Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April15th: Operation Ghetto Storm, a report on the killing of Black people in the US. The War on Obesity: is it a war on women's bodies?.

Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of Black People in the US

In this segment, we discuss Operation Ghetto Storm: The Extrajudicial Killing of 313 Black People by U.S. Police, Security or Vigilantes in 2012, with Arlene Eisen of the Malcolm X Solidarity Committee.The corporate media have given very little attention to these extrajudicial killings. We call them “extrajudicial” because they happen without trial or any due process, against all international law and human rights conventions. Click here to download entire report.

Listen now or Get MP3 21:54 min.

Fabulous to be Fat and the Fairy Tale of Weight Loss. Fat Activists Speak Out.

Virgie Tovar, author of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and Jen Larsen, author of Stranger Here (how weight loss surgery transformed my body and messed with my head), talk about how the War On Obesity is really an undeclared war on Women's Bodies and how we can resist.

Listen now or Get MP3 30:08 min.

TONIGHT-Berkeley, CA: Angela Davis

April 17, 2013

An Evening with


In Commemoration of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day
Wednesday, April 17, 7pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, at Dana
Just a 15 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley Bart
Introduced by Palestinian journalist from Dheisheh Refugee Camp,
Ziad Abbas, who will speak about Palestinian children prisoners 
Get your tickets now! This event could sell out!
$15 general, $10 low income
OR order directly from MECA:
Mail a check for however many tickets you would like to: Attn: Sue, MECA, 1101 8th Street, Berkeley CA 94710, along with a SASE and your phone number -- or come into our offices to buy tickets directly from Sue, 9am-noon weekdays.
You can also email her for info
$15 tickets also available (no service charge!) at these bookstores:
(East Bay) Books, Inc./Berkeley, Marcus Books, Pegasus/Solano, Pegasus/Shattuck, Walden Pond, Moe's, Diesel; (SF) Modern Times. 
Angela Davis co-founded Critical Resistance, taught the History of Consciousness, directed Feminist Studies, ran for Vice-President twice, and wrote many excellent books -- including Women, Race and Class and Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire.
Now she is celebrating the release of her new book, The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues. Angela will sign books after the event. 
This event benefits MECA's work with Palestinian children.
In 2011, she traveled on a women of color delegation to Palestine, which later issued a call for divestment from Israel. In 2012 she particpated in the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in New York City.
"Herbert Marcuse taught me that it was possible to be an academic, an activist, a scholar, and a revolutionary." --Angela Davis
"Davis' arguments for justice are formidable...The power of her historical insights and the sweetness of her dream cannot be denied." -- New York Times
Cosponsored by: KPFA, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies/SF State University, Critical Resistance/Oakland, Arab Film Festival, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Al-Awda, Justice Now, US Palestinian Community Network, Palestinian Youth Movement, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Freedom Archives, All of Us or None, Jewish Voice for Peace, Bay Area Women in Black, San Francisco Women in Black, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, National Lawyers Guild.

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min.

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