Thursday, October 16, 2014
Oct. 16th Northbay Uprising radio news
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ANDY LOPEZ - 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS (October 13 to October 22) [link]
UPDATE: The Northbay MDS archives are being being taken-down by Google.com, beginning with the "World Fascism Watch" archive. Here's a copy of the original homepage: "World Fascism is..." [archive.today]. Last week I went on the air without the promised articles detailing the Napa Valley connection to the Cocaine-CIA-Contra scandal of the 1980s, because of the take-down action, some materials must be retrieved, and it will take time to reformat the archives. Read more about the Cocaine scandal here [ConsortiumNews.com] [archive.today], and why the Main Stream Media (MSM) ignores this scandal, "Can MSM Handle the Contra-Cocaine Truth?" [ConsortiumNews.com] [archive.org]
Private enforcement of law:
* "Gannett Abuses DMCA to Take Down Political Speech" [EFF.org link] [archive.today]
* "Warner Hid References to “Robots” And Its Deliberate Abuse of Takedowns" [EFF.org link] [archive.today]
* Censorship against political speech is also brought home "ComputerCOP: The Dubious 'Internet Safety Software' That Hundreds of Police Agencies Have Distributed to Families" (2014-10-01) [EFF.org link] [archive.today]
Support your Independent Media:
* "San Jose Peace Times" newsmagazine (Spring, 2014) [.pdf link]
* "Los Angeles People's Media" [facebook.com link], and an offsite sampling at [archive.today]
The harm that is done to public education since the 1980s shows in the public acceptance of the domination by the majority culture against the Captive Nations across the USA, as most of us remain neutral without knowledge of History or the Current Context. For example, the regime of ol' "Jim Crow" was enforced by hundreds of thousands of people who were never put in prison and went on the spread their values which include absolute disgust with topics such as "Human Rights" and anti-Racism. Their children today, with no understanding of their own history, simply parrot their cultural values, denying that there is even any sort of domination, and yet somehow feeling victimized when told that race-based economic dictatorship exists and that it is evident in every courtroom, board room and with the demography of high administration. For further inquiry, please read "9 clueless things white people say when confronted with racism" [DailyDot.com link] [archive.today]. Excerpts from the article:
Unless you’ve gone to a university or a high school where the issue of privilege—racial and otherwise—has been the subject of a school workshop or a classroom discussion, reading articles about it on the Internet may very well be the first time you encounter the subject matter. And no one’s faulting you for that, because there’s even something to be said about the educational privilege that corresponds with having opportunities to access intellectually rigorous academic settings.
But now that we have the Internet, we have a community-sourced space to have these discussions organically. Because of the immense amount of information available, not just those long lists of cat GIFs, there’s not too much time left for excusing people who aren’t using it as a resource to learn about racial prejudice and white privilege.
1) “You’re racist for making this an issue of race.”
More often than not, when a person of color brings up racism, chances are there’s something problematic happening.
2) “I don’t see race. I only see the human race.”
Not “seeing race” is simply a lazy coded phrase for deliberately ignoring the lingering elements of racism that actually need to be fixed and reinforces the privilege of being able to bypass the negative effects of racism in the first place.
4) “You [person of color] clearly don’t know what racism is. According to Webster’s Dictionary...”
Don’t do it. Step away from this infantilizing situation to avoid being a white person dictating how racism works to a person of color, despite their actual lived experiences with it.
and comments from the article link:
* "All you White people telling People of Color (POC) what racism is need to check your white privilege. POC do not need you to "educate" them on what they have to deal with on a daily business. This article is meant to educate YOU on how you may overlook the struggles of POC. Just because you understand the language does not make you smarter and it certainly does not make you entitled to "school" us!"
