry out its genocidal war against the people of South Eastern Ukraine. No, none of this matters to parrots of the western corporate media and the U.S. State Department. To them, the antifascist revolt should be put down and everything is Russia's fault. Reminds me of when southern segregationists blamed race mixing on communists.

Here is a protest we did here in Santa Cruz, CA, at Congressman Sam Farr's Office Demanding:
- End Illegal U.S. Support to the U.S. Sponsored Fascist Junta in Kiev!
- Blackwater (now renamed Academi) Mercenaries Out of Ukraine!
- End U.S. and EU Sanctions against Russia!
- End the NATO Military Build-up in the Region!
Sponsored by The Coalition to End U.S. Support for Eurofascist Killers in Ukraine & The Revolutionary Tendency

Poster of Svoboda, an openly Nazi party that is one of three closely knit right wing parties that took power in the U.S. sponsored coup on February 22, 2014. Svoboda holds the portfolio of many government posts in the post-coup junta. This poster, reminiscent of Nazi posters against Jews, says, "Remember! Swearing turns you into a Moskal". Moskal is an ethnic slur that means "Russian". Open Nazi units who hate Ukrain's Russian minority are now part of the Ukrainian National Guard and are carrying out ethnic cleansing in South Eastern Ukraine, murdering hundreds and driving nearly half a million people from their homes.

Special report from
Sebastian Hahn was shocked to learn his activities were on tap via a database controlled by the NSA. Today we begin to get the names of specific targets, via Germany. What has been obtained is part of the source code for the NSA X-KEYSCORE program, and names of targets have been extracted from the NSA database. Thanks, John ;) []

By protecting your privacy online, you become a target for the NSA. Source code from the NSA spying program reveals that you can also become a target by reading Linux Journal. []
A public broadcaster in Germany released NSA source code. It reveals targets, which include readers of Linux Journal and users of TOR and TAILS. Notes in the source code call the targets extremists. “During the course of the investigation, it was further discovered that an additional computer system run by Jacob Appelbaum for his volunteer work with helping to run part of the Tor network was targeted by the NSA. Moreover, all members of this team are Tor users and appear to be have been targets of the mass surveillance described in the investigation.” (drawing, []

Dear Adm. Rogers: I understand you have unauthorized postings of confidential and proprietary information from on your website at Please remove these as soon as possible and send us copies of recent log files and hacking tools from your server. By the way, who is the asshole responsible for the snarky comments in the X-KEYSCORE source code? Your own people read Linux Journal, at least the ones who are literate. Kind regards, [signed] David Roknich, IndyRadio
Argument against "full disclosure" presented here is fatally flawed, especially in the example cited. There's no excuse for compromising the security of my desktop so the NSA and CIA can conduct a failed fishing trip in Iran. The US Government wants to jail former CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling because of his complaints about that operation, and for their treatment of minorities and whistleblowers. Consider that the authors make their living providing services for banksters. Enough said. Photo of government script kiddies trying to hack my server from a hidden location in Idaho Falls. FAIL []

"We Are All Suspects: A Guide for People Navigating the Expanded Powers of Surveillance in the 21st Century": A group of Rad Ref librarians recently put together a zine for librarians about surveillance. Includes "know your rights" info; suggestions for applications, browser plug-ins, and other tech tools for online privacy; and, of course, a reading list! []


Haiti Action Committee study group...
Resistance to U.S. Imperialism   

Join HAC as we explore Haiti’s history, current political situation, and the connections to parallel struggles throughout the U.S. and around the world. We will be meeting regularly to examine texts and films, analyze the latest resources, and utilize discussion and reflection.
Saturday, July 19th
2:00 - 4:00pm
Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA
Haiti Action Committee [] and on FACEBOOK
This month's topic: Resistance to U.S. Imperialism (1915 Occupation & the Legacy Today)
What impact has the U.S. has in Haiti? If the U.S. is constantly giving aid to Haiti, why is Haiti still poor? 
When did the involvement in Haiti first start? Why & how did it start? What does it look like today?
Future Topics include:
The return to dictatorship; mass incarceration and political prisoners; sweatshops and privatization; the ongoing pillaging of Haiti’s resources; labor activism; COINTELPRO tactics in Haiti and the U.S.; racism; parallel struggles in Latin America; and many more!

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