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Free Palestine film series – “Bil’in Habibti”

Next up on the free Palestine film series, we will be screening “Bil’in Habibti”, about the protest movement in the village of Bil’in Palestine. This film was made by an Israeli anarchist who gave Tristan and family a lot of support while we were in the hospital. And it’s a great film. Free event, free food. This event is sponsored by Justice 4 Tristan and Northern California International Solidarity Movement

Other Fabulous Reading Series

The Other Fabulous Reading Series present s

3 poets reading from their works:   Suzanne Stein, Erica Lewis, and Sophia Dahlin

Suzanne Stein’s most recent book is Tout Va Bien.
Erica Lewis’s most recent book is Murmur in The Inventory.
Sophia Dahlin’s most recent book is Come On.
They will all give readings!  7pm-9pm on Sunday January 20th

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

Zine Archive Project Latest: Cool zines we’ve stumbled across!

Every time I go to work on cataloging I inevitably find some new exciting (to me) zines. Today was no exception while I was cataloging Perzines. I want to share some:

– Breakfast #22. This zine was written by a 13 year old girl, Athena, in the Philippines in 1999, and she explains that this is the 39th zine she’s written. Fucking impressive. She is remarkably perceptive, really into Riot Grrrl, and lists among her favorite bands: 7 Year Bitch, The Butchies, Crass, Spitboy, and the Indigo Girls. I am dying to find out what she’s up to now, 12 years later…

-Another Day.. Another Fight. Some traveler/ squatter kids found a great abandoned college kid house in Portland to stay in one summer in 2003 and found a bunch of journals/ letters between the former inhabitants, which they then compiled into this zine. Like a punker, more involved Found magazine. Aptly, in my opinion, filed in the Squatting section.

-Persiflage #4. “The Journal of Spectacularism”– Goth zine alert! Compilation of whimsical Goth things, my favorite being a poem/ song entitled “Bad Luck Makes a Fat Graveyard” by Tony Vaguely. Here is an excerpt:

“If you get a chill up your spine,
then someone has just walked over the spot you’ll be buried at.
If three persons who have the same first name happen to come
together, you can be sure that one of them is a fool.
The baby who doesn’t fall down the stairs before it is a year old,
will grow up to be a fool.
If the back of your legs itch, then you are an idiot.
If your nose itches, it means you’re a liar.
Something bad is bound to happen!
Boogedy, boogedy, boogedy.”

Maybe this could be the Long Haul pledge?

Anyway, the point is that there is some cool shit in this archive and if you want to come help catalog/ organize them, you get to hang out with them all you want!
See the Long Haul Zine Archive Project link at the menu at the top of this page for more information.

Viva superstition!
Chelsea