Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!

Standing On the Side of Love – Free Chelsea!.

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” – Free Chelsea Manning! BERKELEY CALLING BLOG AT BLOGSPOT – Stand on the side of love, truth, justice, and peace!

  • COURAGE TO RESIST.ORG Plans a Speaking Tour for CHELSEA MANNING Attorney DAVID COOMBS, including an Oakland event at Humanist Hall, 390 – 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 on Monday, Dec 9 at 6:30 pm! Activists call for unity on principles behind a heroic war-crimes whistle-blower like Bradley/Chelsea Manning, including Manning’s right to her identity.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, released a statement denouncing the 35 year sentence and praising Chelsea Manning’s humanism.

  • Singer-songwriter Vic Sadot updated his song titled “Courage To Resist” to refer to Manning in the feminine as requested. The song has been recorded and posted on SoundCloud as a full length listen and download with share options at the link that is provided in this BERKELEY CALLING Blog.

  • Berkeley Fellowship of UU’s SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE issued The “STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE” Resolution calling for resolute support for Chelsea Manning for her identity rights in addition to a reinvigorated defense of her public service in upholding the laws of the land by her commendable effort to expose war crimes and cover-ups. The chat room logs that led to Manning’s arrest show that Private Manning was motivated to uphold the law by exposing war crimes and cover-ups because he/she feared that an uninformed citizenry would be ill-fit to govern a democracy. After years of extraordinarily cruel techniques on Manning, including sensory deprivations such as sleep or light, and being exposed to extremes in temperatures in a cell with no blankets or clothing, as well as long stretches in solitary confinement, the military tribunal gave the patriotic whistle-blower a 35 year prison sentence. Meanwhile, all the war criminals all go free!
    http://berkeleycalling.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/standing-on-the-side-of-love-free-chelsea/

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards

Daniel Ellsberg Speaks at 2013 Berkeley Justice Awards.

A Shining Moment with Dan Ellsberg at Fellowship Hall

BERKELEY CALLING POST#14, July 26, 2013

A Shining Moment with Dan Ellsberg at Fellowship Hall.

Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways

Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways sparks Broadside Balladeer Blog by Vic Sadot in Berkeley, CA

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”.

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection”

Broadside Balladeer Blog – “Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways Collection” – A “No More Songs” email alert about a new article by Ronald D. Cohen called “Peace Songs of the 1960s” inspired this nostalgic and historical Broadside Balladeer blog about the Smithsonian Museum Folkways Collection, meeting and interviewing Phil Ochs in May of 1973, working with Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen of Broadside magazine, the 1977 “Broadside Balladeer” tribute song, and the 1982 article on “Phil Ochs FBI File” in Broadside Magazine.

Why They Assassinated Dr. King

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The Political Film Blog by Joe Giambrone – Why They Assassinated Dr. King

Originally posted on Political Film Blog:

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Americans from childhood are fed a diet of bullshit that carries on into adulthood. One of these bullshit myths concerns Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated by the US government, and not by a lone gunman, on April 4th of 1968.

Exactly one year to the day prior to that event, April 4th of 1967, Dr. King gave the most political and controversial speech of his life. Lashing out at the war in Vietnam, the mass murder, billions squandered, the imperialist machinations of the US government, Dr. King essentially signed his own death warrant by stating point blank:

“Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for…

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