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Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

After Event Update Photos

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Country Joe McDonald takes the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse stage at the Berkeley Barb 50th Anniversary Celebration on August 12, 2015.

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb's 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times...

Singer-songwriter Emily Yates takes a 3 person selfie back stage at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebration of the Berkeley Barb’s 50th Anniversary on 8-12-15. Emily posted it on Facebook within minutes. Modern times…

Berkeley Barb Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Article by Vic Sadot at Berkeley Calling Blog: Many veterans of Berkeley Barb activist journalism in the past 50 years will be gathering from far and wide for a reunion with their movement friends. If you don’t know the Berkeley Barb history, you can visit the About Berkeley Barb section of the website. Meanwhile here is an excerpt, and below you can check out the schedule over several days Aug 8 – 14. Country Joe McDonald invited me to do a couple songs at the private event at The Freight & Salvage on August 12 at “A 50 Year Barb celebration party with live music featuring Country Joe McDonald, Jef Jaisun, Vic Sadot, Sal Valentino & friends, plus radio pioneer Scoop Nisker and comedy celebrating free speech and the alternative press, is scheduled at the Freight & Salvage at 2020 Addison St. in Berkeley”.  Read more at the Barb or Freight sites! On Saturday, August 15 Country Joe’s idea of doing an all day “BERKELEY PROTEST FESTIVAL” will swing into action with an Event Team who will coordinate over 50 performers of songs, poems, and comedy at the Historic Fellowship Hall of the BFUU in Berkeley.

Phil and Me – Celebrating Phil Ochs

Phil and Me. Phil Ochs 75th birthday will be on December 19, 2015. At “Celebrating Phil Ochs” website and Facebook there is a section for sharing your story about meeting Phil! I just posted one! And two days ago I posted a video enhanced version of the May 1973 interview that Rich Lang, Skip Pizzi, and I did with Phil at WGTB in Washington, DC. Check it out! Vic

Musical Tributes

Recommending this site “Celebrating Phil Ochs”, and in particular this page of song tributes to Phil Ochs, which includes my full Crazy Planet Band 1987 soundtrack in a video made by Dean Banks and also an audio at SoundCloud of the acoustic guitar version with Eric Golub on violin released on 9/11/11 on the CD titled “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs. Musical Tributes.

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.

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.