* And a somewhat typical response: "Most problematic, however, is the assumption that white persons ultimately get a final 'advantage' because their whiteness. It might be true, but it can't ever be proven--much like the existence of God. This makes it a specious assumption, and not anything based in testable, verifiable, evidential fact. The term in science is called a "falsifiable hypothesis." All government policies (not just "Affirmative Action") need to be based on scientific facts that are observable to all persons, rather than certain people's feelings and pseudoscientific assumptions about what is or is not 'racist.' "
"I'm Mario Romero"
documentary by HK Films & Photography, 2014-10-08 [YouTube.com link]:
HK Films & Photography presents a documentary film directed by Kareem Gedra.This film is a inside look at how one family has been struggling to cope with the murder of their loved one, while they are still trying to bring the killer to justice, and bring national attention to a very nasty cover-up.Mario Romero was brutally killed by the Vallejo Police Department. The Vallejo Police Officers admit they Never identified themselves , Never asked for Driver's License, Insurance or registration instead they were told to raise their hands at the same time they were fired upon with brutal force that mirrored the actions of the Nazi's .Round after round was reloaded into the clip as witness screamed for the officers to spare the lives of these two innocent men who police continued to spray their car with bullets living out a scene from a video game , Jumping upon the hood of the car of the men who they were supposedly threatened by.
* "Oakland Youth Head to Ferguson, MO for National Weekend of Resistance" (2014-10-11) [OaklandXings.com link] [archive.org]
* "'Fight Back': Protesters Stage 'Moral Monday' Civil Disobedience Actions in Ferguson" (2014-10-13) [CommonDreams.org link] [archive.today]
* "Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis" (2014-10-11) [Chron.com link] [archive.today]
* "FBI, Multiple Cities Preparing For Riots If No Ferguson Indictment" (2014-10-10) [PopularResistance.org link] [archive.today]
Huey P. Newton Gun Club, in full effect, held a public demonstration in Dallas, Texas. The gathering was peaceful, and it is already acceptable across Texas to see people openly displaying their registered and licensed personal firearm for the purpose of "self-defense".
* "Self Patrol: Armed Self-Defense Patrol Marches in Dallas" (2014-10-06) [CW33.com link] [archive.today]
* "Open carry advocates march in South Dallas" (2014-10-06) [WFAA.com link] [archive.today]
The news about Ferguson showed how civilian police will engage non-violent protesters with extreme hostility, utilizing military methods of enforcement not used even on the streets of Baghdad during the 10 years of military occupation, against which resistance grows. Extra-Judicial executions by municipal and county security agencies against unarmed and innocent New African men and women has increased across the USA, and is historically part of an old ideology of "social-cleansing", popular among "conservatives" who view the Captive Nations as mostly criminals and lower-income vermin that must be "kept in line". Mysterious deaths (Lynchings) are willfully uninvestigated by public-sector security agencies in Texas, see:
* "Alfred Wright Lynching" (2014-02-21) [RollingOut.com link] [archive.today]
* "Cover-up? A mysterious death in Texas" (2014-02-16) [CNN.com link] [archive.today].
* "Corrupt Frisco Texas Cops" [Facebook.com/CorruptFriscoTexasPolice] [archive.today].
A popular social-media meme shared by millions shows a frog ignoring the stupidity of life's non-personal matters, except when it matters, as fits the current reality of a national mentality:
REST IN POWER ELDER FREEMAN...
from BRLP General T.A.C.O (Taking All Capitalists Out), writing on behalf of all members and affiliates of the BRLP:
I/We would like to report the passing of a REAL O.G. Panther...
He was like a Father/Mentor to me and us, He also helped to get our Black Riders Oakland Chapter started by letting us use his house as a base of operations... Black Riders, New Generation Black Panther Party for Self-Defense...
He was a priest, and a community activist in Northern and Southern California. His organizational memberships included: Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP), African (Ethiopian) Orthodox Church, Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) - African Communities League, and All Of Us Or None (Formally-Incarcerated and Convicted People's Civil Rights Movement).
On February 16th, a fundraiser to help obtain medical care in Cuba for Elder Freeman of the Original Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Los Angeles chapter was held at the southern Ca Library for Social Studies and Research. It featured Elder Freeman himself and a film showing of 41st. and Central - the feature documentary about the LAPD/COINTELPRO attacks of the BPP in L.A. that resulted in a 5 hour shoot out between Panthers and racist police. Elder Freeman had continued the struggle for all these years since he joined the BPP with Alprentice Bunchy Carter. He had been living in Oakland, and came down to LA with members of the Black Riders-New Generation Black Panther Party for Self-Defense- whose Oakland chapter also sponsored a successful fundraiser to help Elder Freeman get to Cuba for cancer treatment. The Los Angeles benefit was sponsored by the Black Riders to Help Elder Freeman's Medical campaign.
