San Francisco Election Results - 2014
Office Candidate Percentage
Governor Jerry Brown (D) 59%
Lt. Gov Gavin Newson (D) 56%
Sec. of State Alex Padilla (D) 52%
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) 56%
Controller Betty Yee (D) 53%
Supt. of Pub. Instruction Tom Torlakson 52%
Treasurer John Chiang (D) 58%
State Assembly District 17 David Chiu 51%
US Representative District 12 Nancy Pelosi (D) 82%
BART Director District 8 Nick Josefowitz 50%

Proposition Yes/No Percentage
Prop 1 Water Bond Yes 67%
Prop 2 Rainy Day Fund Yes 69%
Prop 45 Health Insurance Rates No 60%
Prop 46 Malpractice Limit Increase No 67%
Prop 47 Non-violent penalties Yes 58%
Prop 48 Indian Gaming No 61%
Prop A Road/Pub Transit Improvement Bond Yes 71%
Prop B SFMTA Budget Link to Pop Growth Yes 61%
Prop C Children & Family First Funds & Tax Yes 73%
Prop D Retirement Benefits for former Agency employees Yes 55%
Prop E Sugary Drink Tax Yes (FAILS) 54% (66% NEEDED)
Prop F Pier 70 Height Increase Yes 72%
Prop G Transfer Tax for reselling property in 5 years No 54%
Prop H GG Park Natural Grass Preservation No 54%
Prop I SF Parks Renovation Conversion (Artificial Turf) Yes 54% (wins over Prop H)
Prop J Minimum Wage Increase Yes 76%
Prop K Affordable Housing Policy Yes 65%
Prop L Restore Transportation Balance No 62%
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My California ballot, 2020

Every election year, the Bay Area rationalists put together a slate to help each other vote. This year the coronavirus made it hard to come together as a whole community, so I'm drawing off the work of the Valinor group house in Oakland in particular. When I say "we" in this post, I mean the ~10 residents of Valinor - though this is my ballot and not theirs, I disagreed with them at a few points, and all views expressed are ultimately my own. I've changed a few things after the fact based on readers' arguments, so this does not perfectly reflect my actual votes.

This will be more relevant to Oaklanders and Californians than to anyone else. We are mostly center-left-libertarianish YIMBYs, and we trust endorsements from YIMBY Action and aligned local politicians like London Breed, Buffy Wicks, and Libby Schaaf. The less you agree with that political package, the less relevant this will probably be for you.

We put a few hours into this and weren't able to give every issue the attention and seriousness it deserved. For a more complete voting guide for the same area, see this one by Zachary Reiss-Davis, and the recommendations by YIMBY Action and SPUR.

##California Ballot Measures

California propositions are a way for voters to go over the legislature's head and pass their own laws. Direct democracy is good in principle, but sometimes voters don't know what they're doing, and legislators can't repeal or amend a proposition that goes badly. Most famously, Proposition 13 was a Reagan-era initiative which hard-coded low property taxes into the state's constitution. This is good for homeowners, bad for everyone else (the state just makes up the difference with really high income taxes), and overall creates a weird system of epicycles and perverse incentives.

Hard-coding a law against the wishes of the legislature is a big deal, so we start with a strong (but overcome-able) presumption of "no" on propositions. The exception is propositions requested by the legislature to overturn previous propositions, or for other arcane reasons that require the legislature to request propositions.

Prop 14: Yes?

Prop 14 issues $5 billion in state bonds and gives the money to stem cell research.

This is pretty weird - the state government already has a research b

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Fragments: A powerful craft store mogul, a controversial scrap antiquity, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and the fight over the "real" New Testament. Is a new discovery a fraud, overzealous academics wishful thinking, or real? An antiquity mystery

As any of you who recognize my user name, I really like mysteries around antiquities and art rather than missing people or murders. Especially with world events being what they are, we can all use a bit of a "palate cleanser" sometimes!

This one has a personal connection in a way. I was raised in a fundamentalist cult as a child and I had very little contact with the secular world. One of the few pleasures I had was receiving a new issue of "Biblical Archaeology Magazine" in the mail. I wanted to be an archaeologist when I grew up and thrilled to the idea of proving or deepening the details of my favorite Biblical stories and becoming a scholar and an explorer. The other shoe dropped early in the game when I realized science was a major part of being an archaeologist, something I have little natural aptitude for, but I still remain fascinated by all things ancient.

This mystery is around the finding of a papyrus that purports to be the "real" or oldest copy of the Gospel of Mark.

"On the evening of February 1, 2012, more than 1,000 people crowded into an auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event was a showdown between two scholars over an explosive question in biblical studies: Is the original text of the New Testament lost, or do today’s Bibles contain the actual words—the “autographs”—of Jesus’s earliest chroniclers?

"On one side was Bart Ehrman, a UNC professor and atheist whose best-selling books argue that the oldest copies of Christian scripture are so inconsistent and incomplete—and so few in number—that the original words are beyond recovery. On the other was Daniel Wallace, a conservative scholar at Dallas Theological Seminary who believes that careful textual analysis can surface the New Testament’s divinely inspired first draft.

They had debated twice before, but this time Wallace had a secret weapon: At the end of his opening statement, he announced that verses of the Gospel of Mark had just been discovered on a piece of papyrus from the first century.

As news went in the field of biblical studies, this was a bombshell. The papyrus would be the only known Christian manuscript from the century in which Jesus is said to have lived. Its verses, moreover, closely matched those in modern Bibles—evidence of the New Testament’s reliability and a rebuke to liberal scholars who saw the good book not as God-given but as the messy work of generations of human hands, prone to invention and revision, mischief and mis

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2019 Virginia Elections Megathread

Hi folks!

It's that time of year again. Elections are coming up which means another elections megathread! Posts related to the 2019 Virginia election will be allowed on election day, but until then, let's keep it in here.


Important Information

The following information was retrieved from Virginia's Department of Elections on October 14th, 2019 at 11:19PM:

Date Event
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you
Saturday, November 2, 2019 Deadline to vote in-person absentee
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 General Elections

Locate your polling place and view which districts you belong to.


Candidates and Local Ballot Measures can be found here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/index.html

Have any politically neutral resources that may be of use? Tag me and I'll add it in.


House of Delegates Candidates

This list was populated by viewing the Ballotpedia's VA House of Delegates site which links to a map of Districts. Districts were selected based on which ones were east-of/including Loudoun, North-of/including PWC. The resources below were largely retrieved from the VA DoE's list of candidates accessed October 14th around 11:30pm. Websites that were not listed were searched via Google and filled in.

District Party Candidate Website
2 Democratic Jennifer D. Carroll Foy http://www.jennifercarrolfoy.org
2 Republican Heather F. Mitchell http://mitchellfordelegate.com
10 Democratic Wendy W. Gooditis http://www.wendygooditis.com
10 Republican J. Randall "Randy" Minchew http://www.minchewfordelegate.com
13 Republican Kelly S. McGinn http://kellymcginn.com
13 Democratic Danica A. Roem http://www.danicaroem.com
18 Democratic Laura L. Galante http://www.galantefordelegate.com
18 Republican Michael J. Webert http://www.michaelwebert.com
31 Democratic Elizabeth R. Guzman ht
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25 years ago, someone fatally stabbed 14-year-old Jenny Lin in her own home. No killer has been named to this day.

