American Sniper, a film based on the life of sharpshooter Chris Kyle, celebrates and glorifies war and racism. In the movie Iraqi people are repeatedly referred to as “savages” and the climax of the movie focuses on Kyle’s killing of a child. Chris Kyle himself in an interview stated “the enemy are savages and despicably evil,” and his “only regret is that I didn’t kill more.”, along with finding his record killings “fun.” We stand together to say enough is enough, Hollywood cannot be glorifying Kyle as a “hero” and whitewashing the horrific history of the Iraq war.
Never mentioned in the film are the truths of the War on Terror: the Bush Administration’s use of 9/11 to go to war against domestic and international law, Saddam Hussein, Al-Malaki, oil corporations, veteran’s experience with PTSD and abandonment once home, domestic surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans, Abu Ghraib or other US detention camps. These absences absolve the United States of its many war crimes in Iraq and perpetuate the American war-mongering narrative we are all too familiar in the still-ongoing “War on Terror” era.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has reported a drastic increase in hate speech and anti-Arab/anti-Muslim threats since the film’s release. These expression of hate do not represent our communities!
Join us outside a private screening of American Sniper featuring director Clint Eastwood and lead actor Bradley Cooper to say “There is Nothing Heroic About American Sniper.” Stop war-mongering, and stand with our troops and the Iraqi people. Stop the hate!
RE/MAX real estate is Denver-based multinational company whose franchise in Israel is currently operating and selling settlements in the West Bank violating international law. While Palestinian homes and olive groves are bulldozed to make way for new settlements, Israeli RE/MAX agents are doing business in all the major West Bank settlements, including Adam, Beit Arye, Beit El, Giva’at Ze’ev, Ma’ale Adumim, Oranit, Salit, Sha’arei Tikva and Zufim and occupied East Jerusalem.
As part of an international effort demanding RE/MAX cease profiting from the selling of stolen Palestinian land, we are staging actions at local offices demanding RE/MAX International take action NOW!
We will be delivering the national petition of over, 3,000 signatures to our local office, demanding a meeting with the Los Angeles’ franchise owner and holding an open mic speak-out outside the office in solidarity with Palestinians against settler-colonialism and occupation!
For more info on RE/MAX’s egregious crimes: BoycottREMAX.org
Sponsored by: CODEPINK: Women for Peace -- Students for Justice in Palestine UCLA -- Jewish Voice for Peace Los Angeles
Join Susan Griffin at the screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
From Fri Feb 6
Landmark Shattuck Cinema Berkeley, CA.
Learn more! http://www.landmarktheatres.com/san-francisco-east-bay/shattuck-cinemas/film-info/shes-beautiful-when-shes-angry
Berkeley, CA, Shattuck Cinemas: Film subjects Linda Burnham, Fran Beal, Ruth Rosen, Alta and Susan Griffin will appear in person Friday, February 6 for a Q&A following the 7:05pm show. Director Mary Dore will appear Saturday, February 7 for Q&As following the 1:10pm and 7:05pm shows.
San Francisco, CA, Opera Plaza Cinema: Film subjects Alice Wolfson, Roxanne Dunbar-Oritiz, Chude Pamela Allen and Trina Robbins will appear in person Friday, February 6 for a Q&A following the 7:20pm show. Director Mary Dore will appear for a Q&A on Sunday, February 8 following the 2:15pm show, moderated by Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, Director, Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign. Dore will also appear for a Q&A on Sunday, February 8 following the 7:20pm show, moderated by Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of WAM!
Washington, DC, E Street Cinema: Director Mary Dore will appear in person with film subjects Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Heather Booth, Mary Jean Collins, Jo Freeman, Marlene Sanders, Marilyn Webb and Alice Wolfson on Friday, February 13 for a Q&A after 7:15 show.
Dore will appear in person Saturday, February 14 for a Q&A after the 2:00pm show, presented by Women in Film & Video DC. She will also appear for a Q&A after the 7:15pm show.
Dore will appear with special guests from Emily's List, Women's Information Center and The National Women's Health Network on Sunday, February 15 for a Q&A after the 2:00 show.
Dore will appear for a Q&A moderated by Bonnie Morris, Professor of Women's Studies at George Washington University, on Sunday, February 15 after the 4:45 show.
