Friday, October 31, 2014

Northbay Uprising radio showcase

We have liberated the airwaves, bringing you Rap, Rock & Rebellion with Dr.G. & Mis.Demeanor!
Every Thursday 3 to 6pm. Tune in [link]
, courtesy of, KZCT 89.5 FM, straight out of Vallejo!

With 3 segments -
* MisDemeanor's Hitlist: "Best in Bay Area Bangas"! [link] Thursdays, 3 to 4pm, with interviews, exclusive tracks, and more!
* "the news", Thursdays, 4 to 5pm, a local news program too dangerous to name! With culture, psychedelica, communitarianism, and experimental reggae music having a vibe for liberation... 
* Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Rock, Culture and more!
Northbay Uprising radio archive [link].
Produced by the Gathering of the Tribes [link], an affinity network for the creation of Liberated Zones, on the airwaves with:
The Mothership Connection! [link] Saturdays, 5 to 5:30pm, featuring the Mothers of Creative Conception: Mis.Demeanor & Serial Mom commenting on community, culture, and more!
Northbay UpRising morning show! [link] Tuesdays, 6 to 9am, local rock, hip-hop, acoustic, and reggae. with positive culture, news and info. Hosted by Dr.G.!
Help the Gathering of the Tribes by making a small donation. $1 makes a lotta fliers!

Please note, Ozcat Radio, their sponsors and associates, are not responsible for content produced for broadcast purposes or on the Web by the Gathering of the Tribes. Donations to Ozcat Radio help keep community radio alive and free! See more at [link], and DONATE to Ozcat Radio here at [link]!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Jan. 9th, 2014, The Northbay Uprising Radio News Report

Tune in to the broadcast [link], Thursdays 4 to 5pm (PST), with news from across Northern California, produced by []! Broadcast to the San Pablo bay area courtesy of Ozcat Radio 89.5FM KZCT Vallejo. Join the Community Journalist program, send news & info to []. Know more with the Community Journalist's Notebook [link]!


Marysville Joint Unified School District attacks Chicano student club MeCha, censoring student activity, abolishing student organizing [link]!

San Pablo Bay community residents unite against "crude-by-rail" project, increased refinery pollution and ecocide [link]!
Campaign to abolish the 500 years old basis of imperialism in the Americas [link]!

National Network in Action on Blogtalk radio with "Real Talk" and "Justice for All" [link]!

Whistleblower on USA Drone War tells facts about war-crimes and censorship [link]!
Occupy Beale AFB! [link] End Drone Warfare! 

Human Rights abuse against those without homes in Humboldt County [link]!
"Dane Carr's Sentencing @2pm Monday (Jan 6)", a message from Verbena of PARC: "It's despicable that there would be such a thing as a criminal trial against someone (Dane) for sleeping, 9 convictions from a jury (who heard the case -replete with lies about available shelter- while someone died on the streets of Eureka from cold), and now... SENTENCING. Please come support Dane and show your disdain for this ongoing injustice. In Judge Miles' courtroom, #2, second floor courthouse."

also asks if anyone in Eureka has a GARAGE or YARD SPACE for their Safe Sleeping Program in service of those without homes, to please call (707) 442-7465. "We'll take care of everything- we just need the space." More info about the program is here [link], organized in response to the illegally limited shelter beds provided for those without homes and the many premature deaths seen during the winter months. This brings up a recent message sent December 13th from Verbena, where she describes the recent premature deaths of many folks without homes, saying, "Robert died in Eureka Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, outside in the cold. When Michael Graves died of exposure, when Mike Dragon died due to unsafe circumstances, when David Mielke died sleeping behind the library, when Robert died two nights ago, or when other folks have lost their lives in Eureka sleeping outside, this City (both the people and the government) should have declared that never again will someone die because they were stuck in the rain or cold, out, vulnerable... But, neither the governments in Humboldt nor most of the housed people here seem to care enough to declare that or to do anything to stop the suffering or the deaths. Shameful. Let's turn that around..."
Bill Holmes, a renowned musician of Humboldt County, also sent out a message about Robert, who had died two days before, attesting to the peaceful nature of this prematurely deceased man, saying, "I will do a show for the people Monday (December 16th) at noon til 3 pm or so in front of Free Meal in Eureka (St. Vincents Dining Hall) on 3rd st near A st. I will be as close to Free Meal as I can be with my guitar. You will find us. If there are any other musicians who would like to sing a few songs for Robert please come down, as well as bring some pot luck for the people. How about some good coffee and some nutritious food? People who need to speak will have a chance, that is my intention. Robert was a friend of mine, he was always kind and respectful towards me and my music. I played many songs for him over the last 7 years. Its time to play them again. Rest in Peace, Brother. My name is Bill, contact me at, have a peaceful day, [signed] Bill."


Stop crude oil storage and rail transfer facility (Martinez)
Push HARD [] Community campaign against ecocide in Pittsburg [link]

Fair Wage Cafe (Eureka)
The Cafe is open Saturday, January 11th from 12noon to 5pm
at the Labor Temple in Eureka: 840 E Street, 9th & E.
Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT: [] [][] [] [707-442-7465]. The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act (on the 2014 ballot as the Minimum Wage Ordinance w. $12.00 An Hour Minimum Wage for Large Employers).
Bring friends and family for live music all day, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks. There's games for kids, fabulous live local music, and everything is Free! The Cafe is a family-friendly space open for relaxation and community building.
Live music from local talents including Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, and Bill Holmes!
Chris Kerrigan, who will replace Frank Jager as Eureka mayor next year (hallelujah!) will speak.
If you or your organization want to set up informational tables, please do. This is our exciting kick off for a successful year which will end in the people winning a higher minimum wage!

