3124 shattuck ave, berkeley

Bulletin Board

Defend People’s Park

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!

Please text “SAVETHEPARK” to 74121 to join the Bulldozer Alarm text list so we can mobilize fast to defend the park.

Also check out DefendThePark.org (defense organizing) and PeoplesPark.org (general info), if you have instagram you can follow @peoplesparkberkeley.

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.

All Day All Week, a film about Occupy Wall Street – meet director Marisa Holmes

adaw-photo4It is 2011. Three years into the global financial crisis, there is a growing sense that political and economic elites sold out the people. In response, a wave of revolutions spreads from North Africa to Europe, and even the United States.

In New York City a small group of activists meet in the NYC General Assembly to discuss the possibility of #OccupyWallStreet. On September 17th they go to the financial district and occupy Zuccotti Park. They rename it Liberty Square.

The square is a liberated space. Assemblies are held to make collective decisions, working groups are formed to meet basic needs such as food and shelter. A new world is being built and anything seems possible.

In a matter of weeks there are over one thousand occupations formed across the globe. The activists soon find themselves in the center of a growing movement. They face many external challenges including the media, the unions, political parties, and police violence. However, it is the internal challenges that they cannot overcome.

The non-fiction feature film, All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story, tells the story of OWS from the perspective of those who lived it. Filmed by and in conversation with participants, the film offers a glimpse inside the daily life of occupation as well as reflections on the experience.

Director Marisa Holmes shall be available for Q and A after the film.

Donation – no one turned away for lack of funds

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“Do the Math” The world premiere of new documentary on climate change

On Sunday, April 21st — what we’re calling “Earth Night” — 350.org will premiere a film about our work and our growing movement. That evening , people will be gathering in hundreds of living rooms and libraries across the country to see this film. Meeting in person is the lifeblood of our movement, and we hope that gathering to watch this snazzy film can be an opportunity to connect with new people and grow the movement locally.

The movie is an inspiring, beautiful, and fast-paced story that shows the power of the growing climate movement. It clocks in at 42-minutes — and it packs a lot in: from the cross-country campaign/tour done last year, to the latest dispatches from leaders in the fight to stop Keystone XL, to the campaign to divest from fossil fuels.

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