An emergency meeting has been called to discuss recent events and what our response should be. Any member of any of the LongHaul collectives are strongly encouraged to attend. as well as anyone directly impacted by those events
If you liked. Casablanca, you’ll love The Anarchist’s Wife
The plot derives from the experience of the director’s grandparents. Her grandfather, an anarchist, fought in Madrid against Francisco Franco’s Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He was deported to a concentration camp, then fought for the French Resistance. His wife, with two young children, never gave up hope of seeing him again .
Though the characters in this film are fictional, all of the events are very, very real.
The English subtitles have been re-edited and, though not perfect, the narrative is now flows and, with one or two exceptions, accurately reflects the dialogue.
A discussion with people who were there recalling what happened and how lessons we might have learned then could apply to the struggle now.
In 1999, 50,000 people shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle despite tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullet attacks from thousands of heavily armed police. Those who were there recall it as the most comprehensive take over and occupation of a city they ever witnessed. How was the action pulled together and why can’t we repeat actions like this?
November’s Long Haul oral history project will discuss the Battle of Seattle with a number of people who were there. The oral history project happens at Long Haul the third Sunday of every month.
- Question and answer with EFF/ACLU lawyers who worked on the case
- Review police documents obtained during the lawsuit
- Eat dessert
Yet another meeting on Sunday – Oct. 30 – 7 pm
We support the occupation and taking up public space to form community, but we also want to continue to cherish and improve the spaces that are solidly (more or less) ours, that we’ve poured love and labor into over the years, so….
An opportunity for the larger Long Haul community who don’t usually come to meetings to discuss what Long Haul should do with the space
– What we’re doing right
– What we could do better
– What we should start doing
– What we should cut out
Have your voice heard!
* The idea is to have a fun, welcoming social space wheere we share thoughts and ideas about the Long Haul, with hopes of consistently improving on it, keeping it relevant, and giving everyone a chance to sound off on it.
At Long Haul – 3124 Shattuck – Berkeley
Friday’s hearing is vacated and the judge will decide without oral argument. For details, see the attached court order I hope we are able to get the word out to everyone. This should portend nothing in particular for the motion.
This is a general update about the progress of the lawsuit.
The defendants objected to the magistrate who was originally selected to hear
the case so the case has been re-assigned to Judge Jeffrey White.
This means that the deadlines have changed. Now, the initial court appearance
(case management conference) will be on May 15, not April 20 as it was originally.
May 15 is a Friday — mark your organizer.
Orientation for folks wanting to volunteer with Slingshot collective, which publishes Slingshot newspaper and the Slingshot Organizer. We’ll have an article brainstorm to figure out what we should publish in issue #111 (article deadline for issue #111 is September 15 at 3 pm for a September 28 publication date.)
You’re invited to a Long Haul Work Partee’ at 12:00!!! Come help beautify, organize, and talk about our space. This is how we keep it from looking like a rat nest, so please participate.
Monthly acoustic open mike night at the Long Haul. Bring your instrument and some yummy treats for Cafe Night.