CASE SUMMARY

  • On May 27, 1994, two days after her 14th birthday, Jenny Lin came home from school and chatted with her friend on the phone until about 5:15 PM.
  • Soon after, somebody forced her to disrobe, then stabbed her repeatedly in a bathroom on the second floor of her home.
  • Investigators said the killer entered through a broken window or sliding glass door.
  • Her father found her body after returning from work at about 6:45 PM.
  • Nothing was taken from the home, and authorities believe the killer may have planned to sexually assault Jenny but was interrupted.
  • Investigators with bloodhounds tracked a man's scent through a field behind the family's home, and believe that's how the killer fled.
  • Jenny's dad revealed that, on or about May 12, 1994, between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM, a person similar to the one in this photo approached him at the Bay Fair BART station in San Leandro, California, and said, “I have a proposition for you. I got your daughter.”
  • The person was described as an adult male, about 30 to 45 years of age in 1994, between 5′8″ and 6′0″, thin with gaunt features.
  • The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department had not considered this person a suspect.
  • In 2006 (12 years after Jenny's murder), police finally publicly named a prime suspect in the case: Sebastian Alexander Shaw, born as Chau Quong Ho in 1967 in Vietnam.
  • Police in Oregon arrested Shaw in August 1994 after finding him with a stolen car and two rifles taken from a San Ramon home three days after Jenny was killed in May 1994. When he was arrested, Shaw had pornography and a "murder kit" in the car he is believed to have stolen in the San Ramon burglary. The "kit" included a ski mask, surgical gloves, duct tape, knives, binoculars, and plastic handcuffs used by police.
  • At the time he was announced as prime suspect, Shaw had already been convicted of three killings in Oregon and told police he'd killed 10-12 people.
  • About a year later, months after investigators submitted reports to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office to determine if there was enough evidence for an arrest warrant, it was announced that a jury would not convict Shaw for Jenny's murder based on the information presently available.

FULL ARTICLE OF INCIDENT

from the San Diego Source

Tuesday, September 29, 1998

>Jenny Lin always

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I am Janice Li and I'm running for BART Board District 8. AMA!

Hi /r/sanfrancisco, I am /u/erbyR also known as Janice Li. I'm running to serve as BART Board District 8 director ("Nick Josefowitz's seat"), a district that looks like this.

I have a very simple vision: BART should be a safe, reliable transit system that puts people first. My top three issues: 1) safety, 2) fiscal responsibility and 3) affordability. Ask me all your questions you have about those issues and beyond. I LOVE talking policy, and I want to learn from you.

About me:

Here are all the links where you can find me:

Please ask me all the things! (Bike questions are more than welcome, but note that I am answering all questions as myself, a BART Board candidate, and not on behalf of any organization including the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.)

Here's the original announcement post.

Update 1: Now stickied! Proof it's me here. I'll start answering questions later this morning.

Update 2: It's now 3:40pm and I'm going to take a bit of a break. I'll come back tonight if there are more questions and answer some more. You've all asked and highlighted good things thus far, and I appreciate everyone who's shared links to educate me and provide more resources. The truth is that BART directors don't know everything and it's incumbent on candidates (and electeds) to learn from others, so thank you!

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Election Results Megathread

East Bay Times election blog

LA Times Live Election Tracker - California

Official Alameda County Election Results

Discuss results here

Oakland Ballot

Issue/Office Result (bold = final) Percentage
Mayor Libby Schaaf 56% (1 Round RCV)
City Council D2 Nikki Fortunato Bas 51% (1 Round RCV)
City Council D4 Sheng Tao 54% (7 Rounds RCV)
City Council D6 Loren Taylor 62% (5 Rounds RCV)
City Auditor Courtney Ruby 62% (1 Round RCV)
School Director D2 Aimee Eng 100% (1 Round RCV)
School Director D4 Gary Yee 62% (1 Round RCV)
School Director D6 Shanti Gonzales 100% (1 Round RCV)
Measure V Yes 78%
Measure W Yes 69%
Measure X Yes 67%
Measure Y Yes 56%
Measure Z Yes 75%
Measure AA No 62% (66.7% required)

Special Districts

Issue/Office Result (bold = final) Percentage
BART Board D4 Robert Raburn 56%

Statewide Ballot

Issue/Office Result (bold = final) Percentage
Governor Gavin Newsom 59%
Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis 56%
Secretary of State Alex Padilla 62%
Attorney General Xavier Becerra 61%
Treasurer Fiona Ma 61%
Controller Betty Yee 63%
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Yara/Steve Poizner 51%/49%
Superintendent of Public Education Marshall Tuck/Tony Thurmond 51%/49%
State Assembly D15 Buffy Wicks 56%
State Assembly D18 Rob Bonta 87%
Prop 1 Yes 54%
Prop 2 Yes 61%
Prop 3 No 52%
Prop 4 Yes 61%
Prop 5 No 42%
Prop 6 No 45%
Prop 7 Yes 61%
Prop 8 No 42%
Prop 10 No 38%
Prop 11 Yes 59%
Prop 12 Yes 51%

Federal Ballot

Issue/Office Result (bold = final) Percentage
US Senator for California Dianne Feinstein 54%

Not Included Here

I did not include judges, or the state board of equalization above, because I got bored of compiling this. Information for those races is available in the LA Times link above.

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Powell Station... what the hell is going on

I just got off Bart at Powell station. I know that the station hasn't been nice for a while, but this is seriously getting ridiculous.

First of all, how long has the ceiling been torn up? A year, two years? (Longer?) I understand that when construction is happening, things don't look very nice. But I can't remember the last time I even saw construction taking place. I don't remember the last time the mezzanine level had an actual ceiling.

But my main complaint is actually that the station itself is disgusting. The platform levels and the main mezzanine area isn't actually that bad, but I walked out of exit A4 to Market and 4th (this one) and oh my god. There was trash everywhere. First of all, there was one homeless person sleeping and another asking people passing by for change. This is a highly visible area. I thought that either some city service or a charity routinely walked through SF and got homeless people into services that would help them out, whether that's a shelter or a place to help with a drug addiction. The signs did not have any spikes on top of them and all had pigeons sitting on top of them. The signs themselves and the floor beneath them were covered in bird poop. Finally, there was an unbelievable amount of trash. It looked like someone took a newspaper stand an just spread the newspapers everywhere. There was also standing water in one of the corners that I passed by. When was the last time we had significant rain in SF? As a kicker, the escalator was broken with no signs at all that they were working on it.

It just fills me with great shame that Powell station, a train station that many of the visitors to SF will see, is so dirty. It's like no one cares. I know SF itself is dirty and has been for a very long time, but this is way over the top.

Who do we contact about this?

-Ed Reiskin is the director of the SFMTA

-Bevan Duffy is the Bart Board Director for D9, the District containing Powell

-Aaron Peskin and Jane Kim; both of their districts include Powell

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What we learned in the Russia probe: Week of April 15 - 21

Housekeeping:

  • Shameless plug: If you haven’t yet, check out the spreadsheet I made of all departures from the Trump administration.
  • There’s a mailing list for notifications when this review is posted plus a link. To be added, send me PM with your email address. If you signed up already, check the spam folder just in case
  • If you’d like to donate a dollar a month, I’d appreciate it: patreon. Reviews will continue regardless.