Shutting Down the War on Women
Wednesday, January 15, 7:00 PM
Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek
Susannah Delano, public affairs director of Planned Parenthood Shasta-Pacific, will give an update on the status of reproductive rights across the country, efforts to limit them and California's role in preserving them at the meeting of the Diablo Valley Democratic Club. 925-946-0469,

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration (Santa Rosa)
Sunday, Jan. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time. Come celebrate the legacy of a man of peace and justice. Middle school and high school oratories; multicultural performances; the Celebration Mass Choir; awards presentation; children's art contest; special celebration for children ages 4 to 8.

Hosted by: Social Justice Alliance of Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
Monday, January 20th at noon
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church [1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek]
Joyous music provided by Gospel Choir from St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Oakland and inspiration from Rev. Kamal Hassan, Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, Richmond

Capitalism, Climate Change and Alienation  Public Forum and Discussion
Sunday February 2, 2014 1pm-4pm
Oakland Main Library [125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612]
Capitalism is destroying our planet. An overwhelming majority of scientists acknowledge that climate change is causing the mass extinction of numerous species of animals and plants, and is likely to make the planet unlivable for many more species in the near future, as well as threatening humanity with starvation, disease, and massive loss of life. What these scientists and the mass media are not telling us is that climate change is driven by the capitalist profit system, and its severity and effects cannot be alleviated without abolishing that system.
Climate change is already having devastating effects. One of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history just wreaked havoc in the Philippines, killing thousands, and destroying the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands. Meanwhile, 2013 is shaping up to be the driest year on record in California. Millions of people know that climate change is the most serious threat humanity has ever faced. To reduce the threat, we must take immediate steps to transform the global economy into one that is sustainable and environmentally sound. This can only be done by a society that is founded on rational planning to serve human needs, not profit. Only in this way can we reduce the impending suffering and loss of life, and avoid the potential ultimate destruction of the human race. Why are the masses not rising up to defend our planet and our survival? The answer lies in the alienated mentality instilled in us by capitalism and the culture it promotes.
Find out why we must fight for socialist revolution as the only way to prevent capitalism and climate change from destroying our planet. Find out why it is impossible to win without transcending the culture and psychology of alienation, which keeps millions demoralized and paralyzed, unable to wage the necessary struggle for the survival of the human race. Participate in an open discussion on why we need a revolutionary party and movement that can fight against climate change through the revolutionary means of the class struggle.
Sponsored by Humanist Workers for Revolutionary Socialism (HWRS) [] [] []
Disclaimer: The Oakland Public Library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of meetings or meeting room users.

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
"This deeply disturbing book provides the fullest documentation yet of the brutality and ugliness that marked America's war in Vietnam. No doubt some will charge Nick Turse with exaggeration or overstatement. Yet the evidence he has assembled is irrefutable." - Andrew J. Bacevich, Col, U.S.Army (Ret)
Nick Turse is a journalist, historian, managing editor for, and a fellow at the Nation Institute. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Nation. His investigations of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Hosted by Phillip Butler, PhD, a 1961 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former light-attack carrier pilot. In 1965 he was shot down over North Vietnam, where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war. A combat veteran awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals, Butler is now a peace and justice activist with Veterans for Peace.
Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69 (SF), American Legion Post 315 (SF), and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 162 (East Bay)
$12 advance tickets: [] [800-838-3006] or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe's, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books, SF: Modern Times $15 door, KPFA benefit
Contact: Ken Preston, [] [510-967-4495]

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Jan. 2nd, 2014, The Northbay Uprising Radio News Report

Tune in to the broadcast [link], Thursdays 4 to 5pm (PST), with news from across Northern California, produced by []! Broadcast to the San Pablo bay area courtesy of Ozcat Radio 89.5FM KZCT Vallejo. Join the Community Journalist program, send news & info to []. Know more with the Community Journalist's Notebook [link]!

Interview with...
Tova of Oakland
, organizing Solidarity with the People of Detroit,
alongside others from the Bay Area and across the USA.
Detroit is currently being ruled by an appointed Michigan State Emergency Manager, one of many who practice a monopolist's dictatorship in Detroit, Benton Harbor [link], and elsewhere [link], selling off public resources for the sake of personal preference, and overseeing a spike in human-rights abuse against the lumpen (the bottom class) and the homeless. 
Right now, these fascists are getting ready to thieve the pensions of retired public workers, and, if allowed, this hostile act will lead to starvation, homelessness and increased human-rights abuse against retired public workers whose sole source of income is stolen. And, it won't stop there, for as it happens in Detroit, you can see local swindlers using Detroit's process of fascism in your own city!

Contra Costa Sheriffs attacking people who live soley on boats along the coast between Antioch to Discovery Bay [link]

Santa Cruz: Echoes of the 'Code Blue' terror campaign against homeless residents

Monopolist Censorship of Ecology and Science news [link]

Fascism in Detroit: NAACP leadership in the largest New African city are closet fascists [link]


"Support Detroit Workers - Make the Banks Pay - demo against Bank of America"
On January 3 a revised deal with Barclays bank will go before the bankruptcy judge in Detroit. This deal that slightly improves the original one, will still exempt Bank of America and United Bank of Switzerland from the bankruptcy process that threatens Detroit workers pensions and the assets of the people from art, to water and parks.
Demo at BofA near Fruitvale BART at noon to support Detroit. (They are demonstrating at the courthouse Friday am and then going inside to pack the courtroom.) The following press release was sent out to the media. NY is working on a demonstration near Wall Street for Jan. 3, as well.

