See COUP 53, an EXPOSE’ film about the 1953 CIA/MI6-backed coup in Iran.
R.S.V.P HERE for the screening of COUP 53 on SEPTEMBER 10th at 5PM.
**We just want to have a better idea of how many people will be in the space in order to take COVID precautions. If over 12 people RSVP here, we will be doing a simultaneous dual screening outside of the Long Haul!**
(excerpted from coup53.com)
“While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail but also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years. Working with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Schindler’s List, The English Patient) to help bring the lost material to life, what begins as a historical documentary about four days in August 1953 turns into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters. The roots of Iran’s volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.”
Infoshop 28th Birthday Party!
Saturday Aug 14 @ 3PM. More Info at IndyBay event page
The Long Haul Infoshop is Re-Opening!
Check our current hours in the sidebar. Currently we are requiring you wear a mask to come in and limiting how many people are inside at a time. Come say hi!!
Long Haul Alter for Topher and Michael Diehl
We’ll Miss Them
Anarchist Study Group:
Every Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm
Long Haul Meeting:
First Sunday of Every Month from 4pm – 6pm
Have the Regents at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley City Counsel lost their collective minds? Are they really so arrogant that they think they can ignore their own history? Can’t they realize that any attempts to destroy our park will inevitably be met with incandescent violence.
We are not advocating violence anymore than we advocate water running downhill. But the moment the first fences go up, Wingnuts will try and pull them down. The Police will react violently against the Wingnuts, causing the Wingnuts to react violently against the police. Then Alt-right Nazis will descend on Berkeley to violently defend whatever it is they think needs defending against Wingnut radicals. Anti-fa will mobilize and violently confront the Nazis. All of this resulting in a shit show that will make the 1969 and 1991 riots look like an afternoon soiree of tea and crumpets.
Then, even if the Regents win, they lose. Those dormitories will suffer the same disgusting fate as the volleyball courts they built after the last riots;. They’ll be inundated with broken glass, dog shit, and whatever vomitous gee-gaws people can throw. But with one difference… Students didn’t have to live in the volleyball courts.
People’s Park is one of the longest continuous occupations in US history. It has been sanctified with the blood of James Rector, Rosebud Denovo, and our own tears, sweat and laughter. We know that the Park can be sometimes scary, sorta creepy and nowhere near its full potential (kinda like your insane, crusty-punk cousin). But it’s totally amazing at other times and we love it regardless. To quote our Friends and Virtual Wingnuts at Anonymous: “We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget.
Let’s try to stop this insanity before it begins. Copies of the latest People’s Park newsletter are available in the infoshop. Drop by the park on Friday afternoons at 5pm for free food and a community gathering.
You can also your local city council member and/or Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin at (510) 981-7800 and/or UC Chancellor Carol Christ at (510) 842-7464.