A Shining Moment with Dan Ellsberg at Fellowship Hall

Berkeley Calling! See the BFUU Facebook Page Photo Album for the “Annual Hal Carlstad Justice Awards Dinner” held on 7-20-13 in Historic Fellowship Hall featuring Daniel Ellsberg.

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It was a bright shining moment when a faithful Bay Area activist community gathered to hear the legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower speak at Historic Fellowship Hall at the Annual BFUU Hal Calstad Justice Awards & Benefit Dinner on 7-20-13. BFUU member and Social Justice Committee activist Phoebe Sorgen described how “uplifting” Daniel Ellsberg’s speech was and she described Patricia Ellsberg’s presentation as “empowering the audience, lifting us all up as heroes.” Photos by Vic Sadot and Leland Johnson.

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Cynthia Jean Johnson was the MC for the evening and chief organizer of the annual event named for her long time partner, Hal Carlstad. Next door to Fellowship Hall in the Fireside Room on the second floor the Hal Carlstad Social Justice Center was founded on June 3, 2012. It is open from 1-5 pm Monday to Friday and it hosts the new Cynthia Jean Johnson Justice Library.  Cynthia was on day 34 of her Hunger Strike in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike Prisoners at the US base in Guananamo, Cuba. See Cynthia Jean Johnson profile at Close Gitmo.Net 

Code Pink Golden Gate Chorus at Annual BFUU Hal Calstad Justice Awards  7-20-13. Photo  by Leland Johnson

Code Pink Golden Gate Chorus at Annual BFUU Hal Calstad Justice Awards  7-20-13. Photo by Leland Johnson

Cynthia Papermaster was on day 36 of her Hunger Strike Solidarity fast. But she was there to receive an award for Code Pink and feeling hearty enough to sing along with the Code Pink Golden Gate Chorus. See Cynthia Papermaster profile at Close Gitmo.Net

Cynthia Papermaster has also created a wordpress blog titled My Gitmo Fast

http://mygitmofast.wordpress.com

If anyone has more photos to add to this BFUU Facebook album, please send them to vic.bfuu.sjc@gmail.com 

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Truth Troubadour Blog on Michio Kaku Science Show

Truth Troubadour Blog on Michio Kaku Science Show

Science Radio Show Host Michio Kaku Gave Michael Shermer An Unskeptical Interview Dr Kaku lets Dr Shermer ridicule Dr Steven Jones without even mentioning a single detail of his work or his research on samples of WTC dust. It is enough that he was “suspended” by his university. What does our host do to challenge Shermer? Kaku has no informed questions for Shermer to debunk! Is not a “debunking” supposed to actually take on the points that the other scientist or author actually makes? Does Kaku not owe Dr Steven Jones an opportunity to discuss his scientific “Hypothesis” on the show which allowed him to be ridiculed? Could he have Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth on a special show as well? 

Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways

Phil Ochs Highlighted in Smithsonian Folkways

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.

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Cynthia McKinney: Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom

The Political Film Blog showcases Cynthia McKinney‘s latest book “Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom” about her experience as a Congresswoman and as a Presidential candidate for the Green Party USA in 2008. She also edited a book titled “The Illegal War on Libya”, which is also available at Clarity Press.

Report on Cynthia McKinney’s California Book Tour by Minister of Information JR Valrey at SF Bay View National Black Newspaper

San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper by Minister of Information JR May 9, 2013 “Cynthia McKinney wins hearts and minds on California tour”: “Cynthia McKinney’s fundraiser tour for the SF Bay View was a huge success up and down California, hitting San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland and Santa Rosa. The tour, which was titled “Latin America, Africa, and Obama,” coincided with the release of McKinney’s second book, “Ain’t Nothing Like Freedom”, an autobiography about her years as a six-term Congress member from Georgia.”

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CYNTHIA McKINNEY

Green Party Candidate for President 2008, and former Congresswoman

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‘Cynthia McKinney’s passion to bring about social and political change through peace and politics is very inspirational to all who have the honor, like myself, of knowing her or will come to know her by reading something of her life in this challenging book.’ – Mairead Corrigan MaGuire, Nobel Peace Laureate, 1976

“McKinney, an extremely realistic and well-informed person, unlike anyone in Washington or the media, remains confident that truth and justice will prevail.. America and the Constitution will be safe the day Cynthia McKinney or a similar person is president of the United States.” Paul Craig Roberts, former Asst. Secretary, US Treasury

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
by Mike Ruppert / 9

Introduction
The Third Time Must Be the Charm! / 14

Chapter One
The Life…

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The Whistleblower – July 4, 2013 Commentary

Berkeley Calling! I’m a big fan of The Political Film Blog. I decided to re-blog this excellent post and post some July 4 Season of Whistleblowers Commentary about a movie that I saw over a year ago here in Berkeley.

