Green Sunday (4/10) :Candidate Night

Green Sunday, April 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Candidate Night: Jesse Townley for Berkeley City Council and Bill Kreml for President

Tonight we’ll hear from two of this year’s Green Party candidates: local Green Jesse Townley, running in November for a seat on the Berkeley City Council, and BIll Kreml of South Carolina, running in this June’s Green Party Presidential primary. From local to national issues (and beyond), we’ll be covering them tonight — see you on Sunday!

Jesse Townley for Berkeley City Council, District 5

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Jesse Townley has been Chair of the Berkeley Rent Board since 2014, and was first elected to the Rent Board in 2008 (He’s since been reelected in 2010 & 2014). Registered Green since 1992, Townley was mentored by the late Green Berkeley City Councilmember Dona Spring in the 2000s, serving as Chair & Vice-Chair of Berkeley’s Disaster & Fire Safety Commission before running a strong yet unsuccessful 2004 campaign for Berkeley City Council District 5. The seat is open for the first time since 2004 so Townley is running again- but this time around the strategy will be different as it’s now a ranked-choice position. He will discuss campaign strategy as well as how to attract support in a heavily Democratic city. check out http://www.townley2016.org for more information.

Bill Kreml for President

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A J. D. (Northwestern, 1965), a Ph.D. (Indiana, 1972), along with fifty years of researching and writing nine books on American government and constitutional law, find me approaching my 75th birthday with more trepidation about our political system than ever. In asking California Greens to award me one Houston convention delegate, permit me to relate some of what I have done to deserve your support. In 1980, I took LWOP from The University of South Carolina to run for the Democratic U. S. Senate nomination. Gridlock was upon us. I called for a citizens’ blue-ribbon committee to make recommendations for the democratization of an Eighteenth Century elitist constitution, and was covered in The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post.

The Committee on the Constitutional System was formed, making recommendations to the president and congressional leadership at the 1987 bicentennial. Neither the Republican nor Democratic parties replied to this outstanding group of public figures and academics. In 2000, Molly Ivins covered my presidential campaign that committed civil disobedience over F.E.C. regulations. The F.E.C. declined to prosecute me. CCS’s recommendations, along with my updates, including overturning theCitizens United case, would bring our government closer to the European parliamentary systems. Our separation of powers, federalism, bicameralism, staggered elections, and separation of personnel between legislative and executive branches makes America’s government vulnerable to powerful economic interests and foreign lobbies, particularly the Israeli Lobby. The citizens of the United States are entitled to counter private sector and foreign government interests with a government that represents them, and America’s common good.

WHEN: Sunday, April 10th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 normally follows at 7 pm, but we will not have a Council meeting on April 10th. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

2016 Progressive Presidential Forum in Sacramento (Wed 3/9: 7pm)

YOU ARE INVITED!   
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WHAT:  2016 Progressive Presidential Debate!
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento
WHO:   Sponsored by Sac Activist School & Sol Collective Event

CONFIRMED PANELISTS:

  Representing Jill Stein, vying for the presidential nomination of the Green Party
Gloria La Riva
Presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and vying for nomination of Peace and Freedom Party
Zachary Newman
From Sacramento for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
Mario Galván
Congressional candidate District 6
Russell Rawlings
Sacramento mayoral candidate

SAT: COME to the Regional Climate March — for Paris, for now, and our future

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THIS SATURDAY is the BIG CLIMATE MARCH and RALLY THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.

The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve to stand together for a peaceful and livable planet. This movement for climate justice has always also been a movement for peace– no matter what background or religion, a way for us to protect our common home. So as world leaders gather in Paris at the end of November for the COP global climate summit, folks around the world will be marching in their communities.

This Saturday, November 21, you’re invited to the northern & central California regional march & rally in Oakland. This one of the first of many around the world, so it’s especially important that we come out! It’s a family & kid-friendly event, rain or shine. Here are the details:

 IT IS THIS SATURDAYNovember 21st
10:30am: Gather at Lake Merritt Amphitheatre
12 noon: March
1:00pm: Rally at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza

The March is fairly short and the Rally after has great speakers including:

  • May Boeve, Executive Director of 350.org
  • Mark Hertsgaard, nationally recognized independent journalist
  • Marco Krapels, with The Solutions Project (100% Renewables by 2050).

Click HERE For more information about the march.

TRANSPORTATION: There are buses leaving & carpools from many northern & central California locations. Transportation information: here

VOLUNTEER: There are many fun ways to get more involved by helping out at the march. Please Click here to let us know if you can help.

see: http://www.norcalclimatemob.net/?utm_campaign=20151117march&utm_medium=email&utm_source=350bayarea

Green Sunday (8/9/15): KPFA Board Elections and the Future of KPFA

Green Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

kpfaKPFA radio, the only radio station in the Bay Area that is not funded by corporations, will be having an election starting on August 29th to choose its delegates to its governing Local Station Board.

The station is at a critical juncture as it tries to maintain its listener base and financial viability. In this era of corporate media and the two corporate Parties, it’s crucial to keep our one non-corporate network on our public airwaves.

The Green Party invites everyone to an open forum to discuss and debate the issues facing KPFA. Andrea Prichett, Carol Wolfley, and Cynthia Johnson will make opening statements, to get the discussion going.