"IF YOU WANT TO STOP BLACK-ON-BLACK VIOLENCE, YOU GOT TO START CHANGING THE CONDITIONS THAT BLACK PEOPLE LIVE IN THAT CAUSES VIOLENCE." -- Elder Freeman.
"Elder Freeman was a pillar of wisdom and guidance to the Black Riders and the Black Community for many years. He continued to support our growth and evolution as Freedom Fighters by refusing to commit liberalism and critiquing and teaching us in our tactics, methods, and execution of serving the People. Unlike some "use-ta was a roosta' elders, He did not just simply wag a finger and talk about what the Black Riders and youth organizers are not doing. He sought us out, TRAINED and showed us the knowledge and wisdom he gained from the past, so that we might be more effective in picking up the torch today!
Elder Freeman was one of the main Panther elders that helped to get Black Riders honored by Kathleen Cleaver and other O.G Black Panthers on April 21st, 2013...
Elder Freeman (aka Ronald Freeman) original member of the Los Angeles Black Panther Party is now an ancestor. He was a veteran Field Marshall for the LA chapter and survived shoot outs with police and did much needed community work. He was a true servant and soldier for the oppressed people he came into contact with in and around his community.
His latest struggle was fighting and battling cancer.
This week he was in New York to meet and be with his New York comrades and attending The Black Panther Film Festival and memorial services for Yuri Kochiyama. Elder Freeman will surely be missed.
Rest In Revolutionary Paradise comrade.
BLACK POWER! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
* "Police Censorship Defied! Mumia Speaks at Goddard College. But FOP Attacks On Mumia Escalate" [archive.org]
* "Latest Attempt To Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal And Other Prisoners" (2014-10-14)[RachelWolkenstein.net]: Infuriated that Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commencement speech at Goddard College was not stopped, the FOP and PA State Legislators have submitted a new law to prevent future public statements by Mumia and other prisoners. Senate Bill No. 508, called the “Revictimization Relief Act,” would allow victims, District Attorneys, and the Attorney General to sue people who have been convicted of “personal injury” crimes who speak out publicly if it causes the victim of the crime “mental anguish.”
This bill is a blatantly outlandish, yet an ominous attack on the freedom of speech of prisoners who speak against their convictions and prison conditions or on world events. It is a statement of vindictiveness against Mumia Abu-Jamal who has not been silenced, although sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and now facing life imprisonment without parole.This bill was put forward the day after Goddard students and the university administration stood firm and heard Mumia’s speech.
The bill is on a fast track for passage and signature by Governor Tom Corbett this week. Action is necessary NOW before the PA Legislature passes this bill. For information on who to call with your protests, go to: [http://decarceratepa.info/freespeech]
"Philly Police Officer Suing Philly Police Department for Brutality" (2014-08-28) [TheFreeThoughtProject.com link] [archive.today]
The FOP's campaign against Mumia has stretched as far out as Oakland, where a public school district has been censored because the FOP declared a crusade against a teaching plan which included Mumia abu Jamal.
* "School District Curriculum Website Still Offline in Censorship Dispute with Teachers" (2014-10-10) [OaklandXings.com link] [archive.org]
San Jose: "Political Blackmail: 200 Cops Threaten To Quit If Residents Don’t Vote How They Demand" (2014-10-15) [TheFreeThoughtProject.com link] [archive.today]
"Peace City" in Florida has been destroyed by St. Petersburg Police!
[StPeteForPeace.org/tentcity.html] [FloridaCopWatch.org] [FLCW.org]
View the video here [Youtube.com link]
Police officers with box cutters showed up where St. Pete's tent city residents were set up. The cops slashed all their tents to the ground as residents watched in shock. Now one homeless group is moving to label St. Petersburg as the 'meanest city in the nation.' Video by Tina May.
End Police Brutality Shirts [t.flcw.us]
"ALBUQUERQUE SENT OFFICERS WITH ABUSE CLAIMS TO ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY MARCH" (2014-10-01) [TheBlot.com link] [archive.today], to moniter dissent, not terrorism, and to take photos of so-called "leaders" and people of interest.
