March – May 2014
Presented by Alice Dodge Loaiza, of Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California. This talk will be about the recent history of Colombia, the building of resistance to a right wing repressive government, backed by the US, and how the US is involved in creating a country where they can not only exploit the resources but can build a political-military base of support for interventions into other areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.
We need you to help build a base. JOIN US MAR 16 sunday 12PM TO 3PM to collectLOVERS OF THE BULB TESTIMONIES phone numbers and chalking. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS. Call Orion at 510 541-3835 or email ohohorion99 AT gmail.com to help. Above all VISIT THE BULB and take your friends there NOW!
In the last month we have collected over 100 phone numbers and signatures on the following petition we are using this petition as a organizing tool and calling people to call shitty hall 510 559-7250 to protest the removal of 50 parking spaces to isolate the BULB FROM IT’S WORKING CLASS BASE.
THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS.
The petition stated
” We the working people of the Bay Area Demand you Restore the Parking spaces at the BULB So that we can continue to have free Access with our friends,family and dogs to the SPACE we love so much”
90% of the people That signed the petition to restore parking are for the bulb to stay as it is. That means, they don’t want the campers to be evicted, they want the art and they want unleashed dogs .
To us that signifies that this is a mass movement and that all we have to do is organize them the next step is to have them writ TESTIMONIES OF LOVE FOR THE BULB and print them up for social media
Our base is the people who use the Bulb for art dogs good times and camping. Not the just voters of Albany but the people who come to the Bulb, many of them for years. Two weeks ago a working family man said his daughter learned how to walk at the Bulb she is now 12 years old and was walking with him.
three weeks ago I met another man with three kids and he said his son Zane who was about 9 years old and digging the monsters faces by Mad Marc’s Castle came out there when he was 4 yrs old and said at that time “this place is magic.”
Come join US and meet the people and hear there stories.
My sign says “Don’t Club The Bulb: Fight The One Percent”
For more background info go to sharethebulb.org watch gg/s statment to shitty hall, my KPFA INTERVEIW.and
Here’s my song They Never Change, They Shoot Us Down Without Shame:
KPFA Interview with me:
GG’s statement on homelessness at the Albany City Council:
“We Are All Bayview Hunters Point!” –
Make Earth Day a Relevant Challenge to the 1%!
Guest speakers Marie Harrison/Greenaction
and members of the Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee
As climate warming and mega-pollution (caused by giant corporations under-regulated by corrupt government) raise sea levels and destroy our air, water, soil and food, we’ve begun to face the same threats as low income and communities of color like Bayview Hunters Point as they fight for their lives and justice. Together, we must challenge the 1%. Earth Day, the environmental awareness day co-opted by “green” business and government and turned into a chance to sell scented soaps, is ripe to be taken back by The People. Greenaction, together with Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Commitee, and allies including OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group and 350BayArea/SF is doing just that. Come to OccupyForum to hear an update on the struggle for environmental justice in the Bayview, and help plan for the upcoming People’s Environmental Justice Earth Day Walk Against Cancer and Pollution taking place on Saturday, April 26th, 11 a.m. at MLK Jr. Park in the Bayview.Donations welcome, no one turned away!
Come with us to Sacramento to make sure California turns the NSA off now!
SB 828 is the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. It comes from model legislation drafted by the OffNow coalition against unconstitutional data collection and spying. The bill will prevent an NSA facility from opening in CA, stop the NSA from directing curriculum in our state universities, prevent warrantless evidence from being introduced in court and criminalize corporate support for warrantless spying. It is a powerful opportunity to go on the offensive for a change and to tell the federal government that the people of California are not cool with the surveillance state!
If you’ve never been lobbying before, there’s nothing to it! We’ll meet in the Bay Area (Oakland and/or SF) carpool/vanpool it up to Sacramento, have a brief rally on the Capitol steps and do a community activist led training in how to effectively lobby complete with printed talking points to help you know what to say. We’ll hand out manifests with the different offices to visit, break into teams and get to work. The more the merrier! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Because of the transpartisan nature of the OffNow coalition, we’ll try to be splitting into teams of two, one person from the “right” libertarian/liberty-minded “side” and one from the “left” progressive/liberal “side.” Together we can show CA legislators the NSA spying is a problem no matter where you stand politically.
Snacks will be provided! This will be a fun day of solidarity, community building and hitting the hard marble of the state Capitol!
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are *ACTUALLY* going to come and you would like a ride, please email me at email@example.com. If there’s more people than can comfortably fit in my car, I can rent us a van to take. Specifically one with an iPod jack because you KNOW we’ll be bringing the jams.
Despite overwhelming evidence of the defendants’ innocence in what is being called the “Trayvon 2” case, the judge in their pre-trial hearing here ruled on March 6 to continue the case to trial. However, he lowered the charges on the two well-known activists, Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha, from felonies to misdemeanors over the prosecutor’s objections…
The sole witness for the defense managed to single-handedly discredit the testimony of both the officers.
Another court date, this time for the trial, is scheduled for March 19th.
At The Green Arcade on Thursday March 20th, join George Caffentzis and Strike Debt Bay Area for a discussion about radical and practical responses to debt and capitalism.
George Caffentzis is contributor to the newly released The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual and author of the recent In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism.
