June 2008 Archives

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Sat. June 21 9:00 AM-2:00 PM:
PROTEST AT BERKELEY MARINE RECRUITING STATION
Mass Non-Violent Rally & Demonstration Map & Directions
On March 22, hundreds of right wing, pro-war bikers invaded Berkeley to rally in front of the Marine recruiting station, waving signs calling for locking up unpatriotic "traitors" and "waterboard the liberals." On June 21, they are coming back with their "call to arms" to "support the troops" spreading thru veterans groups, motorcycle clubs, the Boy Scouts, and pro-war media. The eyes of the country were on our anti-war resistance this Spring, and that's what the right wingers want to attack. Their goal is to intimidate the people of Berkeley, including the City Council, who despite capitulating on their original resolution calling the recruiters "unwelcome and unwanted intruders," still haven't apologized to the Marines. Clearly, Berkeley's outpouring of resistance to recruiters this past Spring still poses a threat to the warmongers' plans - our anti-war resistance is something they want to snuff out before it spreads.
This gives us a unique opportunity to turn something negative into a positive! On June 21, the major media spotlight will once again be on Berkeley and the Marine recruiting station. Let's show them that the people of Berkeley (and the rest of the Bay Area - everyone should join in!) stand against the war, the torture, and the recruiters that are preying on our youth. Come to this mass nonviolent rally with your family, friends and neighbors. Let's speak out, bring banners, wear orange jumpsuits, and bring some reality into the mix. Let's show the world that there is nothing "honorable" about fighting this illegal and immoral war, and that we will not allow fascist thugs gunning motorcycle engines and shouting "USA NUMBER ONE" to become the new norm - in downtown Berkeley or anywhere else!

More details to follow. Call WCW if you can help organize.

Tues. June 24, 7PM in Berkeley: 
EMERGENCY FORUM ON IRAN
The danger of a U.S. attack on Iran is real and growing - we must act now!
With Larry Everest, correspondent for Revolution newspaper and author of "Oil, Power & Empire -- Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda." and Gareth Porter, author of "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam" and an independent investigative journalist and historian (Inter Press Service, The Nation and Salon.com).
7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1606 Bonita Avenue (At Cedar Street) in Berkeley
Co-sponsored by Revolution Books, The World Can't Wait, 
BFUU Social Justice Committee
(other sponsors, speakers TBA) 
Map & Directions to Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Thurs. June 26, Throughout the day on KPFA: 
JOHN YOO TO TESTIFY BEFORE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE - 
LISTEN LIVE ON KPFA RADIO / WEAR ORANGE AND ACT! 
People around the world will be hearing what John Yoo has to say (David Addington and Douglas Feith are also scheduled to testify). Let's raise our own message on this day! Wear orange, display the "NO TORTURE" banner, and speak out to demand that John Yoo be fired, disbarred, and put on trial for war crimes.

Fri. June 27, 7PM in Berkeley:
TOWN HALL WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEPHEN ROHDE
Hear the "torture professor" controversy discussed by renowned civil liberties attorney Stephen Rohde (past president So. Calif. ACLU), joined by speakers from the National Lawyers Guild, World Can't Wait, the UC and Boalt Hall communities, and others.
7 PM at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1606 Bonita Avenue (At Cedar Street) in Berkeley
(other sponsors, speakers TBA)
Map & Directions to Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Sun. June 29 in San Francisco: 
WORLD CAN'T WAIT CONTINGENT GOING TO THE SF
LGBT PRIDE PARADE
Sign up to join the World Can't Wait crew as we fan out spreading orange to the hundreds of thousands who come to San Francisco's Pride from all over the world.

 SPECIAL WCW MEETING FOCUS:
No Attacks on Iran!

With special guest Aaron Newman showing his new documentary film:

IRAN (is not the problem)

6:30 PM, Friday evening, June 6
The Persian Center, 2029 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA
Map & Directions to the Persian Center 


 This important special meeting will focus on the dangerous situation with possible US attacks against Iran looming. This is a chapter meeting, open to all concerned friends and the community, to discuss urgent plans that everyone can take part in.

We'll be joined by filmmaker Aaron Newman who will screen for us his excellent new documentary "IRAN (is not the problem).” Although his film had a recent premiere screening in San Francisco, it hasn't yet been released widely. We are encouraging everyone to see it, spread it, take it to classrooms and communities and house meetings.

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