1.2 million+ is the number of the people on the US government’s watchlist of people under surveillance as a potential threat or as a suspect, according to liberated documents from the NSA, see here [archive.today].
The NSA also partners with many foreign security agencies to monitor dissent, including Peace activists.
* "Australia’s defence intelligence agency conducted secret programs to help NSA" [TheGuardian.com link] [archive.today]
* "DEFCON Router Hacking Contest Reveals 15 Major Vulnerabilities" [EFF.org link] [archive.today]
* "Adobe Spyware Reveals (Again) the Price of DRM: Your Privacy and Security" (2014-10-07) [EFF.org link] [archive.today]
* "Russia used Windows flaw to spy for years" (2014-10-14) [SpaceWar.com link] [archive.today]
Organized Labor's Response to the Climate Crisis, a report back from US Labor Against War -
The People's Climate March was truly historic. Organized labor played a big role in making the event successful and in turning out union members and supporters to it. 75 labor organizations were involved in organizing the labor contingent and pre-march labor rally in NYC.
The People's Climate March was not the culmination but rather was an important milestone in the struggle to prevent a global climate catastrophe that will impact every species on the planet, leading to the extinction of many.
The labor movement needs to be fully engaged in this struggle.
* What should labor's role be in the climate and environmental movements after the People's Climate March?
* Why is the environment both a labor and national security issue?
* What is the connection between a fossil-fuel dependent economy and our country's militarized foreign policy?
* What is the labor movement's role in achieving a just transition to a society that is both environmentally sustainable and peace-promoting?
People's Climate March Wrap-up [PeoplesClimate.org/wrap-up]
"EPA Approves Dangerous Combination of 2,4-D and Glyphosate Pesticides" [CommonDreams.org link] [archive.today]
"Friends of the Earth Petitions NRC to Include Alarming New Seismic Data in Considering Diablo Canyon License Renewal" (2014-10-13) [CommonDreams.org link] [archive.today]
"Teamsters tell Republic Services and its owner Bill Gates - move the nuclear wastes or move people away from your radioactive landfill" [PeoplesWorld.org link] [archive.today]
"SF Superior Court workers strike for justice", adapted from article published 2014-10-14 by "1021 Newswire" -
SEIU 1021 San Francisco court workers held a successful one-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike Tuesday, Oct. 14, closing down the City and County’s entire justice system. The wheels of justice ground to a halt despite the Court’s pledge to run operations as normal during the strike.
Picket lines went up at all three of the San Francisco court sites — the Civic Center Courthouse, the Hall of Justice and the Youth Guidance Center — at 6:30 am. As workers arrived in the morning, they were greeted by chanting people in purple. Even court reporters and court interpreters, members of other unions, joined the line.
Chief Shop Steward Gary Feliciano emphasized that this was a ULP strike because management had so blatantly broken labor law in negotiations.
“We are very disappointed that the San Francisco Superior Court, the institution we are devoting our careers to, the institution that should be the beacon of justice in our community, would show such disregard for the rights of others. The judiciary is not above the law,” Feliciano said. “We are taking this strike action today to hold them accountable, and to publicize to everyone in the City this Court’s outlaw behavior.”
Members from Certified Federation of Interpreters-Communications Workers of America, court workers represented by IFPTE Local 21, SEIU 1021 Registered Nurses, and other city workers throughout SF joined SEIU 1021 members at the Halls of Justice’s noon rally. A delegation of AFSCME Local 3299 from UC Hastings Law School a block away, who are in their own contract struggle, came by in a show of solidarity.
Pickets covered all entrances at the Civic Center Courthouse and the Hall of Justice. The pickets at the front of the Civic Center Courthouse were so loud that whenever a sheriff would open a door, the noise reverberated through the entire building.
The strike shut down most court operations. All the windows where papers are filed and fines and fees collected were closed. “The place is like a church on Saturday,” one court reporter said.
The effectiveness of the strike so rattled Court Executive Officer Michael Yuen that he appeared to be losing it. First, when a union delegation went into the building to deliver the official notice that workers would return to the job the next day, he commanded his staff not to allow any strikers in the building even though he knows he can’t ban people from a public building.
