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Saturday, February 6, 2015

2015 SDOA Endorsements & Mobilization



Dear/Estimad@ Supporter,

En español a continuación


The “Drug War” is militarizing, incarcerating, and killing communities, especially traditionally oppressed peoples in Latin America and in the U.S. The War on Drugs, along with other scare tactics and slogans, is being utilized by the Pentagon, police, and politicians to justify the increasing use of military weaponry and tactics to repress dissent and other fundamental human rights. The enforced disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico once again proved that the disastrous results of U.S. military aid and training in Latin America are ongoing. As the U.S. imposes the Drug War on the rest of the hemisphere, the line between police and military inside the U.S. is also being blurred. Ferguson and other U.S. cities have reminded us that police militarization and the treatment of black and brown people as internal enemies are also major problems in the U.S., while putting into context what militarization looks like on the ground for so many in Latin America and beyond.


We are now asking you and other organizational allies to (1) ENDORSE the 2015 Spring Days of Action (SDOA), and (2) MOBILIZE their members/supporters for the SDOA in Washington, DC April 22 – 25. This year’s theme is “Growing. Stronger. Together. Resisting the Drug War Across the Americas”


Please click here to fill out the Spring Days of Action endorsement form:


The 2015 Spring Days of Action (SDOA) will entail actions in the street and in the halls of Congress (including “radical lobbying” and Non Violent Direct Action – NVDA) to hasten the end of militarization and the Drug War. There will also be time for us to meet, strategize, socialize, and party!


Grassroots lobbyists will support legislation to ban the transfer of military weaponry by the Pentagon to U.S. police, a review of all U.S. military training of Latin American soldiers and police, and all are invited to agitate for an end to the destructive Drug War in the Americas.


2015 SDOA Schedule of Events:


4/22 – Wednesday Night – Kickoff Karaoke at Haydee’s Restaurant and Bar in Mt. Pleasant


4/23 – Thursday – Grassroots Lobbying/Radical Lobbying Workshop & Congressional Lobbying


4/24 – Friday – Congressional Lobbying/NVDA/Critical Mass Bike Ride / Friday Night – CONCERT!!!!


4/25 – Saturday – Strategy Session/Fishbowl & NVDA


Questions? Suggestions? Ideas? Please contact Arturo – or (202) 234-3440




La “Guerra contra las Drogas” está militarizando, encarcelando y matando a comunidades completas, especialmente los grupos/pueblos tradicionalmente oprimidos de América Latina y en los EE.UU. La guerra contra las drogas, junto con otras tácticas de miedo y consignas, está siendo utilizada por el Pentágono, la policía y los políticos para justificar el aumento del uso de las armas y tácticas militares para reprimir la disidencia y otros derechos humanos fundamentales. La desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa, México demostró una vez más que los resultados desastrosos del entrenamiento y financiamiento militar estadounidense en América Latina siguen. Al mismo tiempo que los EE.UU. imponen la guerra contra las drogas al resto del hemisferio, la línea entre la policía y los militares dentro de los EE.UU. también se hace más borrosa. Ferguson y otras ciudades de Estados Unidos nos han recordado que la militarización de la policía y el tratamiento de los afrodescendientes y otras “personas de color” como enemigos internos también son problemas imensos en los EE.UU., a la vez poniendo en contexto como se ve la militarización de EE.UU. en América Latina y más allá.


Ahora estamos pidiendo a usted y otras organizaciones aliadas para 1) Endosar nuestros Días de Acción/Cabildeo de Primavera (SDOA por sus siglas en inglés) , y 2) Movilizar a su gente/grupos/miembros para Washington, DC del 22 al 25 de abril 2015. El tema de este año es “Creciendo. Más Fuertes. Junt@s. Resistiendo la “Guerra contra las Drogas” en las Américas.” .


Por favor haga clic aquí para llenar el formulario de endoso:


Los 2015 Días de Acción/Cabildeo de Primavera (SDOA) implicará acciones en la calle y adentro del Congreso (incluyendo “cabildeo radical” y acción directa no violenta – NVDA) para acelerar el fin de la militarización y la guerra contra las drogas. También habrá tiempo para reunirnos, formar estrategias, socializar y fiestajar!


Los grupos de presión de base apoyarán una legislación para prohibir la transferencia de armamento militar por el Pentágono a la policía de Estados Unidos, una revisión de todo el entrenamiento militar de Estados Unidos de soldados y policías latinoamericanos, y todos están invitados a manifestarse/agitar a favor de poner fin a la guerra contra las drogas destructivas en las Américas .


