Thursday, December 26, 2013

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1.....Help BFC Protect Wild Bison Under the ESA

2.....Ashkenaz December Calendar

3.....The Light Bulb Conspiracy By Cosima Dannoritzer- Humanist Hall

4.....KPFA Winter 2014 Events: RICHARD WOLFF and MORE!

5.....Project Censored - U.S. Bishops Deny Pregnant

    Women   Proper Care in Catholic Hospitals

6.....December at Modern Times

7.....Stop Poisonous Plan for Prairie Dogs

8.....Send An Email to Support the Boston School Bus Drivers

9.....Killing for Killing's Sake

10...t r u t h o u t - Get a Gift That Gives Back!



 1.  Help BFC Protect Wild Bison Under the ESA

Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:09:29 -0500 [12/20/2013 03:09:29 PM PST]
From: Dan Brister, Buffalo Field Campaign <>

Subject: Help BFC Protect Wild Bison Under the ESA



"*Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field

and in the policy arena to protect America's last wild bison.*"

Dear John,

Forty million wild buffalo once migrated freely across North America.

Just 4,500 remain, and their survival remains threatened by the same human forces that nearly drove them extinct in the first place.

Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is convinced that protecting wild buffalo via the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the only way to save them.  What a great holiday that will be!

We need your help to list and protect America's last wild buffalo under the ESA.



More than 40,000,000 wild buffalo once lived in North America.  Today only 4,500 remain. Yet the livestock industry and the governments of Montana and the United States think that's still too many.  Even the National Park Service, an agency you'd expect to safeguard such an imperiled species living in the world's first national park, has captured and sent thousands of wild Yellowstone buffalo to slaughter in recent years.

That is why an ESA listing is so important-and urgent!  We, the people, must unite and force the agencies of "our government" to fulfill their responsibilities. They obviously refuse to do so on their own?but we shall prevail.

The wild buffalo we protect-the animals you and I will defend together this winter-are the last American buffalo families to continuously occupy their native habitat.  These massive mammals are the only living link to the great herds of their ancestors that once roamed freely from New York to California, and from Northern Canada to Northern Mexico.

BFC is the only group solely dedicated to protection of these animals, and you are a crucial part of our team.  Please join us in protecting the buffalo this holiday season-and into the future-by sending your tax-deductible contribution today. [


The ESA process begins with the drafting of a petition, a legal document making the strongest possible scientific argument for buffalo protection.  The process, fueled by BFC's extensive knowledge from nearly 17 years in the field with the buffalo, will be expensive.

The buffalo require attorneys as well as professional  ecologists, conservation biologists, and geneticists.  To rally this group of specialists and be successful, this requires a concerted effort from our volunteers, staff, board of directors, and supporters-and will likely involve protracted legal battles. We are ready to do our part, but we need your support to do it.

This process may take a number of years from the time the petition is filed to when the buffalo families become protected under the act. When all is said and done-and the buffalo are finally afforded the protection they so desperately need and deserve-the price of this achievement may be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  We have already begun assembling our team, and intend to create and file the strongest listing petition possible in 2014.  Will you help? We and the buffalo need you by our side.

Since 1997, we have spent every winter and spring in the field with the buffalo, protecting them on their chosen ground and working to change the laws and rules under which they are managed.  We promised back then to "stand our ground" with the buffalo until they are protected. Today, with a much greater understanding of what that promise actually means, we still stand by it.

Our field patrols and grassroots organizing remain essential aspects of BFC; these tactics allow us to witness, document, and share. The result is an informed and passionate citizen advocacy built around every action that endangers buffalo-and you are a part.

BFC remains committed to our field actions, but it is increasingly obvious that it will take endless pressure, endlessly applied from every angle, to save the buffalo.  We are committed to working through the avenues of science, policy, legislation, and legal action.

Our effort to protect buffalo under the Endangered Species Act is the ultimate expression of our commitment, and will result in the most effective protection for buffalo and their entire ecosystem.  *"Please make a holiday commitment to wild buffalo" by making a tax-deductible year-end contribution today. 



Together we will stop the slaughter and harassment of America's most imperiled species: the wild buffalo of Yellowstone and Montana.*

For the Buffalo,

Dan Brister

Executive Director

Buffalo Field Campaign

PS: If you don't act now to protect wild buffalo, who will? Obtaining a well-deserved ESA listing may be the only thing that will ultimately protect this imperiled species.  BFC and the buffalo need your help to make it happen.  Please send your contribution today!