About In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism: Karl Marx remarked that the only way to write about the origins of capitalism is in the letters of blood and fire used to drive workers from the common lands, forests, and waters in the sixteenth century. In this collection of essays, George Caffentzis argues that the same is true for the annals of twenty-first-century capitalism. Information technology, immaterial production, financialization, and globalization have been trumpeted as inaugurating a new phase of capitalism that puts it beyond its violent origins. Instead of being a period of major social and economic novelty, however, the course of recent decades has been a return to the fire and blood of struggles at the advent of capitalism.
About The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual: A handbook for debtors everywhere to understand how this system really works, while providing practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms. Inside, you’ll find detailed strategies, resources, and insider tips for dealing with some of the most common kinds of debt, including credit card debt, medical debt, student debt, and housing debt. The book also contains tactics for navigating the pitfalls of personal bankruptcy, and information to help protect yourself from credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, payday lenders, check cashing outlets, rent-to-own stores, and more.
Strike Debt Bay Area “is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.”
Over the last thirty years, average household debt has more than doubled, and we are forced to take on debt to meet our basic needs, which has wrecked lives and devastated communities. This reveals an economic system that enriches the few at the expense of the many. How does the debt system really work? What does a radical response to the debt system look like? What is the relationship between debt and climate? And, how do we develop practical tools, and a mass debt resistance movement? In this interactive discussion, George Caffentzis and Strike Debt Bay Area will help answer these questions, propose strategies, and much more.
Also check out the Launch Party for the Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual in the East Bay on March 23rd.
Rod Coronado is a long-time activist, affiliated with the animal liberation movement, Earth First! and other groups that the government has gone to great lengths to imprison and silence.le.
Join dozens of families affected by police violence from across the state of California and countless organizations that are fighting against police brutality for the Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. The conference is being held on the heels of a growing mass movement from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles to bring killer cops to justice and implement new forms of community control over the police.
Building a united front
Gentrification and police brutality: an investment for the rich
Mass incarceration in capitalist America
Racism at the root: profiling and gang injunctions
Political repression and how to fight back
Raids, deportations and the fight against apartheid
Sexism and the state: police violence is a women’s issue
Know your rights
Patrolling the cops – strategies for community control
Principles for agitation – how to popularize our message
Food will be provided to conference participants and transportation centers are being organized from various locations around the state.
The 19th Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair will be at The Crucible in West Oakland, two blocks from the West Oakland BART station. The book fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Sunflower Alliance invites you to meet activists who gathered for our August 3rd, 2013 action at the Richmond Chevron Refinery. This inspiring event gave rise to the Alliance, dedicated to fighting climate chaos by taking on the fossil fuel industry in our own back yard.
(Learn more about the Sunflower Alliance.)
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Strike Debt New York City has completed its work on the 2nd edition of the Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual (DROM). Come learn about the new edition, about Strike Debt, and meet cool people who are helping in the international struggle against oppressive and immoral debt.
Music, food, short talks by two famous activists and political philosophers - George Caffentzis (a founder of the Midnight Notes Collective) and Silvia Federici - and the opportunity to purchase the 2nd edition DROM at a sliding scale are all “on the agenda.”
This manual—written by an anonymous collective of resistors, defaulters, and allies from Strike Debt and Occupy Wall Street—aims to provide specific tactics for understanding and fighting against the debt system. You’ll find detailed strategies and resources for dealing with credit card, medical, student, housing and municipal debt, tactics for navigating the pitfalls of personal bankruptcy, and information to help protect yourself from predatory lenders. Recognizing that individually we can only do so much to resist the system of debt, the manual also introduces ideas for those who have made the decision to take collective action.
Strike Debt supports the creation of just and sustainable economies, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence. We owe the financial institutions nothing. It is to our friends, families and community that we owe everything.
Strike Debt national website: http://strikedebt.org/
Lack of time, resources, and communal support is responsible for an unprecedented reproduction crisis that is affecting all aspects of our lives. In her presentation, Federici discusses its causes, its social effects, and the struggle we must make to “commonize” care work.
Federici is a longtime feminist activist, teacher, and writer. She is an emerita professor at Hofstra University, and has authored many essays on feminist theory, women’s history, political philosophy, and education. Her published books include: Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation; Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization and Its Others (editor); and Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles against Structural Adjustment in African Universities(coeditor).
Copies of her latest book, Revolution at Point Zero (PM Press, 2012), will be available at the talk, or can be purchased online at https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=420.
As per usual, we will try to have snacks and tea.
Speakers from Criticial Resistance, Oakland Privacy Working Group, Justice 4 Alan Blueford. Also speaking: Dan Siegel, Elaine Brown.
Community Medics will give instruction on binding wounds.
ATTENTION ALL FAMILIES WHO HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF POLICE TERRORISM join us as we march on State Capital Sacramento during Crime Victim Day April 8, 2014. Please organize your communities and unite with us as we speak out against State Attorney General Kamala Harris for turning a blind eye under the Color of Law. Let’s organized now to address the Peace Officers Bill of Rights, Police Terrorism, and failure to resolve gun violence in our communities. Those families harmed by Gun Violence that are still seeking justice and an investigation into the killing of your Love one, please join us. Lack of forensic labs or non efficient labs must be addressed. Please share this with your network. “We are only as strong as our UNITY”
As we Honor Alan Blueford on the 2nd year anniversary of his death The Blueford family would like to invite you to the Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use you Heels to help Heal” our community.