“The Whistelblower” is an excellent and gripping dramatic movie based on real sex slave trafficking done by the UN and the US Pentagon contractor DynCorp during the occupation of the former nation of Yugoslavia to serve the so-called “peace-keeper” troops. Troops and their countries were granted immunity from prosecution from any crimes they may have committed.

Only one US Congressperson was brave and responsible enough to take on the issue with a demand for straightforward answers to her questions.

In the 9:21 YouTube segment from C-SPAN Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney D-GA grilled G. W. Bush Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers about the DynCorp sex trade and why they still have Pentagon contracts. Then she asks Donald Rumsfeld some hard questions about the 2.3 trillion dollars that he reported were missing the day before September 11 and about the war games that were taking place on 9/11. You can see for yourself how they responded without answering at all. The section of the Pentagon that was destroyed by something we are not allowed to see on the hundreds of surveillance cameras at the Pentagon was an accounting section tasked to find the missing millions.

C-SPAN preserved historic moment.  Showcased at 911TruthNews http://911truthnews.com/cynthia-mckinney-grills-donald-rumsfeld

Cynthia McKinney made a book tour in Northern California in April 2013. She had two books to promote. “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Freedom” tells her story about being in the US Congress,  and “The Illegal War on Libya“, which she edited. Both books are available at Clarity Press. At Laney College on April 17 I bought her book on Libya and she autographed it for me. She invited me to sing for her in Santa Rosa the next day. Eric Golub played violin that evening at the Arlene Francis Center.

Vic Sadot and Cynthia McKinney at Laney College, Oakland, CA 4-17-13

Vic Sadot and Cynthia McKinney at Laney College, Oakland, CA 4-17-13. Cynthia signing Vic’s copy of The Illegal War on Libya, edited by Cynthia. Photo taken by Lucia Owens.

Here’s a song to kick off your July 4 weekend! 

Are You A Citizen Or Are You A Slave is an anthem salute to struggle that is done in a strident Cajun waltz style. The song was written by Vic Sadot and Cindy Hubschmidt. It challenges citizen apathy and cynicism. In reciting the successful parts of the historical record, the song confronts the notion that we cannot change anything. Yet the the historical record of struggle says otherwise. Colonialism, slavery, and debtor prisons were defeated. A Bill of Rights, the right to organize unions, civil rights, and womens voting rights were all won through struggle. As Thomas Paine once said, “Rights are not gifts from one man to another, nor from one class of men to another.” Rights are inalienable and not granted by the political powers that be. As the song says, “You’ll use your Bill of Rights ’til your struggles are won!”

Play this full Crazy Planet Band arrangement loud please! TruthTroubadour Music Video at YouTube:  “Blowback or Bloody Treason” – Created after reading  Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert. That’s why the chorus says,  “We need a great detective’s logic! Forensic facts & laws of physics! Not leaps of faith! Just steps to reason! Was it blowback or bloody treason?”



Play this loud too! CHENEY’S IN THE BUNKERFREE song at Sound Cloud based on Norman Mineta 9/11 testimony http://soundcloud.com/broadsideballadeer/cheneys-in-the-bunker

Down with domination and manipulation! Up with dignity and unity! This song, Full Spectrum Dominance, was featured in an earlier edition of The Political Film Blog as well as on the music page of the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space. With the revelations of US spying on everyone we have to stand up and say loud and clear, “This ain’t the way it has to be!”

Defend the 4th Amendment against Full Spectrum Dominance! “It doesn’t have to be this way!” Have a Revolutionary American 4th of July! Tweet this loud for the 4th Amendment!

#FullSpectrumDominance #July4 #4thAmendment #Rights #snowden #righttoknow http://snd.sc/13BesQr

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Unaccountable Immune Mercenary Monsters

This film tells the true story of an American corporate military contractor that was caught trafficking slaves in Bosnia during the UNs occupation.  The scandal was huge, involving many different nationals and organizations, a natural outgrowth of imperial war.

Kathryn Bolkovac was an American cop who took a job there in 1999 to make extra money, but she refused to back down or look away when confronted by the real War Incorporated, which was protected by both the UN and the US State Department.  The real company, of course, was DYNCORP.  This malignant cancer on the ass of the world is still gorging itself at the pentagon trough.  Iimmunity and impunity for America’s hired thugs is standard policy wherever the US goes, including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) runs up against the corporate/governmental rape culture after learning about all the desperate…

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