The Political Scene in Marin and Beyond
Thursday, April 23, 8:00PM
Friday, April 24, 1:00PM
MPJC Presents…. ANIMA MUNDI
The film, ANIMA MUNDI or SOUL OF THE EARTH, describes an overdue world transformation with an array of notables such as Permaculture expert David Holmgren, Michael Reynolds of Earthship Homes and Noam Chomsky who assesses the climate change theories. The principle of “energy returned on energy expended” is examined as replacing oil becomes the main focus for maintaining economies. Endless growth has become obsolete.
Support and collaboration with Social Justice Center of Marin
CMCM, Community Media Center of Marin, Channel #26 or AT&T 99 to view the film, or watch live via the web at http://cmcm.tv/livecommunity
Wednesday, April 29, 4 - 5 PM.
Black Lives Matter
See the police officer fire eight rounds
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!
Watch Walter Scott crumple to the earth
See the officer saunter toward the lifeless
Fifty-year-old father of four
From Exhibit A - Buff Whitman-Bradley
If you would like to express your outrage over such shootings, you might wish to join the weekly #BlackLivesMatter vigil at the corner of
Third and Irwin in San Rafael.
Click IMAGE to watch the trailer
Sunday, April 26, 3 - 5 PM
Cuba's Successful Literacy Campaign
Local filmmaker Catherine Murphy will screen her documentary Maestra at the Dance Palace Church Space, 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station. West Marin resident Teri Mattson, who recently returned from Cuba, will introduce the film; and Director Catherine Murphy will lead a post-screening discussion.
Maestra features Norma Guillard who talks about coming of age in the Literacy Campaign, when, at the age 15, she left home to work in the countryside as a literacy teacher.
In 1961, two years after the Cuban revolution, 100,000 young people were recruited to go to the countryside to teach peasants how to read and write. One year later, these teachers, most of them women and young people, had taught 707,000 Cubans how to read and write, eradicating illiteracy in Cuba. According to the UNESCO, the Cuban experience has been one of the world’s most successful literacy campaigns. The Cuban model has been replicated in over 50 countries.
This event is sponsored by KWMR Radio 95.5 FM and The Task Force on the Americas. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information call 415/924-3227 or go to www.mitfamericas.org.
Dance Palace Church Space,
503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station
Monday, April 27, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
MPJC Special Event…OBAMACARE:
The Doctor Will See You Now…First, Your Copay
Come hear a penetrating analysis of the U.S. excuse for a health care system and join the discussion on how to move forward. This presentation reviews the Affordable Care Act, weighing the appropriate political stance toward it. Charles Andrews places Obamacare within a historical-economic analysis of developments in health care and the movement to get Medicare for All (single payer universal health coverage). He draws on insights from his new book, The Hollow Colossus (www.hollowcolossus.com ).
Charles Andrews was active in the 1994 campaign for Prop. 186, a single payer initiative on the California ballot. He reported on it in his book, Profit Fever: The Drive to Corporatize Health Care and How to Stop It. He subsequently worked as an economics researcher for a national trade union. The author of several titles on political economy, his book The Hollow Colossus has just been published.
Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.
First Methodist Church (basement),
9 Ross Valley Road, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Friday, May 1, 9 AM
Stop Police Terror
A CALL TO ACTION!
STATEMENT TO THE BAY AREA LABOR MOVEMENT
The membership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 has voted at its meeting on April 16, 2015 to call for a stopwork meeting on May 1st. It is fitting that on May Day, International Workers Day, Bay Area ports will be shut down to protest the racist police killing of mainly black and brown people. This is the first U.S. union to take such action. Local 10 took similar action on May Day 2008 to close Pacific Coast ports stopping all work to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the first such anti-war union action in American labor history.
Every July 5, Bloody Thursday, the ILWU shuts down all West Coast ports to commemorate the killing of two strikers shot in the back by police during the 1934 maritime strike. That police murder provoked the San Francisco General Strike. Most recently the local has rallied and closed Bay Area ports to call for justice for the family of Oscar Grant, a young black man killed by BART police in 2009.
Local 10, outraged by the recent escalation in police brutality throughout the U.S. that has resulted in the needless killing of innocent and unarmed minorities, has called for unions and workers to join our march from the port to Oakland City Hall.
For information call Local 10 Chairperson Stacey Rodgers 510-686-0634.
Port of Oakland, take Adeline St. to portside of overpass to City Hall @ 10 AM for 11:30 AM Rally
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