On to the review...

##Week of April 15 - 21: What we Learned in the Russia Probe

###Mueller investigation

At a hearing on Thursday, prosecutors revealed that the DOJ believes Manafort served as a “back channel” between the Trump campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election.

Trump asked a judge to block prosecutors from reviewing materials seized from Michael Cohen until after he had a chance to determine which documents needed to be withheld due to attorney-client privilege. Judge Kimba Wood of federal District Court in Manhattan denied his request.

Trump and Cohen are also asking Judge Kimba Wood to appoint a ‘Special Master’ to review the materials, separate from prosecutors and FBI agents, and determine which - if any - are protected by attorney-client privilege. This matter has not yet been decided (and might not until late May), but each side has submitted names of those who they’d prefer to take on the role.

  • Cohen and Trump have suggested: Bart Schwartz, former assistant U.S. attorney for Rudy Giuliani, and three candidates that are partners in New York law firms - Joan McPhee, Tai Park, and George Canellos.
  • Prosecutors have suggested three retired judges from the Southern District of New York.

At the same hearing, Judge Wood forced Michael Cohen’s lawyer to reveal the identity Cohen’s third client (other than Trump and Elliott Broidy), who “was desperate to remain anonymous”: Sean Hannity.

  • Hannity has spent hours railing against the FBI and fede
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[OC][Jverse] Negotiations 8

Chapter 8 of the Negotiations saga.

I still have no idea what genre I want this series to be. I’ve tried to balance character development, action, comedy -mostly terrible-, mystery and wonder -depictions of alien culture and advanced technology. Though, with my character-based writing strategy, the tone of the story seems to drift from plotline to plotline. Many of the canon plotlines also seem to dance between different writing styles, so I think I’m okay there. But, let me know what you think!

This work is an addition to the Jenkinsverse universe created by /u/Hambone3110.

First Chapter - Previous Chapter


1y10m3w4d BV

Hiron’s shop, the trade station Desolate Oasis

Hiron

This morning had not been fun. Hiorn had woken up groggy in an unfamiliar location. It had taken him several minutes to realize that he was back at ‘his’ shop. He did remember his arrival on the station, but everything else was just… missing. He grabbed a glass of water and quickly drained it. That seemed to help a bit.

Slowly, memories of the previous day’s events began to filter in. Kind of. These memories were… disconnected, as if he was merely an observer and not an active participant. As his mind slowly filled, a theme began to emerge. Chuck. That’s right! Hiron had intended to challenge Chuck to a wrestling match and… oh. He must have lost, presumably quite badly. Chuck should still be on station, perhaps he could light this particular darkness.

As Hiron walked the halls of the Desolate Oasis, his recollection slowly continued to sharpen. There had been a fight, obviously. Chuck had, unsurprisingly, crushed him. Somewhat literally, if these newly recovered memories were accurate. Then, Hiron had been challenged to… Win? Survive? He shook his head, still not quite sure.

His memory of the rest of the evening existed in small pieces; laying sprawled out under Chuck, tapping Chuck’s head for several minutes, Chuck’s bloody face staring at him, Chuck feeling his… oh.

Hiron walked to the side of the alley and stopped for a moment. Hesitantly, he brushed his paw against his scalp, unleashing bolts of pain. Hiron winced. He may never remember exactly what had happened last night. Hopefully, he had at least remained professional. His memories

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BART System Map - Full Size PDF or station-sized poster available for purchase?

Does anybody know if BART makes available to the public the actual poster-sized, high-resolution version of their current (or past) system maps to the public - either in print or as a PDF? As a subway map poster collector I have long wanted to get a "real" version of my hometown subway system that I first rode 4 days after it opened in September 1972. My one specific attempt years ago to contact BART Marketing directly about a full-sized version led to them sending me the pocket-sized version of the map.

Other systems make getting a full sized PDF - - very - - easy (New York MTA for example) and many popular maps can be purchased for framing (you can get the London Underground poster from Walmart of all places) but unless there is some super-secret way of obtaining one that doesn't include station vandalism I don't know what it is.

I'd be curious if anybody has a similar interest or knows any more about how this could be done. I've thought about a letter to my BART district director or even going to a BART board meeting...but I don't care THAT much. Any thoughts are appreciated...

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Today in History 30/08
  • 257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

  • 1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany

  • 1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time

  • 1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty

  • 1464 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II as Pope Paul II

  • 1481 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV

  • 1563 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled

  • 1574 Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru

  • 1590 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

  • 1645 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))

  • 1673 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant

  • 1682 William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World

  • 1721 Russian and Swedish sign Treaty of Nystad, ending North Sea War

  • 1751 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

  • 1757 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

  • 1776 Continental Army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC

  • 1791 HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day, on her return from her search for the Bounty and the mutineers who had taken her

  • 1791 Thomas Jefferson responds t

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We need to pressure BART to make the rider environment cleaner and safer.

I'm probably preaching to the choir here but BART really needs to get its act together.

I use the train 4-5x a week.

90+% of the time, there is one or more of the following: Smoker, weed or cigarettes Sleeper/Homeless using train as a shelter Sleeper/Homeless/Drunk using train as a toilet Beggar/Vagrant who makes serious profit

100% of the time as I exit a station, I see at least 2 individuals jump the gate or use the emergency swing gate.

I seriously sometimes dread having to use the trains because of the problems above.

I totally understand that not all issues can be easily and frugally solved but the fact that BART seems to be doing nothing to combat these issues is sad and infuriating. I haven't rode many other transit systems in the US but I have abroad and I feel like these issues are practically nonexistent there (Seoul and London).

BART has to be losing a lot of money with the fare evasion so I'm always wondering why they don't do anything better to combat the problem?

Perhaps BART police should be relegated to performing police duties at the stations and on the trains only where an officer is constantly at a station in public view to deter fare evasion. I would make a bet that a large proportion of the issues that occur on trains are from individuals who don't even pay.

And on top of that, at the worst stations, plug the holes that people use to evade the fare. It may cost a lot of money to do some of these things but in the long run, it'll make the stations and trains safer, more people will be encouraged to ride the system more often, and it'll help keep those shiny trains looking new and fresh as we will probably be using those trains for decades to come.

I feel if we put enough pressure on BART to make these changes, we can make a difference. Keep complaining in writing to BART and BART's Board of Directors. Put pressure on local and state representatives.

  • Comments and Complaints by Phone 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, 24/7 voice mail 510 464-7134

  • Pick up a postage-paid comment card from a Station Agent or write: Customer Service Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) P.O. Box 12688 Oakland CA 94604-2688

  • Comments, Inquiries, Complaints Online Submission: http://www.bart.gov/siteinfo/comments

  • BART Board of Directors (Click on their "Read full bio" to get their contact information): http://www.bart.gov/about/bod

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[OC] Remember the Revolution - A day of rage

There never was any war.

The invasion never started. There wasn't any unstoppable army coming out of the sky above us. No city was destroyed from orbit. None of that ever happened.