Move To Amend Sonoma County
Saturday, Jan. 4, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Move to Amend Sonoma County will be working to put a We the People Amendment on the 2014 county ballot in support of Move to Amend's national grassroots effort to stop corporate money from influencing our elections.
The Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa

Dorothy Day Working Group of Occupy
Monday, Jan. 6, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion and action around issues relating to homelessness, mental health, and social services in Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Occupy Sonoma County
Monday, Jan. 6, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Monthly discussion and organizing meeting for Occupy Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Supervisors Meeting - Continue to Demand Justice for Andy Lopez
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m.
For this Andy Tuesday, Mothers in White is planning a return appearance. Spread the word to other women and mothers to meet at the Supervisors Meeting at 1:30. Don't forget to fill out a yellow card to speak and collate with the other speakers' cards. Plus – BRING A MIRROR!!!!! Supervisor Mike Maguire asked us to look in the mirror. We will be turning our mirrors on the Board itself.
Board of Supervisors, 575 Administration Dr., Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa City Council - Amendments to Campaign Finance Rules
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 4:00 p.m.
Amendments to Campaign Finance Rules- Is a change in the maximum amounts allowed to be donated in the works? Since Julie Combs was elected one year ago, she has repeatedly requested a discussion of regulations regarding Robo calling be included in this item. Support for a requirement that robocallers must identify themselves and their top 3 donors and register with the city clerks office is welcome. And a "press 1 to not receive a call about this topic again this month" option could also be discussed. What do you think about the rules and robocalls? Let us know!
Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa

Friday, November 22, 2013

2013-11-28 NBU News

Northbay Uprising radio news
Thursdays, between 4 to 5pm, with headlines and interviews with people behind the news!
Journalist's Notebook  [link], George Seldes had it right: "Tell the Truth, Then Run Like Hell!"

Join our Community Journalist program! Covering "707 to 818, the Bay Valley". Send us news & info to []
and remember, folks, build community solidarity by organizing for Peace, Justice and Freedom!

Continuing our dedication to the Captive Nations within the United States,
November is Indigenous Nations month!

"Uncle Bobby" Cephus Johnson of the Oscar Grant Foundation had been invited to speak at the recent "Marin Unity in The Community" event concerning issues of police brutality and community violence:

Black Power against White Racial Supremacists at San Jose State University! [link]

Solidarity With Port Truckers on their Picket Lines! [link]

More Action Calenders: IndyBay [link]; Ecology Center [link]; Nuclear Resister [link].

Black Friday Walmart Protest from the Public
Friday, Nov. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Global OUR Walmart workers have been speaking out for change and we're taking to protest in the streets, and the Walmart stores, on Black Friday. Outside the building, not blocking entrances, or customers. This is a non violent action. This is a spontaneous non-violent protest, by individual concerned members of the community, each acting independently .Invite your friends and family- the more the merrier! Come with signs, costumes, dance, sign, march!
This is an ALL Day event! Drop in anytime!
(Hosted from 10am-2pm)
 Walmart 4625 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park

Occupy Sonoma County! Dorothy Day Working Group 
Monday, Dec. 2, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion and action around issues relating to homelessness, mental health, and social services in Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Peace Through Sustainability
Monday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m.
Jason Mark, journalist and organic farmer, will discuss peace through sustainability as part of SSU's War and Peace Lecture Series.
Warren Auditorium, Sonoma State, Rohnert Park

Occupy Sonoma County!
Monday, Dec. 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Monthly discussion and organizing meeting for Occupy Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Justice for Andy Lopez!

Activists Plan Picket Line for D.A. Jill Ravitch Fundraiser
December 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Bldg., 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa
Contact Michael Rothenberg [305 753 4569]; Jon Melrod []
We will protest at a Campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Ravitch's re-election. Here we will make our presence known!
We will not stand by while Ravitch refuses to do her job. She must uphold her sworn oath to uphold the law. She must do right by her community by fulfilling her sacred duty to protect and serve the citizens of Sonoma County. She must arrest Gelhaus immediately!
Northbay Copwatch page for "Justice for Andy Lopez!" [link]

Confront Task Farce Hysteria Against the Homeless
Tuesday December 03
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:  Outside City Hall Chambers in Santa Cruz 809 Center St.
There have been six months of largely closed-to-public-comment "hearings" by this group personally chosen without public input or homeless representation by Mayor Hillary Bryant in response to pressure from homeless-hostile groups: Ken Collins' Clean-'Em-Out Team, Pamela Comstock's Take Over Santa Cruz, and Lynn Robinson's Santa Cruz NIMBY Neighbors.
A pre-selected group with a pre-fabricated agenda has kidnapped the label of "Public Safety" to demonize homeless illegal drug users and homeless people generally.
Now their "investigation" and "research" with the usual conclusions of more police, harsher jail time for life-sustaining behavior like survival camping, and amped up Drug Prohibition is ready for ratification by incoming Mayor-to-be Lynn Robinson and her cabal of frightened or complacent politicians.
Speaking truth to this dank den may not be the most pleasant task, but the community needs to hear it.
Bring sleeping bags, signs, musical instruments, friends, and warm blankets.
Hot vegan food will be provided by JumboGumbo Joe Schultz.
We will have a speak-out to decide on next steps to address the callous crackdown and upcoming freezing winter weather.
Subsequent actions later that night will be decided then.
Sleeping or covering up with blankets is a crime in Santa Cruz after 11 PM.
It is illegal to be on the grounds of City Hall with a protest sign after City Council closes its meeting.
There is shelter each night for less than 5% of the City's unhoused population.
These facts tell the tale.
Strike Back at Task Farce Terrorism Tuesday 12-3; PROTEST AT 6:30 PM
The latest chapter in the City's crackdown on homeless people will be played out Tuesday night at City Hall in the 7 PM Special Session of City Council. 
The ratification of the wretched Task Force for Anti-Homeless Hysteria recommendations come up shortly at City Hall (809 Center St.).
Recommendations include increased penalties for life-sustaining behavior, more funding to homeless-harassing police and security, pressure on the courts to "crack down", a ramp-ed up "War on Drugs"...and more! 
Steve Schnaar's critique of the recommendations (and links to the recommendations themselves) is at [].
My response is at [].
Prepare for a long cold winter. 

