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text Mathews Council Crushes Handicraft Vendors; Freedom SleepOut #46 Soldiers On by Robert Norse
Last chance to make a cry of outrage at the City Council'slaw to outlaw all handicraft vending in the downtown and wharf-beachfront areas. Follow-up by saying no to a cop-heavy budget (social services take up less than 3% of the budget compared to police & rangers (42%). Finally the Food-Not-Bombs supported Freedom Sleepers will resume their principled civil disobedience on the sidewalk and city hall courtyard that night for the 46th week.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:58PM
text Video: Founding Fathers, Hip Hop by www.openculture.com
Founding Fathers presents the true history of Hip Hop. 700 free movies, 700 free e-books and 450 free audio books (including "1984") are ours at www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast!
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:35PM
text 22 Writers Explain Why PEN American Center Should Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship by Adalah-NY
Twenty-two literary figures who signed a letter calling on the PEN American Center to reject Israeli government sponsorship of its World Voices Festival due to Israel’s human rights abuses have elaborated on their decision in quotes below. The Festival is being held in New York City from April 25-May 1.
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:10AM
text Over 100 Writers Call on PEN American Center to Reject Israeli Government Sponsorship by Adalah-NY
In a letter made public today over 100 writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Richard Ford, and Alice Walker, and award-winning author Louise Erdrich, have called on the PEN American Center “to reject support from the Embassy of Israel” for PEN’s annual World Voices Festival. PEN lists the Israeli Embassy as among the “Champions” of the Festival, and as a sponsor of one of the Festival’s panels.
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 12:16PM
text San Francisco Green Film Festival - Volunteers Needed! by Victoria McKenzie
The San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF) returns April 14-20, 2016 as the Bay Area's leading event for films and discussions about people and the planet.
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:45AM
text Video: Direct Action and Protest, 1 hr 9 min by c-span.org
Panelists talked about the history and use of direct action as a means of non-violent protest. Topics included the Keystone XL pipeline, the Black Lives Matter movement, housing evictions, rising tuition, and nuclear power.
Posted: Fri Jan 1, 2016 2:29PM
text Video: Super Amigos (2007), 1 hr 15 min by marc
Reality begins when we all begin to believe. Enjoy this free movie that could inspire us to bring hope and possibility into our late-capitalist cul-de-sac. Housing, health care and educations shou9ld be human rights, not private privileges.
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:52AM
text Elbo Room Hosts Nazis, Calls Cops On POC by social media
Elbo Room hosted a show for the band "Death In June" on Tuesday night. This is the 2nd time they've hosted this fascist, white supremacist band, despite protests & community outcry. On Tuesday night, the owner came out & called the police on our comrades, LYING that there was a "crowd of people" "wielding knives": NO ONE that night pulled out any weapons. In today's context, calling the pigs on someone & lying that they are armed & dangerous can literally lead to the death of that person, esp...
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:13PM
text KPFA-Pacifica Union History and Politics by Bob English
Remembering the progressive missions and legacies of IWW labor organizer and working class song writer Joe Hill and Pacifica Radio founder Lew Hill. Highlighting, untangling threads of recent history/politics of Pacifica-KPFA workers unions, the industrial to craft unionism transition or coup underlying labor turmoil over 25 years, particularly differences/conflicts in union solidarity, representation or exclusion of unpaid workers. UEW industrial/inclusive vs. CWA craft/paid staff only union...
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:48PM
text (A-Radio) Northern Europe 1: Musta Pispala festival in Finland by A-Radio Berlin
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of making this radio show on the anarchist counterculture festival, Musta Pispala, that was organized in Pispala, Tampere, Finland, on the second weekend of July. Musta Pispala was organized for the first time ten years ago and it’s idea is to bring local activist and people from all over the world together to learn and share anarchist thoughts and practices and to have good time in the beautiful neighbourhood of Pispala. You'll find the aud...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:38AM
text The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
text The art of cinema from Berkeley to Hollywood by Lynda Carson
Rob Nilsson can generally be found in front of the theater when his films are being screened. Often the actors appear at his films, and are available for a discussion about the film afterwards, with the audience.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47PM
text Is Palestinian children's art "appropriate" for KPFA and its Local Station Board? by United for Community Radio
In 2011, Oakland’s Museum of Children’s Art abruptly cancelled a planned exhibition of art created by children in the Palestinian occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. At the time, Museum board chair (current Save KPFA Local Station Board candidate) Hilmon Sorey stated that the art was “not appropriate” for the Museum. The United for Community Radio LSB candidate slate says “This kind of candidate is NOT APPROPRIATE for the KPFA Local Station Board.” Th...
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:38PM
text Putin: The Preeminent World Leader by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:59AM
text Appeals Court to Reinstate Lawsuit Against FBI by Insane Clown Posse Fans by American Civil Liberties Union
DETROIT, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today hailed a federal appeals court ruling that allows fans of rap duo Insane Clown Posse — known as “Juggalos” — to move forward with a lawsuit against the FBI for designating Juggalos a criminal gang.
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:23PM
text Free Radio Santa Cruz's Last Plea: $500 Reward for a Year's Lease by Robert Norse
Free Radio Santa Cruz will begin dismantling its studio on Sunday September 13th, with our final broadcast on September 20th. UNLESS get community help. We need to secure a 10' X 10' rental space in someone's garage, backyard, basement, or house to set up a studio. We'll pay. And there's a $500 reward if your help is successful. Please contact me at rnorse3@hotmail.com; or go to freakradio.org with any information. We don't want to end of our 20 year run.
Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:39AM
text 100,000 Poets, Musicians & Visual artists for Change in the Town by Marilyn Becchetti
Oakland area poets, musicians, dancers and visual artists participate in worldwide 100,000 Poets for Change, with hundreds of events in over 100 countries.
Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:00AM
text SCPD celebrates their big arrest in keeping downtown safe! by watcher
Ever vigilant to harassing activists who challenge the Santa Cruz's city's laws criminalizing homelessness and controlling free speech, SCPD directs their precious resources to being able to harass artists.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:09PM
text UC Santa Cruz Partners with U.S. Defense Department to Produce Cyber Security Video Game by Santa Cruz News
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Crowd-Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program, to create a video game where, "sophisticated gamers can help improve security of the country's critical software. Binary Fission was designed as a fun and accessible way for "citizen scientists" to help increase the reliability and security of mission critical software by verifying...
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:24PM
text Another Contribution to the Dicussion of the Artists' Role in Gentrification by Anonymous
A response to "A Critique of the Critiques" by the original author of "Rock Beats Paper."
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:55PM