No. They came in peace, and that's what confused us. We relaxed, our fears dispelled, and we trusted them. We wanted to trust them. We wanted it to be real.

It was only later, when our armies were dismantled, when our largest corporations became mere pawns of the alien conglomerates, when the promises of post-scarcity gave way to the reality of poverty and unemployment, when our natural resources were being siphoned out of our planet, when our governments were no longer ours...

It was only then that we realized we had been conquered.

 


 

> Save Harris! Alien justice is no justice. STOP extraditions TOMORROW MAY 29. JOIN PROTEST Civic Center Plaza at noon - SanFrancisco

 

How did it all start? Well... people will tell you that it was about freedom, that it was about dignity. About recovering our own home from the hands of the aliens. Or maybe they'll say it was about saving Evo Harris from his offworld extradition. That we were fighting for one of our own.

That's bullshit.

I was there, you see. And I can tell you there wasn't any fight for freedom. Any calls for revolution. Any high moral purpose.

All of those came later, of course. All of the heroes and the Chapters and the freedom fighters and Terra and what have you. But none of them was there that day, at that Plaza.

The truth is much simpler: It started because we were angry.

That's pretty much it. It wasn't because of the extraditions, the Alien Tax, the ridiculous pretense of "democracy" we had, the rampant poverty, or any number of reasons. It was all of them. It was none.

We were just pissed off.

So on the sunny morning of the 29th I took the BART up to Powell Station, where I met with Jay. Back then both of us were working at the same grocery store in Oakland, though I wouldn't say we were really friends. We just had this kind of weird agreement where we would go together to whatever protest there was that week. And there were plenty, believe me. That's what people forget too, the Alien Tax had just been announced and there were protests every week.

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I wrote up a TLDR version of the San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet complete with links to websites for more details! Don't forget to vote June 5th!

City and County of San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet

Candidates for US State Rep. District 12

This is California’s 12th district’s representative to the US house of representatives

Ballotpedia link

Shahid Buttar – Lawyer/ Advocate/ Artist

· Website

· TLDR from pamphlet: Tired of watching weak legislators sit through America’s “Constitutional crisis”. Graduated from Stanford law in 2003. Helped launch and lead several non-profits fighting for marriage equality, immigrants, and black lives. Wants to bring SF values to congress

Michael Goldstein – Lawyer/ Author

· Website

· TLDR from pamphlet: Highly critical of the two party system and says he has no party preference. Says republicans serve the .01% and Democrats aren’t effective. Promises to start a resolution to contain corporatists and build a just and caring society if elected.

Barry Hermanson – Retired Entrepreneur

· Website

· TLDR from pamphlet: Wants to cut military spending by 5%/ year for 10 years, implement improved Medicare for All, and push housing as a human right. Member of SF Green Party. Sites several other ambitious far left goals like banning fracking, overturning Citizen’s United, and a $15 minimum wage

· 415-255-9494 “Please leave a message. I will return your call”

Stephen Jaffe - Civil Rights Lawyer

· Website

· TLDR from pamphlet: Wants to bring the voice of SF to congress. 40 years representing employees who are victims of wrongful treatment. Stands for Medicare for All, abolishing superdelegates, fair taxation, public financing of election campaigns, net neutrality, and several other left leaning stances

Ryan Khojasteh – Immigrant Rights Commissioner

o Website

o TLDR from pamphlet: SF native who has experience the hardships of rising costs in healthcare and housing, gun violence, and running a small business. Graduating this year form UC Hastings Law School. Worked at a congressman’s office, law center to prevent gun violence, and the immigration defense unit of SF’s public defender’s office.

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All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2004 (out of the 4,165 films released worldwide that year.)

G

  1. Chestnut: Hero Of Central Park (Director: Robert Vince)
  2. Clifford’s Really Big Movie (Director: Robert C. Ramirez)
  3. Pinocchio 3000 (Director: Daniel Robichaud)
  4. The Polar Express (Director: Robert Zemeckis)
  5. The Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement (Director: Garry Marshall)

PG

  1. A Cinderella Story (Director: Mark Rosman)
  2. A Good Woman (Director: Mike Barker)
  3. A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Director: Brad Silberling)
  4. A Year In The Death Of Jack Richards (Director: B.P. Paquette)
  5. Admissions (Director: Melissa Painter)
  6. Agent Cody Banks II: Destination London (Director: Kevin Allen)
  7. Arizona Summer (Director: Joey Travolta)
  8. Around The World In 80 Days (Director: Frank Coraci)
  9. Baptists At Our Barbecue (Director: Christian Vuissa)
  10. Benji: Off The Leash! (Director: Joe Camp)
  11. Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius (Director: Rowdy Herrington)
  12. Boo, Zino + The Snurks (Directors: Lenard Fritz Krawinkel + Holger Tappe)
  13. Catch That Kid (Director: Bart Freundlich)
  14. Christmas With The Kranks (Director: Joe Roth)
  15. Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen (Director: Sara Sugarman)
  16. Ella Enchanted (Director: Tommy O’Haver)
  17. Fat Albert (Director: Joel Zwick)
  18. Finding Neverland (Director: Marc Forster)
  19. First Daughter (Director: Forest Whitaker)
  20. Funky Monkey (Director: Harry Basil)
  21. Garfield (Director: Peter Hewitt)
  22. George + The Dragon (Director: Tom Reeve)
  23. Guarding Eddy (Director: Scott McKinsey)
  24. Harry Potter + The Prisoner Of Azkaban (Director: Alfonso Cuarón)
  25. Home On The Range (Directors: Will Finn + John Sanford)
  26. Howl’s Moving Castle (Director: Hayao Miyazaki)
  27. Living Life (Director: Jesse Harris)
  28. Mickey (Director: Hugh Wilson)
  29. Miracle (Director: Gavin O’Connor)
  30. Motocross Kids (Director: Richard Gabai)
  31. Napoleon Dynamite (Director: Jared Hess)
  32. National Treasure (Director: Jon Turteltaub)
  33. New York Minute (Director: Dennie Gordon)
  34. Noel (Director: Chazz Palminteri)
  35. Orient Express (Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu)
  36. Proud (Director: Mary Pat Kelly)
  37. Raise Your Voice (Director: Sean McNamara)
  38. Scooby-Doo II: Monsters Unleashed (Director: Raja Gosnell)
  39. Shark Tale (Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Vicky Jenson + Rob Letterman)
  40. Shrek II (Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury + Conrad Vernon)
  41. Sky Captain + The World Of Tomorrow (Director: Kerry Conran)
  42. Sleepover (Director: Joe Nussbaum)
  43. Soccer Dog: European Cup (Director: Sandy Tung)
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What's Going on in Columbia? March 15 - 18

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB

 

ON STAGE

  • “The Drowning Girls” Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 2 PM at Studio 4, 672 Hitt St. Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play. Based on the true story of one of England’s most notorious serial murderers, the audience becomes judge and jury in the trial, as violence against women then echoes to now. Shocking and delightful, it will take your breath away.

  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet: Cinderella Friday-Saturday 7 PM at Missouri Theatre. Missouri Contemporary Ballet continues its 12th Season of performances to live music in a multi-layered collaboration of one of the classic stories for the ages. From glass slippers to pointe shoes, MCB revisits one of its cherished local friends by collaborating with the Odessy Chamber Music Series in this original production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella played on two pianos. With choreography from Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy and Resident Choreographer Fernando Rodriguez, Cinderella delights the senses and brings new life to a favorite story.

