The Anarchist’s Wife

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.

Oral History Project: Smashing the WTO in Seattle

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.

Hella Long Haul visioning meeting

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

Update on the Long Haul vs. FBI Lawsuit

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.