Saturday, December 5, 11:30am, 3:30pm
FAST-Food National Day of Action
Get some exercise Thanksgiving week by walking the picket lines with us for a living wage! Let's give low-wage workers a hand up, and end handouts for corporations!
While multi-national corporations like Walmart and McDonald's profit billions, they pay their workers poverty wages, forcing many to turn to public assistance just to put food on the table. People who work full-time should be able to provide for their families, and taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill to subsidize corporate profits.
Join ACCE, ALAMEDA LABOR COUNCIL, EBASE, EBOC, OUR WALMART, SEIU 1021, UNITE HERE 2850, and hundreds of workers and community members.
12/5 Fast-Food National Day of Action, 11:30am McDonald's at 1330 Jackson St. Oakland and 3:30 meet at Fruitvale BART
This continues the week of action including Walmart Action (11/27), Oakland Airport(11/27), and Black Friday Walmart Action (11/29),
For more information call EBASE [510-893-7106]

Human Rights Day at the Oakland Federal Building

Dec 9, noon - 1pm
The Living Graveyard observes International Human Rights Day a day early at the Oakland Federal Building.
Will tie together the many ways and places human rights are violated by acts of war and occupation.
Join us, bring your focus issue, and light a candle for human rights and lie down on the sidewalk (legally) to represent the deaths of those killed around the world in these wars.
Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, near 12th Street BART

Monday, December 9, 5pm
Reclaim Lost Taxes / Affordable Housing / Stop Displacements
Invest in City College  [9th and Market, SF]
CloseGap Coailiton: * Jobs with Justice * SF ACCE * AFT 2121 * United Educators of San Francisco

Wednesday, December 11, 7pm
New Priorities Campaign General Meeting
California Nurses Association at 2000 Franklin Street (19th St BART)
Please attend or arrange for someone else from your organization to attend.
 It has been a while since our last general meeting. With a new round of budget battles in the offing, it's a good time to gather and assess the capacity of our network and to make plans for going forward with our work. Our current plans include participation in the annual Global Day of Action Against Militarism, scheduled in 2014 for April 14 (coincident with Tax Day on April 15).
With the budget sequester stalling the growth of military spending in the U.S. for the first time in over a decade, conversion of the institutions and facilities of the military-industrial complex to serve civilian purposes is once again part of the discussion.
The meeting will start off with a short film from 1985, Economic Conversion Now. The film features economists, labor leaders and legislators talking about both 1980's conversion efforts and historic footage from previous rounds of Cold War era conversion campaigns. Can campaigning for conversion play a role in reducing militarism and military spending? The message is as relevant today as it was more than two decades ago.
Can conversion efforts accomplish anything beyond softening the impact of military spending cuts that will happen anyway for other reasons? Who are likely to be our allies and adversaries in the struggle to demilitarize the economy? How can economic conversion of military production be integrated with conversion to a low/no carbon-based sustainable economy? Can/should military sector workers and businesses and communities in which they operate be protected against the impact of conversion?
The film will provide a starting point for discussion regarding the role of conversion efforts today, and we hope for a broader discussion of the strategies the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign should pursue.
We will also be meeting on the eve of the December 13 deadline for the Senate and House deadline for a budget plan. January 15 is when government funding expires and on February 7, the debt limit suspension expires. So there's lots to talk about.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

GOTT Radio, Nov. 21st, 2013

Gathering of the Tribes Thursdays, 5 to 6pm, with Rock, Reggae, Psychonaut grooves, and Culture! 
The beats heard in the background are by the Alley Cat of Vacaville!
Be a part of the Gatherings! This program is produced by an affinity network which meets twice monthly at in Vallejo's Art District, where plans are made, and this is Your chance to join a project for alternative culture, including music shows, events, and more! More info, including a list of projects to get in with, at [], affiliated with: Northbay Evolver Network [link]

Music for the Gathering:

"Stop Hatin' in the Bay" by Sellassie
"Fire" by Illuminati Congo ft. Big Youth
"Open Fire" by Ras Ceylon ft. Hoodlum West, Hungry Bros.

"Talk of the Town" by the Rebobs
"Caboose" by Shenanagens
"(I Wanna Be) Your American Idol" by the Pallet Jacks

"Train to Zion" by Trevor Lyon ft. DJ Imagine
"All in your mind" by Alex Marley ft. Dia Warrior
"True to yourself" by Lazy Sunday

Tribal News 
with music, art, and psychedelic culture! More Tribal News here: Evolver [link]

Welcome to the Northbay 'zine Library! [link]
Check out the latest addition to the Northbay 'zine Library archive: Brain Food #11 [link]
Make your own mini 'zine! [link]

"New Electric Wheel Could Expand Bike Commuting" [link]
Five Crucial But Easy Bike Maintenance Tips [link]

Update from the Tribe: The band known as the Echo Project is now known as the Freedom Shrine. They are releasing a new album in 2014, so be on the look out for Johnny Skull, the Atomic Adam!, and Sparky as they bring the songs of Freedom Shrine to the Gathering of the Tribes in 2014!

Liberated Zones, composed of Thoughtful & Psychedelic events from around the San Pablo bay area and beyond. Click here [link] for more info about Liberated Zones!

