Ralph Nader in Berkeley, Tuesday, July 29th, 2:00 pm

RALPH NADER

WILL SPEAK ON THE STEPS OF THE DOWNTOWN BERKELEY POST OFFICE

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ABOUT THE POST OFFICE, PRIVATIZATION OF OUR PUBLIC GOODS
AND SERVICES & THE FIGHT TO DISMANTLE THE CORPORATE STATE
TUESDAY, JULY 29th
MUSIC FROM 2:00 PM TALK AT 2:30 PM
2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
 

“Postmaster General Donahoe has demonstrated that he lacks the political courage to stand up to Congress and tell them that they caused this mess and they need to fix it. Instead, time after time, he has chosen to take the easy road and dismantle the USPS piece by piece – whether it is by cutting post office hours, closing post offices, cutting service and delivery standards, increasing postage rates, or now ending Saturday delivery.”

Ralph Nader, February 6th, 2013.

Green Sunday (7/13): High School Football is more Dangerous than Professional Football: Undetected Brain Injuries in High School Sports

Green Sunday, July 13, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

SonnyVby Sonny Vernard

Too many concussions go undetected in high school football. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. However, between 50-90 percent of concussions go undetected or undiagnosed. A concussion is a brain injury caused by a violent blow to the head. Concussed high school football players returning to physical activity prior to receiving proper medical attention are at great risk for second impact syndrome which can result in diffuse cerebral swelling, brain herniation, or death can occur.

Our speaker on tonight’s subject is originally from Long Island, NY. He does not have a New York accent. He’s an avid sports fan and can talk to you at lengths about football and professional wrestling. He promises that you will walk away today with valuable information on youth sports so you can advocate on the behalf of your younger loved one’s health.

It’s no secret in the United States that childhood obesity is a major problem. There has been a major push in recent years to encourage kids to be more physically active. Encouraging teens to play high school sports is a very good thing. But let’s make sure that your younger loved one is not put at great health risk when playing youth sports. Please welcome recent UC Berkeley Master of Public Health and Public Policy graduate, Sonny Vernard.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

Statewide Election Today: Polls close at 8:00 pm

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Green Voter Card

Federal OfficesU.S. Representative, District 13 — Why is incumbent Lee taking corporate money?: please see write-up

State Offices

Governor — Luis Rodriguez

Lieutenant Governor — Jena Goodman

Secretary of State — David Curtis

Controller — Laura Wells

Treasurer — Ellen Brown

Attorney General — No Endorsement, please see write-up

Insurance Commissioner — Nathalie Hrizi

State Superintendent of Public Instruction — Don’t vote for Gutierrez or Tuck

Board of Equalization, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see write-up

State Assembly, District 15 — Eugene Ruyle

State Assembly, District 18 — No Endorsement, please see write-up

County Offices

Superintendent of Schools — No Endorsement, please see write-up

Supervisor, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

Supervisor, District 3 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

Assessor — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

Auditor-Controller-Clerk-Recorder — No Endorsement, please see write-up

District Attorney — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

Sheriff-Coroner — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

Treasurer-Tax Collector — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article

State Propositions

41 — Veterans Housing and “Homeless Prevention” Bond — No

42 — Public Records, Open Meetings, State Reimbursement to Local Agencies — No

Local Measures

AA — Alameda County Healthcare Services Tax — Yes, with reservations

Download the full Voter Guide HERE:

Meet Ellen Brown & Laura Wells, May 22-26th

You are invited!

Ellen_LauraEllen Brown and Laura Wells are scheduled to speak at events in Seaside, Richmond, Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco between Thursday, May 22 and Monday, May 26. Hope to see you at one, or more.

Ellen Brown is the Green no-corporate-money candidate for California Treasurer on June 3, 2014, and is the author of Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution, from Austerity to Prosperity. Ellen has a wealth of information about Public Banking (and lots of other things) and she’s fun to be around!

May 22, Thursday, 7:00 pm — Seaside, CA — Candidates for State Office, presenting Cindy Sheehan for Governor, Ellen Brown for Treasurer, and Laura Wells for Controller. LOCATION: Monterey College of Law, 100 Col. Durham St., Seaside, CA, in Monterey County.

