The first three projects hosted at the center will be:
1) Weekly bioregional conversion community planning meetings to design their own bioregional conversion to get off fossil fuels and nuclear power as fast as humanly possible. These meetings will be every Wednesday evening beginning at 7 p.m., with potluck at 6 p.m. The first meeting will be on Sept. 25.
2) Every Thursday night is political videos night. If you have a political video you want to show, let him know and he should be able to fit you in. The first video night will focus on the global crisis of the disintegrating polar ice sheets. That’s on Sept 26.
3) And then every Friday morning come on down and join them for the Thank Jah, It’s Friday Listening Lounge from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Come listen to the KMUD community call-in talk show, Thank Jah, It’s Friday with your friends. If you want to you can call in to the KMUD show using our phones.
On Sept. 20, after the TJIF Listening Lounge, they will have a little video festival with interspersed musical performances. So grab your musical ax and come on down.
Here’s the rough schedule for the video showing on Sept. 20.
-10:30 a.m. - 2013 BBC documentary on the history of Syria, with a short about U.S. chemical weapons use in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.
-Noon - As the earth warms, what difference will each degree make? Come see the National Geographic documentary, Six Degrees Could Change the World.
-1:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. - conference videos of Derrick Jensen’s Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet conference.
-4:20 p.m. - CNN’s recent documentary by Dr. Sanja Gupta on medical marijuana.
-5 p.m. - more from Earth at Risk conference.
-7 p.m. - weekly Friday open mic: you can share your music, your poetry, your dancing, acting or ranting.
They will also be celebrating a great victory for the campaign, the recent announcements by the Obama administration to end mandatory minimum sentencing for marijuana infractions and a Let It Be approach to enforcing federal marijuana laws in states which have passed medical marijuana and recreational use initiatives.
Last May, three of the 2012 congressional candidates, John Lewallen, Dr. William Courtney and Caffrey organized a protest against Obama shutting down medical cannabis dispensaries. That’s when Caffrey smoked a joint of medical marijuana as a direct action protest against Obama. That got the three of them on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Caffrey on national TV as a guest on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and Now with Alex Wagner. Jay Leno told jokes about him on a couple of shows. They demanded the president back off on the dispensary shut-downs, and now he’s doing it.
Caffrey named the skinny joint he smoked an Obamber, and they are starting their Obamber Nation project. They are asking you to call president Obama and tell him you want him to reschedule marijuana, by executive order, from schedule 1 to schedule 4, essentially ending the federal prohibition on marijuana liberties. White House comments: 202-456-1111, switchboard: 202-456-1414.
They are still looking for furniture and other things to use for the office. If you have something to loan or donate, please call 923-2114. And please think about the future demise of the planet and what you’re going to do about it for your grandchildren.
Make your contributions to Caffrey for Congress, P.O. Box 324, Redway, CA 95560 or online at http://CaffreyForCongress.org/make-a-donation. The goal for the grand opening is to raise all $5,000 needed to cover office rent from now through the June 2014 primary.
When it comes to global catastrophes like the climate crisis, this may be the last time to get together and rock the nation before it’s too late for the grandkids. Caffrey says we can do this. You can make all the difference.
Submitted by Andy Caffrey
Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey in front of the capitol.