Rock the Red
benefit show for World AIDS Day

at the Artiszen Cultural Art Center [337 Georgia st., Vallejo]

4th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival

December 7th, 2013, on the streets of Vallejo's Village of Artists and community spaces, centered at Georgia st. & Marin st. there will occur the Mad Hatter's Festival, Parade & Ball, a fantastic display of InDIYpendent culture and Community Spirit, with art cars, fire art, marching bands, dancing horses, and spectacles too numerous to list!!!
Festival begins at 2pm at Unity Plaza -- between JFK Library & the Post Office: see the Dancing Mexican Horses, Loma Vista animals, fun art cars, plenty of food & craft vendors & much more!! Come & ride in the Mad Hatter Tea PoT!!!

The Parade begins at 4pm, and ends at Vallejo's Unity Park with a fantastic display of lights and flames!Following that will be an after-hours all night block party as only the Mad Hatter could arrange, with the Mad Hatter's Ball (21+, $20) at the Oddfellow's Hub [350 Georgia st.] [].
Accompanying the Mad Hatter's Ball will be Alice's Palace (all-ages) at the Art is Zen [337 Georgia st.] [].
Ozcat Radio, through the Gathering of the Tribes affiliation with the Northbay Evolver Network, has been invited to be in the parade alongside the Cat of Many Colors!

The Hub Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 7, 2013
at The Hub [350 Georgia Street @ Marin, Vallejo]
12/7 9am-8pm (Also the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival that day!)
12/8 12pm-5pm
12/14 9am-4pm
12/15 12pm-5pm
Our shop and gallery will be open all day on 12/7.
Our special guest artisan vendors will be here from 2-8.
Did we mention there will be a DIY gift wrap station at the Hub Holiday Bazaar? It will be all set up in the Hub on 12/8, 12/14, & 12/15! Do your shopping, then create your own special gift wrap!
Some of the artisans participating in the bazaar or who have work in the gallery are:
* Corkapelli Trinkets []
* L Tracey Harper, Therapeutic Massage Therapy
* Mad Zanni Masks
* Michelle's Eye []
* Steamy Tech []
* Glowees []
* Lulu Deux Millinery []
* Sean Murdock []
* Robin MacLean []
* Jean Cherie []
* Sherry Tobin

Northbay Evolver presents…
“Community Healing and the Gift Economy”

Sat. Dec. 14th, 3 to 8pm
At the IntegreTea [717 Marin st., Vallejo]


Hub Crafternoon: Open Studio - Finish Those UFO's!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
1:00pm until 4:00pm in PST
The Hub Vallejo 350 Georgia Street, Vallejo CA
Crafternoon Maven: Katie Vardijan
Definition of a UFO (in the crafty world): Unfinished object or project, often found hiding in craft rooms, under the bed, or tucked away in a corner of the closet in a plastic bag.
Did you start a scrapbook when your kid was a baby? Is your baby now entering kindergarten but the scrapbook is still in pieces? Did you begin knitting a hat last winter but then....summer happened? Is your sewing and mending pile giving you grief? I think you get the idea--let's tackle those UFO's! Spend an afternoon at The Hub socializing while finishing up your art/craft project.
Any UFO project that can be worked on in a room with tables and chairs is welcome. Need to borrow a sewing machine? We have a handful that can be loaned for the day, let Katie know you need one when you sign up. To sign up, please visit []

Sunday, November 17, 2013

2013-11-21 NBU News

Northbay Uprising radio news
Thursdays, between 4 to 5pm, with headlines and interviews with people behind the news!
Journalist's Notebook  [link], George Seldes had it right: "Tell the Truth, Then Run Like Hell!"

Join our Community Journalist program! Covering "707 to 818, the Bay Valley". Send us news & info to []
and remember, folks, build community solidarity by organizing for Peace, Justice and Freedom!

Continuing our dedication to the Captive Nations within the United States,
November is Indigenous Nations month!

Update from the "Dawnstar INC" of the SPJFC:
Recently, receiving word from a local indigenous advocacy organization, the Dawnstar Indigenous Nations Committee of the Solano Peace, Justice & Freedom Coalition carried forward a campaign to convince local politicians to replace the school mascot for Vallejo High School, as it innocently had a Navajo (Dine) national portrayed as an Apache national, and the use of the phrase "kill Apache Joe" lodged by rival highschools at the mascot, although the use of this phrase has dropped in years past, continues the tradition of hate speech against the indogenous people. The campaign succeeded, as Vallejo High school has chosen to replace the Apache mascot [link].
Here is the text of the campaign letter:
Nov. 14th, 2013, to members of the Vallejo Unified School District, and to the members of the Vallejo City Council -
The Solano Peace, Justice & Freedom Coalition sends you this letter because we are concerned about the continued use of Apache as the mascot for Vallejo High School . We believe that continuation of the use of Indigenous nationals as symbols and mascots is incongruous with promoting respect for inclusiveness and diversity.
Images of the Indigenous generally interferes with learning about them by creating, supporting and maintaining oversimplified and inaccurate views of indigenous peoples and their cultures. When stereotypical representations are taken as factual information, they contribute to the development of cultural biases and prejudices, (clearly a contradiction to the educational mission.)
We understand that there are many students, past and present, of Vallejo High School, who feel a special attachment to the mascot. We also understand and believe that this attachment may not have been formed out of maliciousness or negative intentions. School tradition should not be an obstacle to change. What once may have been a unifying symbol/mascot, has become a source of cross-cultural conflict.
Indigenous mascots perpetuate the myth that the reality of Indigenous nations is purely historical and devoid of any contemporary relevance. These images hide the fact that Indigenous cultures ARE living cultures.
The force of these arguments is expressed in a simple and direct way by Barbara Munson ( Oneida ) "When someone says you are hurting them by your action, if you persist - then the harm becomes intentional."
In light of all of these factors, we strongly support and encourage Vallejo Unified School District to stop the use of the Apache as a mascot for their football team.
Thank you, [signed], The Solano Peace, Justice & Freedom Coalition

Center for a New American Dream's Guide to Going Local  [link]:
Some believe that the best strategy for social change is through bottom up, grassroots action. It's a trickle-up theory of change. It definitely has merit, especially these days when national governments the world over seem completely co-opted by corporate interests. City councils, local businesses, neighborhood associations, school boards... these are some of the channels through which citizens can change their communities for the better. This can add up to big changes when many communities transform themselves.
With that in mind, the Center for a New American Dream has been putting together a Community Action Kit that people can lean on as they engage with their environment on different levels. Shareable collaborated on the first entry in the kit, the Guide to Sharing. And now comes the Guide to Going Local.

