The Racial and Criminal Justice committee will hold its next meeting on May 2nd in Berkeley at 7pm at 1301 Walnut St (across from the Live Oak Park tennis courts). We are continuing to meet jointly with activists from Indivisible Berkeley, Democratic Socialists of America, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and other progressive organizations who also are working on issues of racial justice and criminal justice reform. For more info on the meeting, contact Rivka Polatnick (firstname.lastname@example.org). Everyone is welcome!
The club meeting on April 25th will focus on public education, teacher strikes, and charter schools, with speakers Ismael Armendariz, Emily Filloy, Rick Ayers. See full details here.
Some Interesting Links
The United States Infrastructure Report Card
Analysis of the Impact of Charter Schools in California
Sheriffs Above the Law
A New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
Conn Hallinan; 2017 Are You Serious Awards
The Fossil Fuel Factor in American Politics
Michael Klare: The Battle Lines of the Future
Michael Klare: Spreading the Cult of Carbon
Oil Companies Spent Millions to Pass Cap and Trade in California
America’s Blue/Red Divide on Climate
PLEASE JOIN the Climate Defense Project on April 26th to support completion of “Necessity: Oil, Water and Climate Resistance” and the work of Climate Defense Project. The documentary features the legal defense work of Climate Defense Project attorneys at a trial in Minnesota with Indigenous activists and non-Indigenous allies fighting oil pipelines in the region.
PLEASE RSVP by April 20th, 2019 to
The resolution to restore local control over whether charter schools should be approved and to require them to accommodate students with special needs can be read here.
We’ve posted a video of our 2/28 membership meeting here on YouTube:
The resolution was discussed at the March 2019 general membership meeting and can be read in full here.