May 23, Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm — Richmond, CA — Green Party Candidates Night, presenting Ellen Brown for Treasurer and Laura Wells for Controller. Richmond is the biggest city in the country with a Green Party mayor. Gayle McLaughlin and her no-corporate-money colleagues stand up to Chevron and Wall Street banks. LOCATION: 1021 McDonald Ave, Richmond, CA.

May 24, Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm — Sacramento, CA — March Against Monsanto, march and rally. Speakers include Luis Rodriguez for Governor, Ellen Brown for Treasurer, and Laura Wells for Controller. Speakers, entertainment, Green Party table and more. LOCATION of rally: North Steps of the California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA.

May 25, Sunday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm — Oakland, CA — Meet-and-Greet — Laura Wells for Controller will present Ellen Brown for Treasurer, plus other candidates and officials who will be in attendance. Light snacks and light (optional) fundraising. LOCATION: RSVP to laurawells2014@gmail.com for address.

May 26, Monday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm — San Francisco, CA — SF Occupy Forum, “There Are Solutions: Hear from 5 Green Party Candidates for June 3rd Election,” presenting Luis Rodriguez for Governor, Jena Goodman for Lt. Governor, Laura Wells for Controller, Ellen Brown for Treasurer, and Barry Hermanson, SF/District 12 candidate for US Congress. LOCATION: 215 Golden Gate between Hyde & Leavenworth, San Francisco.

Hope you can come! Please post and forward. See also, for your voting pleasure on June 3, 2014:

VOTER GUIDE — NO-CORPORATE-MONEY CANDIDATES
~ If corporate-financed candidates win, you don’t! ~

Statewide No-Corporate-Money Candidates

Luis Rodriguez, Governor
~and~
Cindy Sheehan, Governor

Jena Goodman, Lt. Governor
~and~
Amos Johnson, Lt. Governor

David Curtis, Secretary of State

Jonathan Jaech, Attorney General

Laura Wells, Controller

Ellen Brown, Treasurer

Nathalie Hrizi, Insurance Commissioner

Congressional No-Corporate-Money Candidates

Barry Hermanson, District 12 (SF)
~and~
Frank Lara, District 12 (SF)

Michael Powelson, District 30 (LA)

Ian Sachs, District 33 (LA)
~and~
Marianne Williamson, District 33 (LA)

Howard Johnson, District 34 (LA)

California Legislature No-Corporate-Money Candidates

Jack Lindblad, State Senate (LA)

Pamela Elizondo, State Assembly, District 2 (North Counties)

Eugene Ruyle, State Assembly, District 15 (East Bay)

The Alameda County Green Voter Guide is Here! (June 3rd Election)

June 2014 Primary Election- Tuesday, June 3rd

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

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Green Voter Card

Federal Offices
U.S. Representative, District 13 — Why is incumbent Lee taking corporate money?: please see write-up
State Offices
Governor — Luis Rodriguez
Lieutenant Governor — Jena Goodman
Secretary of State — David Curtis
Controller — Laura Wells
Treasurer — Ellen Brown
Attorney General — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Insurance Commissioner — Nathalie Hrizi
State Superintendent of Public Instruction — Don’t vote for Gutierrez or Tuck
Board of Equalization, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
State Assembly, District 15 — Eugene Ruyle
State Assembly, District 18 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
County Offices
Superintendent of Schools — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Supervisor, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Supervisor, District 3 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Assessor — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Auditor-Controller-Clerk-Recorder — No Endorsement, please see write-up
District Attorney — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Sheriff-Coroner — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Treasurer-Tax Collector — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
State Propositions
41 — Veterans Housing and “Homeless Prevention” Bond — No
42 — Public Records, Open Meetings, State Reimbursement to Local Agencies — No
Local Measures
AA — Alameda County Healthcare Services Tax — Yes, with reservations

Green Sunday (5/11): Our statewide candidates “live”, and our Voter Guide

Green Sunday, May 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

For the upcoming June election, we will have five statewide Green Party candidates on the ballot — hear them speak about their campaigns tonight! We will also have time for an overview of our Voter Guide, and a quick discussion of some of the races and measures we’ll be voting on. And of course copies of our Voter Guide will be available for distribution!