The court workers are in the last year of a three-year contract. The employer flatly told them that they weren’t going to give them any of the $16 million surplus they were required by law to spend. To the union’s wage proposals they simply said “no” and pretended they were making a counter offer when they responded with an “offer” of no raise at all.
The union responded by filing a ULP charge of bargaining in bad faith, alleging withholding of information, never really negotiating and making threats to its members’ jobs. As much as they were disgusted by the Court’s not offering any part of the surplus, they were disgusted more by the way the Court callously spent the full $16 million without restoring a single service cut during the last five years of budget deficits.
“We are here on the picket line because Michel Yuen won’t consider restoring five years of cut court public services cuts and he won’t consider making us — the lowest paid court employees — whole after years of layoffs, furloughs and wage cuts,” said Beto Gonzalez, a clerk in the Jury Dept. of the Hall of Justice.
" Bay Guardian Shut Down" (2014-10-15) [Media-Alliance.org link] [archive.today]
The San Francisco Media Company suddenly and with no notice shut down the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the San Francisco's alternative newspaper for decades.The decision was premised on the failure of the Guardian to achieve financial viability, but appeared to abruptly cut short a revitalization effort underway before it had much of a chance to get going. Many Bay Area media watchers had predicted this would occur as it seemed strange for one media company to attempt to operate two different alternative newspapers in the same city. (SFMC also owns the SF Weekly). Former Guardian staff are said to be hatching plans to resurrect the Bay Guardian in some form.
"CA Public Utilities Commission Buries Net Neutrality Vote" (2014-09-25) [Media-Alliance.org link] [archive.today]. Battle For The Net - The net neutrality debate, which is the struggle for a democratic Internet, took an ugly turn in California today, when the California Public Utilties Commission withdrew, less than 12 hours before the meeting, an authorization for the agency to weigh in favoring the reclassification of the Internet as a utility. The item was pulled, without even a vote, in defiance of of over 3,000 emails sent to agency's five commissioners this month by members of the public wanting California's government to be heard loud and clear in the national debate. The often-secretive agency has been under intense fire lately for corruption and is facing federal prosecution. PUC Chair Michael Peevey has stated he will not seek reappointment. Tracy Rosenberg comments: It's a slap in the face to thousands of Californians to "disappear" this incredibly important item without even a vote. How can Californians trust this agency to look out for the public interest when it ignores them, secretively disposes of agenda items, and pays more attention to one phone call from someone powerful than to thousands of ordinary people across the State?"
"Outsourcing Public Services: Governors Push Privatization, With Disastrous Results" (2014-10-15) [CommonDreams.org link] [archive.today]
"Refugee Crisis: Made In America", by Beverley McGain, 2014-10-11:
The U.N. recently released its annual report on the world refugee crisis. More than 51 million people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of wars and instability. Once again, however, the report did not address a major source of this international instability, dislocation, and hunger: U.S. foreign policy, known here at home as the "war on terror". This war now extends through-out the Middle East and has spread into N. Africa in our ever expanding war to make the world safe for the multinationals. Many Americans think these wars "keep America safe," but these wars are primarily based on the economic and strategic interests of Wall Street, e.g., bankers, oil and mining interests, our defense contractors and other mega-corporations. Regrettably, concerns about the impact of war and the displacement of millions of people remain secondary to the interests of the multinational. And rarely does our media even mention the link between our endless "war of terror" and the steady increase in refugees, let alone question it.
Afghanistan, for example, has been devastated by U.S. intervention since the 80's under President Carter. (Although successive U.S. president’s have stated their concern for women’s rights as a pretense to invade Afghanistan, when President Carter first sent troops to that country women were educated and worked outside the home.) Now, however, after 13 years of war and U.S. occupation, 75% of the women are now illiterate.
Although the U.S. has spent over 100 billion dollars destroying the country, and another 100 billion more on reconstruction, Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries on the planet, with an average annual income of under $700. And as in all wars for empire, millions of Afghani’s have become refugees.