Dore and special guests will appear on Sunday, February 15 for a Q&A after the 7:15 show.
To Cuba with Love February 8 — 15, 2015CODEPINK will mark the thawing in US-Cuba relations by taking a historic delegation to Cuba February 8-15, 2015. The group will have high-level meetings with government officials, visit members of the Cuban 5 who were recently released from US prison, talk to doctors who combated Ebola in Africa, and interact with local people about cultural, economic, environmental and health issues.
The delegation will include some of our nation's greatest activists, including leaders from Ferguson and the peace movement. Unfortunately, the trip is full, but be sure to follow us on Twitter and on Facebookto see updates and learn about what you can do to help normalize relations even more between the US and Cuba.
Tentative Itinerary —not confirmed
Sunday, February 8— Arrival
10:00 AM Check-in
2:00 PM Departure from Miami
3:00 PM Arrival
5:00 PM Check-in at the hotel + Orientation meeting with local coordinators
6:30 PM Welcome dinner (included)
Monday, February 9— Overview and city tour
9:00 AM Meeting with Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Possible meeting with Ricardo Alarcón, Kenia Serrano,Fernando Gonzalez and the Cuban 5
12:30 PM Lunch at Mesón de la Flota (included) in Old Havana
2:00 PM City tour Habana Vieja with Miguel Coyula
4:45 PM Drive back to Vedado. Visit the Revolution Square
Brief visit to the Anti-imperialist Tribune and the University of Havana
5:30 PM Return to hotel — Rest + Dinner on your own
Optional informal meeting with a researcher or journalist
Tuesday, February 10— Health and Education
9:00 AM Visit the Literacy Campaign Museuma nd meet Professor Luisa Campos from the Pedagogical University
10:30 AM Visit to a Special Education School
12:30 PM Lunch in a Paladar (private restaurant) (included)
2:00 PM Meeting with the Health Commission to fight Ébola in Africa
Possible meeting with Dr. Félix Báez, Ébola survivor
5:00 PM Return to the hotel — rest + Evening Optional cultural activities
Wednesday, February 11- Two day Excursions
Las Terrazas and Santa Clara
The delegation will be divided into two groups of 15 participants each, one group will spend the day in Las Terrazas and the second one in Santa Clara
Thursday, February 12— Gender and Race Relations
9:00 AM Meeting Mariela Castro director of the National Sex Education Center CENESEX
11:00 AM Visit a Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) Casa de Orientación a la Mujer y Familia or similar women's project
12:30 PM Lunch (included)
2:00 PM Overview of the Afro-Cuban history and culture with Dr. Esteban Morales,University of Havana Professor, Senior Researcher at the Fernando Ortiz Foundation, member of the National Commission of Race Relations of the National Union for Writers and Artists in Cuba (UNEAC). Author of many publications including the unique book "Challenging of the Race Relations in Cuba Today".
4:30 PM Cultural activity with Okan-Tomi,a grassroots company that explores and reworks Afro-Cuban dances and music traditions
6:00 PM Return to the hotel
8:00 PM Optional dinner at Paladar El Cocinero(10 to 15 CUC)
9:30 PM Optional visit to the Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), an old cooking oil factory that has been restored and is now the venue for concerts and exhibits of vanguard art in Cuba.
Friday, February 13 — Arts and Culture
9:00 AM Meeting with representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Josefina Vidal
10:30 AM Visit to the Fine Arts Museum, guided by Curator Omar Diaz
12:00 AM Visit to the home and art studio of ceramist and painter José FusterLearn about his art community project
12:30 PM Lunch at his home-studio (included)
4:00 PM Cuban Music from the origins to modern times, with Professor Dr. Alberto Fayá, musician, chairman of the music department of the National Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC) and founder of Moncada musical band
He will recreate with his group the history of Cuban music and will offer a master class
9:30 PM Optional cultural activity at La Zorra y el Cuervo Jazz Club ($10 CUC cover) or El Saucef or live dancing music (10 CUC cover)
Saturday, February 14 — Community Development
9:00 AM Visit to a Farmer's Market
10:00 AM Visit the Organic Agricultural Urban Cooperative of Alamar meet with managers, specialists and workers.