  • “When We Were Young and Unafraid” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM and Saturday-Sunday 2 PM at Warehouse Theatre. Resonating dialogue around the issues of domestic violence. Set in 1972, before Roe v. Wade and the Violence Against Women Act, the central character, Agnes, runs a quiet bed and breakfast where victims of domestic violence seek refuge and ultimately achieve self-realization.

  • Staatskapelle Weimar Sunday 3 PM at Jesse Auditorium. The Staatskapelle Weimar, founded in 1491, is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world. Its history is closely associated with some of the world’s bestknown musicians Johann Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and many others. In 1756, Duchess Anna Amalia made the orchestra the primary musical institution of the city of Weimar, Germany. The orchestra will showcase the
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What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 7th - Tue, Feb 13th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing


  • Lyric Theatre's Crowns: A Gospel Musical (Plaza District - Oklahoma City)
    Thru Sun, Feb 25th
    Get ready for an uplifting celebration of life as Lyric Theatre presents: Crowns. This show, which will be held at…
  • SHIFT (Factory Obscura - Oklahoma City)
    Thru Sun, Feb 25th
    Join the creatives behind the OKC art collective Factory Obscura for a fully-immersive, experiential art…

Wednesday, Feb 7th


  • Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City)
    Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!

  • Bi-Weekly Meetup (51st st. Speakeasy - Oklahoma City)
    Start Time: 5:00pm

  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Wrestling vs McKendree (Edmond)
    Start Time: 7:00pm
    University of Central Oklahoma Wrestling vs McKendree http://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=5814

  • Family Caregiver Support Group (The Gardens at Rivermont - Norman)
    Do you feel tired, overwhelmed, stressed, burned out? You are not alone. Please join our Family Caregiver Support Group which is a safe place for you to talk with and listen to other caregivers.

  • 😂 Kristin Key (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City)
    Thru Sat, Feb 10th

  • 🎨 Make It Yourself | Stamp Clay Bowls (Waters Edge Winery - Oklahoma City)
    Start Time: 6:00pm
    Sponsors: Oklahoma Contemporary and Waters Edge Winery

    Channel your creative crafting, arting and making spirit! Join us at these come-and-go events for fun projects, great conversation and a glass of wine at Waters Edge Winery every first Wednesday of the month. Arrive by 7:30 p.m. to ensure completion of your project!

    Create a set of three…

  • Migos (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City)
    Start Time: 8:00pm
    Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, formed in 2009. The trio is composed of three

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Update on yesterday's Coliseum city workshop

To be honest, not much to report than I've already shared with you guys.

A few confirmations from the development team:

-The Raiders are DEFINITEY currently at the table with the Bay Investment Group, LLC negotiating the parameters of a possible deal.

-As expected, they offered no details of the negotiations between the Bay Investment Group, LLC and the Raiders brass, as they are not a part of this aspect, or at liberty to speculate on them.

-Phase A of the Coliseum City development continues to include construction of the Raiders new stadium first, followed construction of housing, retail, bars, restaurants, etc.

-As expected, they confirmed that Coliseum City WILL proceed, whether the plan ends up including no new sports facilities, only 1 new sports facility, 2 new sports facilities, or 3 new sports facilities.

-They are keeping the door open for the Warriors (as a possible part of the Coliseum City project) as we already knew. They reiterated that building any new facility in S.F. is incredibly daunting, and although their new plan faces less obstacles, there is still a very long ways to go.

-They said that Davis and the Raiders (as far as they were concerned) have been doing everything "right" in working with all the teams involved with the Coliseum City project.

-According to JRDV, the Raiders will have the final say as to whether the new stadium will have a retractable roof (as the City of Oakland would prefer, as to draw more events), or whether it will be open-air. Currently, the design is for the stadium to feature at least 70,000 seats.

-When asked why Mark Davis recently stated that he was waiting on the A's before signing off on the Raiders portion of Coliseum City project, they didn't really have an answer than to say the A's plans in no way should affect what the Raiders wish to do.

-Timetable is for groundbreaking to begin during the 1st quarter of 2015, with opening of the new stadium in fall of 2018. The rush to complete this deal is on, and as the Raiders have stated repeatedly that they

-Noel Gallo (District 5 council member of Oakland), Gregory Hunter (Deputy Director of Oakland) and one of BART's top negotiators was in attendance to offer updates on their parts of Coliseum City.

-Although the current Coliseum will remain standing and available for use (during construction of the new Raiders stadium and a possible new A's ballpark--if they choose to join the Coliseum City project), the Raiders would prefer to play at C

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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What's Going on in Columbia : Week of April 11-17, 2016

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB

 

ON STAGE

  • Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr., presents “The Dixie Swim Club” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. A group of Southern women and former college swim teammates reunite each summer to catch up. The show continues April 21-24. Tickets are $10 to $12. cectheatre.org.

  • Talking Horse Productions, 210 St. James Street, presents ‘A Man of No Importance’ at 7:30 PM Friday through Saturday, and 2 PM Sunday. The story of Alfie Byrne, a Dublin bus conductor in the 1960s, who has a passion for theatre, and in particular, for Oscar Wilde. But Alfie also has his demons, and he must learn to face them. Talkinghorseproductions.org

  • Déjà Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Rob Durham, Fred Minx and Ethan Linsky at 9 p.m. Thursday; $9. Durham and Rex Havens perform at 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; $9, Friday, $10 Saturday. dejavucomedy.com.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Center Aisle Cinema presents ‘Havana Curveball’ Wednesday 6:30 PM at Columbia Public Library, free. In this 2014 film, Mica, a teen with a big dream, wants to send baseballs to Cuba. He knows Cubans love baseball but lack the resources to play, and his grandfather sought refuge from the Holocaust in Cuba, so he wants to give back. Follow Mica on this coming-of-age journey.

  • Party with the Stars Friday 7:30-9:30 PM at Columbia Public Library. Spring is the perfect time for stargazing. Learn about the constellations visible in April and then head out under the stars for a view through a telescope at Jupiter and the first quarter moon. End the evening with a laser tour of the constellations. Ages 6 to adult

  • Columbia Farmers Market Saturday 8 AM – noon at the ARC. Experience the taste of mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market! Columbia Farmers Market moves back to the parking lot behind the ARC and runs every Saturday (March 19-October 29) from 8-noon. Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. Food Stamps accepted at all markets. Live music at the ARC market every Saturday! Rain or Shine! 573-823-6889 columbiafarmersmarket.org.
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What's Going on in Columbia? Week of Nov 2-6

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB

 

ON STAGE

  • Estampas Porteñas, a tango company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jesse Auditorium as part of the MU Concert Series. Tickets range from $25 to $35.

  • The good twin, evil twin trope is on full display in Columbia Entertainment Company’s production of “Corpse!” Gerald Moon’s show features one brother plotting to kill the other; the show combines farce and mystery as it winds to its conclusion. Showtimes this week are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets are $10 opening night and range from $10 to $12 for all other shows. The production continues Nov. 10-13 and 17-20.