The war in Afghanistan has spread more chaos and killing through-out the Middle East and now our bombs have fallen on Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia and Somalia, adding thousands more dead as "collateral damage," thousands more have become instant enemies of the U.S. and millions more have been forced to flee as refugees.
Iraq is another example of our failed war for peace in the Middle East. Prior to the first U.S. war on Iraq in 1991, more than half a million Iraqis’, once again mostly civilians, died under the U.S. sanctions, another half a million were killed by our air strikes and thousands more have been killed during our occupation. President Obama has become our forth president in a row to bomb Iraq. And our war in Iraq has added another five million to the refugee crisis. U.S. air strikes and increasing drone attacks in Somalia also added to the refuge rolls and killed hundreds of Somalis. The land is devastated by our drones operated safely from thousands of miles away by the U.S. "chair force" from various bases in the U.S. While our drones fly over-head, on the ground the country has experienced one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, forcing hundreds of thousands more to flee their homes as refugees. (Consider how many millions of Somalis could have been fed with the millions of dollars our government has wasted bombing that poor country.)
As our "war on terror" expands, we’ve now destabilized the entire Middle East and the drive for world resource domination continues to entrap millions more innocent refugees. Those that are not forced to flee their countries, are trapped in billions of dollars of international indebtedness to many of the same U.S. banking interests that continue here at home to gut social services, drive down wages and destroy unions, plunder the environment, and bankrupt our educational system. As 51 million refugees are forced to flee their homes, it’s time to examine the connection between the history of our failed foreign policies and the exploding refugee crisis. It’s time to stop the killing. The world as had enough of U.S. plunder.
* "The Disturbing Expansion of the Military-Industrial Complex" [IPSNews.net link] [archive.today]
* "World War III: It's here and energy is largely behind it" [Resilience.org link] [archive.today]
World Fascism Watch: Honduras -
* Conservative death-squad militants attempt to kidnap and possibly lynch a human-rights advocate from Honduras, Nelson Arambú, who spoke in NYC and Chicago and met with NGOs and US Congress staffers ind DC back in July. Read more at "Honduran LGBT advocate escapes kidnap attempt" (2014-10-15) [WashingtonBlade.com link] [archive.org]
Commentary and articles collected by Daniel Langmeier for "Presente-Honduras Digest, Vol 36, Issue 31:
* According to an investigation by the public prosecutor for children, Nora Urbina, police officers and high military officials are among the main client of women trafficker. Sources: [archive.org], [archive.org]
* The Indigenous Lenca communities in Yamaranguila oppose a private wind power project in their region. Source [archive.org]
* ConexiHon reports about two suspicious murders in just one week: one of radio broadcaster and singer Dorian Ortez (El Vikiry); the other of Liliana Lizzeth Reyes, a journalism student. Source [archive.org]
* After the murder of two public prosecutor and the ongoing general state of defenselessness of lawyers, the Honduran Bar Association (CAH) announced the creation of a special unit to prevent more murders. And the Honduran state also shows the wrong way to combat this problem by changing the penal code, so that any attack against a judicial worker is considered as an act of terrorism. Sources: [archive.org] [archive.org]
World Fascism Watch: Haiti
The USA invaded Haiti in 2004 to take down the "leftist" government, elected by a majority who sought an economic alliance with Cuba. What resulted during the occupation was the creation of a "Death Squad" regime that killed untold thousands of supporters of the former government, and economic dictatorship. Eventually, the United Nations took over the occupation, continuing the protect the dictatorship against democratic campaigns.
* "MINUSTAH’s Occupation of Haiti – A Structure of Global Complicity" (2014-10-15) [GlobalResearch.ca link] [archive.org]
* "In Haiti, Baby Doc Is Gone But Political Repression Is Alive and Well" (2014-10-14) [CommonDreams.org link] [archive.today]
10th ANNIVERSARY of the MILLION WORKER MARCH
Organizing & Mobilizing In Our Own Name
10 year Retrospective of Workers’ Gains & Losses
THURS, OCT 16, 6:30 pm-9 pm
At the Local 808 International Brotherhood of Teamsters Headquarters, 22-43 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
"Zapatista" Film Screening
Thursday, October 16 2014 @ 7 PM
San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th Street
Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against global corporate power and for humanity. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. it is the story of the Mayan peasant uprising, armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a standstill and transformed Mexican culture and international political cultural forever.