PO Box 957

West Yellowstone, MT 59758




2.   Ashkenaz December Calendar

You can also contact Ashkenaz to hold non-profit community meetings.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702


Showline: 510-525-5054
Office: 510-525-5099
Fax: 510-525-3630



Office Staff


Sean Hodge
Interim Operations Manager
510-525-5099, ext. 3
E-mail: sean

Kristen Sbrogna
Programming & Booking Manager
510-525-5099, ext. 2
E-mail: booking

Susan Pleck
Promotion & Graphics Coordinator and Bookkeeper
E-mail: susan

Joe Balestreri
Publicity & Outreach Coordinator
E-mail: joe

Maddy Streicek
Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail: volunteer

E-mail addresses use the above names



Night Staff


Night Managers


Larry Chin, Sam Holtzman, Max Lopez, Rufus Silber, Maddy Streicek, Sean Hodge




Edwin Thaxter


Café Staff


Emily Earl (Café Manager), Comfort Mensah, Jordan Karnes, Grace Ramswick


Sound Engineers


Joe Balestreri (Sound Coordinator), Anushka Bliss, Tesser Call, Rich Detty, Nathan Lively, Max Lopez, Nikki Stephens




Angelo Lanfranco, Terry Turney



Board of Directors



Aaron Simon, President
Mitch Fine, Vice President
Larry Chin, Secretary
Meigan Dadzie, Treasurer
Bobbi Bader
Naomi Puro
Francine Sosa-Lewis


The Board meets monthly at Ashkenaz in the Back Studio. Check the Ashkenaz calendar for dates. The public is welcome.



3.  The Light Bulb Conspiracy By Cosima Dannoritzer- Humanist Hall

Date:  Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:03:51 -0800 [12/19/2013 02:03:51 PM PST]
From:  Humanist Hall <>
To:  Humanist Hall <>
Subject:  The Light Bulb Conspiracy By Cosima Dannoritzer

Please Post by January 8

Hello Mindful Media Makers,

Please post the following film on your community
bulletin boards by January *8* to be shown:

Wednesday,  *January  8 * 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

The Light Bulb Conspiracy
By Cosima Dannoritzer

For a description of this film, see the website at:


Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at  411  28th Street

$5 donations are expected.

Thanks for making the most mindful of media,


*Researching the Big Picture  . . . .  Humanist Hall*



4.   KPFA Winter 2014 Events: RICHARD WOLFF and MORE!

Date:  Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:45:24 -0800 [12/19/2013 03:45:24 PM PST]
From:  Ken Preston <>

Subject:  KPFA Winter 2014 Events: RICHARD WOLFF and MORE!

*KPFA Winter 2014 Events*

*January 15, Wednesday, 7:30 pm*

*RICHARD WOLFF** Economic Crisis and System Decline: What We Can Do*

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

*Tickets and More Info: **

*January 27, Monday, 7:30 pm:*

Progress and Prosperity in Time of Brilliant Technologies*

The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley

*Tickets and More Info: **

*January 28, Tuesday, 7:30 pm*

*NICK TURSE**, *With Philip Butler, PhD, former Naval Pilot, Vietnam POW

*Kill Anything That Moves**: The Real American War in Vietnam*

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

*Tickets and More Info: **

*February 13, Thursday, 7:30 pm*

*RICKEY VINCENT**, **Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers'
Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul

Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland

*February 19, Wednesday, 7:30 pm*

*ISABEL ALLENDE**, Ripper, A Novel  *

With SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murgia

First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland

*February 28, Friday, 7:30 pm*

*MICHIO KAKU**, Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand,
Enhance, and Empower the Mind*

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

*March 19, Wednesday, 7:30 pm*

*PETER DALE SCOTT**, Deep Politics, Dark Events*

The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley

*March 25, Tuesday, 7:30 pm*

*KAREN LEWIS**, President of Chicago Teachers Union*

*Micah Uetricht, Teachers For Public School Education*

King Middle School, 1781 Rose St, Berkeley

With Trish Gorham (President, OEA) and Cathy Campbell (President, BFT)

*April 4, Friday, 7:30 pm*

*JANE GOODALL, Seeds **of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants*

King Middle School, 1781 Rose St, Berkeley


*Tickets available at <>,
800-838-3006, and at independent bookstores, at least one month before each

*Full information at or



5.  Project Censored - U.S. Bishops Deny Pregnant

   Women   Proper Care in Catholic Hospitals

Date:  Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:55:46 +0000 [12/18/2013 08:55:46 PM PST]
From:  Project Censored <>

Subject:  U.S. Bishops Deny Pregnant Women Proper Care in Catholic Hospitals

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A Michigan woman has sued the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, charging that she nearly died because a Catholic hospital that treated her pregnancy was more concerned with church theology than medicine. In 2010, Tamesha Means was only 18 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She drove herself to Mercy Health Hospital, the only hospital [?]

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** What You Don?t Know About Lacrosse Can Kill You (



Although many know that lacrosse is one of the fast growing sports in America, what most of these people do not know is that lacrosse is one of the most fatal sports. The dangers of lacrosse are much graver than the common sport injuries of broken bones, concussions, and joint damage. Lacrosse players have a [?]

