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9/17 Fight for your right to…

Posted by novoscene on September 16, 2008

40 years later, and we’re still fighting the good fight, or fighting the long fight, or the just fight, or the hopeless fight or however you choose to categorize the people’s movement that got their grounding in 1968.  In that year Robert Kennedy was killed, Martin Luther King was killed, the war in Vietnam was raging and protests and revolts around the US and in Paris, Prague, Mexico City, Tokyo and Italy let it be known that ordinary folks-workers, students, families-were mad as hell, and they weren’t going to take it anymore.

Now on the 40 year anniversary, in the middle of a possiblly tide shifting election year, educational institutions and community organizations have joined together to present “The Great Rehearsal” a week’s worth of programming to commemorate, reflect and reignite the movement’s initial sparks. Global Commons Foundation, Historians Against the War, and PM Press along with UC Berkeley, KPFA, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley and several other organizations will bo hosting programs from Sept. 17 through Sept. 25. Below is a selection of the events. Go to the main website for the full schedule.-kwan

The Great Rehearsal
Sept. 17-Sept. 25
Various Times, donations accepted

Wed 17th:
American Indian Movement to the World Indigenous Movement, 1968-Present
@ Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland
6PM – 10PM

40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike 1968-69
@ CounterPULSE, San Francisco

Thurs 18th:
Archives of Dissent
@ Free Speech Movement Café, UC Berkeley
6PM – 9PM

Robert Hillary King
@ The Green Arcade, San Francisco

Fri 19th:
National Teach-In on the Iraq War
@ MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley
9AM – 6:30PM

1968: A Discussion On The Lessons and Vibrant Legacy Of The Year That Shook The World
@ Julia Morgan Center For The Arts, Berkeley


One Response to “9/17 Fight for your right to…”

  1. Oakland Wireless said

    Please help folks in Oakland know what is going on with wireless. See below.

    The Office of the Mayor, Oakland City Council, and Oakland’s Department of Technology are seeking community members’ input on how city services might be enhanced by public wireless access to the Internet.

    A series of public meetings will be held in Oakland council districts over
    the coming weeks to learn how to increase public Internet access and how
    residents wish to utilize wireless broadband technology to boost public
    safety and improve the quality of life.

    The first meeting will be Councilmember Desley Brook’s District 6 public
    meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Community members wishing to
    participate should contact (510) 764-2425 or email OaklandWireless@tellusventure.com. Please see attached list for additional district meeting dates and times.

    Participants in public meetings who stay for the entire session will be
    entered into a drawing to win an iPod shuffle at the end of that session.

    In addition, a town hall meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at 5
    p.m. at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact (510) 764-2425 or email

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