The Power of Peace and the case of the "Beale 5" prisoners [link]: "In the United Methodist Church, at baptism we promise `to accept the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.' When I crossed the line at Beale, I was being faithful to my baptismal vows by resisting the evil, injustice, and oppression of U.S. drone warfare." - The Rev. Sharon Delgado []

UC Workers organize a One-Day Strike at Campuses & Medical Centers on Nov. 20th [link]

Defend the Albany Bulb Liberated Zone! [link]

Targeting of the Uhuru Movement [link]. Targeting of Black Leadership [link].

Fascist Democrat Party legislator in the State of Hawaii begins campaign to physically assault Homeless people [link

Austin to House Homeless in a Tiny House Village []

Irvington city in New Jersey and the People's Eminent Domain [link]

22nd consecutive Kenny Harding Jr monthly Community Feed
Long time supporter Pladee Clayton standing with the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation helping show support for Justice ForRigoberto Arceo

Kenny Feed stand with family of Andy Lopez and March For Andy Lopez

Lunches ready to go following prayer.

Community member George stopped by to help out, get a lunch and stand for Kenny!

New Political Prisoner in the USA:  Jeremy Hammond [link], an Anonymous Agent for human-rights who released evidence for war-crimes, and was arrested for it by the war criminals themselves!

Northbay Copwatch page for "Justice for Andy Lopez!" [link]
Civilian Society Demand for Grand Jury Investigation into the Sonoma County Sheriff Dept. See the Action Calender below the headline section on this page!
According to Wikipedia: The symbol/logo posted by Deputy Gelhaus on his online photobucket account (as shown by this screenshot taken by community members) is called a Totenkopf (lit. "skull") is the German word for the skull and crossbones and death's head symbols. The "Totenkopf"-symbol is an old international symbol for death, danger or the dead, as well as piracy. In the early days of the NSDAP, Julius Schreck, the leader of the Stabswache (Adolf Hitler's bodyguard unit), resurrected the use of the Totenkopf as the unit's insignia. This unit grew into the Schutzstaffel (SS), which continued to use the Totenkopf as insignia throughout its history. It consists usually of the human skull with or without the mandible and often includes two crossed long-bones (femurs), most often depicted with the crossbones being behind some part of the skull. Totenkopf applies to symbolic depictions of the human skull. Skull and bones is "Totenkopf mit Knochen" in German. - Wikipedia

"'We Stand With Hayward Workers' campaign catches fire"
 More Than 1,200 Hayward residents and business owners have signed the “We Stand With Hayward Workers” petition following a successful community blitz this past weekend and the launch of a public campaign site at
 Members from SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, ILWU Local 10 and other unions fanned across Hayward neighborhoods Saturday, knocking on doors and asking people to sign the petition and put up lawn signs, which are increasingly on display throughout the city.
 While city administrators continue to push for more cuts, effectively doubling down on their failed austerity policies that are slowing economic recovery, Hayward workers are joining the community in the fight to call on our elected leaders to reinvest in Hayward.
 Many businesses, like Vintage Alley, already have a sign up in support of workers.
 “I am a union man for 30 years, and I know what it’s like to go through tough times, but the economy is picking up,” said Alfredo Rodriguez, owner of Vintage Alley in downtown Hayward. “City workers have been giving and giving, you can only give so much. The city needs to do the right thing.”
 Hayward workers and residents are collecting signatures for a petition to deliver to City Council to make clear it is the duty of city officials to prevent -- not create -- economic harm to the community. That includes offering city employees a decent wage so they can contribute to the local economy.
Stand with SEIU 1021's City of Hayward workers by signing the petition (and leaving a comment).
"Petitioning Friends of Hayward City Workers: We Stand With Hayward Workers!"
Petition by Anna Bakalis of Hayward, CA []:

We are a coalition of Hayward workers, community and business leaders who are urging the Hayward Mayor and City Council to help turn our economy around.
We are calling on our elected leaders to stop the cuts that hurt our economic recovery.
Hayward families were already coping with the down economy before the City took 12% in wages and benefits from workers. Our message remains clear: Hayward management must return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair agreement, and the community continues to Stand with Hayward Workers!
Attacks on public services and the workers who provide them hurt the local businesses and organizations that these working families support.
It's time to help the local economy by reinvesting in the workers who provide vital services to the community.
We are fighting for a fair economy for all!

More Action Calenders: IndyBay [link]; Ecology Center [link]; Nuclear Resister [link].

