Cynthia McKinney’s Triumph Tour Aug. 20-24 to benefit SF Bay View newspaper: Main event Aug. 20 Grand Lake Theater
The rumors are true: Former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, the people’s advocate, is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area Aug. 20-24 for a tour of fundraisers around the Bay to rescue the SF Bay View newspaper (yes, we’re in danger again of going down for the count) and to tell the story of her three valiant attempts and final success at entering Gaza to show solidarity and provide humanitarian aid to its besieged people. You’ll hear all about her week in an Israeli prison where, she discovered, most of the prisoners are Black Africans.
Cynthia McKinney is the Paul Robeson of our time, our ambassador to the world for peace with justice and justice with love for all people. A friend in Europe reports hearing calls for Cynthia to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Go to Cynthia McKinney’s Gaza Solidarity Triumph Tour: Main event Aug. 20 at the Grand Lake Theater for the full tour schedule. And check back often as more events and more personalities and other specifics are added over the next few days.
Here’s the schedule in a nutshell:
Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, $15 (no one turned away, space permitting), tickets available in advance at the Grand Lake box office
Friday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Black Dot, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland
Saturday, Aug. 22, 3 p.m., Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, $5, free parking
Sunday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m., Lunacy Theater, Redstone Building, 2940 16th St. at Mission and 16th Street BART, San Francisco, $15 (no one turned away, space permitting)
Monday, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m., 33 Revolutions Café, 10086 San Pablo Ave., at Central, El Cerrito, no admission, dinner available for a reasonable price
We are counting on you, dear readers, to spread the word so that every seat at every venue, including the 600-seat Grand Lake Theater, is filled and Cynthia’s wisdom can uplift and transform our lives and our world.
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Calendar editors, please add the tour to your print or online calendar
No jailing of journalists! Join Cynthia McKinney for the very first stop on her tour – attending the preliminary hearing on the ridiculous, trumped up charge of felony arson of a trash can against her good friend Minister of Information JR. You’ll recall he was arrested by Oakland police, who know him well as their most severe critic, while on assignment Jan. 7 for the SF Bay View, covering the first Oakland Rebellion following the execution of Oscar Grant. Charges have been dropped against nearly all the 100-plus arrested that night. The OPD still has not returned JR’s camera. Pack the courtroom Thursday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m., at 661 Washington St., Courtroom 112!
The stories we publish, written by brave and provocative writers from here and around the globe, are reason enough to save the Bay View – Cynthia McKinney says so; don’t you agree? Here are the ones we’ve posted since our last alert; read and join the debates in the comments section at the end of each story and forward your favorites to your friends:
Prison guards try to incite riots to keep their jobs
‘Mission accomplished’ in Gaza– a report-back in NYC much like Cynthia McKinney’s upcoming tour in the Bay Area
Jamie Scott’s son, 18, fights to free the Scott Sisters in Mississippi – Hear him in this unforgettable interview!
Wanda’s Picks for August – the best of Bay Area Black arts for Black August
I’m staying: Karen Mims resists predatory lenders and corporate lawyers to demand her right to live and thrive in East Oakland – includes two videos from PNN TV!
Black August 2009: A story of African freedom fighters by the ultimate authority, Kiilu Nyasha
Letter to Hillary: In Congo, rape of women results from rape of resources
Secret funeral for a MINUSTAH victim
Taboo news and corporate media
Throw the babies overboard … the Black ones first
The teaching of a nation: an interview with author and Alkebulan Books owner Shannette Slaughter
Reflections on my country: Tears of thee
Cambridge police did act stupidly
Black August is a cultural commemoration, not a ‘gang activity’
Call Jerry Brown and tell him to drop the appeal! In the comments section, Charles wrote: “The guards are flaming angry [about the federal judges’ order to release 44,000 prisoners from California prisons]. On Aug. 5, the guards took inmates at Sierra Conservation Center out on the yard and made them stand unprotected in the searing heat for four hours while their cells were totally trashed. Later that evening they did the same thing to two more buildings, tearing hooks off the wall – destroying personal possessions. There is no oversight, no accountability for laws broken, but the regulations say that when guards are looking for a certain item, that the inmates are supposed to be present for the ‘cell search.’ This was all done under the guise of looking for a ‘guard’s radio.’”
Green the Block: Obama’s Green Cabinet brings green jobs to the block
One million fathers asked to lead the nation back to school this fall
Full scholarships for 10 Black men seeking Ph.D. in education – deadline Aug. 21
These are momentous times when the people are organizing and leading the way to a better day … before it’s too late. Get involved! Let the Bay View Calendar of Events be your guide. And bring some love and light to someone behind enemy lines you’ll find in the Pen Pals section.
Some seed money to make arrangements for Cynthia McKinney’s Gaza Solidarity Triumph Tour would be a blessing. If you can, please Donate to SF BayView online either directly or tax deductibly or mail your donation to SF Bay View, 4917 Third St., San Francisco CA 94124.
Thank you one and all for spreading the work about Cynthia’s tour to everyone you know in the Bay Area!