  • Missouri Contemporary Ballet performs “Surge” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St. The company’s fall performance will include several world premieres. Tickets range from $20 to $40, $10 to $35 for children.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Velo Vino Vici Wednesday 5:30 PM at Stephens College and The District. Velo Vino Vici | Bike Wine Conquer is a fun and relaxing guided bicycle ride through downtown Columbia. Dust off your bike, and bring it for a quick tune-up at 5:30pm. We’ll then ride to several locations to taste featured local and regional wines while enjoying short films, gearing up to Citizen Jane Film Fest. This is a 21-and-over bike ride; please have your IDs available.

  • Citizen Jane Film Festival Thursday-Sunday at Stephens College. Citizen Jane Film Festival showcases independent film by independent women. Join us for a weekend of celebrating some of the year’s best films made by women.

  • Morning Movies at Forum 8 Theater: Minions Friday-Sunday 10 AM. Those belonging to our Frequent Moviegoer Club (FMG) will be able to see any movie in the series free-of-charge when they present their FMG card at the box office. Each member will get up to 6 free admissions with their FMG card per show. Non-members will be charged $1.00 per ticket.

  • First Friday in the North Village Arts District 6-9 PM. A FREE gallery crawl held the first Friday of each month in the North Village Arts District. Come explore the unique venues and enjoy the live music art and entertainment.
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All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2008 (out of the 6,068 films released worldwide that year.)

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  1. Bananas In Pyjamas: The Movie (director: undisclosed)
  2. College Road Trip (Director: Roger Kumble)
  3. Fly Me To The Moon (3D) (Director: Ben Strassen)
  4. Forever Plaid (Director: Stuart Ross)
  5. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Director: Kenny Ortega)
  6. Horton Hears A Who! (Directors: Jimmy Hayward + Steve Martino)
  7. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Director: Patricia Rozema)
  8. Labou (Director: Greg Aronowitz)
  9. Ponyo (Director: Hayao Miyazaki)
  10. Space Chimps (Director: Kirk De Micco)
  11. The Flight Before Christmas (Directors: Michael Hegner + Kari Juusonen)
  12. The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (Director: Mike Nawrocki)
  13. The Tale Of Despereaux (Directors: Sam Fell + Robert Stevenhagen)
  14. Touch (Director: Spurgeon James)
  15. WALL*E (Director: Andrew Stanton)

PG

  1. A Single Woman (Director: Kamala Lopez)
  2. ASRM: The Show (Directors: Ryan Konig + Sean Konig)
  3. Ace Of Hearts (Director: David Mackay)
  4. Agent Crush (Director: Sean Robinson)
  5. Akasha Gopuram (Director: K.P. Kumaran)
  6. All Roads Lead Home (Director: Dennis Fallon)
  7. Babine (Director: Luc Picard)
  8. Baggage (Director: Stephen Polk)
  9. Beau Jest (Director: James Sherman)
  10. Bedtime Stories (Director: Adam Shankman)
  11. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Director: Raja Gosnell)
  12. Bhool (Director: Mansoor Ahmed)
  13. Billy: The Early Years (Director: Robby Benson)
  14. Bolt (Directors: Byron Howard + Chris Williams)
  15. CJ7 (Director: Stephen Chow)
  16. Catch Your Mind (Director: Swamy M. Kandan)
  17. Champions (Director: Siu Ming Tsui)
  18. City Of Ember (Director: Gil Kenan
  19. Color Of The Cross II: The Resurrection (Director: Jean-Claude La Marre)
  20. Cop Dog (Director: John Murlowski)
  21. Cuando volveras (Director: Emilio Vega)
  22. Dean Spanley (My Talks With Dean Spanley) (Director: Toa Fraser)
  23. Delgo (Director: Marc F. Adler + Jason Maurer)
  24. Disco ormene (Director: Thomas Borch Nielsen)
  25. Dog Gone (Director: Mark Stouffer)
  26. Dragon Hunters (Directors: Guillaume Ivernel + Arthur Qwak)
  27. Emma Smith: My Story (Directors: Gary Cook + T.C. Christensen)
  28. Faded Memories (Director: Anne-Sophie Dutoit)
  29. Fast Girl (Director: Daniel Zirilli)
  30. Finn On The Fly (Director: Mark Jean)
  31. Fireproof (Director: Alex Kendrick)
  32. Free Style (Director: William Dear)
  33. Henry Poole Is Here (Director: Mark Pellington)
  34. Hope + Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (Director: Ralph Wilcox)
  35. Igor (Director: Tony Leondis)
  36. Inkheart (Director: Iain
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What's happening around town (Wed, Mar 8th - Tue, Mar 14th)

Tulsa's event list.

Wednesday, Mar 8th


  • 🍴 Chamber Luncheon (Skiatook)
    Start Time: 12:00pm

  • Depths of Hatred, So This Is Suffering, Forever in Disgust and Constant Peril (The Vanguard)
    Start Time: 7:00pm
    Depths Of HatredSo This Is Suffering, Forever in Disgust, Constant PerilWed 3/08Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm This event is all ages

  • 🍴 Food Truck Wednesday (Guthrie Green)
    Start Time: 11:30am

  • 😂 Gabriel Rutledge (Loony Bin)
    Thru Sat, Mar 11th

  • Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide (Expo Square: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex)
    Thru Sun, Mar 12th
    The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide is an action-packed display of equestrian skills at the…

  • Ok, So Story Slam (Enso Bar)
    Start Time: 8:00pm
    Ok, So Tulsa Story Telling Competition - Open Mic

    Tulsa's Monthly StorySlam is looking for people to come share their stories onstage in front of a live audience (21+). No experience necessary and we need contestant/storytellers just like you!

    Tulsa's Monthly Open Mic StorySlam: The SECOND WEDNESDAY of every month we come together at Enso…

  • PAWS For Reading (Owasso Library - Owasso)
    Start Time: 4:00pm
    Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 918-549-7624 to register.

  • Rakta + Reigns + Bonemagic (Soundpony Lounge)
    Start Time: 9:00pm

  • R. KELLY (Brady Theater)
    Start Time: 8:00pm
    105 W M.B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103 Opened: 1914

    Capacity: 2,800

    Phone: (918) 582-7239

  • 🎭 Sweeney Todd (Theatre Tulsa)
    Thru Sun, Mar 12th
    Join us for dinner, won't you? This spring, #HeadsWillRoll as we present Stephen Sondheim's macabre masterpiece LIVE in Tulsa! Featuring Mark Frie, star of "Les Misérables" and "Fiddler On The Roof", and from Erin Scarberry, director of "Chicago" and "The Great Ga

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What's Going on in Columbia? July 28-31

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB

 

ON STAGE

  • Maplewood Barn Theatre presents ‘Oliver!’ Thursday-Sunday 8 PM at Maplewood Barn in Nifong Park. Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Make sure you come prepared with a lawn chair and/or blanket. Bug spray or long pants are advised. Concessions are available before the show and at intermission, but you are welcome to bring your own picnic as well.