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** Greenpeace Sheds Light on Dangers of Arctic Oil Drilling (



On September 19, 2013, thirty Greenpeace activists aboard the Arctic Sunrise vessel on the Pechora Sea were arrested by Russian coast guards for protesting oil extraction activities. The crew members were charged with hooliganism, a crime punishable by seven years in prison in Russia. The activists have been released on bail but are still waiting [?]

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** Have We Forgotten the Freedmen? (



Much publicized in 2011, the Cherokee Freedmen?descendants of the slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation?remain in uncertain legal circumstances, with no media attention even though their story features the intersection of three U.S. preoccupations: race, rights, and money. In August 2011, the Cherokee Supreme Court ruled that the tribe?s 2,800 Freedmen were no [?]

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6.   December at Modern Times

Date:  Mon, 9 Dec 2013 21:11:09 +0000 [12/09/2013 01:11:09 PM PST]
From:  Modern Times <>

Subject:  Beat the Winter Chill with a Great Book - Events with Spanish Book Club, Lawfully Wedded Wives, and Daniel Alarcon this Week

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Brr, it's cold outside! Warm your heart and enrich your mind with Modern Times.

** Escape the Winter Chill with Modern Times:


Nelson Mandela - Nelson Mandela was many things in his time, and his presence as a voice for reason and compassion will be sorely missed. In lieu of our normal staff pick area, Modern Times has put up a selection of books by and about Mandela. Come and have a browse.

Name the "Save Modern Times" BookBoar - See this adorable little fellow? Through a wonderful and random train of events, it has found a home atop the front desk computer at Modern Times. Unfortunately, it still doesn't have a name. So here's the game: head over to our facebook post here (

)  and submit your proposal for the BookBoar's name. In a week's time, the name with the most likes becomes the BookBoar's very own.



Indiegogo - Two weeks in, and it's been a pretty slow start, but we're not giving up hope. We at Modern Times ask that you take a moment to share our indiegogo campaign, whether by social media, word of mouth, or whatever way you can think of. Together, we can all save Modern Times! Check out the campaign HERE (

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Thursday, Dec. 12th - Join us for a film, reading, and champagne and cake with co-editors of Lawfully Wedded Wives, Nona Caspers and Joell Hallowell. Celebrate a bold new paradigm in marriage equality! Link (


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Calendars - Need to keep track of 2014? Of course you do! Want the same old calendar as everybody else? If not, Modern Times has a great array of calendars you're sure to not be finding in just any old place. Come and have a look today!



Recently Released:

Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing by Lynne Segal - British academic Lynne Segal's latest is a fantastic collection of essays on ageing. Segal approaches the topic in many ways, from memoir to cultural analysis of how past societies have dealt with the passage of time. Honestly encountering the anxieties surrounding ageing and never straying into simple 'comfort reading', Out of Time will stand out as a classic text on the topic. Pick it up today.

Staff Pick of the Week:

Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America by Barbara Jensen - Born in the working class and upwardly mobile through education, Jensen writes about class from the perspective of Scandinavian Minnesota, her practice as a psychologist, and work in schools and other community settings.  She describes class as culture, ?communal belonging versus individual becoming,? and is especially strong about socialization and education.  Provocative. ~Lois Rita Helmbold

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7.   Stop Poisonous Plan for Prairie Dogs

Date:  Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:15:29 -0600 [12/22/2013 07:15:29 AM PST]
From:  Steve Forrest, Defenders of Wildlife <>

Subject:  Stop Poisonous Plan for Prairie Dogs

Dear pbnb reader,

Sometimes, it only takes a handful of anti-wildlife bullies to destroy
wildlife and wild places.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service that poisoning prairie dogs on our
National Grasslands is outrageous and irresponsible.

In 2009, after years of planning and public input, officials  set
aside 85,000 acres in the Thunder Basin National Grassland as an area
where prairie dogs would be protected from poisons and shooting.
Today, this area contains the best prairie dog population on any
National Grassland in America.

But now, a handful of outspoken ranchers have pressured the U.S.
Forest Service into considering a plan to go back on their promise and
poison all prairie dog colonies on the National Grassland within
? mile of private or state land. This would shrink the already
small protected area by 22,000 acres, sentencing at least 18,000
prairie dogs to a horrific death by poison, despite the availability
of proven and effective non-lethal methods. 

Please join us in fighting this appalling plan that threatens to undo
years of dedicated conservation work. The use of poison results in a
slow and extremely painful death - and not just prairie dogs
suffer. Killing these prairie dogs would subject multiple species who
rely on prairie dogs to a sad end as well.  Species such as the
black-footed ferret, whose reintroduction to the area has long been
delayed, will be postponed yet again - violating yet another
promise to protect and restore species in the National Grassland.

