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Welcome to “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” Group at Vimeo. Founded by singer-songwriter social justice activist Vic Sadot based in Berkeley, CA. What a surprise it is to get a new poetry video presented to the group every now and then! Today in Berkeley Calling Blog we feature the four most recent poetry videos: (1) “Happy Dancing Energies” from spacey (poem by Ava Bird); (2) Imitation: “Edgar Allan Poe Video Poem” from Mark “Iron Strike” Holmberg; (3) “Nature Moments: The Ocean” from Microdac; and (4) Arrival (Video Poem) (2:26) from Athina Souli and her class project team in Greece with English sub-titles. We hope that you enjoy these poems. If you really like one or all of these poetry videos, then we hope that you will share them with others!
“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!
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.
Every Second Friday of Every Month! Multi-issue activist and prolific SF Bay Area singer-songwriter Tommi Avocolli Mecca will be the featured artist on Friday, Feb 8 at Historic Fellowship Hall at the BF MOM (Berkeley Fellowship Monthly Open Mic). Hear Tommi’s song about the banker foreclosure crisis making millions of American families homeless in the wake of the US taxpayer funded “bankster bailout”! What would MLK say today? Vic Sadot, the Berkeley “Broadside Balladeer” will host and sing out! Note to Musicians/Performers: Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm for 20 ten minute spots! Show starts at 7 pm! Featured artist goes on sometime around 8:30 pm. Fellowship Hall is at 1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709. Wheelchair accessible from our ramp on Bonita Ave. $5 – 10 suggested donations to support the Social Justice Committee. No one ever turned away for lack of funds. Volunteer help much appreciated!
TRUTH TROUBADOUR BLOGSPOT Sept 27, 2012: “On Taking an Oath to Become a 2012 Electoral College Presidential Elector for Rocky Anderson: It’s Time to Vote for Justice!“ – “Berkeley Broadside Balladeer” Vic Sadot was sworn in as a Presidential Elector for Justice Party Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson on September 25, 2012. Questions the Clerk about the Meaning of the Oath to Defend the Constitution – Posts Song for Rocky as Free MP3 on Sound Cloud: IT’S TIME TO VOTE FOR JUSTICE!
Last summer songwriter Vic Sadot met Rocky Anderson, 2012 US Presidential candidate for the Justice Party USA, at a small dinner gathering at the home of Cynthia Papermaster of Code Pink Golden Gate Chapter in Berkeley, CA. Rocky is the former mayor of Salt Lake City with extensive management experience, a great record on human rights, and a reputation for getting people to work together. During a road trip to Santa Cruz, Vic wrote a song and sang the first version of it in Santa Cruz at a restaurant gathering for Rocky after he had spoken at Occupy Santa Cruz earlier in the day. The Truth Troubadour Blog is about the day that Vic Sadot was asked to be a Presidential Elector for Rocky Anderson and had to sign a document and make a solemn oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic”.
Vic made numerous revisions to the song and he recorded It’s Time to Vote for Justice in Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley. Then the song was posted as a Free MP3 at SoundCloud on 9-27-12 after Vic received this email from Rocky: “Great to hear from you, Vic! And thanks for the great song for our campaign. I so admire what you do — and why you do it! Keep up the great work!” Best, Rocky
The official site of Rocky Anderson for President:
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