  • TRYPS presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Friday-Saturday 7 PM and Saturday-Sunday 2 PM at Warehouse Theatre.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Brew ‘n View in the Park: Grease Wednesday 9 PM at Rose Music Hall. For 8 Wednesday nights, we will be showing movies in Forrest Rose Park (outside of Rose Music Hall) for FREE. You can bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs and an appetite for any of the following items: beer, great films, tacos, summer, beer, laughing, picnics, Missouri….and also beer.

  • Dog Days Sidewalk Sale Thursday-Sunday in The District. Don’t miss this once-a-year event in The District! All of your favorite shops put their wares on sale right on the sidewalk at deeply discounted prices. Walk from shop to shop scooping up the best deals you’ll find all year. Many restaurants and coffee shops also offer discounts and specials during this four day event. Come out, eat, shop and explore The District.

  • Rose Comedy Club: Pints & Punchlines Thursday 7 PM at Rose Music Hall; free. Join us for ROSE COMEDY CLUB hosted by Michael Yetman! We’ll be serving up a delectable, well-seasoned 10 course gourmet dinner of comedic talent all expertly complimented with a pairing of booze. ALL for the LOW, LOW PRICE OF FREE.

  • Show-Me State Games Friday-Sunday in Columbia. Check the website SMSG.org for details on individual sports.

  • Columbia Farmers Market Saturday 8 AM - noon at the ARC. Experience the taste of mid-Missouri at the Columbia Farmers Market! Columbia Farmers Market moves back to the parking lot behind the ARC and runs every Saturday (March 19-October 29) from 8-noon. Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a produc
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BART Candidates Forum tonight in the mission!

Tonight the Candidates for San Francisco BART Districts 7 and 9 will be at a forum for debate and discussion of what they each plan to bring to the table for the next 4 years. This your opportunity to get to know your next BART Board representatives - bring your complaints about closed restrooms, homeless panhandling on BART, policing, adding new stations, BART finances, or whatever. now is your chance to get their ear before they get your vote.

6:30pm to 8:30pm @ 3555 19th St., San Francisco 94110

http://sftru.nationbuilder.com/bart_board_director_candidate_forum

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There’s No “Reforming” the Gang in Blue - Oakland Cops: Racist Killers on the Loose

https://archive.is/2C57T

Workers Vanguard No. 1021 5 April 2013

There’s No “Reforming” the Gang in Blue

Oakland Cops: Racist Killers on the Loose

On March 6, William Bratton, the former chief of the Los Angeles and New York police departments who was recently hired as special “consultant” to the Oakland Police Department (OPD), rode into a press conference in Oakland at the head of a posse of fellow ex-top cops from around the country. San Francisco Chronicle (7 March) columnist Chip Johnson enthused: “In another era they could have been wearing cowboy hats, dusters and cradling rifles in their folded arms. However you want to envision it, the message they sent was clear: ‘We’re here to clean up this town’.” Their “war on crime” roundup was launched with a vengeance in the early morning hours of March 8. Some 200 cops busted into homes in East Oakland and three suburbs, arresting more than 18 supposed gang members.

Backing up the Oakland cops were federal, state and county police agencies including the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the California Highway Patrol and Department of Justice as well as the Alameda County Sheriff’s office. In short, this deliberate display of racist police terror was orchestrated from the top: Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, together with Democratic California governor Jerry Brown and his state attorney general Kamala Harris and Oakland’s “progressive” Democratic Party mayor, Jean Quan. The day before, Brown, Harris and former CIA chief and defense secretary Leon Panetta were on the podium before a chilling mobilization of thousands of police at a memorial for two Santa Cruz officers killed by an apparently deranged former military cop on February 26. Police forces in four Bay Area cities had earlier exacted vengeance for their fallen brethren in a shooting spree, killing four “suspects” in one 27-hour period.

The calling card in the Oakland raids was a letter from OPD chief Howard Jordan warning “individuals who are at risk of being involved in gun violence,” i.e., the residents of the overwhelmingly black and Latino neighborhood: “This is how we will be working from now on.” Serving as a racist occupying army in the inner cities is how the cops have always operated, everywhere. The brutal enforcement of capitalist rule is their job, whether in the ghettos and barrios or on the picket lines. The Oakland cops are such

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[AMA] BART Board Candidate Janice Li - Tuesday, August 28 @10 AM

This announcement is now locked. Please see the actual AMA here to ask/read questions.


BART Board Candidate Janice Li will be doing an AMA with us on Tuesday August 28 @10AM. Mark your calendars! 

In the meantime, get to know her: 

Hi /r/sanfrancisco, this is /u/erbyr  here, aka Janice Li. I'm running for BART Board District 8 (aka Nick Josefowitz's seat, and yes, he's endorsed me), which covers much of SF's west side.

This is actually the second AMA I've done here. The first one was over three years ago while wearing my SF Bicycle Coalition hat. While I still wear that hat, I've got another one on today, which is as a BART Board District 8 candidate.

You can go through my Reddit history to learn more about me, but it'll probably just show that I'm a huge video game nerd and sports fan. So more relevant:

1. I'm currently the Advocacy Director at the SF Bicycle Coalition.
1. I live in the Outer Sunset. I love it.
1. [Yes, I did fight off a bike thief recently.](https://www.reddit.com/r/sanfrancisco/comments/8k2ik9/san_francisco_woman_heroically_fights_off_bike/)
1. I'm 31. I'm a first-time candidate.
1. I love public transit and my favorite part of running so far is talking to so many people about transportation and land use so I can finally nerd out on all these pent-up thoughts I've had over the years. I'm particularly well-versed in transportation funding as well as local/state policy on all the transportation things, especially emerging mobility. I also know a lot about advocacy and running campaigns to win street improvements.
You can learn more about me at my website here (note, it's pretty bare at the moment): [janice.li](https://janice.li/)

I'm looking forward to this AMA. Please ask me all the things and I look forward to answering all the things as well. Please note I'm doing this specifically as a BART Board candidate; I'm more than welcome to answer other things but anything bike-related will be me as an individual and not on behalf of the SF Bicycle Coalition.

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I am Worth Freeman, Candidate for BART District 3. Here for my first AMA!

Hi /r/bayarea, I'm Worth Freeman, candidate for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Director of District 3. A Web Programmer, Transit advocate and redditor I want to serve on the BART Board to ensure BART stays focused on renewal of the system, to develop BART's transparency and public communication policies, and work to have Bay Area Transit make sense.

I believe that BART greatest weakness its lack of transparency and outreach to the public. That in order for the Measure RR to get that high bar of 66.66% approval from the district BART needs to earn back the trust of the public. And by working with other transit operators BART can further increase the value of transit in the Bay Area.

Out of lack of interest I never learned to drive and somehow that became a passion to be involved with transit. I've gotten some pretty cool transit feats under my belt including using 20 of the 28 transit agencies of the Bay Area, taken buses-only around the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay(through north bay) and gone as far as to Bodega Bay, Pismo Beach and Sonora solely using transit. But transit in the Bay Area still has a long way to go so I hope to have the opportunity with BART to guide the evolution of Bay Area Transit.

Looking forward to your questions. Ask Me Anything!

Proof and Site

Other Candidates for District 3 include

Rebecca Saltzman

Ken Chew

Varun Paul

Thanks fellow Redditors! Please be sure to vote Nov 8th!