This event is sponsored by Accion Zapatista South Bay and Universidad de la Tierra Califas
Honduran Feminist Musician and Legendary Activist Karla Lara -
[Karla-Lara.com] [Youtube.com link]
In the harsh reality of Honduras, Karla's work for international human and womens rights has been a deeply counter-cultural and anti-patriarchial struggle. Honduran feminist activist Karla Lara performs and discuss three decades of political struggle through music and theatre. Come meet her at 4 Bay Area events:
1) San Francisco State University, HSS, International Briefing Room 1600 Holloway Avenue in San Francisco on October 16th at 4pm. Theme: "Political Action Through Art with Karla Lara". More info at [archive.today].
2) Eastside Cultural Center 2277 International Boulevard in Oakland on October 17th at 8pm
3) Sunrise Restaurant 3126 24th Street San Francisco on October 18th at 6:00pm
4) Cafe Frascati 315 S 1st Street San Jose on October 19th at 6:30pm
a film showing, part of the One Planet Film Festival 2014
St. Mary's College of California, Galileo Hall, Room 201, 1928 St. Marys Rd, Moraga
FREE & open to the public
See the complete schedule here [archive.today/ey44G]
Oct 28: Bogotá: Building a Sustainable City (26 min) & Vision of the Future: Sustainable Eco-cities (2009; 25 min)
Bogotá: Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, transformed one of the world's most chaotic cities into a model of civic-minded and sustainable urban planning. He reformed public transportation, added greenways, built mega-libraries and created the longest stretch of bike-only lanes in the world. But along the way, he met tremendous opposition from the very people he was attempting to help.
Vision of the Future: It is estimated that by 2030 the vast majority of humankind will be living in an urban environment, putting an immense strain on the planet's natural resources. Using Freiburg, in Germany, as an example of a model eco-city that has proved its sustainability over time, this program reimagines the urban development process.
With the short, The Story of Cosmetics (8 min)
School Is the Opposite of Education
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609, [MarxistLibr.org], Ph: (510) 595-7417
School reform is written and talked about very frequently in the media. People are supposed to think satisfactory alternatives to the zombie reforms – reforms that were worthless, that died, as it were, after being punched to death, those deceptive, ineffectual modes – not different actually, from the previous mode; being done again and again, repeatedly, over and over, called by different names, Common Core, for one –that those are alternatives; that those – any of them – will at all repair the damage that is school. As workers on the Left can we describe the study teach learn process/es that are good for us, that do not reinstate our oppressors' structure as we try to release ourselves from THEIR confinement of us? Our discussion of education will be led by Norma Harrison, a candidate for the Berkeley Board of Education and a member of the State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party.
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering:
Sunday, October 19, 5:30 - 9:00 PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley
Suggested donation $15-$50. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Presented by the Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC [www.epicalc.org]
Palestine - Gaza--Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. What's going on? And what can we do about it?
* Hisham Ahmed, Dalit Baum
* Dr. Hisham Ahmed, Vice-Chair of the Academic Senate & Chair of the Politics Department at Saint Mary's College of California, teaches International Relations, Middle East Politics, Politics of the Developing Countries, the United Nations, and Dynamics of Terrorism, among other courses.
* Dr. Dalit Baum is coordinator of the Middle East program of American Friends Service Committee -- Pacific Mountain Region. She is a co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, a vital resource for dozens of boycott/divestment/sanctions(BDS) campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine. As an Israeli feminist/queer activist, she has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democratization movement, including Boycott from Within, Zochrot, and Anarchists against the Wall.
Karla Lara, Singing the Cheerful Rebellion
Music and discussion on Honduras: 5 years after the Coup, the Popular Resistance Continues...