12:00 PM Visit La Finca and Paladar Divino agricultural community project and restaurant
12:30 PM Lunch at El Divino (15 CUC)
2:00 PM Return to the hotel
3:00 PM Meeting with members of the Community Project Espiral, a grassroots project dedicated to educate young people on environmental issues and sustainable development
Discussion on various pressing issues in Cuba with college students and young professionals
5:00 PM Free
7:30 PM Valentines Day dinner (Included)
9:30 PM Farewell party with Cuban guests and live music
Sunday, February 15 - Departure
Free morning or optional visit to the Arts and Crafts Market
1:00 PM Transfer to the airport
1:30 PM Check-in
4:00 PM Departure for Miami
5:00 PM Arrival in Miami
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare Miami — Havana
- Cuban Visa
- Health Insurance in Cuba
- In/out airport transfers
- Double hotel accommodations in Havana (Additional cost for single room supplement)
- Breakfast everyday at the hotel and 7meals (either lunch or dinner) as indicated in the program (see attached itinerary for specific meals included. Dietary needs will be addressed with prior notice)
- Ground transportation for all scheduled activities in Havana and excursions to Las Terrazas and Santa Clara. A bus will be provided to pick up daily from the hotel according to the itinerary, except for optional activities
- Entrance/Program fee associated with scheduled activities (unless otherwise indicated).
- Guided visits and cultural activities included in the program
- Fees for professors, lecturers, and institutions including a donation to two community projects
- A day excursion to either Las Terrazas or Santa Clara
- Program Coordination as is indicated in the tentative attached itinerary, translations and expert guides
- Expenses for Cuban participants (coordinator, guides, drivers and others)
- Farewell and Valentine's Day dinner with some Cuban guests
- Farewell party with Cuban guests
- Administrative overhead fees
Program Cost does not include:
- Expenses in Miami
- Airport taxes (Cuban departure tax $25 CUC)
- Meals not included in the program, drinks and tips
- Personal items/expenses
- Optional/evening activities and/or unscheduled activities
On 14 February 2015*, we are escalating our efforts, calling on women and men everywhere to RISE, RELEASE, DANCE, and demand JUSTICE! Join us for an early morning dance across the Golden Gate Bridge at 12:00pm.
ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.
We're doing it again! Dance Across the Golden Gate Bridge - #1BillionRising 2015! #SF Join the Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/events/1605104033044469/
Evolution: Drum! Dance! Rise!
From Revolution to Evolution, our Oakland performance ritual is part of thousands of One Billion Rising events happening in cities and towns across the globe
With only 600 seats, this event will sell out again this year.February 14, 2015
7pm (doors open 6:30) First Presbyterian Church, at 2619 Broadway Street. Accessible space with disability parking. ASL interpretation provided. FREE for youth under 17.
This Valentine’s Day, millions will refuse to stand by as more than one billion women and girls experience violence across the globe. Volunteer coalition Bay Area Rising will moves from Revolution to Evolution with stellar music, movement, spoken word, and flashmob dance to raise funds for IDEX, International Development Exchange and the Bay Area’s 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence.
With Internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar and Bay Area treasures, Destiny Arts, Gina Breedlove, Julie Wolf, Luisah Teish, Starhawk, Jean Rhea, Fat Chance Belly Dance, Sarah Bush Dance, Grrrrl Brigade, Hand2Hand, Chhoti Maa, Afia Walking Tree, and a growing list of talented performers.
FLASHMOB DANCE in Downtown Oakland on Feb. 13th will include members of the local community as well as dancers and activists.
ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2015, Oakland will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, drum and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.
“When we started V-Day so many years ago, we had the outrageous idea that we could end violence against women,” said Ensler. “Now, we are both stunned and thrilled to see that this global action is truly escalating and gaining force, with union workers, parliament members, celebrities, and women of all backgrounds coming forward to join the campaign. When we come together on February 14, 2015 to demand an end to violence against women and girls it will be a truly global voice that will rise up.”
Protest Dick Cheney!
Wyoming Citizens Against Torture
Torture is a war crime
22nd and Grand Ave.
for demonstration outside
February 17th at 2:30pm
Bring signs, dress for weather, backpacks, etc. will not be allowed inside venue