Posts tagged ‘california’
Star Trek and the War on Terror. Jennifer Epps review of “Star Trek Into the Darkness” in “The Political Film Blog” – After the “Zero Dark Thirty” pro-torture “thriller” hunt-for-a-long-dead-bin-Laden psy war myth movie made with CIA as partner, we need some creativity from Hollywood that deals with the ethical questions of the War on Terror. As Epps points out, who better to do that than Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek”? A great read! Let’s put the logic and the love together! Let’s get back to listening to those who blow the whistle on war crimes and other violations of all standards of truth and justice.
Alert from Tri-Valley Cares, a BFUU Social Justice Committee partner, has called attention to the plan to ship plutonium bomb cores back and forth from New Mexico to California on public highways. The SJC endorsed the Tri Valley Cares petition at the Sunday, Feb 3 meeting. “To Prevent the Transport of Plutonium Bomb Cores Back and Forth Between Los Alamos, New Mexico and Livermore, California”. Copies of the petition are available at www dot TriValleyCares dot org If you use Facebook, look them up at Tri-Valley CAREs They got very fair coverage in this local NBC report: Plutonium Plan Mobilizes East Bay Community – East Bay activists say Dept of Energy plan is potentially illegal.
No Nuke Blues was first written by Vic Sadot in 1979 about the Three Mile Island accident on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The Crazy Planet Band played at a number of anti-nuclear events and released the song on an LP titled “Ride the Wind” in 1988. That version included a new verse about the nuclear accident in 1986 at Chernobyl in the Soviet Union, now Russia. This acoustic 2012 version has a new verse about the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan in 2011. This version has Vic Sadot on vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano accordion. Eric Golub plays violin. This recording was done in Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA with owner Sammy Fielding as sound engineer.
BERKELEY BROADSIDE BALLADEER Set List offers free timely topical mp3 songs on SoundCloud! Courage To Resist – A song in support of war crimes whistle-blower Private Bradley Manning; No Nuke Blues 2012 Update has the new 2011 Fukushima verse; Oh What A Day! August 2012 Update Version – A song that raises the real questions about the system as it celebrates the Occupy Wall Street movement for economic justice, 9/11 Truth & Justice seekers, Anti-War activism, and not voting for Democrats or Republicans; The Brandywine & The Christina – A romantic green pop rock song to celebrate the rivers and the environmental movement in northern Delaware; An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King – Based on the book of the same title by William Pepper, friend and lawyer for the King family victory in a civil suit in Memphis in 1999, the song highlights items in Pepper’s book about King’s life and about what was put in the public record by the trial. The songs were recorded at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley, CA with Sammy Fielding as sound engineer. Eric Golub is featured on numerous tracks on ukulele, violin, or viola. Photo of Vic Sadot at Robot Envy Studio in 2011 by Eric Golub