Trayvon 2 Benefit Dinner, and Film:
The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Friday, November 15, 2013
The Holdout [2313 San Pablo Av, Oakland]
Join us for an evening of food, community, and a film to raise funds for the Trayvon 2 anti-repression fund. All proceeds will go towards continued support.
Suggested donation: $5-20
5:30 Dinner
6:30 The Spook Who Sat by the Door Film
Dinner Menu include:
fried halal chicken or fried fish
salads, beans, rice
mac n cheese, other vegetarian options
and more....
"The Spook Who Sat by the Door" is a classic black revolutionary film of the 1970s.
Trailer: []
Also, this WePay account is specifically linked to the Trayvon 2's legal fund. Please contribute as much as you can and circulate this link far and wide! Among other things, this money will cover potential fines, legal fees, and transportation costs (to and from court dates and meetings with lawyers).

and, what happened a couple days before:

Wednesday, 10:00am    
661 Washington St Oakland, CA 94607
The Black Riders Liberation Party calls on all comrades, allies, sympathizers and all Freedom loving peoples to participate in kkkourt watch observation for two innocent brothers Hannibal and Tanzeen (Trayvon 2), who were wrongfully targeted and framed for exercising their so-called constitutional rights to Freedom of speech and Freedom of assembly. These trumped up felony charges come from the brothers participating in a rally and march in protest of the acquittal of racist George Zimmerman for the lynching of Black teen Trayvon Martin.  When the actions in response to the Kangaroo kkkourt Zimmerman verdict happened, many people were doing many things to rebel against the system of exploitation and white supremacy. In fact at least four or five other people were arrested with these brothers and now they are the only two still facing any charges. We believe that these comrades were targeted not only because of them being outspoken organizers against injustice but also because they are Muslims and dark men. 
When the conditions of kkkapitalism become so repressive that there are more people in prison today than were enslaved in 1850 it becomes clear that we are living in a fascist regime that exploits dark human lives to feed the Prison Industrial Complex. Moreover when there are brave people who decide to resist against such oppressive conditions they are met with the legal and military arm of the State in attempts to neutralize their efforts and prevent others from joining in the struggle. We saw that the State purposefully ignored the reasonable demands of the 30,000 plus comrades who participated in the largest hunger strike in history. We are also seeing now that the State is trying to attack our comrades and neutralize their organizing efforts against white supremacy.  The State is offering these brothers plea bargains that include jail time, four way searches and more unjust bullshit to neutralize their organizing efforts. But they have remained defiant and we will be there in solidarity with them. We are calling all people who don't fear freedom to come in support and observe the kkkourt room which is known for railroading dark men and women for years into the Prison Industrial Complex!

Northbay Copwatch page for "Justice for Andy Lopez!" [link]
March for Andy Lopez and the Community
Friday, November 22, 2013
City Hall to District Attorneys Office
It had been one month since the horrific murder of Andy Lopez. One month and we as a community have been completely alienated by those whom are supposed to serve and protect us.  Demands for a transparent investigation have fallen on deaf ears, as no new information has been released by the SRPD. Our District Attorney has done nothing to address this murder in an attempt to let the flame for justice die down.  Join us as we march from City Hall to the District Attorney's office. NO ARREST = NO ELECT
this march is very important to the Lopez family as it will take place on the one month anniversary of their son's murder. There is no excuse, be there. Be there to honor this child who's life was taken far to early. Be there to show your respects to the family. Be there, to let all know we will continue to fight for justice. Justice in the form of an immediate arrest of sheriff, Erick Gelhaus.
If you would like to show support but can not attend there is a petition you could sign []

Standing with Women
Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Women's Grassroots Congress, Women’s School and Women’s Spaces are hosting a one-day workshop to hear your voices and dreams with the call to bring your clarity, determination and ability to unite into a country that so needs your presence.
$35.00 sliding scale.
The Sunflower Center - Lydia’s Organic, 1435 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

Debtors' Assembly: Strike Debt Bay Area - You Are Not Alone. Or a Loan!
Saturday November 23, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall [1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709]
Contact: Hannah Appel []

Debt keeps us isolated, ashamed, and afraid - of becoming homeless, of going hungry, of being crippled or killed by treatable illness, or of being trapped in poverty-level jobs. Those facing foreclosure, medical debt, student debt, or credit card debt feel alone, hounded by debt collectors, and forced into unrewarding work to keep up with payments.
 Join us for Strike Debt Bay Area's (website and Facebook) third Debtors' Assembly, where we will come together to understand debt in this modern society of ours and how to fight it collectively. This event is generously sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee.
This Debtors' Assembly will be an opportunity for people to come together, gain an understanding of how debt works, share their own debt experiences, and work on various ways to change the unjust debt system and begin to organize debt resistance.
Strike Debt Bay Area is the local chapter of Strike Debt, an international movement of groups working to build popular resistance to all forms of unjust debt. Strike Debt has organized the Rolling Jubilee, the Debt Resistors Operations Manual, and local debtors’ assemblies.
Strike Debt supports the creation of just and sustainable economies, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence. We owe the financial institutions nothing. It is to our friends, families and community that we owe everything.

Thanksgiving Feast Tribute to Native Americans
Sunday, November 24, 3:00pm 
 The 30 million indigenous people on this continent before Columbus produced brilliant scientists and astronomers, architects and builders. These women and men were orators, farmers, jewelry-makers, creators of political institutions and social orders that lasted hundreds or thousands of years. At the time of the conquest, the indigenous people cultivated over 300 food crops which today are the basis of 60% of what is eaten on our planet.  Celebrate the contributions of this hemisphere's first people. Enjoy a home-cooked roast turkey dinner, with vegetarian entree, accompanied by new world foods.
 $10-15 donation. For work exchange, call in advance.
New Valencia Hall [747 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109]
Hosted by Bay Area Radical Women
 To volunteer or for more information, call [415-864-1278] or email [] []

On the eve of President Obama's high-roller fundraiser (protest info above) ...
 SIDEWALK VIDEO NIGHT:  Stop the Drone Murders!