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[Global] Rally for the Freedom and Reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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Sunday is World Kobane Day. At least 20 cities will host events in support of Kobane and the Rojava Revolution.

From Facebook event page

GLOBAL RALLY! The determined resistance of the Kurdish men and women in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane.

Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received proper assistance from the international agenci

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2009 (out of the 7,004 films released worldwide that year.)

G

  1. Aussie + Ted’s Great Adventure (Director: Shuki Levy)
  2. Bomb! (Director: Antonio de Santos)
  3. Curious George II: Follow That Monkey! (Director: Norton Virgien)
  4. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  5. Hannah Montana: The Movie (Director: Peter Chelsom)
  6. Jack And The Beanstalk (Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe)
  7. Kikkerdril (Director: Simone van Dusseldorp)
  8. Mandie + The Secret Tunnel (Directors: Joy Chapman + Owen Smith)
  9. Opposite Day (Director: R. Michael Givens)
  10. Pelle Politibil går i vannet (Rasmus A. Sivertsen)
  11. Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (Director: Tom Whitus)
  12. The Legacy (Director: Bernard Émond)
  13. The Mighty Macs (Director: Tim Chambers)
  14. The Princess And The Frog (Directors: Ron Clements + John Musker)
  15. The Strawberry Shortcake Movie: Sky's the Limit (Directors: David Mucci Fassett + Michael Hack)
  16. The True Story Of Puss ‘N Boots (Directors: Jérôme Deschamps, Pascal Hérold + Macha Makeïeff)
  17. The Velveteen Rabbit (Director: Michael Landon, Jr.)
  18. The Wild Stallion (Director: Craig Clyde)
  19. Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (Director: Klay Hall)
  20. Trail Of The Panda (Director: Zhong Yu)

PG

  1. A Christmas Carol (Director: Robert Zemeckis)
  2. A Little Bit Of Faith (Director: Tiana Hailey)
  3. A Shine Of Rainbows (Director: Vic Sarin)
  4. Adam (Director: Joseph Minasi)
  5. Alabama Moon (Director: Tim McCanlies)
  6. Alien Trespass (Director: R.W. Goodwin)
  7. Aliens In The Attic (Director: John Schultz)
  8. Alvin + The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Director: Betty Thomas)
  9. Amargura (Director: Antonio de Santos)
  10. Amelia (Director: Mira Nair)
  11. Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (Director: Luc Besson)
  12. Astro Boy (Director: David Bowers)
  13. Babysitters Beware (Director: Douglas Horn)
  14. Bandslam (Director: Todd Graff)
  15. Bigfoot (Director: Kevin Tenney)
  16. Bride Wars (Director: Gary Winick)
  17. Bright Star (Director: Jane Campion)
  18. Broken Hill (Director: Dagen Merrill)
  19. C Me Dance (Director: Greg Robbins)
  20. Cairo Time (Director: Ruba Nadda)
  21. Call Of The Wild (Director: Richard Gabai)
  22. Cayman Went (Director: Bobby Sheehan)
  23. Christmas Angel (Director: Brian Brough)
  24. Christmas In Beverly Hills (Director: Neri Parenti)
  25. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Directors: Phil Lord + Christopher Miller)
  26. Confessions Of A Shopaholic (Director: P.J. Hogan)
  27. Coraline (Director: Henry Selick)
  28. Coyote County Loser (Director: Jason Naumann)
  29. Disco Cops: The
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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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There’s No “Reforming” the Gang in Blue - Oakland Cops: Racist Killers on the Loose

https://archive.is/2C57T

Workers Vanguard No. 1021 5 April 2013

There’s No “Reforming” the Gang in Blue

Oakland Cops: Racist Killers on the Loose

On March 6, William Bratton, the former chief of the Los Angeles and New York police departments who was recently hired as special “consultant” to the Oakland Police Department (OPD), rode into a press conference in Oakland at the head of a posse of fellow ex-top cops from around the country. San Francisco Chronicle (7 March) columnist Chip Johnson enthused: “In another era they could have been wearing cowboy hats, dusters and cradling rifles in their folded arms. However you want to envision it, the message they sent was clear: ‘We’re here to clean up this town’.” Their “war on crime” roundup was launched with a vengeance in the early morning hours of March 8. Some 200 cops busted into homes in East Oakland and three suburbs, arresting more than 18 supposed gang members.

Backing up the Oakland cops were federal, state and county police agencies including the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the California Highway Patrol and Department of Justice as well as the Alameda County Sheriff’s office. In short, this deliberate display of racist police terror was orchestrated from the top: Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, together with Democratic California governor Jerry Brown and his state attorney general Kamala Harris and Oakland’s “progressive” Democratic Party mayor, Jean Quan. The day before, Brown, Harris and former CIA chief and defense secretary Leon Panetta were on the podium before a chilling mobilization of thousands of police at a memorial for two Santa Cruz officers killed by an apparently deranged former military cop on February 26. Police forces in four Bay Area cities had earlier exacted vengeance for their fallen brethren in a shooting spree, killing four “suspects” in one 27-hour period.

The calling card in the Oakland raids was a letter from OPD chief Howard Jordan warning “individuals who are at risk of being involved in gun violence,” i.e., the residents of the overwhelmingly black and Latino neighborhood: “This is how we will be working from now on.” Serving as a racist occupying army in the inner cities is how the cops have always operated, everywhere. The brutal enforcement of capitalist rule is their job, whether in the ghettos and barrios or on the picket lines. The Oakland cops are such in

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

... keep reading on reddit ➡

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November 1st Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Global Rally for the freedom and reconstruction of Kobane

Date for Global Rally: 1 November 2015

The determined resistance of the Kurdish women and men in this strategic border region of Rojava (Western Kurdistan in Syria) inspired people and governments all over the world when they successfully repelled the siege of their city Kobane by the Islamic State (ISIS) just over a year ago. Their fight became a symbol of popular resistance to the merciless violence and horrendous atrocities committed by ISIS.

In response, on 1 November 2014 an urgent international call for a global day of action for Kobane and for Humanity was launched appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane and for humanitarian and material assistance.

Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world signed this call including prominent individuals like Professor Noam Chomsky and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have both been long-time supporters of the Kurdish struggle for self-determination, as well as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates like Adolfo Erez Esquivel, and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of East Timor and Nora Cortinas, cofounder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina and Palestinian singer Reem Kelani.

But while there is no official support the logistics of sending aid to Kobane has been fraught with insuperable difficulties and the people of Kobane have continued to suffer with many families fleeing to a place of greater safety. That is why it is even more urgent now to set up a humanitarian corridor from Turkey to Kobane to facilitate aid to flow through to reach the city, which is still facing ISIS assaults.

Pressure therefore needs to be brought on the government of the AKP in Ankara to take immediate action to let essential medical supplies, food and clothing, to pass through to Kobane. Despite the relentless onslaught of ISIS forces over the past months, Kobane is still standing proud and free. The people are still putting up fierce resistance and are determined to defend their self-governing administration which is one of three cantons in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava (Western Kurdistan, Syria) who are secular, democratic, non-sectarian and pro-gender equality.

The tragic truth is that the death of the young Kurdish boy, Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on the shore of Bodrum and shocked the world, need never have happened if the people of Kobane had received pro

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