12/1/11 Occupy Oakland, Peace Conventions, and the use of torture

This week we feature a people of color perspective on Occupy Oakland, we talk with Samina Sundas about the upcoming Peace Convention put on by American Muslim Voice, and we explore how the use of torture impacts the way democratic societies frame laws.

Plus a ticket giveaway to the Jake Shimabukuro show at the Warfield on Saturday!

Community Calendar

    • Friday is the Asians Moving Power event that we featured a couple of weeks ago. This is a performing art event at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center organized by students in Valerie Soe’s Asian American Studies workshop at SF State.
    • On Friday December 2nd, the National Radio Project, producer of the show Making Contact that also airs on KPFA on Friday afternoons, will host a fundraiser reception in honor of David Barsamian, noted radio journalist and producer of the popular show Alternative Radio. David was recently deported from India for his coverage of the human rights situation in Kashmir. Tickets are a sliding scale of $30-$50. This event takes place at the Commons Room of the Temescal Creek Co-Housing at 322 45th Street (off Broadway), in north Oakland. Email Lisa Rudman at Lrudman@radioproject.org for discounted tickets and more information.
    • On Sunday December 4th from 2 to 4 pm, Lewis Suzuki will hold a talk in Berkeley. Last month, Lewis Suzuki went to Washington D.C. and received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the M.I.S., Military Intelligence Service during WWII along with  soldiers of the 442nd and the 100th battalion. During WWII, Lewis fought against Japanese Imperialism. After the war ended, he continued to fight against imperialism as an anti-war activist. The talk will be held at 2240 Grant Street in Berkeley.
    • NJAHS is holding a Peace Crane Ornament Workshop on Saturday at their Japantown headquarters. Participants can create a pair or ornaments, one to take home and the other to sell in the NJAHS Peace Gallery
    • And we’re excited for Kat Evasco’s one-woman show at Bindlestiff called Mommy Queerest! If Margaret Cho and Ellen Degeneres conceived a lesbian love baby, she would have nothing on this hilarious Bay Area actor and stand-up comic. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8, now through December 17th.
    • On Tuesday December 6th  from 630 to 9 pm at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley, the Women’s Earth Alliance will host an event discussion on their India program working with women farmers addressing climate change in their communities. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For tickets and more information visit womensearthalliance.org
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