 Sun. Nov. 24 – San Francisco - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 outside the SF JAZZ Center [201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (a flat 5-block walk from Civic Center BART)]
 RSVP on Facebook []
CODEPINK, World Can't Wait and others will screen the new films Unmanned: America's Drone War and Wounds of Waziristan – on the sidewalk outside the SF JAZZ Center.  Join our crew to talk with people who stop to watch, want to know why hundreds of civilians are being killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan  and Yemen by U.S. drone strikes in our names – and need to join the resistance. 
 Since Obama has taken office, deadly drone strikes have increased, causing more drone bases to pop up across the country and across the globe to engage in surveillance and targeted killing.  Too many Americans have no idea what this illegal, immoral mass murder looks like on the ground.  These are two films that can dramatically help change how they understand these crimes of our government – and our collective responsibility to refuse to go along with these illegal, immoral crimes under any circumstances (including when the president is not Bush but Obama!)  
 Your help is needed.  People stop, watch – often they're shocked, or incredulous, or have a thousand questions – so we give out flyers,  converse with people (speaking to their questions, yet also bringing them information and perspective they may never have heard before).  Taking the truth about the war to ordinary people who just happen by is a fascinating experience, come share it with us. 

Outside Barack Obama’s San Francisco High-Roller Fundraising Luncheon …
GATHER, MARCH, RALLY: Protest Against Drone Criminal, Barack Obama!
Join CODEPINK, World Can't Wait, and many more…
We protest U.S. murder-by-drones, torture… and the whole blood-soaked package of these filthy imperial wars!
Mon. Nov. 25 – San Francisco - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Gather 11:00 AM at Patricia's Green (a small park) at Octavia & Hayes
March to the SF JAZZ Center at 11:30 [201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (a flat 5-block walk from Civic Center BART)]
 RSVP on Facebook []
Bring signs, banners, friends, noise, and your voice of conscience.
We recognize that many people have deep grievances over many of the Obama administration's policies, from the horrors of the environmental emergency, to the repression against Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and all the other truth-tellers, to how the ugly resurrection of lynching (as in the Zimmerman verdict for the murder of Trayvon Martin) calls forth not a whisper from Obama.  We welcome everyone to join in, and bring all of that!  But we ask that the central message this day stay in sharp focus, front and center:   This UNENDING, EXPANDING WAR and the DRONES and TORTURE that are America's main weapons in it.
Obama is expected to arrive, speak, and then depart for a mid-afternoon fundraiser in Southern California.   Our demonstration is prepared to be flexible, as we may have to change location.  Call mobile World Can't Wait phone before and during the protest to find us: 415-864-5153.

Join CodePink and peace activists throughout Northern California:
Nov. 25, Monday, 3pm, to Nov. 26, Tuesday, 8am
In Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan:
Activists will wear blue scarves and white clothing in our monthly 2 day nonviolent protest at Beale AFB to stand with the people of Afghanistan for their right to live free from a brutal 12 year U.S. occupation. 
Check out the Blue Scarf Movement at: []
We will wear blue scarves to symbolize all people's right to live free from the violence of war and drone surveillance. In a recent testimony before Congress, Zubair, a 13 yr. old  boy and drone victim from Pakistan, said, "I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey."  He and his younger sister were injured in a drone strike last October in Waziristan, Pakistan, and his 67 year old grandmother was killed while picking vegetables. Zubair added, "When the sky brightens, drones return and we live in fear."
We will wear blue scarves to embrace everyone's right to live under a blue sky free of drone attacks and surveillance. 

* Next Occupy Beale Encampment:  Mon. Dec. 16, 3pm to Tues. Dec. 17, 8am. 
* "Wheatland 4" Anti-Drone activist Trial, January 13, Sacramento.  More info in coming months.
* April, 2014:   Non-violent direct action planned at Beale for April Days of Action Against Drones.  Help us make this grow!
THE RESISTANCE:   We need more folk to step forward and participate in nonviolent civil resistance/direct action to say no to US militarization and destabilization of the planet.
The Beale 5 activists were recently sentenced with community service for blocking the road into Beale in October 2013 to oppose drone killings.  The 2nd wave of resisters, the Wheatland 4, will face trial on Jan. 13.  We are looking for more volunteers to come forward for the next wave.....only good is gained from this very low risk and very meaningful activity to break the silence and say NO to U.S. military aggression and illegal drone killings.

Peace and Protest in the Arts
Monday, Nov. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Tim Wandling, professor of English at SSU, will discuss peace and protest in the arts as part of the SSU War and Peace Lecture Series.
Warren Auditorium, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

GMO Teach In Occupy Sonoma County
Monday, Nov. 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn about the organizing to Label GMO's in our food, dangers of corporate control of our food supply. Discussion Instigator:
Daniel Solnit, political organizer and former campaign coordinator for GE-Free Sonoma
Defeats of recent GMO labeling initiatives
Dollarocracy and corporate control of our food supply
Strategies for stopping GMOs
Next steps for our movement
Pick up a GMO-free Shopping Guide
Taste some GMO-free Snacks
Take home your very own Winter Seed Bombs to plant
Unitarian Universalist, 547 Mendocino Ave., SR

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mis Demeanor Radio, Nov. 21st, 2013

MisDemeanor's Hitlist 
the "Fall" edition
Send Mp3 tracks at [] (tracks must be clear of cuss words and explicit content)! Check out the Mis Demeanor Rap Sheet at [], and music fan pages []. BackBeat provided by Suave Debonair!!!

Interview with Shoddy BOE,
who just got "Accepted", the new title track from his new EP, ft. Eye-Eighty and Lady J, released on Soundcloud [link]!

The Top Ten Most Wanted
10. "Outer Lane" by Stevie Stone
9. "Hotie Playlist" by RudeBwoy Banks 
8. "What u Kno bout Boo" by Young Boo (DLK Entertainment)
7. "Options" by Dria-E   
6. "First Place" by Macwon  
"Psychosis" by Jimmy B
4. "Brand Nookie" by Young Haitti
3. "Good Day In The Bay" by Klaranze Kirk (debut)
4. "Talkin' Bout Money" by Wall-e ft. Zaytoven, B-Low, Sig
1. "Oh No" by Hugo Monster