Sunday October 19th 6:30- 8PM
Caffe Frascati- 315 S. 1st St., San Jose
On June 28, 2009, a military coup ousted the democratically elected President of Honduras and gave a re-birth to the popular resistance. Continuing the generational struggle for collective liberation, numerous sectors of society have come together to resist the increased militarization of peoples traditional homelands. Despite the politically motivated attacks against journalists, lawyers, LGBTQ activists and organized field workers, the people of land we refer to as Honduras continue to organize and fight for justice. The presentation of the Feminist organizer, Karla Lara, will provide an update on the current human rights crisis which has led to the recent exodus of thousands of children seeking refuge from the structural violence of extreme poverty and social disparities. She will also provide us with the healing powers of music as she performs with members of her band, Híbridos Jazz.
Plus performances from Shamako Noble of Hip Hop Congress and Freddy Lopez of Live In Peace
Brought to you by San Jose Peace & Justice Center & Human Agenda
KUCINICH TO ADDRESS PEACE GROUPS ON WAR CRISIS
Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich addresses the independent Peace Movement
Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 3 p.m.
at The Women's Building, 3543 18th St., near Valencia St., San Francisco.
Kucinich will challenge the president's military actions in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere; commemorate the World War that began in 1914; and weigh measures for peace.
The sponsor is A Bay Area Coalition Against Unconstitutional and Unlawful Wars, a newly formed alliance of pro-peace groups, concerned about current, executive-initiated military actions.
Dorothy Day Working Group of Occupy Santa Rosa
Monday, Oct. 20, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa
Ongoing work on the issues of homelessness and mental health in Sonoma County.
Women in the 1910 Mexican Revolution
Monday, Oct. 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
At the Library Reading Room, Herold Mahoney Library, Petaluma Campus, Santa Rosa Junior College.
The Mexican Revolution was the first social revolution on the American continent in the twentieth century. Women from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds participated directly in different ways, including but not limited to organizing, fundraising for the armed struggle, intellectually collaborating, and fighting in the four armies involved in the revolution. This presentation will be by Laura Larqué was born and raised in Mexico City, she received a BA from the University of Mexico in Sociology and she received an MA in History from SSU. Larqué has been teaching U.S., Latin America, Mexico and Chicano history for the past 20 years. Her knowledge in Mexican and Latin American history is wide as she has researched extensively on the history of Latin America and the fact that she is from Mexico gives her a unique perspective on the history of Latin America.
Event to Remember the First Anniversary of the Killing of Andy Lopez
Andy Lopez Memorial Picket Line at the Hall of Justice
600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez's on-going weekly picket to demand Justice for Andy Lopez. We want this to be a big one. Bring your signs!
Resolution or Revolution - Police Injustice Explored!
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
At the Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa
October 22 is the 1 year mark for one of the most tragic incidents in Sonoma County's history.
On Oct. 22, 2013 Andy Lopez was gunned down by law enforcement, nothing ever came of it.....
Jesse Hamilton- Santa Rosa, 24, mentally disabled, 2008; Oscar Grant- Oakland, 22, father, 2009
Cary Ball Jr.- St. Louis, MO, 24, father/student, 2013; Mike Brown- Ferguson, MO, 18, student, 2014;
VonDerrit Myers- St. Louis, MO, 18, student, 2014; Ezell Ford- So. Cal, 25, mentally disabled, 2014;
John Crawford- Beaver Creek, OH, 22, father, 2014.The list goes on and on.....countless lives taken. Why???
Who polices the police? What are the statistics on the # of deaths of persons in police 1) encounters and 2) custody Who is at risk of being killed by the police? What drives law enforcement to act so drastically more often than not? Is there something WE can do to get answers and accountability? We discuss how and what effects these constantly publicized killings "in the name of justice" have on our community and society as a whole. A THINK TANK on what can be done locally and nationally to affect change within ALL people's NOT JUST those who are under fire. How can we be more involved in a resolution?? OR Should there be a revolution???? Let's hear YOU!! Questioned asked here!
O22 - Day of the Dead in Sacramento
National Day Against Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
California State Capitol, Sacramento
An Event to Remember the First Anniversary of the Killing of Andy Lopez
Andy Lopez was killed by Erick Gelhaus on the National Day Against Police Brutality. We will be leading a contingent to Sacramento in his memory. Information will follow about carpools and times. Join us in Sacramento as families from all over California will lobby their lawmakers and bring the fight for justice to the capital. We will be having a funeral procession through the streets of the Capital as we remind California leadership that our grief is forever because killer cops are still free.