One or two of our statewide candidates will be there in person (the rest will participate via “Skype”): Controller candidate Laura Wells ( http://www.laurawells.org ) has been confirmed and there is a strong chance that Lt. Governor candidate Jena Goodman ( http://jenagoodman.com/ ) will make the journey from Davis to Oakland to also participate in person. (She will know for sure within a few days).

We will use “Skype” audio/video technology to connect with our Governor candidate, Luis Rodriguez ( http://rodriguezforgovernor.org ); with Ellen Brown ( http://ellenbrown4treasurer.nationbuilder.com/ ), who is running for state Treasurer; and with our Secretary of State candidate, David Curtis ( http://www.votedavidcurtis.org ).

An electronic copy of our Voter Guide is available here: http://acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides/ Please help us distribute the newsprint version to local cafes, bookstores, laundromats, libraries, etc.– wherever other free papers are given away! (Or, you can pass them out in front of grocery stores, at farmer’s markets, or at BART stations, etc.!).

Sunday, May 11th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

Greens: Join the 2014 ‘March Against Monsanto’ (5/24)!

MarchAgainstMonsanto_May24_2014On May 24, 2014, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals.

Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.

Local March Against Monsanto Events:

In India, more than 250,000 farmers have committed suicide after Monsanto’s Bt cotton seeds did not perform as promised. Farmers, left in desperate poverty, are opting to free their families of debt by drinking Monsanto pesticide, thereby ending their lives.

An “Open Letter from World Scientists to All Governments Concerning Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs),” http://www.i-sis.org.uk/list.php, signed by 828 scientists from 84 countries, detailed concern regarding GMOs coupled with a call for immediate 5 year suspension of GMO crops in order to conduct “a comprehensive public enquiry of agriculture and food security for all.”

Please Consider Joining the Anti-Monsanto Project Three Days of Action in Sacramento

Day 1:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014–Lobbying Day, from 10am to 3pm. Meet near the North Steps of the CA State Capitol at 9:30am.

Day 2:
Friday, May 23, 2014–Shutdown Monsanto, from 6am to 3 Meet at the Davis, CA Monsanto office/plant.
https://www.facebook.com/events/394542770690715/

Day 3
Saturday, May 24, 2014–Rally / March, from 10am to 5pm. The North Steps of the CA State Capitol.

See more at: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com
See also: http://occupy-monsanto.com/

This Sat (3/29), Noon: Green State Controller candidate Laura Wells speaks on Public Banking at the Berkeley Post Office

LauraWellsONSaturday March 29
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Downtown Berkeley Post Office
2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

At noon on Saturday March 29th, Laura Wells, candidate for California State Controller, endorsed by the Green Party of California, will speak on the issue of public banking. She will be followed by comments on recent happenings around the possibility of Post Office banking and financial services, updates on where things stand with the (possibly imminent) sale of the Berkeley Post Office, the campaign against the outsourcing of Post Office jobs to Staples, music, letter-writing and more.

The first item in Wells’ platform is

Implement a Publicly-Owned State Bank for California

Determine the best option or options for a successful implementation of a State Bank, and get started on it. Day one.

Come eat at the Farmer’s Market a block away, join us, get caught up, and enjoy a beautiful Spring day in Berkeley.

Music by Hali Hammer & Dave Welsh.

Other updates about efforts to save our Post Office:

  • ~ March 11 hearing with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

  • ~ Status of the proposed Zoning Overlay Ordinance.

  • ~ Protests at Staples Stores, ongoing.

  • ~ Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s proposed moratorium on selling historic Post Offices.

  • ~ Legal actions, and invoices outstanding. Plans for a lawsuit. ~ Bring your lunch.

Sponsored by Berkeley Post Office Defenders.

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Green Sunday (3/9): Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s “Domain Awareness Center”

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Photo Credit: Oakland Privacy Working Group

Teach-In on Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center — presented by the Oakland Privacy Working Group

Join us for Presentations followed by Questions and Answers — with Cat Brooks and Eddan Katz.

* Cat Brooks, an Oakland community and equal rights activist and performance artist, is co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee ( https://www.facebook.com/onyxorganizingcommittee ).

* Eddan Katz, co-founder of Oakland’s creative community hacker space, The Sudo Room, is a member of the Oakland Privacy Working Group ( https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/ ).

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.
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