Andrea Prichett — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a Berkeley Copwatch co-founder and activist.

Carol Wolfley — is a member of KPFA’s Community Advisory Board and an activist with the Berkeley Post Office Defenders.

Cynthia Johnson — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a longtime activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, and other groups.

WHEN: Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 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 & 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 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

Green Sunday (6/14): Cuba in Transition

Green Sunday, June 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Cuban-Revelations-book-coverCuba in Transition: What will happen after normalization of relations with the USA?

Cuba is very interesting right now, especially regarding the question of the hour, “What will happen in Cuba after normalization of relations with the USA?”

Laura Wells, former Green Party candidate for State Controller and Governor, has returned from a recent 10-day tour of Cuba. She will present her observations on that question and others, such as:

“What are Cuba’s strengths in these times?”
“What can we learn about leadership, from the Castros, and from Latin America in general?”
“Why do so many people want to go to Cuba, and to keep going back?”

LauraFor blog posts during and after her trip, see http://laurawells.org/ and scroll down to see recent titles on Cuba and other subjects.

WHEN: Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 5:00pm to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.
LOCATION: 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 & 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 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

This Sunday (5/24): Judi Bari Day, the 25th anniversary of the car bomb attack

Judi Bari Day is May 24

Judi_BariThis Sunday, May 24, 2015, is the 25th anniversary of the attack on Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned.

The Judi Bari Day event at the Berkeley UU Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar at Bonita) will feature special guest performer LAURIE LEWIS, legendary songwriter, fiddler and vocalist.

After comments and updates by musician and film-maker DARRYL CHERNEY and others, the documentary film “WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?” will be screened.

Karen Pickett will host the program, and facilitate a Q & A session after the film.

Doors open at 7 PM; the program begins at 7:30

Earlier in the day on Sunday May 24th, people will gather to mark the moment and place where the bomb blew up — across from the intersection of E. 33rd and Park Blvd, in front of Oakland High. Gather at 11:30 am—12:30 (the explosion was close to 12 noon). Bring signs, songs, drums for a speak out and commemoration.

Background:
A bomb planted in a car exploded in Oakland on May 24, 1990, injuring EF! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney. Judi was nearly killed. The FBI & OPD called the pair bomb-carrying terrorists, & proceeded to smear them and Earth First! as the Redwood Summer campaign was kicked off. The activists sued the FBI & Oakland Police for violation of Constitutional rights, and 12 years later, won an unprecedented victory against the FBI and OPD. Judi died of breast cancer in 1997. The bomber was never found, but the investigation continues TO THIS DAY.

Info: bach@HeadwatersPreserve.org or 510-548-3113.

Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists, the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters and Earth First!

Green Sunday (5/10): Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: The Case for Opposing SB277 (the Mandatory Vaccination Bill)

Green Sunday, May 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Tina Kimmel, Christina Hildebrand, Terry Roark

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday informational panel and discussion about California SB277, a recently-introduced bill that would eliminate the Personal Belief Exemption (which in California includes the religious exemption) from the 33 childhood vaccinations which are mandatory for attending a daycare or classroom-based school.

Wow, talk about a juicy controversy! My rights vs your rights! Risks vs benefits! Communicable disease vs. chronic disease! Nature vs. nurture! Fraud! Science! Police powers! Profit-driven healthcare! Who can we trust?

Come watch the sparks fly ;-)

The speakers will cover as much of this complex issue as they can in our short time. Each of these panelists brings a different perspective to the subject. The format will be a 45 minute presentation by the panel, followed by 45 minutes or more of Q&A from the floor.

PANELISTS:

Christina Hildebrand is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 7000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. She now believes SB277 would violate parental rights, because if there is a risk, there must be a choice. Christina will be talking about the history of mass vaccination and diseases, the change in vaccine schedules over the years, as well as the ingredients in vaccines, and how they need to be greener and less toxic.

Terry Roark is an East Bay native and surviving parent of a vaccine injured child. She advocates for informed consent and vaccine choice. A long time volunteer with both The National Vaccine Information Center and ParentalRights.org. She will share her son’s tragic story — of vaccine injury as an infant, his lifelong suffering with severe autoimmune disease and his death at the age of 39 — to honor him this Mothers Day.

Dave Rana, PhD, PsyD is a scientist and psychologist with an interest in social justice. His concerns are primarily with our biological environment — e.g. our food, our exposure to environmental pollutants, and our medicine — and their impact on behavior. These are all areas in which our regulatory systems are failing to protect us, via the corporate-government revolving door, and more critically, through the corruption of the science on which regulatory decisions depend.

Moderator:

Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH is on the Green Party of Alameda County’s County Council. She was a Research Scientist for the CA Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Branch, and the head of the Personal Belief Exemption program.

Also, Darryl Cherney will speak at 7:00 pm:
After a short break, environmental activist and musician Darryl Cherney will make a short presentation on his exploratory run as a Green Party candidate for President as well as talking about the upcoming events around the 25th Anniversary of the car bombing of Judi Bari and himself, which happened near Oakland High School. (For more info, please see: http://www.darrylcherney.com/bio.htm ).

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WHEN: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 5:00pm SHARP to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.

LOCATION: 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 & 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 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.