SDOA 2015 Calendario de Eventos:


miércoles 22/4, por la noche – Bienvenida Karaoke en el Restaurante y Bar de Haydee’s en la Mt. Pleasant

jueves 23/4 – Taller Cabildeo de Base/Cabildeo Radical y Cabildeo en el Congreso

viernes 24/4 – Cabildeo en el Congreso / NVDA / Ciclistas – Critical Mass Bike Ride; viernes por la noche – CONCIERTO !!!

sábado 25/4 – Reunión de Estrategia y NVDA


¿Preguntas? ¿Sugerencias? ¿Ideas? Por favor póngase en contacto con Arturo – o (202) 234-3440




News Updates from CLG

6 February 2015

All links are here:


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Move Afoot to Overturn Hyde Amendment Restrictions on Abortion


Move Afoot to Overturn Hyde Amendment Restrictions on Abortion

Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout: A coalition of more than 60 national and local organizations, called All* Above All, is organizing to highlight the discriminatory impact of the federal Hyde Amendment, a 38-year-old law that restricts low-income women from using Medicaid to pay for abortions in 32 states and the District of Columbia.





Tell the PUC we want real choices




Replyto: Sarah Swanbeck


Dear pbnb reader,


Imagine paying more for your internet and cable service. Now imagine fewer choices for providers and even worse customer service. Hard to fathom it being worse, right?


Well, currently federal regulators are considering whether to make that nightmare a reality – by allowing Comcast and Time Warner Cable to merge. Here in California, the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is also evaluating the merger to determine if it is in the public interest.


Could you take a minute to sign our petition and ask the PUC and Attorney General Kamala Harris to oppose the merger?


The consolidation of these two companies would create one giant megacorporation that would have control over the quality and cost of your internet and cable services. It would also give Comcast unprecedented gatekeeper control over the news content that you have access to.


California has an opportunity to set the tone for the country – a stop of the merger by the state PUC would be a huge boost to our effort to block the merger federally. But time is running out for us to take action.


Please take one minute to sign the petition asking the PUC and Attorney General Kamala Harris to oppose the merger.




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BREAKING: FCC Announces Open Internet Rules




Dear pbnb reader,


BREAKING: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler just proposed new rules that would deliver strong net neutrality for generations to come!


Over 4 million Americans asked him to make sure providers can’t throttle the Internet for their profit, and from the look of his new proposal, he listened. This is a big deal.


But we’re not done yet. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, Big Cable and Big Telecom have three weeks to call in every favor they have on Capitol Hill and block the FCC from acting. They’ll stop at nothing to derail net neutrality, especially now that we’re so close to victory. It’s up to us to fight back.


Tell your lawmakers: don’t do the industry’s bidding. Let the FCC enact its net neutrality rules.



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Events & Readings


Don’t let Congress vote against the Constitution

Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFFector Vol. 28, No. 2 Friday, January 30, 2015


A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

ISSN 1062-9424


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June. Tell Congress: it’s time to rethink out-of-control

spying. A vote to reauthorize Section 215 is a vote against

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EMERGENCY: Keep the Dream of Red Wolf Recovery Alive

Defenders of Wildlife



Dear pbnb reader,


Why would a federal agency completely abandon three decades of painstaking wolf conservation for no good reason?


Hard as it is to believe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is actively considering abandoning recovery efforts for the critically endangered red wolf. It would be an unjustifiable and tragic act on their part. And we can’t let it happen.


Your urgent donation to Defenders will help protect red wolves and other vulnerable species from coast to coast.


Just last month, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission passed a resolution asking FWS to declare the red wolf extinct in the wild. This would bring more than three decades of painstaking wolf conservation to a screeching halt and could doom the last wild packs.


Shockingly, FWS officials have said they will seriously consider the request!


Red wolves, smaller cousins of the gray wolf, once roamed across the southeastern United States. Habitat loss and extermination took a deadly toll. By the 1970s, only a few of these shy animals remained in captivity. In 1987, red wolves were reintroduced into a small area in eastern North Carolina. Today, roughly 100 red wolves are making their

last stand for survival in a five county area in North Carolina scrub forest.


Defenders has been a stalwart supporter of red wolf reintroduction since the program began, and we have consistently won court battles to secure the protection of red wolves.


Please help us continue the fight to save endangered red wolves and other vulnerable wildlife!


As recently as 2013, we went to federal court to stop the practice of night hunting for coyotes in the red wolf recovery zone. Coyotes and red wolves look a lot alike in broad daylight. At night they are nearly impossible to tell apart. Dozens of red wolves have been shot and killed in recent years as a result. After the court ruled in our

favor on night hunting, the state agreed to discontinue the practice.


For FWS to agree with the North Carolina Commission’s request to walk away from red wolf recovery in the wild and shut the program down would be a monumental mistake and tragedy.

With your continued support, we can keep the dream of red wolf recovery alive.

Won’t you help today?

Thanks for all you do.




Jamie Rappaport Clark


Defenders of Wildlife

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JFK to 911: Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick





Hello Mindful Media Makers,


Please post the following film on

your community bulletin boards by

February 11 to be shown

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 pm


Humanist Hall

390 27th Street

uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway



Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments                                                                                       & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm,                                                                          followed by optional discussion after the film.



JFK to 911: Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick

by Francis Richard Conolly


Another 50 Minutes of this film shown each Wednesday evening

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$5 donations are expected.

Thanks for making mindful media,




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