We only have until January 3rd to urge the U.S. Forest Service to stop
their poisonous plan. Please take action today to save the lives of
thousands of prairie dogs and other species that call America's
grasslands home.

Thank you for all you do,

Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest
Senior Representative Rockies & Plains
Defenders of Wildlife

© Copyright 2012 Defenders of Wildlife
 |  1130 17th Street NW  |  Washington, DC 20036
 |  1-800-385-9712







© Copyright 12/22/2013 Defenders of Wildlife.

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization
dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in
their natural communities.

Defenders of Wildlife can be contacted at:
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036



8.   Send An Email to Support the Boston School Bus Drivers

Date:  Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:42:55 +0000 [12/23/2013 06:42:55 AM PST]
From:  Team Solidarity <>

Subject:  Send an e-mail to support the Boston School Bus Drivers


Sunday, December 22, 2013

This weekend the amount raised for this campaign passed the $3,000

mark. It now stands at $3,340.

Our overall goal for the campaign is $10,000 -- triple the amount

collected so far. We can do it!

A crowdsourcing fundraising campaign is all about spreading the word

as far and wide as possible. Whether someone can donate a lot, a

little or nothing, everyone can participate by sending an email to

their contacts.

It's worth noting that the fired drivers were offered a settlement by

the company. In other words, Veolia dangled a bribe to them - if they

would accept the firings and let the company rip up the union's

38-year contract.

It won't surprise you to know that the four rejected this offer out of

hand. They know the attack on them is ultimately an attack on all the

workers in their union, and in typical fashion are fighting back with

courage and principles.

Of course, they are doing so having lost an essential source of income

-- a situation now in its second month.

The amount we have raised is climbing steadily, which shows that it's

worth the effort. Please send an e-mail to your friends, families, and

contacts in the movement requesting that they spread the word about

this fundraising campaign, and to donate if they can.

Here's a sample e-mail, with links at the bottom:

"Hi there,

Please help our crowdsourcing campaign for the Boston School Bus

Drivers Union, whose members are fighting for their lives against the

union-busting Veolia Corporation and their backers in the Boston

School Department. Four drivers have been unjustly fired for their

tireless organizing efforts on behalf of their union and all workers.

They are leaders in a union that supports the l/g/b/t/q struggle,

marches against every war, fights against racism and shows exemplary

solidarity in the labor movement. Feel free to donate, but make sure

to spread the word to any and all of your contacts! Thanks!!"

Link to fundraising page

WW Article on Veolia's Attacks on the contract

  Use the forward page to forward to friends!



9.  Killing for Killing's Sake

Date:  Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:43:23 -0600 [06:43:23 AM PST]
From:  Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife <>

Subject:  Killing for Killing's Sake

Dear pbnb reader,

As you read this, chances are a wolf lies dying somewhere in Idaho.
And many more could die in the coming days.

So far, hunters and trappers have killed 173 wolves since hunting
season began on August 30th.

Simply put, this means that more than one wolf a day has been killed
without even a second thought.

Your urgent donation today will help us win the war for wolves. Now
is the time to rally to their aid.

The wolf slaughter in Idaho may take an especially sick turn in the
next 48 hours, if plans go forward for a "wolf and coyote
derby" in Salmon. Sponsored by a "hunters'
rights" organization, the killing spree will award cash prizes
for killing the most female coyotes and killing the, largest wolf.

These are exactly the kinds of extermination era tactics that drove
wolves to the brink in the first place!

The war against wolves is raging in Idaho, and Defenders is on the
front lines fighting to help protect their future in the wild. But we
can't do this important work without your support!

With your help:

*  We're fighting in Washington, D.C. to stop the proposed
delisting of nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48. The rapidly
escalating killing in Idaho could become the new normal;

*  We're on the ground in local communities to dispel
ignorance and counter anti-wolf propaganda; and to build
political opposition to the vicious anti-wolf bills that could
come with Idaho's legislative session in January;

*  And we're working with ranchers, private landowners and
others to continue to lead the effort to implement non-lethal
strategies so that wolves and livestock can coexist.

America's wolves belong to all of us. The reckless killing has
to stop.

Your help will never come at a more important moment. Won't you donate

Thanks for all you do.


Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

 P.S. What our donors are saying about us:

"DOW has been fearless, impassioned, yet reasonable in
advocating for the protection of wildlife and natural resources
everywhere."- Therese C., Nevada

Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild
animals and plants in their natural communities »
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© Copyright 12/26/2013 Defenders of Wildlife.

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dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in
their natural communities.

Defenders of Wildlife can be contacted at:
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Washington, DC 20036



10.  t r u t h o u t - Get a Gift That Gives Back!

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:27:50 -0500 [10:27:50 AM PST]
From:  t r u t h o u t <>

Subject:  Get a Gift That Gives Back!

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